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The Idle Rocks is located on the Roseland Peninsula in the heart of St Mawes an idyllic spot voted as the best seaside town in the UK. Anchoring St Mawes’ reputation as a desirable Cornish location, this small hotel is considered one of the region’s top luxury British retreats. All the interiors, which were designed by Karen Richards, owner of the hotel, incorporate traditional coastal culture and contemporary design. The hotel restaurant, led by ex Le Manoir chef Dorian Janmaat, focuses on locally sourced produce with flavour, texture and presentation being integral to all dishes. Made unique for its position on the water the hotel gives guests access to a multitude of activities, including sailing, walking or fishing.

If there is not a role suitable for you below, we are always willing to hear from talented individuals across the whole hospitality sector.  If you would like us to consider you for a role that is not listed below, please send your CV & a covering letter to

Why join us at The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel?
  • Led by a passionate team with a shared vision to become the best hotel in the South West
  • A beautiful seaside location, in the coastal community of St Mawes with a fast growing reputation as a culinary destination
  • To be part of Dorian Janmaat’s ambition to make The Idle Rocks, one of the best restaurants in Cornwall
What We Can Offer?
  • A structured programme of internships and work placements for students studying hospitality
  • Seasonal placements in a variety of roles for students looking to support their studies during the summer break
  • Exciting graduate opportunities for those looking to progress their career
  • Live in accommodation available to assist with relocation and for seasonal roles

Our Current Roles:

view of the sea terrace at The Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes

Assistant Restaurant Manager

Objective  To work with the senior management team to drive our Restaurant standards and service throughout the hotel, team and local community.   Establish yourself as a senior member of our management team. To develop a culture of building rapport with our guests in line with the brand values...
Grilled lobster on a wooden board with chips - Eat at The St Mawes Hotel

F&B Manager (St Mawes Hotel)

St Mawes Hotel is looking to recruit a candidate with relevant experience in a similar restaurant/hotel environment. The main job role is to assist the Hotel manager in organising and controlling the day to day operation of the bar and...
Front Of House at The Idle Rocks

Front Of House Staff

Do you have a passion for impeccable service, with an eye for detail, and going that extra mile to ensure all guests have the best possible experience. You could be who we are looking for. We have a fantastic opportunity...

Our Booking Options

Book your stay and reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks online. Or why not have a look at our beautiful sister property, The St Mawes Hotel.
Seaview Rooms - a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
Book Your Stay

To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

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Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms, bar & dining options, and the Hidden Cinema at our sister hotel

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