Chef ‘Salt Bae’ to open a steakhouse in London

Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, better known as seasoning sensation ‘Salt Bae’, is to open a London outpost of his popular Nusr-Et steakhouse chain.

Salt Bae doing ‘the move’

Gökçe shot to fame a year ago when a video of him flamboyantly seasoning a steak by letting the salt trickle down his forearm onto the meat sent the internet into overdrive.

The video of the as-yet-unknown chef was viewed 10 million times on Instagram and became a much-used meme, making a celebrity of Gökçe, who has been nicknamed ‘Salt Bae’.

“The shape of the meat and the taste of it starting from the top down is a part of me. All of my feelings are coming from inside of the meat down to when I put the salt onto the meat,” Bae told NBC in an interview last February with regards to his eccentric seasoning flourish known as “the move”.

via GIPHY

According to Hot Dinners, the chef is hoping to capitalise on his fame by opening a London outpost of his Nusr-Et steakhouse chain at The Park Tower in Knightsbridge.

Among Salt Bae’s signature dishes on offer in London will be roasted asaado short rib, Nusr-Et meat spaghetti, lokum, and the ‘Nusr-Et special’, whatever that might be… If you’re really lucky you might even get your short rib seasoned by the great man himself.

A trained butcher and chef, Gökçe has built up the Nusr-Et chain and now boasts sites in New York, Dubai, Doha and Miami. He counts actor Leonardo di Caprio among his fans. His first steakhouse opened in Istanbul in 2010.

Robert Sietsema of New York Easter described Bae’s signature seasoning moment thus: “The star of the show bounded up. With remarkable efficiency and magnetism that drew every eye in the vicinity, he did his little cutting and slapping routine.”

According to Unilad, Gökçe is married with nine children.

One Response to “Chef ‘Salt Bae’ to open a steakhouse in London”

  1. OnceASomm says:

    Thanks Salty Boy, All London need is another steakhouse
    Cheers!

Leave a Reply to OnceASomm Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

Supply Chain Co-ordinator

Speciality Drinks
London NW10 7SF, UK

On-Trade Regional Sales Manager

Anthony Byrne Fine Wines
West Midlands & Northants

Logistics Team Leader

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Key Account Executive

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Assistant Operations Manager

Speciality Drinks
London, UK

Technical Manager

North South Wines
West Drayton, UK

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives
Maldives

TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

Eurowines Limited
Harrogate, UK

Business Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage
Croydon, UK

Exclusive Masterclass: Chablis on Tour

London,United Kingdom
29th Apr 2019

Vinexpo Bordeaux

Bordeaux,France
13th May 2019

London Wine Fair 2019

London,United Kingdom
20th May 2019
Click to view more

The Global Organic Masters 2019

Deadline : 19th April 2019

The Global Grenache Masters 2019

Deadline : 26th April 2019

Click to view more

The Global Riesling Masters 2018

View Results

Rioja Masters 2018

View Results

Click to view more