Restaurant Manager

£26,000 - £30,000 yearly
  • Mei Mei
  • Borough Market, Southwark Street, London, UK
  • Oct 31, 2019
Full-time Front of House: Restaurant Manager

About us

This year, Elizabeth Haigh of Kaizen House launches her new project, Mei Mei, a Singaporean food stall specialising in Hainanese chicken rice and Singaporean Nanyang Kopi, within London’s renowned food market’s new development, Borough Market Kitchen.

Mei Mei is styled on the Kopi Tiams in Singapore, which are dining spaces popular throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia that combine an all-day coffee shop with food vendors. With the variety of dishes and drinks available means that these are places where the different cultures, backgrounds and dietary requirements, of the people in Singapore – and now London – can eat together at one table. Kopi Tiam’s are at the heart of the Singaporean culture and is a place that is inclusive and always delicious.

Role description

We are looking for the right candidate to join our small passionate team, working closely with Elizabeth, in our exciting new project in Borough Market Kitchen. It’s the perfect position for many reasons, and we’d like to meet the right person and tell them why.

The operation is a ‘grab and go’ concept but everything is made in-house from incredible ingredients from The Ginger Pig and Borough Market itself, as well as offering an authentic Singaporean Kopi range. As such, the role requires both a cool head and a steady hand to manage busy lunch services with an outgoing personality for our customers. 

This position comes with an incredibly attractive work week and hours — Mei Mei offers flexible hours and Borough Market is a purely day-time operation, closed on Sundays*

Salary pay is based on experience. 

*We will be open for extended Market Christmas trading hours but closed on 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st and 2nd January 2020


Restaurant Manager to work closely with Elizabeth in our small but growing team

  • Day to day running of services
  • Detailed reporting to the director (experience in Excel is essential)
  • Managing health & safety, risk assessment paperwork using KitchenLogs, etc.
  • Managing rota and holidays for our small team
  • Keeping tills updated
  • Stock check

Ideal candidate

At Mei Mei, we prize growth within the company and we value applicants with an interest in expanding their skill-set. There is a real opportunity and scope for the right and passionate candidate who is interested in progress within a unique, fast-paced and creative environment. 

  • Have experience working in a high paced environment, ideally hospitality.
  • Have basic reporting skills, be computer literate
  • Demonstrate experience leading a team, inspiring and motivating colleagues
  • Bring a passion for and decent knowledge of the London food scene
  • Have acute problem-solving skills
  • Have an outgoing personality, well suited to customer-facing roles
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for detail
  • Positive, dedicated personality!

Desired experience/skills

Restaurant manager to have knowledge of iZettle, Xero and Planday 

Perks, incentives or benefits offered

  • Staff meals on duty
  • Staff Discount
  • Borough Market traders discount
  • Team dinners

Preferred starting date

Nov 18, 2019