Bar staff

09 Mar 2018
01 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


From the multi-award-winning and critically-acclaimed JKS Restaurants, Brigadiers, which opens in Spring 2018 in the Bloomberg Arcade, will be a contemporary Indian barbecue and beer tavern inspired by the army mess bars of India, where regiments go to eat, drink and socialise.

A reception will lead guests into a myriad of rooms including a dining room, a bar stocked with over 30 different beers and enviable whisky selection, a taps room, and three private dining rooms including a 'pot luck' conservatory. Live sport will be shown on demand across selected rooms, while a pool table and classic card games will be offered for those who wish to play while they eat and drink.

We are seeking Bar Staff at all levels to be part of our most ambitious concept yet!

When you become part of the Brigadiers team, you'll receive:

  • Up to GBP9.50 per hour, dependent on experience;

  • A personalised development plan and excellent career progression opportunities;

  • 50% off dining across JKS Restaurants, including Gymkhana, Trishna, Hoppers, Lyle's, BAO, XU, Bubbledogs and Sabor;

  • Up to 28 days' holiday per year;

  • Free meals on duty;

  • Employee referral scheme;

  • Discounted gym membership;

  • Employee of the Month and Long Service awards;

  • Uniform allowance;

  • Pension;

  • Fun staff parties.

If you have previous bartending experience in a quality bar or restaurant, combined with a highly personable nature, oodles of creativity and flair, and are eager to be part of a fantastic new opening, then we want to hear from you!

We are looking for committed team-players with lots of personality and humour to open this restaurant with us and deliver an exceptional experience to our guests.

To be the best, come and work with the best! JKS Restaurants boasts an extremely talented Group Bar Team who are eager to impart their knowledge and encourage passionate bartenders to reach their personal and career goals:

James Stevenson

The Brigadiers bar programme is fronted by award-winning Group Bar Manager, James Stevenson, (formerly of Talented Mr Fox, Peg and Patriot, Whistling Shop) who has been at the helm of some of the best bars in the world for the past 5 years whilst consulting on beverage programmes for fine dining chefs around the UK and the world. Having been listed in the 'World's 50 Best Bars' consecutively, James has been part of and fronted teams that have received multiple 'Tales of the Cocktail Spirted Awards' nominations, including 'Best New Bar', 'Best Drinks Menu' and 'Best Drinks Selection' whilst also winning UK cocktail competitions, and 'Diplomatico World Tournament 2014' and competing globally. James also owns the East London gin company 'Wolfs Nose' where he resides as founder and head distiller.

Maya Tarrant

Heading up bar training and bartender development is award-winning Bartender, Maya Tarrant, whose last position was Head Bartender at 'The Blind Pig', winning the 'Tales of the Cocktail Spirted Award' for 'Best Restaurant Bar in the World'. Alongside her role at JKS Restaurants, Maya works is a consultant and trainer for spirit brands.

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