DINERS desperate to get a table at Salt Bae’s mega-pricey London restaurant are paying £250 for reservations, it has been claimed.
Canny operators got in quick to book sought-after evening slots as soon as the new eaterie Nusr-Et opened its doors.
It’s now virtually fully booked at night until the end of the year – and touts are cashing in on people desperate to pay through the nose for owner Salt Bae to toss salt on a £630 slab of meat.
They are offloading their reservation names and reference numbers on social media.
The prices start at £100 for bookings earlier in the week, and rise to £250 for prime weekend slots.
Many bookings have been snapped up by people who run concierge and personal shopping services for celebs and footballers.
Last night one told The Sun: “It’s simple supply and demand. People want the hottest table in town but they don’t want the hassle of trying to book or go on a waiting list so the starting price of £100 is pretty cheap.
“The restaurant does have availability at lunchtimes and like 4pm but no one wants to show off by taking their partner out for tea. That’s when kids eat.”
The Turkish chef and butcher – who goes by the name of Nusret Gökçe in real life – recently opened the first UK outpost of his 15-strong Nusr-Et steakhouse chain.
And The Sun told how diners are beating a path to his door for his gold-covered steaks – despite the sky-high prices.
One visitor was charged a staggering £1,812 for dinner.
The main courses included a £630 tomahawk steak, a £100 burger, plus £10 fries, two Cokes for £18 and four Red Bulls for £44.
And the restaurant even added a £236 service charge to the monster bill.
In a review of the new restaurant in London, diner Muzzi shared an image of his bill and wrote: “Very expensive overpriced and the food was below standard compared to Nusret I had in Istanbul. Food came late and not cooked to the way we wanted it . Very disappointed. I wish them good success in London and hope they fix up on the prices.”
And another diner said they waited two hours for a table despite having a reservation.
They wrote: “Absolutely disappointed… for a big name and for someone who has a chain of restaurants around the world it amazed me that people with reservations were waiting outside in a queue for over 2 hours.
“Basics of running a restaurant that you book to your capacity, how could the great Mr. Nusret and his team not know that????”
Source: The Sun