Restaurant Manager – Restaurant Hywel Jones


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 all monitored 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

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

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.