Restaurant Hywel Jones Manager


We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and charismatic Restaurant Manager to lead the team in ‘Restaurant Hywel Jones’ at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa.

‘Restaurant Hywel Jones’ has retained a Michelin star for 19 years and is popular with both residents and external dining guests. The Restaurant Manager will be responsible for leading the Food and Beverage front of house team, including lounge and wine service, to ensure all service periods deliver the high standards our guests expect.

The ideal Restaurant Manager will be passionate about delivering a consistently excellent level of service. You will be leading an established team who are keen to progress and are looking for clear leadership and direction.

Responsibilities of the Restaurant Manager are:

  • Recruiting, developing and motivating an engaged team
  • Ensuring the restaurant is presented to a high standard at all times
  • Ensuring all service periods run smoothly and staffing levels are relevant
  • Increase sales in relations to covers and revenue
  • Attend meetings as required including Heads of Departments, Strategy, Sales, Functions, Training
  • Building and maintaining a strong relationship with the kitchen brigade
  • Rostering, reviewing and appraising team members
  • Developing training plans and succession plan within the team
  • Monthly stocktake – beverages, crockery, cutlery, utensils are allmonitored and accounted
  • Ensuring the department is compliant with all financial, H&S, Allergen and Food Safety procedures
  • Part of the hotel Duty Manager team

Experience and skills required for a Restaurant Manager:

  • Experience as a Restaurant Manager in a hotel – 3 rosette or Michelin star experience would be preferable
  • Excellent knowledge of beverages, fresh food including comprehensive cheese knowledge
  • WSET Wine qualification, Level 1, 2 and preferably Level 3
  • Team player and passionate about guest service
  • Knowledge of Licensing Laws, weights and measures, Personal Licence preferred
  • Experience of recruiting, training and appraising team members
  • Experience of budget preparation, revenue generating and awareness of the local market/competitors
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and guests in a professional manner
  • Fluent in English – written and verbal


  • Part of the team at one of the most award-winning UK country house hotels
  • Free staff lunch when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Smart Uniform provided for operational staff
  • Share of discretionary service charge after qualifying period
  • Free use of swimming pool and gym in the Spa, tennis courts, 5-a-side football pitch
  • Discount on food in Brasserie lunch & dinner
  • Discount on Spa treatments & products and Equestrian Centre sessions
  • Preferential room rates at Lucknam Park and some Relais & Chateaux, Pride of Britain hotels
  • Complimentary room nights at Lucknam Park after one years employment
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality Action
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Enhanced annual holiday allowance
  • On the job training, development and promotional possibilities

We are offering a competitive salary for a full time role, working 48 hours a week including evenings, weekends and Bank/Public Holidays.

Due to the location of the property it is advisable to have your own transport.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please forward a copy of your current CV and a covering letter detailing why you would be suitable for this position.