Bartender (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

  London, England

About Us:

At The Athenaeum, we take pride in our commitment to being creative, ambitious, respectful, and ethical in everything that we do. Our mission is to provide an exceptional experience for our guests that reflects these values, and we are seeking a Bartender who shares our passion for delivering 5 star service and working collaboratively as part of a dedicated team.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Exceptional Service:

  • Provide an outstanding bar experience by delivering prompt, friendly, and attentive service to our guests.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of our menu, including ingredients, allergens, and preparation methods, to assist guests in making informed choices.
  • Handle guest inquiries, special requests, and concerns with professionalism and empathy, ensuring their satisfaction.

2. Team Collaboration:

  • Work together as part of the team to foster a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with kitchen and restaurant staff to ensure seamless coordination of food and beverage service.
  • Assist in training new team members and maintaining a positive, cohesive work environment.

3. Creativity and Ambition:

  • Embrace our commitment to creativity by contributing innovative ideas for menu enhancements, seasonal specials, and presentation.
  • Further the ambition of our brand by contributing to a team and a culture that ensures we reach our goals of exceptional service and achieve external recognition by our guests and industry peers.

4. Respect and Ethics:

  • Treat all guests, colleagues, and suppliers with respect and courtesy, embodying our values of being respectful and ethical.
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines and company policies, ensuring the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.

Person Specification:


  • Clear conversational English language skills
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a cocktail bar
  • Minimum age 18
  • Outgoing and confident personality
  • A flexible and willing attitude


  • Experience of working in a 5* Hotel or a high-end restaurant
  • WSET or bartending courses
  • Level 1 Food Hygiene
  • Allergen Training
  • Service Training


  • Competitive salary and gratuities
  • Work/life balance – 40 hours per week
  • Health, dental, and retirement benefits
  • Wellbeing financial support
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Employee discounts and dining & stay privileges
  • A supportive and inclusive work culture

If you are passionate about delivering exceptional service, living our values of being creative, ambitious, respectful, and ethical sides, and you thrive in a team-based environment, we want you to join our dedicated team at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences as our newest Bartender. Apply today and be part of an exciting journey in the hospitality industry.

The Company

The Athenaeum has been family-run since the 1990s and could not be more committed to its famous five-star service. An independent spirit remains at the heart of the hotel, where it continues to welcome everyone as VIPs and to make their stay individual.

At the Athenaeum Hotel, it is our purpose to (re)create a magical have in a frenetic world. Our values are Creative, Ambitious, Respectful, and Ethical. Every employee across the business helped to create our values, and they are at the heart of everything we do.

The Benefits

We offer a great variety of benefits to acknowledge talent, reward and thank loyalty, and drive success, with the below being just a taste.


How To Apply

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