We are/were regular patrons of Salvatore and had many wonderful nights there. On 4 June we went through to Salvatore at 22:15 (hardly late). Nobody greeted us at the door. We went upstairs for cocktails, only to walk back down due to the heavy smoke. We seated ourselves in a booth, no service, no acknowledgement. Eventually we were acknowledged. We requested a cocktail menu. No service. Another waiter came to help, we requested the cocktail menu, they said we would have to sit upstairs. We said no due to the smoke. They said they could only serve cocktails if we ate. We requested the food menu - only to be told the kitchen was closed. So we asked just for cocktails again, they said no, we must go upstairs. Where is the logic in what happened. The restaurant was barely a third full (if that) with waiters hanging around and they tell us we couldn't have a cocktail. We certainly found the service a lot to be desired.
07 June 2011