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Waves restaurant

South Essex College's training restaurants at our Southend and Thurrock college campuses offer great dining experience while training the chefs of tomorrow.

Waves restaurant has an excellent reputation for training both kitchen and front of house students to take on demanding roles all over the world. Our talented graduates have gone on to work at prestigious venues such as The Ritz, Jamie’s Italian and the Houses of Parliament.

Waves is fully licensed and offers its diners a range of well-presented British and global cuisine which is great value. All food is prepared using the best ingredients by our students under the direction of our highly qualified and experienced training team. Waves is a good choice for a coffee break, quick snack, memorable lunch or a fantastic celebration dinner. Available at both Southend and Thurrock campuses, Waves provides its clients with high quality dining in beautifully appointed venues served by efficient and eager-to please staff.

Really professional and excellent value for money. Caroline Evenden: Diner at Waves

Waves (Southend) times and menus

The opening times in Southend Waves are Monday to Friday 8am–4pm for our meat and buns menu. Thursday 7pm–10pm for a weekly changing table d’hote menu.

The Atrium Café (Southend)

Open to the public from 8am–6pm Monday to Thursday and 8am–4pm on a Friday. Selling great value freshly ground coffee and cake and a varied café style lunch menu.

Waves Christmas menus

Waves set menus


Waves Southend:
Call 01702 220590 or email [email protected].

Waves Thurrock:
Call 01375 362639 or email [email protected].