This is definitely the most exciting time yet to be working for Mamuśka!

In August 2015 we moved from the shopping centre at Elephant and Castle (The Pit of Despair) out into the light of day across the street. Since then our sales have almost doubled.

Everyone keeps “movin’ on up” and getting promoted, so we have an exciting opportunity for fresh blood to come and join in the fun. We are looking for people who are hard-working and can enjoy a knowing look and a smile with their colleagues when the really nutty ‘rush hours’ hit.

We pay well above minimum wage (including performance bonus), offer free authorised delicious staff meals and OJ when working (no need to sneak treats around here) and even share generous discounts across all food and drink for off duty team members.

We always want to see CVs from interesting and ambitious individuals. In particular, here are some positions we are getting ready to fill right now.



Waitress / Waiter / Service Star

Experience: Optional
Location: SE1, London
Full-time or Part-time

Service Stars for new Flagship Launch! Waitress / Waiter / Full-time / Part-time, Experience Optional

Mamuska! Polish Kitchen and Bar – the most-loved Polish restaurant brand in London – our new 600 m2, 220-seat flagship location in South Bank Waterloo, with a layout and design that will knock your socks off!

Every day we challenge ourselves to create outstanding experiences for our guests and our teammates at Mamuska! Known as much for our great service as for our big portions of high-quality Polish food at amazingly low prices, Mamuska! is going to hit new heights as the anchor tenant of the very hip Leake Street Arches development in South Bank.

Our 76-seat open-air mezzanine is designed to work as a bar, private party space and over-flow for tour groups, but with massive steel beams and concrete overhead, it feels like we have taken over a shipyard! The main 122-seat dining area downstairs in the old Victorian-era railway arch backs onto ‘The Bunker’, a factory-style structure that has a walkway gantry so that our patrons can enjoy a birds-eye view of the action.

As a Service Star, your job is to set that fun yet professional, casual yet efficient, wacky yet dependable tone. We are looking for people who are excited about Polish food, drink and culture and are ready to teach and share that love with new and returning customers alike.

It is hard work to make casual dining look this cool and relaxed. But if hard work and cool environments stimulate you, this is a brilliant place to earn cash to put yourself though school, to start a career in catering, or to advance quickly in a young entrepreneurial organisation that is hungry for your input, ideas and leadership.

Service Stars take turns handling everything in the front of house:

  • Greeting and Helping Customers
  • Guiding guests through their orders
  • Pouring Drinks
  • Keeping the bar stocked
  • Clearing tables and keeping the restaurant clean
  • Working with the kitchen to get the orders out
  • Co-ordinating the Delivery Service
  • Choosing the music and video entertainment
  • Posting to Social Media

and so much more!

The benefits of working at Mamuska! include a 2% contributory pension (including for part-time teammates), free staff duty meals and discounts when off duty, tips shared out with teammates (not management), free uniform, training and continual professional development (CPD) and more.

We are opening in October and are recruiting the team to help us launch this exciting project right now. To become a part of the team please send a short cover letter and your full CV to us – with your mobile number – via the link below.

We look forward to hearing from lovers of all things Polish to come join our amazing team!



Line Chef

Location: SE1, London
Full time
Benefits: Profit sharing, possible subsidised accommodation in Zone 1
Salary: £10 per hr

Full-time chef roles paying £10/hr at London’s best Polish eating & drinking sensation. Pension, tips, career progression, a week off at Christmas and more!

Job description and summary

As London’s most fun and famous Polish eatery, we challenge ourselves every day to make the experience at Mamuśka! the absolute best it can possibly be for our guests and our Team. And the one thing that just about everyone agrees with is that the food is authentically Polish, the taste is delicious and that the portions are generous.

We have turned thousands of people onto Polish food over the past 8 years and with our plans to expand things are about to get even more exciting! We are opening a 6000 ft site in the summer, with more to come.

We are looking for Chefs who are excited about introducing Londoners to Polish food, as well as providing Poles with a taste of home. At Mamuśka! we’ll be calling you a Super Chef for a reason: You will be amazingly fast on the line when it is busy, and producing large batches from traditional recipes when it is not.

It is not easy to make casual dining look this cool and relaxed, and the truth is we all work very hard to achieve this magic. But if hard work stimulates you, this could be a great place to launch the next stage of your career! As a young entrepreneurial organisation hungry for your input, ideas and leadership, you could easily progress to the position of Sous Chef, Kitchen Manager or even Head Chef running your own group of restaurants in a few years.

Duties Include:

  • Processing tickets and plating meals
  • Pan-frying schabowy and deep-frying devolay
  • Making large batches of soups such as rosół and żurek
  • Co-ordinating the Delivery Service with the Front of House
  • Running a team of Kitchen Heroes, and so much more!

The benefits of working at Mamuska Restaurants Limited include:

  • A 2% employer contributory pension
  • A week off with pay at Christmas
  • Free Staff Meals (on duty)
  • Staff discounts (off duty)
  • Tips shared out with Teammates (not management)
  • Free Uniform
  • Training and Continual Professional Development (CPD)

If you love all things Polish, come join our amazing team as we expand the Mamuśka! concept across the UK. Please send your CV to and we will be in touch soon!



Restaurant  Manager

Location: SE1, London
Full time Permanent (48 hr/wk)
 uniform, pension, tips, bonuses and profit sharing!
Salary: £35k annual

Mamuska! Polish Kitchen and Bar – the most-loved Polish restaurant brand in London – has a massive new 220-seat, flagship location in South Bank Waterloo, and we are looking for an experienced, dynamic, energetic, profit-oriented, entrepreneurial operator to take the business in hand and make it reach it’s true potential.

