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​People Disgusted By Huge Service Charge On £37,000 Salt Bae Bill

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​People Disgusted By Huge Service Charge On £37,000 Salt Bae Bill

People have expressed their disgust online after spotting a huge service charge at the bottom of a £37,000 bill at Salt Bae's new London restaurant.

Diners at the Knightsbridge gaff recently shared a photo of their receipt, showing their meal came to a total of £37,023.10.

The group ordered a Golden Tomahawk for £850, 16 portions of Nusret Baklava and four portions of Golden Baklava baklavas for £400, along with a few helpings of fries.

Ouch. Credit: Snapchat
Ouch. Credit: Snapchat
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Not content with a couple of glasses of the house red, this lot also went for a 1996 bottle of Petrus, which set them back £9,100, and a couple more bottles of the Petrus 2003, which came to a grand total of £19,900.

Oh, and on top of that, they picked out a 2006 Dom Perignon rosé for just £1,620 - meaning they splashed out £30,620 on booze alone.

But it wasn't just the bevs that helped rack up that huge total, as there was also a pretty hefty service charge lurking at the bottom.

Credit: Snapchat
Credit: Snapchat
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Eagle-eyed LADbible readers spotted the amount after reading our article yesterday, with one commenting: "£4,829.10 'Service Charge' for a b***end to ruin your steak with a Lb of salt."

Another wrote: "I begrudge a £50 service charge never mind 5k. That's insane."

Over on Twitter, others have shared the same criticism.

One person tweeted: "Salt Bae is a fraud. You can't charge that amount for a service charge for alcohol. It is unethical."

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Another wrote: "The service charge is killing me, £4,000... salt bae must have been doing handstands on the table."

Of course, this isn't the first time Bae's eye-watering prices and flamboyant service have caused a stir online, of course.

Earlier this month, another diner shared a video from their visit, criticising the service.

The woman, going by the name @zora.eli, posted the footage to her TikTok account, showing her receiving some kind of pastry dish.

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A customer recently criticised the quality of the service at the London restaurant. Credit: TikTok/zora.eli
A customer recently criticised the quality of the service at the London restaurant. Credit: TikTok/zora.eli

However, while we have all become accustomed to Bae's slick serving skills over the years, @zora.eli believes the apple has fallen quite far from the tree in terms of his waiting staff.

In the video, the waiter struggles to plate the dish, dropping what appears to be a slice of cheese from their knife.

Towards the end of the clip, it seems as though a supervisor spots what's going on and comes over to keep an eye on the young server.

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A voiceover says: "Omg Nusr-Et explain how I am paying a month's mortgage for this service.

"Tip: return flight plus eat at Nusr-Et Istanbul is cheaper!!"

"Nusr-Et you mugging us Brits?"

The video was posted with the caption: "Don't waste your money at #nusretlondon! He's ripping us off!"

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Food, UK News, Restaurant, News, Salt Bae

Jess Hardiman
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