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Host/Hostess - Knightsbridge, London

The Berkeley
Knightsbridge, London
Excellent + Benefits Package
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

Job Details

Restaurant Host/-ess
The Berkeley


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Restaurant Host/-ess to join The Berkeley Café.

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.

As Restaurant Host/-ess you will be the first point of contact for all guests visiting The Berkeley Café. As part of the opening team, you will help create a unique restaurant experience by looking after our guests' well being and cater to their every needs. 

Main responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Provide a warm welcome and excellent first contact with the client approaching the restaurant including assessing their needs, meeting the operational standards and exceeding the customer’s satisfaction.
  • Ensure that all tables are consistently laid out and that the restaurant is represented in the best condition possible.
  • Assign the guest to a suitable table for their needs, providing them with the menu.
  • Recognize VIP and regular guests by their name and use them accordingly.
  • Inform guest about the hotel, in house features and specialties.
  • Ensure that you are knowledgeable about the food & drinks menu and be able to make confident recommendations our guests.

Successful candidates for our Restaurant Host/-ess opportunity will demonstrate genuine dedication to The Berkeley and show a commitment to consistent quality in our product and service.

This is an exciting role for a talented individual who is looking for a new challenge and wants to join a fast paced and high performing hotel team renowned for their approach and delivery of unparalleled service.

In return we offer fantastic industry leading rewards and benefits, including:

  • Excellent salary and benefits
  • Exceptional opportunity for personal training and development
  • Internal transfer and promotion opportunities
  • 50% Food and Beverage discount across the Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Hotel guest experience for employees
  • Social events and activities
  • Free GP consultation via GP service
  • Preferential room rates for yourself and your family
  • Brilliant employee recognition programs
  • Travel card loan
  • Meals on duty
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee assistance helpline and occupational health service

Terms and 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.



The Berkeley has been treading its own path for more than 100 years. From here, midway between fashionable Knightsbridge and neighbourly Belgravia, we’re still taking style, comfort and service to inspiring new levels. There’s nowhere quite like it. And that’s the way we love it. Stunning rooms by the brightest minds in the design world. Intuitive service that always seems one step ahead. From the moment you walk in, the hotel begins to work its magic. With many guests returning year after year, it’s a spell that’s hard to break.

Find Us
The Berkeley
020 7235 6000
Wilton Place
United Kingdom

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