Coast Restaurant

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, David Koller. The students prepare, cook, present and serve delicious contemporary dishes in the restaurant, as part of their training, at an affordable price.

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Opening Times & prices

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 - 3.00 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 £28 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.

Themed evenings are priced individually.

Coast Restaurant photos © Samara Jayne Martin


To make a reservation please contact us on: 030 300 38456
or e-mail:

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.

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Theme Evenings and Events

Diwali Celebration Thursday, October 20th 6.30pm-10.00pm
Christmas Menu November 21st-December 15th Monday-Friday Lunch 12.30-3.30
& Thursday evenings 6.30pm-10.00pm



Belated Burns Evening Thursday, January 26th 6.30pm-10.00pm Menu
A Night at the Opera
An evening of delicious Italian food & opera
Thursday, February 23rd 6.30pm-10.00pm Menu
Alumni pop-up event - Marcus Clayton Thursday 16th March 6.30pm-10.00pm Menu
Egyptian Evening Thursday, March 30th 6.30pm-10.00pm Menu
Classic British Menu Served from April 17th- 28th Monday-Friday Lunch 12.30-3.30
& Thursday evenings 6.30pm-10.00pm
Pan Asian Pop-Up Orchard Rd
Former student Rob Hills, Chef and founder of Orchard Rd will be supporting our students for this pop-up event
Thursday, May 25th 6.30pm-10.00pm
High Tea Thursday, June 15th 3.00-6.30pm

Booking is essential

  • Call Coast Restaurant on 030 300 38456 to purchase tickets or for more information
  • Theme evenings require a deposit
  • Menus will be added as they become available
  • Themes/menus are subject to change

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