Head Bartender

  • The Berkeley
  • Food & beverage
  • Full time

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Bartender to join the Blue Bar team at The Berkeley.

With an independent spirit and an eye for style, The Berkeley is the epitome of modern British luxury. Rooms are furnished by leading designers, and London’s original fashionista afternoon tea ‘Prêt-à-Portea’ is served daily in the Collins Room. The Berkeley is perfectly positioned between Hyde Park, fashionable Knightsbridge and the residential neighbourhood of Belgravia. Its signature experiences include the famed Blue Bar, The Berkeley Bar & Terrace, Michelin-starred dining in ‘Marcus’ by Marcus Wareing and our Bamford Health Club Spa.

Main duties & responsibilities


As a Head Bartender you will assist with the seamless running of our Blue Bar by providing exquisite cocktails and beverages to our guests and ensuring the highest level of guest service is maintained at all times. As a Head Bartender you will need to have an excellent knowledge of mixology and have passion for wines and alcohol. You will also be responsible for overseeing the bar area in the Bar Manager/Assistant Bar Managers’ absence.

  • Create a positive guest experience through interaction and adherence to the steps of service
  • Knowledgeable of all food and beverage items in order to make recommendations
  • Promptly receive drink order chits and pour all beverages according to O&B standards
  • Communicate beverage descriptions, specials and information to guests and team members
  • Setup and take apart bar area
  • Stock and maintain all bar products 
  • Check and maintain beer keg and liquor levels
  • Count and take inventory of all beverages and supplies and assist manager with inventory ordering
  • Be aware of any special requests, inclusive of guest allergies

Entry Requirements

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head Bartender who we anticipate will have worked in a similar role within the hospitality industry.

You will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail in order to deliver outstanding quality and service.

  • Excellent knowledge of wines, liquor and champagnes
  • Mixology training and an excellent knowledge of cocktails
  • A high standard of personal presentation
  • Confident, professional and welcoming personality
  • An excellent command of English

Benefits package

  • Competitive salary
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and family across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • 50% food & beverage discount across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Vast range of learning and development programmes, for colleagues and managers at all levels
  • Opportunities for transfer and promotion across Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Social events & activities
  • Wellbeing events & activities
  • Critical illness cover
  • Season ticket loan
  • Additional benefits & initiatives may be available in local properties

Terms & conditions apply to all benefits


In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process.

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