Host / Hostess

About the job

As Hosts/Hostess, you are the welcoming face of Parker’s Tavern, your warm greeting and efficient manner sets the tone for our guests. The part you play ensures a smooth and seamless experience for our guests, liaising with your Team Members to provide the link and continuity essential in our offering of exceptional service. Your duties will include but not be limited to:


You’re the face of our guests’ experience, making sure that from the moment they arrive to when they leave, they’re having a memorable experience.
Anticipate needs and proactively provide solutions so that our guests’ expectations are not only met but exceeded.
Coordinate seating for the guests.
Taking restaurant bookings and table allocations, ensuring the restaurant operates smoothly and efficiently.
Have an eye for detail and very high standards when it comes to our service, hygiene, safety, and cleanliness standards.
Have full knowledge and understanding of all food and beverage items on the menu.
Able to work in all areas of Food and Beverage including Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, and Conference and Events.
Support with training new starters to ensure a high level of service is delivered at all times.
We believe in flexibility and multi-skilling, and you may be asked to do different tasks from time to time to enable us to meet the needs of our guests.
  • As well as the opportunity to work with a fantastic team in an exceptional property, the position comes with: Competitive salary Free meals on duty Team Member Parties Room and F&B discounts across the Marriott portfolio Free employee assistance program – mental health, well-being, financial, and legal support because you matter! Refer a friend – who do you know who could be interested in a new role? When they are placed, you could earn up to £400 for referring them!
  • Department: Customer Service Host/Hostess

About you


Passion for hospitality – you’re all about creating memorable experiences for others.
You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other, and has fun along the way.
Have excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail.
The restaurant is busy all day and so you will need to be flexible in your availability to work mornings, evenings & weekends.
Having a reliable method of transportation to the hotel is essential – we have no on-site parking.
  • Language required: English.

The company

University Arms, Cambridge, re-created in 2018 by architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, offers 192 rooms and suites, with views over Parker’s Piece, historic Regent Street, and the hotel’s inner courtyard. The style reflects classic Edwardian interiors with bespoke, leather-padded writing desks, low ottomans and rooms full of natural light. The result is ambitious, beautiful, and full of life. Occupying ground floor of University Arms, Cambridge, Parker’s Tavern is a quintessentially English brasserie. Chef Director Tristan Welch has designed every dish to be a whimsical re-imagining of a British classic, sourced from field, fen and seas. This is where guests will find plates piled high with Norfolk fruits de mer, or in winter, suckling pig with wild mushrooms, and Tristan’s signature pie of the day. Guests can taste England on every plate.

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Host / Hostess

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Full-time, Indefinite

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