Restaurants General Manager

We're looking for you London!

Let's face it, it's a pretty tough recruitment market at the moment and it seems everyone is looking for that special someone. Here at The Standard, we take a slightly different approach and look far and wide for individuals that bring a unique perspective with them to our team (not a 5 page CV).

We do not ask you to conform, read from a script or follow the rules (ok sometimes there are rules) but not when it comes down to you being able to express yourself or celebrate your individuality. We can’t promise you marriage at first sight, but we think you'll kinda like us and want to stick around for a while.

We are defined by our richness of personality and diversity of background and lifestyle so if you think you have what it takes to be a Restaurants General Manager in our Ground Floor Outlets within The Standard, London we'd love to hear from you.

Your role

As a Restaurants General Manager, you will lead and manage our exceptional ground floor team providing an extensive food and drink service in this busy high-volume destination. You will lead our Double Standard, Isla Restaurant and Library Lounge teams, oversee and manage service to ensure everything runs smoothly. Working with the Director of F&B, AGM and Restaurant Managers, you will help with coaching and developing the team, ensuring they receive the correct training and supported in their roles.

Your exceptional knowledge of food and drink will help you create an environment where you will not only delight our guest, but also excite and surprise them to create the ultimate dining experience in London, that is anything but Standard! You will of course be passionate about service, with an exceptional working knowledge of restaurant operations and order of service; along with a deep appreciation of quality wines in order to confidently match and suggest wines to compliment guest menu choices and enhancing their overall dining experience.

Finally, and most importantly, you will be a host to our guests adding a touch of personality and theatre to their experience, making our guests feel welcome whilst they visit The Standard and our energetic and vibrant city; so you will need to be highly social, upbeat and friendly; confident and can handle pressure well; thrive in a busy high volume, high energy environment and can manage multiple tasks and guest with ease.

Do you have what it takes to be an Restaurant General Manager at The Standard

While we take every detail of design and guest experience seriously, we do not take ourselves too seriously. ‘Standard People’ are at the heart of our brand; vivid, dynamic and engaging. You’ll intrinsically understand the unique microcosm and the context of our venues and city you represent.

Prior experience as a Restaurant General Manager is essential for this role however we welcome applications from all restaurant backgrounds; you will have however an uncompromised and natural flair for service and be able to build genuine relationships with guests that enable us to not only pre-empt needs but foresee desires. In addition to this you will also need….

  • A proven track record in a similar Restaurant General Manager role with the ability to inspire and motivate a team, ideally gained in a similar ‘Lifestyle’, destination restaurant or boutique hotel sector
  • Highly motivated and pro-active; act with professionalism and positivity in all interactions
  • Ability to develop and deliver effective training to maintain consistent service standards throughout your team
  • Solid wine & beverage knowledge to WSET level 2
  • Experience with Squirrel POS, Open table and Fourth HR
About our Ground Floor Outlets

Double Standard, The Standard, London’s bar and terrace, serves delicious hearty fare accompanied by beers, classic cocktails, and slushy spritzes. Double Standard has become best-known for its famous burgers, DJs, and bottomless Sunday Brunch all enjoyed in the 70s-inspired bar space or in the sun-soaked terraces. 
 
Isla offers an approachable seasonal menu featuring light proteins and a minimal-intervention wine list. This restaurant is ideal for dining at any time of day; long, lounging al fresco meals or breakfast meetings. Guests can enjoy the serene garden terrace with a retractable weather-proofed awning, allowing dining through both the summer and winter evenings.
 
Our Library Lounge is nestled within our brutalist walls is in fact a library but not one you might expect. Once home to the Camden Council Library, the space has been transformed into equal parts book-filled haven and cosy lounge where you can get stuck into books from categories including order and chaos, science and religion or, one of our favourites, adult relationships.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates prior to commencing employment.

Benefits Include

  • Meals on Duty
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance (4 x Annual Salary)
  • Medical Assistance (including online GP and Physio)
  • Employee Assistance Programme with Well-being service
  • Discount platform including GYM
  • Worldwide Travel Discounts via The Standard Advantage platform
  • Employee & Family Rates across all Standard and Bunkhouse properties
  • In-house Experience Programme
  • F&B Discounts ranging from 25-50%
  • Recruitment Referral Bonus up to £1,000
  • Tuition Aid Scheme & subsidised training
  • Season Ticket Loan & Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • Social Committee with regular monthly social activities

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