Situated on Wapping High Street, near Tower Bridge, we are one of London’s Finest Fish Restaurants, serving over 1500 guests a week.

Reservations Role

We are heavily led by reservations, and you will work closely with the management team on a daily basis. This role requires flexibility, forward thinking and the ability to manage requests, table turns, answering the telephone, being organised and VERY friendly and hospitable! You will be the first and last impression when greeting guests and wishing them a fond farewell. You will be immaculate in presentation and always welcoming.
OpenTable Experience is ESSENTIAL as well as FLUENT ENGLISH.

Experience working in a similar environment is desirable.

Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef required for our Ongar Restaurant. The food is prepared and served to exceptional standard and the quality of the ingredients is high. The restaurant also prides itself on exceptional service with a relaxed atmosphere.

We are looking for a pastry chef to join this established brigade. You will be working directly with the head chef to create excellent dishes and to help during the service.

Hours will be worked out on a rota basis Monday to Sunday. Salary £19,000-£23,000 depending on experience with 28 days annual holiday.

You must be able to display a passion and commitment about quality produce and to creating dynamic dishes.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will have experience working in a high quality restaurant and will have worked to high volume in a large kitchen.
  • Will have a good knowledge of pastry and ability to guide commis chefs
  • Will be willing to learn new things
  • Will have a positive attitude and be reliable

If you are currently working as a Pastry chef and looking for a new challenge, please send your CV now.

Chef de Partie

We are looking for an ambitious CDP to strengthen our established team. This position of Chef de Partie is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work for one of the South East’s best restaurants. This will provide the opportunity to take their culinary skills and experience to the next level. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 years experience working at Chef De Partie level working with fresh and seasonal produce and the ability to work well in a team

Full time Waiters/Waitresses

Smiths of Ongar is recruiting fun, engaging Floor staff to join the team. As a Waiter/Waitress at Smiths you will be an important part of the team supporting the Floor Manager throughout service.

You will be required to:

  • Seat guests
  • Take orders for food and drinks
  • Serving the dishes to the table
  • Have a varied food and wine knowledge coupled with a “hands on” approach.

We are ideally looking for candidates with a minimum of 1 years experience in a high volume restaurant. Previous experience with a similar cuisine will be beneficial, however not necessary.
As our Waiter/Waitress, you will be friendly, outgoing and willing to go above and beyond for our guests and also your team to ensure that each service runs like clockwork. Candidates should deliver exceptional customer service and be proud of doing so. The ideal candidate will be driven, show initiative and excellent personal grooming.

Contact Us

Please note that we do not take reservations via email.
Please book by phone or use our online reservation forms.


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