• The Connaught
  • Food & beverage
  • The Connaught Grill
  • Full time

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and professional Sommelier to join the Restaurant team of the new Connaught Grill - one of The Connaught's newest ventures, due to relaunch in November 2021.

Found at the heart of Mayfair village, The Connaught blends tradition with contemporary flair. With its bespoke service, 3,000-piece art collection, three Michelin-starred restaurant Hélène Darroze at The Connaught and London’s only Aman Spa, it has always been the choice for connoisseurs of the art of living well. Jean-Georges at The Connaught offers all-hours informal gourmet dining; and the exquisite Connaught Bar has won prestigious awards for its masterful mixology.

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the intimate 46-seat Connaught Grill is under the direction of internationally renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This is his modern interpretation of a classic grill with an open kitchen complete with wood burning grill and rotisserie offering the finest British sourced produce, and a menu which includes ingredients from langoustines to Dover sole to English game and Wagyu beef. The restaurant offers an exceptional wine list drawn from The Connaught wine cellar, offering some of the greatest producers in the world.

Main duties & responsibilities

As Sommelier, you will:

  • Assist the Assistant Head Sommelier in ensuring professional, efficient and accurate service of our 3000 reference wine list as well as all types of beverage, in order to completely exceed guests’ expectations during their meal experience.
  • Have an excellent and confident communicator, taking a hands-on approach to your role.
  • Be passionate about people, the delivery of exceptional guest service and the development of the waiting team, with a strong focus on training and development.  

Entry Requirements

As Sommelier, you will have:

  • A solid understanding of both new and old world wines and successfully completed WSET or equivalent qualification to a high level. 
  • A natural flair for service and in delivering a strong service culture, with a natural ability to motivate and develop others. 
  • A proven background within a similar position and environment where quality food, wine and ingredients are key priorities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team in one of London’s most renowned hotels and offers excellent opportunities for career development and progression.

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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