Find flexible, part-time waiter and waitress jobs near you in London.

Waiters and waitresses are responsible for greeting customers, answering menu related questions and processing food and drink orders. As part of Coople’s professional workforce, you can find rewarding work as a waiter or waitress with immediate start dates. Browse waiter and waitress jobs from thousands of UK firms and find the right opportunity for you today.

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What you can expect when applying for waiter and waitress jobs with Coople:

Job responsibilities

As a waiter or waitress you are often the face of the cafe or restaurant to the customers, so make your impression count! When you land this position, you can expect your responsibilities to include:

  • Answering questions about menu items, food sensitivities and substitutions.
  • Interacting with customers to ensure you deliver a quality service and resolve any complaints.
  • Serving customers quickly and efficiently.
  • Accurately handling cash and credit card payments.
  • Preparing and serving beverages to meet quality standards.
  • Removing used dishes, glasses and cutlery from tables to maintain a clean and tidy environment.
  • Pre-setting tables for customers, ensuring tables are provided with essential cutlery and napkins.
  • Collecting food orders from the kitchen, verifying that they are correct, and serving them to customers.
  • Ensuring that customers are satisfied with their meals and processing orders for additional courses if necessary.


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Which skills do we look for in waiter/waitress job applicants?

Sometimes, our waiter/waitress jobs do not require experience. If no specific experience is required, it will be listed clearly in the job description. For example, the job description may say:

  • No previous experience needed.
  • Ability to work independently and/or as a team member.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Active listening and communication skills with an eye for detail.
  • Friendly and personable personality, eager to deliver a first-class customer experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under high pressure, fast paced environments.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

If specific experience is required, it will be stated clearly in the job description when you apply. For example, hiring companies may ask for:

  • At least 6 months’ experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Silver service experience.
  • Health & safety training.

How to prepare for your waiter/waitress job.

There’s a variety of things to look out for before you start your shift as a waiter/waitress.

This could include:

  • Specific uniform requirements – be sure to check whether or not a uniform will be provided in the job description.
  • Service experience – some hiring companies may require silver service training. If this is essential for the role, it will be explicitly stated in the job description.

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