Wine Bar Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  The Wolseley Hospitality Group

  London, Greater London, England

A neighbourhood fixture in the heart of Islington, Bellanger is a lively café, restaurant and bar, serving brunch, lunch and supper dishes inspired by the coastal regions of the Mediterranean, as well as a selection of brasserie classics.

The restaurant combines elegant period detailing with a relaxed layout and a generous pewter-topped bar at its heart. Its characterful interior is an ideal setting for weekend brunch, a leisurely lunch or supper and cocktails.

Why work with us as a Wine Bar Manager:

  • WSET and CMS sponsorship
  • Regular wine masterclass and opportunities to join winery trips
  • Access personalised training, mentorship programmes, clear career paths and genuine opportunities for personal development. 
  • Highly attractive bonuses in our Refer a Friend scheme, as well as other reward and incentive programmes. 
  • Discounts on gym memberships, retail and travel. 
  • Industry supplier trips as well as access to masterclasses and workshops. 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity. 
  • Enjoy discounted rates at any of our restaurants as well as Minor Hotels globally. 
  • An additional day’s holiday every year, for your first five years. 
  • Access to Mental Health counselling, plus legal and financial advice via our employee assistance programme. 
  • Access to English lessons. 

The role of Wine Bar Manager: 

  • Helping to manage the day to day operation of the restaurant bar
  • Ensuring that all company standards are adhered to
  • Menu development in collaboration with the Head of Wine and Head of Bars
  • Taking every step to enhance guest experiences
  • Training, development and supervision of bar team members
  • Effectively handling guest queries, complaints and feedback
  • An integral part of the wider management team
  • Supporting recruitment, induction and appraisals of new employees

What we’re looking for in a Wine Bar Manager: 

  • Expertise in European wines, a keen interest in Orange and Natural wines, and proficiency in classic cocktails
  • A true understanding of quality service and a close eye for detail
  • Actively engage with guests and develop a database of wine enthusiasts.
  • Supervise all wine-related activities and events.
  • The ability to motivate and encourage a team and work in collaboration with all departments is critical.
  • The desire to strive for excellence and inspire others
  • To embody the highest standards of hospitality and service delivery
  • A good level of financial awareness, cost control and payroll
  • A good level of knowledge in Health & Food Safety
  • Applicants will need to be able to commit to being available for all days and all shifts on the rota
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Experience of working in a senior bar management role within a similar quality restaurant environment

Expected earnings from £18.62 per hour 

The Wolseley Hospitality Group portfolio of restaurants comprises of The Wolseley on Piccadilly, The Delaunay in Aldwych, Brasserie Zédel in Soho, Colbert in Chelsea, Fischer’s in Marylebone, Soutine in St John’s Wood, Bellanger in Islington, Manzi’s in Soho and The Wolseley City in Monument. 

We promote from within – investing in our people and developing them to become the leaders of tomorrow. The Wolseley Hospitality Group is based on a foundation of values which we are all proud to commit to. 

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