An Experience at Nusr-Et Steakhouse

24. November 2021

You’ve probably heard about it, you’ve probably seen it all over Instagram – the hiked prices, the newness, the celebrity. I get it, I understand that. But I went, anyways. I wanted to know what all the hype was about.

Located at the luxury Park Tower hotel in Knightsbridge. Nusr-Et is the hottest new restaurant in London. A brainchild of celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, better known to many as Salt Bae. The restaurant offers “Turkish meat dining”.

When I arrived, the first thing I noticed was how full the restaurant was. Everywhere you looked there were people of different cultures. Mainly tourists and people from outside of town like Manchester and Liverpool enjoying the famous steakhouse. It had a really nice atmosphere, and had everything you want from a high-end restaurant. Glamorous and timeless decor, handmade carpets and elaborately carved furniture.

The menu includes classic cuts of meat like filet mignon, sirloin steak, and ribeye. The dessert menu was even more tantalizing, with pastries, cakes, Turkish delight, and baklava. Yes, the food was a bit overpriced, but let’s be honest, it’s a luxury steakhouse and you’re paying for the “Salt Bae”. The whole point of a restaurant like Nusr-et is to be able to say you’ve been there (for bragging rights, lol.). The food, the atmosphere, the drinks, the service, the fact that you can’t order a steak less than a kilo, they all contribute to the experience. Even though I am not usually a fan of red meat, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

For me, Nusr-et is not about the food – it’s about the story. I love seeing people’s success stories and Nusret Gökçe’s story is so inspirational. Coming from humble beginnings, and working in the kitchen for over twenty years, to now being the owner of the most expensive restaurant franchise in the world (with prices upward of £630).

I hope my own journey emulates such success. Where hard work and dedication towards something that you enjoy doing is rewarded.

By the way, did you know Nusr-Et is Turkish Arabic for ‘you are half naked’?