If you’re looking for the newest places in town to grab a bite to eat, look no further. As always there are some amazing new restaurant and bar openings in the Capital but we are particularly impressed by the wide variety of cuisines on offer this month. From a Bahrain inspired restaurant in Chelsea to a specialist ramen eatery in Southwark, you’ll find it hard not to try something new.
Bahrain restaurant in Chelsea
Japanese restaurant in Mayfair
Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill
Gul and Sepoy
Food inspired by the Royal Courts of North India
Catalan restaurant in Soho
Casual dining French restaurant in Fitzrovia
Fodder at Platform 1
Restaurant in residence, serving wild, seasonal British food
Italian restaurant on the roof of Selfridges
Mexican restaurant in Soho
Specialist ramen restaurant in Southwark
Buffalo wing street food trader in residency in Hoxton
Oded Oren in residence at Borough Wines & Beers in Islington
Modern British restaurant and bar in Battersea that’s had a recent spruce
Collection of restaurants serving street food in Old Spitalfields Market
Hand roll sushi kiosk in Soho
A third site for burger restaurant
Taco and burrito restaurant in Portobello Road
Modern British restaurant in residence at The Gardening Society on the rooftop of John Lewis
A burger maker in residence in Marylebone
Thai restaurant Smoking Goat in Shoreditch
If you are interested in working for some of London’s finest new restaurant and bar openings, get in touch with us as we have some amazing job opportunities available.
Whether you are looking for a permanent job or some temporary work to earn extra cash before Christmas, we can help you find the right role. Submit your CV or call us on 02079236021 to discuss our available hospitality jobs in London.
Although we don’t have a crystal ball to help us see what the year ahead has install for us, we like to think that our ties within the hospitality industry gives us some kind of insight. Here is what we think you can expect.
The UK has so far successfully weathered the Brexit blast and shown continued growth. We predict that this is likely to continue into 2017. There are likely to be many surprises as Britain enters the New Year, not only in terms of Brexit but also as the global economy adjusts with both a new direction in leadership from the US and other European countries anticipating potential fundamental changes in leadership.
From a recruitment perspective, we anticipate that the market will remain positive but difficult, with a shortage of talent in many key roles such as head chef jobs. While this would become much harder if there is to be a hard Brexit our prediction is that the government will steer a more moderate course, and that we will continue to see a strong influx of employees from the EU.
While 2017 will be governed by uncertainty, and there are many economic factors working against the hospitality sector, there are also several positive factors which will enable the industry overall to thrive.
We don’t need to tell you that there is a huge shortage of talent within the hospitality industry, pretty much every publication you open these days will have some shocking statistic that showcases this shortfall. A common trend within the hospitality recruitment industry is to leave hiring needs to later in the year just before things really pick up for the spring and summer months. However this can be a tricky business, as for obvious reasons, the demand for staff in general increases and good talent then becomes in short supply.
To get ahead of the hiring curve in 2017 and ensure you secure the best talent, we encourage clients to think about hiring earlier in the year. Yes, it may mean you have to pay an extra month or two of wages but it will also mean you have an established team in place by the time things really get busy. It will also ensure that you have more candidates to choose from and are able to hire the right fit for your business ahead of your competitors. Of course this mainly applies to senior hires such as Head Chef jobs or General Manager jobs, as it is this level of talent that is very difficult to come by.
Another tip we’d like to offer those looking to hire hospitality staff in 2017 is to create a recruitment framework and share this with your chosen hospitality recruitment agency. This enables us to line up relevant talent for the months you plan to secure staff and ensure you get “first choice”.
We’d like to wish everyone a huge amount of success in 2017, may it be a very busy and exciting year for you all and we very much look forward to working with many of you again soon.
For more information about hospitality recruitment in London or abroad, feel free to give us a call on 0044 (0)207 923 6021 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily pop down to meet with you and your team and discuss your recruitment requirements for the New Year.
As the scariest holiday of the year approaches, we’ve rustled up a list of the best things to do in London this Halloween. Whether you’re a tricker or a treater there’s sure to be something that’ll tickle your fancy.
