This is a cosy wee bistro specialising in home-cooked food, Scottish Craft Beers and Spirits and regular live music. The place has earned a reputation for being quirky, innovative, entertaining, and welcoming. We are committed to providing imaginative vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes, alongside the very best of local produce, Scottish meats and seafood. We put on live music 5 times a week, which is provided by an array of talented local and visiting artists. The core team at Crofters' are highly experience professionals, many of whom have worked in the industry all over the world. We take pride in our business; we are passionate about Arran and delivering the best possible experience of authentic island hospitality, with warmth and humour.
Arran is a stunning place, with a strong local community and flourishing tourism trade. You will be joining a relaxed, friendly team of professionals in a highly social environment, so you will quickly become part of the island community. The live music is predominantly Scots / Irish / Americana with some jazz and blues, so you will also get to see some great local and visiting bands.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
“To apply a modern and progressive approach to traditional hospitality with a commitment to an authentic sustainable island, small holding, lifestyle. “
The Music Bar Bistro is a cosy wee bistro specialising in home-cooked food, Scottish Craft Beers and Spirits, with regular live music. The place has earned a reputation for being quirky, innovative, entertaining, and welcoming with a commitment to sustainability. We are committed to providing imaginative vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes, alongside the very best of local produce, Scottish meats and seafood. We put on live music 5 times a week, which is provided by an array of talented local and visiting artists. We take pride in our business and our development; we are passionate about Arran and delivering the best possible experience of authentic island hospitality, with warmth and humour.
We are looking to compliment our team with two energetic, experienced and enthusiastic individuals with immediate start. Previous hospitality experience is vital with a good working understanding of coffee, cocktails, beer and spirits, food preparation and cellar management. An appreciation of live music is required and a musical background would be ideal.
The responsibility of the role will include, but is not limited to: delivering all aspects of the Steps of Service Handbook to provide service to customers including: greeting customers, table management using our online booking system, talking knowledgeably about our products, taking orders processed through EPOS, running food & drinks, clearing tables, making drinks to order and serving those at the bar, cleaning glasses and equipment, and maintaining stock levels.
In addition to steps of service, the role will involve housekeeping duties; cash handling, including cashing up and completion of excel worksheets, administrative paperwork, use of the booking system, and maintaining lines of communication within the business.
The ideal candidate will have experience within a busy bistro environment, whilst only being a 40 seat restaurant we can expect to up to 150 covers a day with 70-80 between 5pm-9pm. We are a close knit, family run establishment specialising in Scottish provenance and authentic hospitality. A bright, confident character with a sense of humour is vital (UK work visa or citizenship required) with a "can do" attitude. References to demonstrate ability to work under own initiative within busy, high-pressure environments are crucial.
We are a Real National Living Wage employer and tips are split pro rata weekly, accommodation available £30 p.w deducted from wages; up to 45 hours a week with 2 1/2 days off per week. To apply for the position please forward a Curriculum Vita, along with a cover note, illustrating your interpretation of “Scottish Hospitality”.
We also have remit for a FOH Operations manager and a Senior Chef de Partie. For more information on these roles please get in touch.
Our staff accommodation is a single/twin (for friends travelling together) or double (for a couple) occupancy room in a shared flat situated above the restaurant with kitchen and bathroom facilities. It is basic but functional and clean.
Arran is a thriving island with fantastic opportunities for almost every type of outdoor activity. There are numerous festivals and concerts throughout the season and great visitor attractions. It is also only 2 hours from Glasgow, so time off in the city is easy to achieve.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Full time - 35 hours