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Head Bartender

London, United Kingdom

Head Bartender

  • London
  • Food & Beverage Division
  • Full time

Head Bartender - Mandarin Bar

Serving guests in Mandarin Oriental goes beyond the crisp fold of a napkin or a perfectly poured Singapore Sling. Being a bartender also means maintaining an oasis of peace for our guests.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is London’s most iconic address. The spirit of the city infuses every floor. The park’s green vastness rolls beyond bedroom windows. Renowned guests frequent the hotels’ bars and restaurants.

It’s another world. A world of oriental luxury and the most attentive service. A world that’s all about our guests.

It’s also a world that’s been reinvented and reimagined to move with the times. With a heart of London’s heritage and an eye to the future, we use our own sense of history to set new standards – through kind and generous service.

We need a Head bartender to create the ultimate experience when our guests dine and drink with us.

As a Head Bartender, you’ll learn from some of the best in the industry; people who have walked these corridors for a great many years. We’re looking for someone who’ll be able to embody five-star service and our oriental origins: graceful movements, a humble calm, a true focus on the guest.

But humility can live side-by-side with ambition: we encourage anyone who serves our guests to look to their next opportunity. Currently, many of our F&B Heads of Department have been promoted from within. And because our elegant style of service is so translatable to other roles and regions, there are plenty of opportunities to spend time in our thirty-two other locations, too.

As a Head Bartender, you will be in charge of the preparation of the cocktails in order to deliver an excellent service to our guests and to completely satisfy their experience in this fantastic bar. The Head Bartender is to perform by proactive, interactive and reactive allowing each member of our guests completely satisfies during their meal and bar experience. You will be involved in the renewal of the cocktail list specially created by the hotel. 

You have a passion of spirits and willing to provide a warm and friendly service to our exclusive guests. The ideal candidate ideally has previous experience in a similar luxury environment and has an in depth knowledge of liquors and spirits. 

Please note this is a full time permanent position.

We offer our Head Bartender world class benefits but not limited to:

  • Up to 5 complimentary nights per year in Mandarin Oriental Hotels around the world 
  • Discounts on hotel stays and dining across the group
  • Colleague experience stay 
  • Free laundry and complimentary meals whilst on duty
  • Colleague recognition and reward programmes
  • An exciting range of learning and development programmes
  • 1 paid volunteering day per year 
  • Opportunities for promotion and transfers across the group
  • Colleague Social events and Wellness programmes


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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