Or perhaps you can’t be asked to do anything this Halloween and instead you want to spend the weekend updating your CV and looking for a new job? If this is the case, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Change hospitality recruitment agency in London, we are always looking to speak to talented people who are looking for Hospitality jobs or jobs in the Luxury sector.
For all the foodies out there, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite restaurants in London. We’ve included everything from Michelin Star restaurants, chef tables and fine dining to our favourite local bistros and corner cafes.
If you’re sitting there scratching your head pondering why we made a list of 101 restaurants rather than a nice round number, don’t over-think it! The truth is we battled to cap it at 101 because let’s be fair, London’s culinary offering is so vastly exceptional. But hey, we had to draw the line somewhere so we’ve settled on the list below. Perhaps in a few months’ time we’ll compile a new list to keep you updated, as there are new restaurant openings popping up all over the Capital every month.
For those who love to try new places, prepare to be wowed by those in chef jobs at these amazing eateries. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll be copying and pasting this list onto your notes app, ready for the next time you need dining inspiration.
So without further ado and in alphabetical order (we couldn’t possibly pick a favourite)…
What’s your number? Tweet us @Changehsp and tell us how many of the restaurants on our list you’ve been too?
Equally, if you think there’s a particularly special restaurant we’ve left off the list, please let us know!
The Change Group is a luxury support and hospitality recruitment agency in London. If you are currently looking for a chef job or a front of house job in London, get in touch with us. We have a number of fantastic hospitality jobs available, many of which are working at restaurants like the ones listed.
If there’s one thing London offers us, its choice when it comes to eating out. Each month we see countless new restaurants and bars opening up and we thought you might like some help deciphering which are “must tries”.
LOBOS Meat & Tapas Bar
Who holds the Head Chef job: Roberto Castro
What to except: Lobos, the Spanish word for wolves, will leave you howling with delight from the prime cuts of Iberico pig on offer.
Vibe: A moody cave offering casual dining and fresh produce thanks to its proximity to Borough Market.
Camino Tapas Bankside
Who holds the Executive Chef job: Nacho Del Campo
What to expect: Authentic Spanish tapas washed down with equally Spanish craft beers, largers or a glass of cava.
Vibe: Casual bar style tapas with a south-facing terrace for the sunnier days.
Who holds the Head Chef job: JP Tanti
What to except: Any type of egg served any kind of way, and if eggs aren’t your thing, their experimental chicken wings are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Vibe: Many a joke about what came first, the chicken or the egg.
Balans Kensington High Street
What to except: Indulgence is the name of the game.
Vibe: Quirky décor (there’s a tree in the middle of the back dining room) with brasserie style British dishes.
Balls & Company
Who hold the Head Chef job: Bonny Porter
What to expect: Meatballs, meatballs and more meatballs!
Vibe: Sharing plates in Soho made from only the very best ingredients.
Who holds the Executive Chef job: Jordan Sclare
What to except: Exceptional seafood with a focus on sustainability.
Vibe: Seafood tanks and a menu full of coastal charm.
Who holds the Executive Chef job: we’re not entirely sure just yet
What to except: details are few and far between but we hear eggs and baps will be a main feature on the menu.
Vibe: We presume it’ll reflect a similar style to Hubbard & Bell and Chicken Shop in the Holborn Hoxton Hotel as Ennismore and Soho House have once again joined forces.
Who holds the Head Chef job: Richard Lloyd
What to except: An all Italian restaurant, food, wine and décor!
Vibe: Based in Covent Garden, this will be a popular spot for theatre-goers and tourists passing by, as well as, London foodies.
What makes a great restaurant? Some say the décor, the ambiance or the location but for us it’s all about those in hospitality jobs. With so much choice of places to eat out in London, finding the right people to fill your restaurant’s chef jobs could be the difference between being a good restaurant and being a great one.
If you are interested in speaking to Change about Hospitality Recruitment in London, please get in touch. We cover the following hospitality jobs in London:
Front of House jobs
Back of House jobs