Salt Bae is an internet sensation known for its extravagant restaurant chain and flamboyant spice methods.
Famous for his steak portions, the British were excited about the news earlier this year that he would open his Nusr-et Steakhouse here in the capital.
However, the uprising quickly exploded online as the details of his menu surfaced and continued as it opened in Mayfair last month.
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Diners shared snaps from the restaurant, including a receipt that went viral for its eye-opening total.
The bill came to a whopping £ 1,812.40, including a £ 630 steak, £ 9 cola and a 15% service charge of £ 236.40.
Despite the decline after these images surfaced and a stream of reviews that seemed to criticize the restaurant when it first opened, it seems that Nusr-et Steakhouse now has very few negative reviews on both Google and Facebook.
There is also no page for the restaurant on TripAdvisor.
Tweets online tore into the restaurant, and some are quite funny as people question how it can really be so expensive.
A Twitter user said Salt Bae ‘should be renamed Robin Hood’.
Another sarcastically joked: ‘struggled to enjoy my meal at salt bae’s restaurant because I was constantly on top if he made me be on his Instagram story. there is a fee you can pay to opt out of being bothered by the man but it is like 20% of the bill. ‘
The charges were beaten as an ‘absolute joke’ with someone saying there was ‘no excuse for this kind of extortion and dishonesty’
Even celeb Gemma Collins admitted to being in ‘absolute shock’ when her bill showed up.
She shared on The Gemma Collins Podcast that she felt ‘sick’ and ‘started to feel really bad’ over spending so much.
With declines and revolts over prices and ‘shrinking’ videos of Salt Bae continuing, it’s surprising to see that Nusr-Et Steakhouse has a 4.7-star rating on Google.
It seems that many reviews had previously gone viral, have simply disappeared.
Facebook also has a 4.8 star rating with only positive reviews such as ‘it’s a must try’, ‘unique experience’ and ‘good food’.
There are only 35 reviews on Google, one of which says it makes ‘number 1 steak in the world’.
Other reviews say ‘Salt Bae is great’ and it’s a great place ‘.
In a weird twist, there seem to be some reviews left that suggest they haven’t visited, but strike out with five stars in support as ‘haters gonna hate’. There are even five-star reviews left before Nusr-et Steakhouse officially opened in the city.
Surprisingly, the restaurant in London does not even have a TripAdvisor page despite the other international branches found on the site.
However, tweets calling Salt Bae a ‘finesse’ still exist, so it seems suspicious that it is so quiet on site reviews where it is possible for restaurants to monitor feedback that is public.
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Although it receives negativity on social media, Salt Bae has certainly got everyone talking and giving their new restaurant attention – no doubt still a positive for them.
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