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

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Waves (Southend)
Southend Campus
Luker Road

Waves (Thurrock)
Thurrock Campus
High Street
RM17 6TF

Opening Times:

Monday to Thursday - 8am to 4:30pm

Friday - 8am to 4pm

Thursday night - 7pm to 10pm

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



Waves (Southend):
Call: 0845 52 12345

Waves (Thurrock):
Call: 0845 52 12345

Try our special recipes for yourself

Download PDFRecipe Issue 1
White Bean-Smoked Bacon Soup »

Download PDFRecipe Issue 2
Satay Sauce »

Download PDFRecipe Issue 3
Beef Bourguignon »

Download PDFRecipe Issue 4
Tuscan Bean Soup »

Download PDFRecipe Issue 5
Plum Sauce »

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