Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the College have made the decision to close the restaurant with immediate effect.

We are receiving advice day to day and will do our best to keep all of our customers up to date. Please visit this webpage for full information:

Conveniently located on the first floor of East Sussex College Hastings, next to the train and bus station, Coast training restaurant is staffed by our Hospitality and Culinary art students with support from Vocational Skills Practitioner Rob Rowley, Restaurant Manager, Jakki Pransky and Head Chef, Jonathan Nix. The students prepare, cook, present and serve delicious contemporary dishes in the restaurant, as part of their training, at an affordable price.

Opening Times

We are open Monday to Friday, each week during the term and offer the following service sessions:

Monday-Friday for Lunch from 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm.

Thursday evening from 6.30 pm-10.00 pm.

Throughout the year the students practice a variety of service styles and techniques including silver service and different types of table theatre. On Thursday evenings, we offer a 5 course dining experience, for £22.95 per person. Your evening begins with a complimentary cocktail or mocktail and canapés on arrival, 5 courses including a fish course and sorbet, and then to finish off your meal, a choice of tea or coffee. We also have specialty liqueur coffees available at an additional cost.


  • 2 Course Lunch £9.95
  • 3 Course Lunch £11.95
  • 5 Course Dinner (Thursday evenings only) £22.95


To make a reservation please contact us on: 01424 458535
or e-mail: restaurant@sussexcoast.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your reservation.

Would you like to make a booking for a large group? Coast can accommodate up to 80 guests for a sit down meal or up to 100 standing, for a cocktail and canapé event.

Contact us to find out more information.

* Our restaurant and college are easily accessible and wheelchair friendly.

** Guests with special dietary requirements are welcome and can be accommodated for, however please advise us of the details at the time of booking, in order to allow the students in the kitchen to be equally creative with your meal.