‘Salt Beni’ Benidorm restaurant defends itself over £135 steak
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Paris, Rome, Tokyo - these are some of the food capitals of the world where you'd be happy to fork out a small fortune for Michelin-style cuisine.
However, it appears as if a new contender is joining the foodie list for snazzy scran - located in Benidorm, Spain, of all places.
The restaurant boasts a gold-coated steak on its menu priced at a whopping £135 according to The Sun. This has lead to the internet to dub it 'Salt Beni', after the viral sensation Salt Bae, who made headlines for serving up golden steaks at his Nusr-Et chain that cost up to £1,450.
Now, according to the business' Facebook page, the Big Ben Bistro has a whole bunch of offers up for grabs for any punters looking for a proper good sarnie, burgers loaded to the heavens or just fancy guzzling back a plethora of colourful cocktails at a generous two for €7.
However, there's one offering on the menu in particular that seems to be causing some buzz online.
The steak has made regular appearances on Big Ben Bistro's Facebook page with the owner sharing a series of snaps of what looks like a sandwich wrapped in some tinfoil your mum would have packed you for school.
The pics were captioned: "Here we have one of our specials," with a drooling emoji.
It continued to explain the delicacy in question was a '10oz GOLD Dutch Fillet Steak' which they also referred to as 'one of the best steaks in town'.
People have since shared their reactions to the gourmet grub with one Facebook user writing: "My fillings are screaming."
A second penned: "Well done to Big Ben Bistro for offering something different on their menu, remember that saying 'Don't knock it, until you have tried it'.
"Having foil around a steak also keeps it amazingly succulent and full of flavour."
A third added: "Love this. Salt Beni."
And, for any potential doubters out there sceptical about the steak, the restaurant owner explained: "This is a gold fillet steak with gold sheets 24 k 175 euro, which is edible.
"Some of you just comment without knowing what gold meat is. We are the first restaurant ever in Benidorm, to sell gold."
They went on: "You don't have to go to Dubai to try it, we give our clients the best experience they have ever had."
And its not just steaks that seem to get the gold treatment as the restaurant also offers gold-covered cappuccinos and burgers.
Another post promoting the glitzy scran asked punters: "Are you ready for the ultimate burger experience?
"Our exclusive gold burger in Benidorm is made with the finest beef meat and goat cheese."
Now, unless you're a vegetarian or part of the small plates brigade - that must be sounding pretty appetising.
But, you better check the price-tag first as the gold steak will set you back the cost of a return flight...
LADbible has reached out to the Big Ben Bistro for comment.