Meet the man behind one of London's best restaurants

Receiving a five-star review from Time Out just months after launching his restaurant Salut! was a game-changer for Martin Lange.

The 36-year old grew up working in his parent’s restaurant in East Germany and went on to study at catering school before travelling around Switzerland, Germany and London working in bars and restaurants.

He said: “I couldn’t speak any English when I came here so got a simple job to improve, I went on to work in a hotel as a supervisor and bar manager and later became restaurant manager at the National Theatre. My friend Peter and I worked together there and always talked about running our own businesses.

“I live in Dalston and had been looking for a good space nearby for a few years. When my girlfriend and I found Salut! we knew it was the one.”

Members of the Local Buyers Club can save 10% off dinner at Salut! Sunday to Thursday and 10% off lunch during weekends. (More