Since it opened its doors in September, Salt Bae’s London restaurant has been continually making headline news.

Nusr-Et hit the London streets and shocked guests with their extravagant prices, including their £850 golden steak and £100 gold burger.

However, what is surprising is that Salt Bae’s owns a dozen other steakhouses across the world, in countries such as Greece and the USA.

But, where did he open his first steakhouse? And (more importantly) were the prices just as extortionate?

Ellie and Daisy O’Donnell with Salt Bae in the Nusr-Et London steakhouse (Image: Instagram) (Image: Instagram)

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Between 2007 and 2010, Salt Bae worked in several restaurants in Argentina and the United States in order to further his experience.

He then opened his first steakhouse in 2010 in the capital of Turkey and it quickly became an international hit.

Locals and international holidaymakers came from afar to sample his prepared steaks and were wowed by the flamboyant presentation.

But, are the prices at the Istanbul eatery just as expensive as the London chain?

Short answer: no.

The Knightsbridge steaks cost £650 in Salt Bae’s London steakhouse (Image: 2021 Getty Images)

According to reviews on TripAdvisor, a steak at Nusr-Et in Istanbul is only about 180 lira.

One guest said: “I live in the UAE and Nusret is a very popular fine dining establishment. In Turkey, it is a much more fun place and the prices are probably 25per cent of what you pay in the UAE.

“Amazing value that you get a 500g steak for between 150 and 180 lira.”

When compared to British currency, 180 lira is only £12.69 and 150 lira is just over £10.

This is a staggering comparison, and way cheaper than Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et in London.

Salt Bae’s owns a dozen other steakhouses across the world, in countries such as Greece and the USA. (Image: 2017 Getty Images)

The Knightsbridge steaks cost £650 – and their signature giant tomahawk steak, that’s coated in golden leaf, racks up an incredible £1,450 bill.

Yet, despite the heavy price tag, the London outpost has been quite the celeb magnet over the past few weeks.

Famous faces such as David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Gemma Collins have all splashed cash on the ludicrously expensive steaks.

However, some critics have condemned the restaurant’s ‘tacky interiors’ and many guests are outraged at how expensive the menu is.

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