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Sommelier - Fine Dining Restaurant

Business Unit:  The Peninsula London
Location:  London

The Peninsula London is pleased to announce we are seeking a Sommelier to join the team within our fine dining restaurant, reporting to the Head Sommelier. This is a critical position in creating an efficient yet memorable guest experience through wine service and will be responsible for all wine sales a unique beverage offering. The Peninsula Hotels are renowned for their food and beverage offerings and service, alongside creativity and combining the best ingredients with tradition and innovation.


It is an exciting time to join the pre-opening team to be part of a motivated and professional brigade, establishing, and setting up the operations, and working together as a team towards the successful opening of The Peninsula London.    


  • An exceptional opportunity to join our high-profile flagship hotel opening in London
  • Market-leading remuneration, service charges, and attractive benefits
  • Join our award-winning group, working alongside a highly experienced team


Key Accountabilities:


  • Always ensure the delivery of exceptional wine service, providing friendly, yet discreet and unobtrusive service in greeting and waiting on all guests. Exceeds guest expectations with service, in keeping with the Peninsula Service Principles, focusing on the core principles.
  • Look for anticipating the guests' needs.
  • Always maintain all wine storage areas at the correct temperature and humidity.
  • Support the development of wine culture within The Peninsula London.
  • Establish and maintain positive guest and colleague interactions with good working relationships.
  • Conduct regular training for employees on preparation, service, and menu pairing related to the wine menu.
  • Ensure that consistency and correct service techniques for all meal periods are followed by all staff members when preparing or serving wine.


General Requirements:


  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing excellent service. Good knowledge of wine and all related facets.  
  • Passion for service and quality wine and related beverage offerings, with an appetite to exceed expectations.
  • Relevant qualifications required and an appetite to learn and contribute.
  • A second language would be advantageous although not essential however excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, highly adaptable, naturally positive.
  • Flexibility, and capability of working under pressure.


At the Peninsula London, we look after:


Your financial wellbeing:

  • Excellent salary package 
  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues
  • Life Insurance
  • Enhanced company contribution on pension plan


Your medical care:

  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan
  • Workplace nursery salary exchange program


Your daily health routine:

  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room, contemplation room and nursing mothers’ room
  • Colleague restaurant with healthy and balanced 24/7 food offerings
  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions


Other perks:

  • High street and online shopping discounts
  • Rewards and recognition initiatives
  • Dry cleaning for uniforms and work attire


We look forward to welcoming you to the Peninsula family and receiving your resume.






The Peninsula London will open with 190 guestrooms, 25 luxury residences, restaurants, spa and wellness and banqueting facilities, overlooking Hyde Park Corner in the heart of Belgravia nestled between the Royal Parks. Being proud to be an accredited Real Living Wage employer, The Peninsula London will embrace exquisite design, innovation, heritage, and service which we are excited to bring to London with this historic opening. 

Requisition ID:  38601

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