The annual survey sees staff rank their employers on factors including leadership, pay, and work/life balance.
Oakman Inns & Restaurants, the 16-strong pub chain, was the highest-ranking hospitality company after rising from 42nd to eighth position.
Restaurant and pub group The New World Trading Company (NWTC) was the industry’s highest new entry at 10th place. The business, which was founded by the owners of the Living Ventures Group in 2013, and was sold to private equity firm Graphite Capital for £50m last year.
Indian restaurant group Dishoom made the list for the first time at 36th place after staff praised its policy of using permanent contracts and dividing tips fairly.
Other new entries included Peach Pub Company (45), The Alchemist bar and restaurant group (63), and Scottish brewery and bar chain BrewDog (80).
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The rankings of hospitality companies in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For 2017:
8 – Oakman Inns & restaurants
10 – The New World Trading Company
18 – Connect Catering
28 - Wyboston Lakes
36 – Dishoom
40 Buzzworks Holdings
45 – Peach Pub Company
48 – Hawksmoor Group
63 – The Alchemist
65 – T(n)S Catering Management
72 – Lancaster London Hotel
80 – BrewDog