Known for our big portions of high-quality Polish food at amazing prices, as well as our great service, Mamuśka! is going to hit new heights as the anchor tenant of the very hip Leake Street development in South Bank.

We are looking for a professional who will deliver our unique service experience by mixing professional operational management with the positive energy to keep the team upbeat and remembering to have fun!

Our 86-seat open-air mezzanine is designed to work as a bar, private party space and over-flow for tour groups, but with massive steel beams and concrete overhead, it feels like we have taken over a shipyard! The main 122-seat dining area downstairs in the Old Arch, a Victorian-era railway arch, backs onto ‘The Bunker’, that has a viewing gantry so our guests can enjoy a birds-eye view of all the action.

Your key partner in running the business, the Head Chef, will be leading his team within a beautiful new bespoke stainless steel kitchen. Rounding out the management team is Marketing Manager and a Managing Director whose main role is to guide the management team and commercially develop the business, including new locations here in the UK and overseas.

Running the front of house and delivering the service, however, is down to the General Manager and the team he or she develops. You will recruit, train and manage a team of approximately 7 full-time and 7 part-time Service Stars, as well as a delivery service, cleaners, repairmen and other suppliers. We pay good wages, and the service charge and cash tips are shared across the whole team. 100% goes to the Team. The staff welfare area, staff meals and generous staff discounts will help you recruit and retain the team, but keeping them sharp, working hard and continuing to strive for operational excellence while still having fun will be your main priority.

This is a role for a hands-on manager who can lead by example, develop talent, delegate and train supervisors, and keep a steady hand on the wheel when we get slammed, which can happen very often and unexpectedly, here in South Bank!

With bonuses for reaching sales targets and profit sharing as part of your package, you need to be committed to making the business work commercially, and take pride as the numbers get more exciting.

This is a big role for a serious professional who can bring with them the benefit of their experience from at least five years in the industry. English is a must and Polish is a massive plus. Numeric skills are definitely needed, especially in regards to tracking budgets and KPI’s and focusing on the monthly Profit and Loss reports, and you should have solid MS office (Word, Excel) skills as well.

We have been in a ‘soft opening’ mode since December 2018 and are already 60% to target. We are looking for our new General Restaurant Manager to start immediately, and to get busy recruiting new experienced members to the team so that we can all start celebrating the successes that are just around the corner.  Delivery service, Platform Bar operation, corporate and private hire, upselling and table service and increasing our growing lunch trade are the five key areas that you will need to get into play, because any of these by themselves can take us well beyond profitability and make Mamuśka! the brand that everyone is talking about as the next big UK casual dining success story!


Assistant Restaurant  Manager (Bar & Events)

Location: SE1, London
Full time Permanent (48 hr/wk)
 uniform, pension, tips, bonuses and profit sharing!
Salary: £28k


We are looking for people with the energy to lead from the front, work alongside the Service Stars, direct the team and make sure everyone works to optimum efficiency (especially when it gets really busy) and deliver value to the business by ensuring our labour rates are kept in line.

You will be responsible for:

  • Training, managing, rewarding and retaining your super team of Service Stars
  • Delivering a dynamic, FUN and smooth service to our highly-valued customers
  • Maintaining an immaculate and organised Front of House of which we can be proud
  • Scheduling and executing planned cleaning and maintenance for all FOH equipment, fixtures and fittings
  • Help organise and lead events and parties at The Platform bar
  • Trying new ideas to discover better ways to make profits and deliver value
  • Drive sales and marketing activities and new promotions

Benefits at Mamuska! include profit sharing for all team members and equity buy-in opportunities for key managers. This is your chance to cash in on your talents and get in on the ground floor of the next big Casual Dining brand!

Please send both your CV and an application letter in English. We can’t get back to everyone, so make sure you tell us why you are the best candidate for this amazing opportunity.

Required Skills / Buzzwords

  • Team management
  • Casual dining
  • Fast casual
  • Trained by a chain
  • Enthusiastic
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Reporting
  • Fun loving
  • Perfectionist
  • Polish speaking a plus.



Operations Technician

Not all jobs in the restaurant deal with taking orders or cooking food. Somebody has to fix all the stuff we break!

We have a great opportunity for an energetic individual who loves the restaurant business but who’s talents are more about painting, carpentry, plumbing, light electrical and other handyman jobs.

For those things you cannot fix, we will help you engage and supervise external technicians when we have to call them in. This is a position for someone who really loves variety at work but who can turn their hand to many different operational tasks.

With more locations on the way, you will have the opportunity to advance to Operations Manager if you choose, and possibly even take up a future role coordinating the construction of new locations.

So there is tons of scope for growth in future, but in the here and now, if you have a knack for repairs and organisation, this is definitely the job for you. Apply with a CV and short email to




At Mamuśka! we have noticed how difficult it is to find young people who understand what it means to work hard in the hospitality industry. There is no shortage of people who want to be on the payroll, nor a shortage of people who want to put on a uniform and hang out in a restaurant and get paid for hitting on the punters. But to find people with energy, motivation to do well and to produce value for the customers and thee Company in which they are employed, there is a ‘scarcity of resource’, as the economists would say.

There is no point in us complaining unless we are willing to get stuck in to help solve the problem.

So we are actively looking to bring on and train apprentices within all the areas listed above. If you believe all you need is a chance, and you have no experience but lots of drive and a fantastic work ethic, and you are willing to get paid the reduced rates that apprentices are paid while they learn their craft, you should apply with us today. We can find an accredited program for you to work through so you can get appropriate courses completed so that you are getting certified at the same time as earning a bit of dosh.

We are a hard working but warm and welcoming team, and we think we can show you exactly how to develop new skills so you can get a position anywhere in the industry … even at Mamuśka! if you play your cards right!



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