Careers at Hotel Café Royal

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Hotel Café Royal, a hotel of The Set, has been reincarnated as a luxury lifestyle hotel. Its reopening heralds the return of an iconic London landmark which has continually evolved to define and capture the mood of the capital throughout its 150 year history. Throughout the years, Café Royal’s motto has been, ‘employ the best of the best’ and today, as a luxury hotel of the 21st century, we strive to continue that tradition. We are growing our team of colleagues and are looking for dynamic individuals at all levels. We want people who relish a challenge, who are looking to be inspired, and who seek a professional craft or career, ultimately taking pride in what they do, no matter how small or big the task. We aim for perfection. We expect exceptionally high standards from all our employees. Do you truly aspire to commit to sincere and heartfelt service? It’s more than a pleasant welcome, a warm smile and granting a wish. It’s anticipating a desire before it has been spoken, making the impossible, possible and giving our guests an unforgettable journey. We want anyone who walks through Hotel Café Royal’s historic and new doors to experience the continued legacy of a refined and bespoke service of genuine care.

Please view our current vacancies below.


Director of Human Resources

Your passion in provide personalised colleague experiences, with detailed HR knowledge and confidence, is both assertive yet sincere. Your “voice with a smile” and commitment to anticipation, to deal with our colleagues in a professional and responsive manner, in keeping with the Café Royal’s history and hallmarks of exceptional quality and style. We are now seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources to drive forward and champion our people agenda.

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Bartender

We have an opportunity for a skilled Bartender to become part of a special service team that engages with our guests and provides excellent service throughout their patronage with us. You will be passionate about service, with an exceptional knowledge of Mixology.

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Lobby Host

As a Lobby Host this is the perfect entry level opportunity for someone who is passionate about entering the Front Office department. It would ideally suit someone with a strong background in F&B, a switchboard operator ready for their next step, or reservations agent who has the desire to be guest facing. Does this sound like you?

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Chef de Partie – Middle Eastern Cuisine

As a Chef De Partie – Middle Eastern Chef at Hotel Café Royal you will become part of a special culinary team that requires dedication, passion and knowledge of the London Middle Eastern Restaurant scene to successfully master the delivery of our products and services in a consistent and timely fashion.

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Chef de Partie

As a Chef de Partie you will enable and help to take guests on a sumptuous culinary journey. As part of our talented culinary team you will showcase both flair and creativity in combining quality British ingredients with a cosmopolitan mix of International, Italian and French influences. Working within one of London’s newest and modern kitchens featuring all of the latest specialist culinary equipment, our team creates an elegant, yet contemporary theme in keeping with the Café Royal’s history and hallmarks of exceptional quality and style. 

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Room Attendant

We are actively seeking a number of Housekeeping Room Attendant's to help us make this difference and complement our existing team. Guests tell us the sheets are silkier, the curtains thicker, the silence more golden. At Hotel Café Royal, everyone seems to have their own story of a good night's rest and as a member of our Housekeeping team your role is a pivotal part of our story.

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Assistant Manager – Afternoon Tea Lounge

Nestled between the elegance of Mayfair and the creativity of Soho, the Oscar Wilde Lounge is the space where great minds came together to change the world. It is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away.

The Oscar Wilde Lounge is home to Hotel Café Royal's afternoon tea service. Awarded Best Traditional Afternoon Tea in the UK in the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards, a seasonal menu is served alongside fine Champagnes and your choice of over 20 tea blends and infusions, whilst a live pianist adds to the celebrative ambience. 

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Waiter/Waitress

New Restaurant Opening

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Commis Chef

As a Commis Chef you will enable and help to take guests on a sumptuous culinary journey. As part of our talented culinary team you will showcase both flair and creativity in combining quality British ingredients with a cosmopolitan mix of International, Italian and French influences. Working within one of London’s newest and modern kitchens featuring all of the latest specialist culinary equipment, our team creates an elegant, yet contemporary theme in keeping with the Café Royal’s history and hallmarks of exceptional quality and style. 

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Restaurant Receptionist/Hostess

As a Restaurant Receptionist at Hotel Café Royal, you will provide our guests with unparalleled hospitality ensuring a seamless experience from arrival into our restaurant to departure.

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Purchasing Manager

Hotel Café Royal is a diverse business, therefore we purchase an extensive range of products ranging from basic essentials to specialist ingredients. We are now looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to oversee and manage our purchasing division.   

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Public Area Cleaner

We are seeking an enthusiastic Public Area Cleaner, who is passionate about the upkeep of historic buildings and vibrant décor. 

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Housekeeping Porters

We are actively seeking a number of Housekeeping Porters to work day and night shifts to help us make this difference and complement our existing team. Guests tell us the sheets are silkier, the curtains thicker, the silence more golden. At Hotel Café Royal, everyone seems to have their own story of a good night's rest and as a member of our Housekeeping team your role is a pivotal part of our story.

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Reservations Coordinator

We are actively seeking a talented and enthusiastic person to join our creative and passionate team. As a Reservations Coordinator you will provide administrative support to Rooms and the Food and Beverage Reservations Team and you will also help to organise guest requests with relevant departments within the hotel.

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Guest Relations Manager

A great opportunity has arisen for a passionate and exceptional candidate to join our fantastic Front Office team as a Guest Relations Manager. Your role will provide our guests with unparalleled hospitality ensuring a seamless experience and personalised service.  

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