Careers in restaurants

Eating out is one of the most popular pastimes in the UK, and if you're a food and drink enthusiast, working in a restaurant provides an excellent opportunity to turn your knowledge and passion into sales! The UK's restaurant industry is extremely diverse and employs 709,700 people, so whatever you’re looking for, you’re likely to find something that suits you.

Restaurants range from top-end, fine- dining establishments to quick service outlets.
Asian and Oriental restaurants make up a significant part of the industry. There are 11,000 Asian and Oriental restaurants in the UK that serve 2.5 million customers every week!

Coffee shops are also a part of the restaurant industry. In the UK the coffee shop industry is growing fast as Britain becomes a nation of coffee drinkers. Did you know, 20% of people visit a coffee shop daily? There has been an emergence of coffee chains all over the UK, such as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Caffè Nero, Pret A Manger and EAT. The largest 13 brands now operate approximately 2,500 outlets, compared with 1,000 just three years ago.