Restaurant Manager

Our Restaurant Managers play an essential role in delivering an exceptional customer experience across our Restaurants - delivering tasty food, maintaining high operational standards and smashing commercial targets. Responsibilties Oversee the fast-paced restaurant operation, taking...

Our Restaurant Managers play an essential role in delivering an exceptional customer experience across our Restaurants - delivering tasty food, maintaining high operational standards and smashing commercial targets. 


  • Oversee the fast-paced restaurant operation, taking responsibility for both the kitchen and front of house operation
  • Lead an engaged team, focused on delivering a great customer experience and making it work for our customer
  • Ensure strict compliance with health and safety regulations at all times
  • Effective stock management controls, to ensure wastage is minimised and the kitchen has everything it needs to deliver to our customers
  • Support the delivery of in store events, including seasonal highlights such as Breakfast with Santa, and regular fixtures such as Afternoon Teas
  • Communicate effectively with our central support teams to maintain smooth operations and feedback to improve our business
  • Work as part of the overall Garden Centre Management team to deliver a safe working enviroment, commercially successful store and a great place to work for our colleagues

Who we are looking for

  • You’ll bring a passion for hospitality with proven experience of restaurant management
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of budgets, profitability from driving sales and improved ways of working
  • A proven ability to manage stock controls and strict adherance to health & safety regulations 
  • Ability to identify training needs. You'll be effectively coaching and training all levels ensuring our teams are delivering a first-class customer experience and safe centre environment
  • Adaptability. You'll act quickly and enthusiastically to changing priorities, workload and new regulations or requirements
  • Positivity managing change, you'll lead the team through each season with care and motivation to deliver the best
  • Can demonstrate our values at all times – we’re one team, getting better everyday. We bring a smile. We live and breathe gardens. We make it work for our customers

What we offer

  • Generous annual leave entitlement. Use your holidays when you want with limited statutory days off required 
  • Treat yourself with generous uncapped discount across our stores with 50% off in our Restaurants, 25% off in the Garden Centre and 10% off in our food halls 
  • Access to Wagestream – support your financial wellbeing, with ability to access earnings ahead of pay day, save for the future and financial advice
  • Access to Retail Trust – seek confidential support, access to a virtual GP, free counselling service and discounted retail rewards with our employee wellbeing platform
  • Access to Dobbies Academy – continue your development with our eLearning platform and development programmes
  • Thriving culture; the Dobbies team are passionate, diverse and committed to making it work for our customers

About us

At Dobbies, we’re proud to have history dating back to 1865. Founded by James Dobbie, we’re the UK’s largest garden centre retailer, with 3,800 colleagues and 77 stores, including six little dobbies, and a Central Support Office near Edinburgh.

Our passion and joy for gardens and plants is what makes us special. In our stores, we showcase this through own brand and branded products, concession partners and services. We have something for every season, occasion and style of garden, outside and in.

Many of our stores also feature a restaurant or coffee shop, where customers can enjoy refreshments or meals in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

At Dobbies, we champion garden living all-year-round and offer a calendar of events and experiences that bring people and communities together. 

We’re committed to being a great place to work. We’re one team and we encourage our colleagues to be the best version of themselves, every day; to share their wins and celebrate success. Together, we make it work for our customers. 

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