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)

 Reviewed 8 December 2013

I went last week for a Christmas works lunch(£21.95) and was very impressed and would go again. We promptly seated upon arrival in a nice and cosy alcove. A glass of Prosseco was provided on arrival while we waited for our starters. I had liver pate served with toast and garnish, very smooth pate with plenty in the tub. Main course was turkey steak covered with Palma ham and cheese and traditional veg which was filling and tasty (others had steak and spinach ricotta). For desert I had warm chocolate Brownie and ice cream followed by coffee. I was mightily impressed with the sweet but my colleagues were even more impressed by the size of the white chocolate cheesecake of which was a good size portion. We came away very full but not bursting . Would go again for an evening..

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 November 2014 NEW

Went to Salute for my first time to meet a friend for dinner, drinks and a good old catch up! Had a lovely evening! We'd arrived earlier than our reservation so that we could enjoy a drink at the bar beforehand. Prosecco was very well priced! As was the rest of the wine list. We chose of the grazing menu £18.95 for 3 courses! Very well priced again! Staff were attentive without being over bearing. Additionally, they were very helpful when our taxis didn't arrive til VERY late, 45 minutes after closing! Restaurant was full and so atmosphere was great! Will definitely be visiting again :-)

“Fantastic New Years Eve”
Reviewed 2 January 2014 NEW

We spent New Years Eve at Salute and had the most fantastic time! Service was absolutely first rate and Kyle the waiter assigned to look after our party of 10 that night was absolutely brilliant. All the food was cooked to perfection and every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We could not fault one thing and in fact the whole night totally exceeded all our expectations. Thanks so much to Justine, Kyle, Lynn and Greg and all the rest of the staff for making it such a memorable night.We enjoyed it so much we have already agreed that we'll all book again for next year. Well done Salute from the Parker family


 Reviewed 4 th November 2014 NEW

A Great Birthday Lunch

This is a great Italian themed family run restaurant. The food is always very good and there is a nice friendly atmosphere.
The menu is always full of variety and invention with a number of Yorkshire based dishes as well as interesting Italian style meals that you won't find elsewhere as well as more traditional pastas and pizzas.
Very good service and good value for money. We had for four - beers, two bottles of wine, starters main courses and a dessert £130 including 10% service. An excellent gem of a restaurant - have been many times- will go many times more!



 ... 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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