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Celebrity chef Henssler lets guests pay an energy lump sum – "If that doesn't suit you, you don't need to come"


Highlights: Celebrity chef Steffen Henssler runs a sushi restaurant in Hamburg with his father. Due to rising energy costs, the duo has decided to charge their guests an energy flat rate. Pictures circulating on the net of receipts that are said to come from the restaurant. While some criticize the flat rate, others sharply criticize the prices of the sushi restaurant, compared to the 1.50 euros that some point out that 150 euros is a piece of cake compared to 1,000 euros.

Together with his father, Steffen Henssler runs a sushi restaurant in Hamburg. In addition to the horrendous prices, guests now also have to pay an energy allowance.

Munich/Hamburg – Guests at the sushi restaurant "Henssler & Henssler" have to pay extra extra for a menu over 40 euros. The restaurant is run by celebrity chef Steffen Henssler and his father Werner in Hamburg. Due to rising energy costs, the duo has decided to charge their guests an energy flat rate. Which now caused trouble, which some made public on the net.

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Energy lump sum in the restaurant of celebrity chef Steffen Henssler: It is a necessary step

Steffen Henssler is known, among other things, for his Vox cooking show "Grill den Henssler", in which Oliver Pocher was already a guest. The well-known TV chef opened the sushi restaurant "Henssler & Henssler" together with his father Werner Henssler (72) in 2001 at Hamburg's fish market. Since then, numerous guests have flocked to the restaurant to taste Henssler's unusual sushi creations.

There is a note on the restaurant's menu stating that an energy surcharge is charged in the restaurant. "We cook with gas and electricity, we heat with gas and consume water," it says: In order not to have to pass on the high and still rising energy costs to our prices, we will charge an energy cost surcharge of 1.2022 euros per guest (incl. 1 percent) from October 50, 19. VAT.) We ask for your understanding and look forward to your visit."

This receipt is said to come from the "Henssler & Henssler" in Hamburg. There is also a flat rate for energy. © Screenshot/

According to a Bild report, however, there have been repeated complaints about this in the recent past. There are also pictures circulating on the net of receipts that are said to come from the restaurant. On Facebook, there was a receipt from a customer who, according to the tabloid report, had to shell out 7.50 euros at a family dinner with five people. For many sushi lovers, this is an outrage. But Henssler Senior sees it differently. Werner Henssler told Bild that this was a necessary step: "We are now paying more than twice as much in energy costs as we used to. I have a cost increase of more than 100 percent."

Local of celebrity chef Henssler demands energy allowance: "also wants to earn a few pennies"

Guests who do not want to pay the flat rate are not welcome in his restaurant, the father of celebrity chef Steffen Henssler clarifies: "If that doesn't suit you, you don't need to come anymore." In addition, he contradicted the rip-off accusation of some guests. The costs would not only appear on the invoice, as a look at the menu shows. "Nothing is hidden! There is an explanation visible on the menus and there is a large sign on the front door," says Henssler.

At the "Henssler & Henssler", which star chef Steffen Henssler runs with his father, guests pay an energy allowance. Not everyone is happy about it. © Hartenfelser/Imago


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The blame for this unusual step was the "failed energy policy of the Green government," complained Werner Henssler. He does not see how to pay for it by paying large sums for the gas needed for cooking. "I stand in the restaurant for over twelve hours from morning to night and work hard. I don't do this out of boredom, but because I also want to earn a few pennies," says the 72-year-old.

Energy lump sum in the restaurant of celebrity chef Henssler: reactions on the net different

On the net, opinions differ on the energy flat rate. While some point out that 1.50 euros is a piece of cake compared to the horrendous prices of the sushi restaurant, others sharply criticize Henssler's move. "In the end, it always hits the poorest. Werner, I hope no one comes anymore!!!," said one disgruntled user on Twitter. Some comment that the prices in the Hamburg restaurant are outrageous even without a flat rate. "On the other hand, the apple spritzer is cheap at 5.50 euros. I wouldn't even go to the bathroom," wrote one Twitter user ironically with laughing emojis.

The Michelin-starred chef's restaurant is certainly not cheap. As can be seen from the dinner menu of the sushi restaurant, a main menu costs between 34 and 44 euros. The most expensive dish consists of a fillet of heather beef prepared on a lava grill with edamame seeds and teriyaki sauce. In addition to Werner Henssler, his other sons Rocky (24) are also involved in the restaurant as service manager and Toni (29) as head chef. Steffen Henssler, who, in addition to his shows, gives instructions for quick dishes such as crispy bacon cheeseburgers in the video series "Henssler's Fast Number", is a silent partner. (tt)

Source: merkur

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