A chef has done a spoof take on Salt Bae's menu with Lancashire-inspired dishes - only to be told by a jeweller they were worth just 5p.

Gareth Mason, 33, covered his signature Whist Pies in edible 24-carat gold leaf to mock Nusret Gokce's 'ludicrous' menu.

Also on the makeshift menu in Westhoughton were gold-wrapped chips, bacon and gold sausage butties and a 24-carat carrot.

But while the Turkish butcher-turned-steakmonger charges £850 for his steaks, Gareth's dishes were valued at just 5p by a local jewellery store.

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Gareth said: "It's more Morecambe Bay than Salt Bae. We've got the traditional Lancashire dishes covered in gold for a fraction of the price you'd pay at his restaurant."

Nusret Gokce, 38, has fans falling over themselves to lap up his extravagant gold-covered steaks and burgers at his London restaurant.

While the restaurant has been slammed by critics, there is no shortage of eager celebs queueing up to pay eye-watering prices and posting about it online.

Reality tv star Gemma Collins was one of the first to bag a table and ranked the experience 'ten out of ten' despite nearly choking when she saw the £1,450 bill.

Former glamour model Danielle Lloyd treated herself to a £100 gold-wrapped burger, later admitting it was 'really expensive' but worth it for 'the experience'.

The £12.50 meat pie wrapped in gold leaf
The £12.50 meat pie wrapped in gold leaf

By contrast, Gareth charges £12 for a pie and pickle platter at the Absolute Bar and Bistro in Westhoughton where he is head chef.

Gareth, a father-of-two, added: "It just shows that wrapping food in gold is sheer stupidity.

"There's no price that can justify it. It adds nothing at all to the food, it tastes of nothing and it just dissolves on contact. It's just a gimmick for appearances.

"Getting a steak and wrapping it in gold doesn't make it worth £800. There has to be a barrier of stupidity.

"This guy is making himself a multi-millionaire from conning people. The joke is on the customer if they're willing to pay that."

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