Restaurant Manager – Nights | Higher Ground


  • Lead a team of hospitality professionals
  • Hands-on management role
  • Vibrant & highly energetic work environment


The Venue:

Housed in a heritage-listed powerhouse, Higher Ground is an all-day dining destination located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Six connected levels wrap around the perimeter of the original brick building to create a suite of intimate tiered platforms. The interior design features a rich and tactile palette, combining terrazzo, cork, steel, stone and solid timbers to define and anchor each setting.

Executive Chef Ash Hick’s new all day Modern Australian dining menu has something for every occasion, and is crafted using local ingredients – served alongside an extensive beverage list offering Melbourne’s very best. Experience Higher Ground from morning through to evening, with a new snack menu available from 4pm onwards, signature cocktails, happy hour offers, DJ’s and events.


The Role

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Higher Ground as a Restaurant Manager, alongside our highly experienced team to support the relaunch of Higher Ground Nights. Bring your experience and energy to recruit and lead an evening team focussed on delivering exceptional experiences. Develop our beverage offer to compliment the new menu. Take ownership of internal and external events. Manage evening financials to drive venue performance. Supported by Group and venue leadership team, this is an opportunity to join a highly respected and award winning venue at a time of exciting change and growth. Achieve true work/life balance with Higher Ground open Wednesday to Saturday evenings, without the constant early morning finishes.


Experience & Skills:

  • Previous experience in venue / restaurant assistant management or supervisor position in a high-volume dining venue
  • Exemplary service skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively across different teams
  • Passionate about people, hospitality and experiences
  • Strong organisation skills with the capability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving key financial targets, such as revenue, cost of goods and labour
  • Event and function management



  • Competitive salary and attractive benefits packages
  • Outstanding career orientated training & development
  • Company-wide growth opportunities


About Darling Group:

Darling Group is a leading Melbourne-based hospitality company that develops, owns and operates many of Australia’s most recognised and acclaimed hospitality venues including Top Paddock, Higher Ground, Darling Cafe, The Kettle Black, Dundas & Faussett, Bambu Asian Eating House and soon to open, Stringers Sorrento. Our forward thinking philosophy creates world-class hospitality brands, all with a focus on service, design, innovation and experience.

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