Few could defend a piece of meat that costs more than some people’s rent, but one of the Salt Bae employees thinks otherwise.
Nusr-Et’s London location manager has finally spoken out about the outrageously-priced steaks after news went viral earlier this year that some customers were left with a C $ 60,000 breach in their wallets after a evening at the restaurant.
The steak prices are mind-blowing, but customers also paid Â£ 11 for a Red Bull, which equates to almost CA $ 20.
In an exclusive interview, the manager of the Knightsbridge restaurant, identified as “Mr. Mehmed “, said that the restaurant serves the best meat in the world and has championed high menu prices.
The restaurant first opened to customers in London in September this year and faced serious backlash against its allegedly lousy prices and service.
“People have complained because they have seen bills on social media for people who paid Â£ 10,000 for a bottle of wine,” Mr Mehmed said. “But you can find these prices all around London. The service and quality we provide is extremely high. It’s more interactive than most restaurants – we cook and prepare the food in front of you.”
The menu features items like the tomahawk steak, which can cost as much as C $ 2,500 when sprinkled with gold leaf.
However, that might not be worth all the hype since Mr. Mehmed admitted that the excessive ingredient doesn’t really impact the overall experience of the dish.
âIt doesn’t improve the taste or change the quality,â Mehmed said.
Meanwhile, restaurant workers are expected to work for three weeks to afford one of the restaurant’s golden steaks, according to My London.
Salt Bae himself spent around six weeks in London to launch the restaurant, and he has now moved to Saudi Arabia to open another in the chain.