1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Food & Beverage


Raffles London at The OWO, London, United Kingdom



Bartender - Spy Bar


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Raffles London at The OWO on London’s Whitehall, unites the allure and heritage of Raffles with one of the world’s most historic addresses with a name is synonymous with luxury, glamour, and extraordinary adventure. 

This fine Grade II* listed Edwardian building has been transformed with 120 rooms and suites along with a collection of 85 exceptional branded residences. Within The OWO destination there are a total of nine restaurants and three bars, including one by our signature chef Mauro Colagreco. The Guerlain spa and Pillar Wellness offer the latest in wellbeing, and a 600 seated-capacity grand ballroom, The Whitehall, is perfect for all kinds of special occasions and events.

Within these much-storied walls, where legendary statesmen and women once shaped the modern world, guests are now invited to discover new and inspiring emotions and connections. 

At Raffles, you arrive as a guest, leave as a friend and return as family. 

Job Description

An exceptional opportunity presents itself for a Bartender to join the Food & Beverage Department at Raffles London at the OWO.

Reporting into Bar Manager, you will be responsible for preparing and mixing drinks for our guests, providing a courteous and efficient service to all guests and maintaining the highest levels of service throughout each shift in line with the standards that are set.

You will be required to be fully knowledgeable about all elements of the menu and learn the correct presentation, garnish etc for all drinks served and to comply with licensing laws that you will have been trained on. 

You will be passionate about people and in joining a team committed to delivering an outstanding bar experience. Attention to detail, genuine guest interaction is paramount to the success of the bar and the hotel. 

This role will include the Work Life Balance; the specific operational hours (from Tuesday to Saturday 17:00 - 01:30), and Uber allowance after 00:30.


Specifically, as the Bartender, your responsibility’s will include:

  • Working with the head bartender and bar manager to ensure an exciting beverage programme is executed well
  • Working with the bar back team to sure ensure set up and MEP is done to the desirable standards.
  • Using the lab equipment safely
  • Ensuring the bar is always set up and broken down properly and efficiently
  • Working hands on across all bars and beverage outlets.
  • Detailed and precise order taking and communication with guests in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Building and developing good guest relations including problem solving and complaint handling.
  • Preparing the department for service and managing time sensitive targets.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned including working in a different department or restaurant, than usually assigned.


Who are we looking for?

  • A proven track record and ability to provide high levels of service under pressure
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills, both written and spoken
  • An understanding and willingness to contribute to a 24h operational schedule when required
  • Recent experience within in the bars, ideally in the luxury sector
  • Good knowledge of spirits and cocktails
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to delivering and offering the best service and experiences possible in any situation
  • Able to work within a team

Additional Information

Why join our Raffles team?

Not only will you be joining one of the world’s best hotels you will also receive great benefits including:

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays plus a day extra for every year of your service up to 5 years (35 Days).
  • Staff meals whist on duty.
  • Free dry cleaning for uniform.
  • Employer pension contribution of 3%
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay.
  • Life Assurance 1x salary
  • Employee assistance program, including virtual GP and financial advice.
  • Season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme.
  • Colleague gifting to celebrate special occasions.
  • Paid days off to move house or give back time to a charity of your choice.
  • Internal learning and development programmes tailored to you.  
  • Fun-filled events, whether that’s a pub quiz, team run or festive party.
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates of up to 30% at Accor worldwide and Raffles London F&B outlets.
  • Worldwide development opportunities across Accor’s extensive brand portfolio.


What are the Raffles Values?

Be You: Be creative, innovative, and enthusiastic, showing your personality and flair.

Be Kind: Demonstrates humility and generosity through emotional connection with colleagues and guests.

Be Happy: Consistently uplifting colleagues and guests through a joyful connection and positive personality.

Be Confident: Openly shares knowledge and skills with other colleagues to achieve excellence.

Have Your Purpose: Demonstrating care and responsibility within your role, to make a tangible impact on the business.

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


Browse Jobs