Salt Bae Tripadvisor reviews banned after London diners leave many bad ratings

Salt Bae Tripadvisor reviews banned after London diners leave many bad ratings

Since opening his London joint in September, Salt Bae has constantly been in the headlines.

The new Nusr-Et London Steakhouse in Knightsbridge can be quite an expensive place to eat.

In fact, diners once racked up a massive £37,000 bill and that's not difficult to do since the tomahawk steak costs £630.

On another occasion, foodies slammed the Turk's £850 steak saying it tastes like a "kebab shop".

So it might come as no surprise that the prestigious joint has received a lot of bad reviews on Tripadvisor.

The comments are so negative that the travel website has had to ban diners from leaving reviews of the new restaurant.

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Censors have placed a temporary lockdown on the page so no new posts can be published.

Currently it has 85 reviews with a 2 out of 5 star listing for its food which includes gold-clad steaks costing over a grand.

The negative comments means the restaurant has been ranked 20,491 out of the 23,811 venues in London.

On the steakhouse's Tripadvisor page, the site warned people they can no longer leave comments or reviews for now.

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It said: "Due to a recent event that attracted media attention, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing.

"If you've had a first-hand experience at this property, please check back soon – we're looking forward to receiving your review!"

One review read: "Worst food, worst service, paid over £1,800 for 3 of us."

Another said: "Bloke's a waste of oxygen… you create bills of £37,000 for one meal.

"Okay then you pay your colleagues £11 an hour as a toilet cleaner 'plus tips'… but who actually tips a toilet cleaner."

A third customer said the steak wasn't up to their standards.

They wrote: "The only reason we came here was to prove that it's popular because of the media hype.

"Given only 30 minutes to finish the meal with a service that can only be described as robotic and false.

"The steak had little flavour and we've had better steaks at Wetherspoons on steak day!"

The review said the experience was reminiscent of what tourists experience in Turkey, despite the fact they've never been.

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Fortunately it's not just bad reviews for Salt Bae's new restaurant as some claim they had a good experience.

One wrote: "There is an aura around this place and it looks very exclusive from the outside.

"The staff are very attentive from the second you enter to the second you leave. Everything about this place is a theatre show."

A Tripadvisor spokesperson said: "We apply lockdown notices whenever a property receives an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand customer experience.

"Our review guidelines state clearly that we only accept reviews that describe the reviewer's first-hand experience. We will continue to monitor incoming review submissions in order to determine the most appropriate time to end the temporary suspension."

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