It is poignant that Salieri was specifically chosen as the 100th SME profiled on Small Business Saturday. Founded in the late 70’s in by Sonmez Sami senior Salieri is now the longest standing family run restaurant on The Strand, London’s most iconic theatre street.
Founded in the late 70’s in by Sonmez Sami( senior ) Salieri is now the longest standing family run restaurant on The Strand, London’s most iconic theatre street. Hosted likes of Sheridan Smith, Martin Bell and Ambassadors and PM’s as well as tourists and local community this year. It is poignant that Salieri was specifically chosen as the 100th SME profiled on Small Business Saturday. The team at Salieri hosted a reception for all 100 SMES from around the country specially profiled for the national campaign after a visit to HM Treasury’s hosted Christmas Fair on Friday 4th December. Attending the reception was local opera artist Leanne, Westminster’s Horticultural Garden Society , the Ambassador for TRNC, the Conservative Councillor for Westminster ward Tim Mitchell.
Amongst a chain of corporates and brands, the 2nd generation family run restaurant is surviving the change on the Strand that is opening way to large investments and office blocs.
General manager ( son) Junior Sami says: “Small businesses are the heart of any community, our place has become a second home to hundreds of people from in and around the neighbourhood and all ends of the world. I see a real recovery now in the economy after a few hard years, especially with the refurbishment works around here.
My wish is that the focus Small Business Saturday has given all small independent owners continues with the same passion. We welcome all Government support to keep us running and encourage them to ensure small businesses are not driven out especially from London where small business owners add diversity and heart to a community”.