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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:

Pastry Chef Job Cornwall

Head Pastry Chef

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join the team at the Award Winning Idle Rocks Hotel and Restaurant, in St Mawes Cornwall Would you love to work with Executive Head Chef Dorian Janmaat to achieve our aspirations? Our...
Shelf of Wines - Head Sommelier Job


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Food & Beverage Service team as a Sommelier. Our cuisine reflects the style of our Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, who joined us following 3 years as Head Chef at Raymond...
Front Of House at The Idle Rocks

Front Of House / F&B 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...
Seaview Rooms at The Idle Rocks

Housekeeping Assistant

We are looking to strengthen our housekeeping team at The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel. Full and part time positions are available and we can be flexible with hours to work around any other commitments you may have. Good...
Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula

Chef de Partie

We have an opening for a Chef De Partie at The Idle Rocks in St Mawes, Cornwall. As CDP you must have relevant experience of working within a busy kitchen and a mature outlook in this role. You will be...
Receptionist Jobs at The Idle Rocks

Hotel Receptionist

We are looking for a Hotel Receptionist to join our team at The Idle Rocks, St Mawes. £9.00 - £9.80 an hour dependent on experience - Full-time, Permanent. Benefits:  Very competitive salary. Uniform. Meals on duty. Staff discounts and preferable...
Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula

Commis Chef

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to come and join our team at the Idle Rocks. We are looking for a committed and hardworking individual who is looking for a new chapter in their culinary career. This role if...

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
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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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Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
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