Nusr-Et Steakhouse has been the subject of mockery for its astronomical prices since celebrity chef of Insta opened in opulent Knightsbridge this year.
Diners with deep pockets can expect to shell out £ 1,450 for a gold-plated tomahawk steak, £ 630 for a piece of beef and £ 100 for a burger.
Mehmed – the owner of the expensive restaurant – admitted that covering a piece of meat with gold leaf “doesn’t improve the taste or change the quality.”
But he insisted the food is “the best in London” so diners are willing to pay the exorbitant amount.
Mehmed told MyLondon: “Some people just want to talk.
“People have complained because they have seen bills on social media for people who paid £ 10,000 for a bottle of wine.
“But you can find these prices all over London. The service and quality that we provide is extremely high.
“It’s more interactive than most restaurants – we cook and prepare the food in front of you, like our traditional baklava, which is a very popular dessert. “
Salt Bae – real name Nusret Gökçe – rose to prominence for his salt dusting technique on Instagram.
Since then, the butcher-turned-chef has become a celebrity favorite – with Wayne and Coleen Rooney, David Beckham and Gemma Collins all eating at his London restaurant.
Mehmed thinks the restaurant is so popular because the brand is “well known” to the world.
He said: “We show hospitality, we show everyone to their table and cut the meat in front of them. “
Salt Bae has already left the capital just two months to open its new outpost in Saudi Arabia.
The diners of the new restaurant – the chef’s 28th – have already called it a “waste of money”.