How difficult is to get a job in restaurants and bars in UK?

I intend to go to London in August, then I would like to know how difficult is to get a job as a kitchen porter, cleaner, barman, chef, kitchen assistant. This question is for those who actually work in the underlying functions above. Please do not reply if you do not work in this type of employment. Thank You.

Asked By: - 7/28/2010
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Well it used to be incredibly easy, most pubs and resturants were always looking for staff - I have been a barmaid myself and also done some waitressing! You could pretty much walk into any busy pub and guarantee they would be looking for someone to fill in a few hours here or there... More
Answered By: LadyMoon (Baby girl due 14/09/10!) - 7/28/2010
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I prefer Irish Pubs or Mexican Cantinas
Answered By: Shazam Hassan - 7/28/2010
It all depends on the location, but as you said London it shouldn't be too hard. If you just stop into the restaurant or cafes and ask if they have any work going, they will most likely either have some work or know a place that does. Hope it helps.
Answered By: Bob - 7/28/2010
where are you from? If you are not from the EU it will be illegal unless you get the appropriate visa - which is unlikely to happen for those kinds of job.
Answered By: tigri - 7/28/2010
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