Speedboat are seeking a Restaurant Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be friendly, personable and passionate about all things food and drink. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Restaurant Manager looking for a new role in an award winning, critically acclaimed group.
In partnership with Chef Luke Farrell, Speedboat Bar takes inspiration from the Thai-Chinese restaurants in Bangkok’s Chinatown and the thrilling sport of Speedboat racing along the canals (klongs) of Thailand.
The menu explores the ingredients, flavours and techniques that took Luke to Bangkok and its unique foodways; Chinese in origin but now uniquely Thai. A masterclass in wok cooking, roasted meats and spicy sauces, each hinging on the specialist Thai herbs and ingredients cultivated and grown at Luke’s nursery, Ryewater, in Dorset.
The bar focuses on sharing Singha beer towers, slushies and chasers; the signature Speedboat cocktails – Snakesblood Negroni; Shop Window Old Fashioned; and Jelly Bia made with frozen Leo Lager; as well as softs such as a Snakefruit soda.
We're looking for a Restaurant Manager with experience managing a small Front of House team, who is confident, proactive and a roll-your-sleeves-up kind of leader. You will continually commit to the highest standards of service and operations, and working closely with the management team, you will be responsible for the overall performance of the front of house team, managing financials, recruitment and team development, stock management and health and safety.
We are looking for a Restaurant Manager that has:
The ability to inspire, motivate, lead and develop teams;
A Warm, personable and professional nature;
Creative with excellent attention to detail;
Passion for and knowledge of food and beverage, and the London restaurant scene;
Working knowledge of food hygiene and health and safety requirements;
Ability to manage staff costs and review rotas accordingly;
Benefits & Culture
Our team is the most important part of our business, translating our passion for genuine hospitality to our guests every day. We are proud to work with industry-leading talent and recognise the importance of offering our teams the tools, guidance and experience necessary to build confidence and grow.
We encourage you to bring your whole self to work and celebrate the skills and characteristics that make you unique. Your commitment to be kind and work hard comes with a range of benefits such as:
Up to 50% off dining across JKS Restaurants
Retail & Takeaway Discounts
Code App Membership
Perkbox " access to tons of retail discounts and our wellbeing hub
Look After Yourself
Discounted Gym Membership
Company Donations for your involvement with Charities
Employee Assistance Program
Access to Financial Advice
Wedding Gift & New-born Care Package " Celebrating your big occasions
Season Ticket Loan
Access to our fantastic L&D Calendar
A personalised learning & development plan to develop your skills and knowledge
Career progression with a fast-growing, critically acclaimed restaurant group.
Additional holiday for every year with us (rising to 30 days)
Employee referral scheme – paying up to £600 per referral
Staff parties & long service awards
JKS Restaurants was founded by siblings Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi in November 2008. The group has received critical acclaim and industry recognition since its inception, including 6 Michelin stars, 3 Michelin Bib Gourmands and one restaurant ranked in the World’s 100 Best restaurants.
The JKS portfolio currently includes Michelin Starred restaurants Trishna, Gymkhana, Kitchen Table, Sabor and Lyle’s; as well as cult favourites Hoppers, BAO, Brigadiers, Berenjak, and Bibi. Pubs include The Cadogan Arms and The George. The group also includes retail outfits Ambassador General Store, Hoppers Cash & Kari, Berenjak Bazaar, BAO Convni, Bubbleshop by Sandia Chang.
JKS Restaurants offers a unique chance to either pursue a career in fine dining or develop within casual trend focused cuisine, with opportunities across all disciplines for those looking to progress their careers within a people focused, collaborative hospitality group