Protesters target Salt Bae’s London steak restaurant

Activists have targeted the London steak restaurant owned by Salt Bae.

The Animal Rebellion group, an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion, said eight people entered the Nusr-Et steakhouse in the upmarket Kensington district at about 6pm and sat at tables which were already reserved.

Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce and who shared a picture of himself at the World Cup on Friday, became a viral internet hit for his technique of sprinkling salt on to his dishes.


The protest group said in a press release it is calling for “a plant-based food system and mass rewilding”.

Student Ben Thomas (20) said:  “Restaurants like these are symbolic of a broken system.

“Whilst two million people are relying on food banks in the UK right now, influencer chefs are selling gold-plated steaks for more than £1,000 [€1,140].

“Steaks, and other red meats, that we know carry the highest environmental impacts.”

It comes weeks after a similar stunt at Gordon Ramsay’s three-star Michelin restaurant in Chelsea.


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