Welcome to Salutê

Salute starts with what Italians are most proud of - fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved! As well as serving exceptional food, we aim to create a "neighbourhood" venue, inspired by the "Italian table" where people relax, share, and enjoy each other's company.... Big City Style in a Suburban Location .....

A short drive from Leeds City Centre and conveniently placed just off the M62 in Rothwell, Salute is now a prominent fixture on the local dining scene.

Salute @ The White Swan is a Neighbourhood Italian Bar & Restaurant, just a few minutes drive down the M62. With Leeds City center just 10 minutes away.
Reopened in June 2004 under the expert & professional guidance of Justine Gregory, Operational Director, Salute is friendly, welcoming, relaxed and informal. In fact the company mission statement says it all…

…a successful Neighbourhood Italian style Restaurant & bar, with a vision to exceed customer expectations of food style, quality & service…

We have live jazz every other Saturday, a full events calendar for the year, regular promotions, offers, and customers are encouraged to join our mailing list to receive the Salute newsletter. We also cater for private parties from christenings and children’s parties, through to retirements, birthdays and weddings – whatever the occasion we will be happy to help and will have a menu to suit.

Infact whatever your reason for visiting Salute, we assure you of a warm welcome. However, don’t just take our word for it…

... Clearly people nowadays are prepared to travel to partake of good food and wine, because this vibrant and friendly establishment, with its combination of old favourites and new dishes, has diners from all over Yorkshire, coming back for more… (Leeds Food & Drink Guide, 2009)

... if you’re after a relaxed evening with a huge group of friends or a night out that involves the kids, Salute is well worth the drive out of town and well deserving of good health… (Metrolife, 2004)

... We had truly fallen on our feet! – the restaurant was buzzing with family chit-chat and bustling with the busy waiters, while a rich pot pourri of Mediterranean smells wafted through invitingly from the kitchen...
Yorkshire Evening Post , 2009)

May 2015

We class Salute as our little local, we are always welcomed like family, we can choose where we sit and my girls always get special treatment. Jordan looked after us as if we are VIP's, always knowledgeable on the wines and different specials. We normally go for Sunday lunch but Saturday teatime was equally delicious xx

May 2015

 I visited Salute for my friend's baby shower. A private room had been booked upstairs with an afternoon tea for us all and the mummy-to-be. The staff were highly attentive and friendly. The room we were in was beautifully decorated and the afternoon tea, £14.99 p.p was plentiful, sophisticated and yummy. I had my two young sons with me and staff were very helpful in accomodating them, getting paper and pencils, high chairs and a selection of appropriate drinks avaliable to them. We will be rebooking for another friend's baby shower in the near future.


April 2015

This place is fabulous! The staff, the food and the atmosphere. The staff are the best I've seen they go above and beyond every single time we go. Our children love Saluté and are made to feel welcome and we haven't had a bad meal! The wine list is brilliant as is the choice of shorts! Can't recommend enough!

March 2015

What a treat my first experience @Salute .. The service was superb ... The food was even better!!
I definitely recommend this restaurant


 ... We visited salute on Monday night, it was our first time at the new restaurant. we were very impressed the place was very smart and welcoming, Food was outstanding and service was very good, we were made very welcome we will be back for Christmas...
Recommended by Mary Hall (17th Oct 2009)


Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday 12.00pm – 23.00pm

Families welcome
Baby changing facilities and highchairs are available upon request

Table reservations recommended

Salute Restaurant is run in memory of my dad

Michael Henry Gregory 1940 - 2008


He made it possible for me to create Salute and always will be my eternal strength. Thank You for believing in me. I will continue to be guided by your shining light. You will be forever with me. I Love You. Justine x x  





The Cygnet Suite At Salute: making your event a resounding success and exceeding all expectations.

The exclusive venue for every occasion.

Private Dining, Personal Celebrations, Unique Business and Training Events.


Located upstairs at Salute, the Cygnet Suite offers a unique sense of exclusivity.

  • The Cygnet for Personal Celebrations
  • The Cygnet for Private Dining
  • The Cygnet for Private Drinks Recepttions
  • The Cygnet for Business

Celebrate with a private dining experience for 10 to 25 people, or host a more informal drinks reception with an optional finger or fork buffet for up to 45 people.

Our package prices start from as little as £15.95 per person.

*Terms & Conditions Apply


Planning is Everything

We would be delighted to help plan, coordinate and manage your perfect event in the Cygnet Suite.

We understand organisation and preparation is key to successful events, So from the moment you call a dedicated events manager will be there to support and advise you.

 We want to make sure your event with us is a positively memorable and a great success.

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