Thursday 4 July 2013 2.03pm
I've never been to Salernos but have walked past it on several occasions and it looks to be set up as a classy Italian restaurant, so I'm not sure about the aspect of the food being a front to get the licence.
I think a bar that is open later that 11pm would be useful for the area, especially one that provides a civilised place to have a beer/glass of wine. If nothing else it will mean that I don't have to spend my Saturday nights in the City/West End.
If the licence does get granted I'm sure the proprietors will run the place in accordance with the area- I would estimate that the large majority of their trade will come from Shad Thames
residents, so they're not going to want to annoy the locals as their business won't last long.