Waves restaurant

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.

"We have the facilities to provide a vibrant atmosphere in a real working environment for the apprentices and students to learn in. They gain valuable industry experience which really helps to prepare them for their future careers in catering."

Jo Schurer: Trainer / assessor/ head waiter at Waves Restaurant

"I am really enjoying my time here as a catering apprentice because the dishes we create are varied and interesting and the experience is preparing me for going into the industry."

Josh Potter: Aged 17, catering apprentice

"Really professional and excellent value for money."

Caroline Evenden: Diner at Waves

Waves set menus

Breakfast menu

Waves breakfast menu

Lunch menu

Waves lunch menu

Drinks menu

Waves drinks menu

Waves Supper Club logo

Thurrock Waves weekly Supper Club

Supper Club provides the perfect opportunity to dine out early and save cooking a washing up at home. Every Thursday between 5.30-7.30pm, Waves in Thurrock will offer two courses and a drink for only £10. The menu will be based on the street food trend and change weekly.

To book call 01375 362639 or email [email protected].


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

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


Waves (Southend)
Southend Campus
Luker Road

Waves (Thurrock)
Thurrock Campus
High Street
RM17 6TF

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday:
8am to 4:30pm

8am to 4pm

Thursday night:
7pm to 10pm

Wednesday night (Southend Waves only):
5:30pm to 8.30pm

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