Restaurant Host / Hostess

Restaurant Hosts/Hostesses : Stunning Restaurant - CAMBRIDGE

Very competitive salary + benefits

Recruiting now, this is a fantastic opportunity for bright and conscientious Hosts/Hostesses to be part of the team at the exquisite Parker’s Tavern and to help continue to shape it as the ‘go to’ place in Cambridge.

As we move towards our 1st birthday, we recognise the need to continually assess and adapt the way in which we work, to make it not only an outstanding venue for our guests to enjoy, but also to shape our teams, centring on the elements that make our employees feel happy and fully engaged.

Parker’s Tavern is a high end, quintessentially British restaurant & bar run by award winning local chef- restaurateur Tristan Welch, within the iconic University Arms hotel.

Still in its first year, the hotel has the wonderful accolade of being included on Condé Nast’s ‘The Hot List 2019 : The World’s Best New Hotels’, as well as recently winning ttg luxury Travel Awards’ ‘Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year’, and being voted Sunday Times ‘City Hotel of the Year’.

The Martin Brudnizki designed restaurant delivers a warm, inviting and delicious taste of Cambridge with a locally-focused menu and many unique quirks and a constant dedication to an immaculate and personal service for our guests.

The restaurant has been reviewed widely in the media, receiving high praise from renowned restaurant critics. The incredible food and the stylish university-inspired dining space combine to create the Parker’s Tavern experience, crafting an atmosphere of laid-back sophistication during the day, with a vibrant buzz in the evenings.

We are looking for friendly, well-presented and attentive individuals wishing to be part of a team who have a passion for delivering fantastic service and creating unrivalled experiences for their guests.

As a Hosts/Hostess, you are the welcoming face of Parker’s Tavern, your warm greeting and efficient manner sets the tone for our guests. The part you play ensures a smooth and seamless experience for our guests, liaising with your colleagues to provide the link and continuity essential in our offering of a flawless first-class service.

You will be trained in our service standards and menus to fully complement your ever-professional yet effervescent and engaging personality. A good command of the English language is vital in this role to proactively manage reservations and the flow of communication via telephone, email and in person.

Previous experience will be valued, you may have already gained experience of hosting/ reservations/ maître d’ in a quality establishment but most important is your warm and genuine personality, professionalism and commitment to delivering a superlative guest experience.

The restaurant is busy all day and so you will need to be flexible in your availability to work mornings, evenings & weekends, but full- or part-time contracts may be available.

Opportunities will be promoted for personal development and progression. With our enviable link to the largest hotel chain in world, this role is the ideal gateway if you are looking to begin or develop your hospitality career, in whatever direction you may want it to take you.

As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in an exceptional property, the position comes with:

· Very competitive salary

· Meals on duty

· Uniform

· Staff Incentives

· Pension Scheme

· 28 days paid holiday (pro-rata)

· On-going training & development

· Excellent discounts in-house

· Room and F&B discounts at over 7,000 hotels of 30 renowned brands in 130 countries.

If you feel that this is the role for you please apply by forwarding a copy of your current CV.

In line with the requirements of UK immigration legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documentary evidence of eligibility to work will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. If you do not already have the right to live and work in the UK please do not apply as we cannot help with obtaining the relevant visa.


  • Very competitive salary + benefits

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