Head Sommelier


Charlotte StreetUp to £45000Full time

Head Sommelier

Lisboeta - literally meaning ‘a person from Lisbon’ - celebrates the lifestyle, tradition, and emotion of belonging. The restaurant, located on Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, was opened by MJMK in partnership with celebrity chef Nuno Mendes in 2022 and has been proud to receive much critical acclaim since opening. More recently, Lisboeta has been listed in both the Michelin guide and the World’s 50 Best Discovery list. As the restaurant continues its success, we’re looking for a talented, passionate Head Sommelier to join the team, who will be responsible for leading the day to running of the wine service and supporting the front of house team.

Your responsibilities as Head Sommelier will include:

o Service for lunch, dinner and private events

o Inspiring, training and empowering the FOH team to pair and sell wine confidently

o Ownership and development of winelist

o Supplier management

o Wine ordering and cellar management

o Invoice approval

o Maintaining and sharing guest wine notes with reservation and reception team

o Being a focus for Lisboeta’s wine social media/promotional activities

You will deliver inspiring leadership; expert training; team empowerment and development of knowledge. You will be a great floor personality; energetic and engaging to our young team, confident with experienced wine consumers and HNW individuals

Key requirements for this role are a passion for best-in-class hospitality, generosity of spirit, a positive outlook, and love of all things restaurants and people.

You will need to demonstrate strong organisational skills, attention to detail and an understanding of what it takes to run some of the best restaurants in London.

As a Head Sommelier at Lisboeta, we’ll offer you:

  • Up to £45,000, subject to experience
  • 25% staff discount across all MJMK sites
  • 28 days holidays, including Bank Holidays
  • Opportunity to develop your career with MJMK as we expand
  • Mental health and well-being assistance with Hospitality Action who can offer free advice and counselling if you’re struggling at work or at home
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after your first year with us
  • An enhanced pension plan and the opportunity to take a sabbatical for a month, with two weeks paid by MJMK, after you’ve worked with us for 5 years

We’d love to hear from you if you’re an experienced Head Sommelier and you’re up for a new challenge and the opportunity to work alongside Nuno Mendes. Bem-vindo à nossa casa - welcome to our home!