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Hastings Christmas Meal Guide

Its that time of year again, where you get to treat your staff and thank them for a year well done, if your a bit unsure of where to take them, then you will find this guide indispensable as we’re showcasing the top three places to take your staff for their company festive meal.

We’ve put together this definitive guide for you so that everything is in one place, including PDF downloads of the full menus themselves as well as contact details so that you can book a table and remember everyone has to where a paper hat, no matter the rank…it wouldn’t be Christmas otherwise!

All you need to do after using this guide is site back, relax and enjoy the festivities!

Coast Restaurant

Sussex Coast College Hastings is the home of Coast restaurant; a contemporary dining establishment rated 5 stars on Trip Advisor, with excellent reviews.

The restaurant is staffed by Hospitality and Catering students, who prepare, cook and serve the food in the restaurant as part of their training, with support from our Restaurant Manager and College Lecturers. The students practise a variety of service styles and techniques throughout the year, incorporating silver service, buffet styles and table theatre.

In addition to stocking local beers, Coast has a fully stocked bar and wine list available. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the students provide a four course dining experience (including tea & coffee) and a complimentary cocktail with canapés on arrival.g great reviews on Trip Advisor. One reviewer said, ‘We ate here at lunch time. Clearly it has a regular following, who were queuing up to be admitted at opening time. The food was very good and it was lovely to see young people learning their trade.’

Another said, ‘I have never had a bad meal and the quality of food is very good indeed. I doubt that you can get a better lunch or dinner in Hastings for the price that is charged.’

Coast also offer a variety of themed nights throughout the year, including Oktoberfest, Burns Night, Spanish Night, Moulin Rouge, Mods and Rockers and many more. They are also very popular for their Christmas Lunch and Dinner menus and can take bookings for parties up to 60 people.

See what the Coast Restaurant is offering

You can view the menu here

Coast Restaurant

Sussex Coast College Hastings, Station Approach, Hastings East Sussex
01424 458535

Where is Coast?

Sussex Exchange

The Sussex Exchange restaurant is an excellent modern Conference Centre and high quality restaurant. It has recently employed the services of world travelled chef Stephen Rew.

Steve is a specialist culinary artist in top class fish and meat dishes from all over the world. Steve originates from Hastings and his love for food preparation began when he graduated from Hastings College.

Steve’s career has taken him all over the world. He spent 15 years working as a head chef in Canada at various establishments including a 100-room-ski and golf resorts in Ontario and a spell as a chef providing a food production service for the Canadian Military, catering for up to 3000.

Then he spent 8 years in Spain at a busy traditional Spanish restaurant in Cadiz, returning to Hastings 3 years ago.

His favourite dish to prepare and cook is fresh fish but he is also a fan of traditional British favourites and currently very excited about our Christmas Menu.

Sussex Exchange’s restaurant and bar benefits from having beautiful picturesque woodland views with its floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

It is a striking and architecturally well designed building situated just off Queensway on the Hastings and St. Leonards border and has ample free parking.

The delightful three course Christmas menu is priced at £24.95 a head and the venue can be hired out in full for large parties if required. The menu itself includes traditional options such as Turkey and Beef along with classic Christmas pudding.

The kitchen at the Sussex Exchange uses all the latest cooking technology and its hygiene and cleanliness are exceptional and easily achieved its 5 star food hygiene award.

It is also an ideal place to hire for conferences, meetings and events with ample free parking available so if you do come to us for a meal this Christmas then please ask us about this as well.

If you’re looking for a place that offers good food, ambience and stunning views then this will be an ideal place to come for a meal or hold a staff party for groups of all sizes.

If you would like to book a table then you can call today on 01424 858 461

See what the Sussex Exchange is offering

You can download the menu here

Sussex Exchange

Queensway, East Sussex,
01424 858461

Where is Sussex Exhange


The Azur is an extremely popular venue for company Christmas events.

Azur recently featured in My £999 Wedding (BBC1) and showed what an amazing wedding could be organised with all the little extras for under £1,000 compared to the average cost of £15K- £20K.

Azur has been approached to be involved in a follow up restaurant TV series which will be shown in 2015.
Azur is an extremely popular venue for company Christmas events and over the last few years have delivered Xmas Party evenings for hundreds of festive party goers in a great atmosphere.

Their staff organisational ability to deliver a first class three course Christmas meal to a packed house is really excellent.

The Xmas evening packages includes a great DJ and it won’t be long before everyone is enjoying the party spirit, with music provided for all tastes.

With its location by the sea, the stylish Azur restaurant is guaranteed to offer amazing sea views for every table within the restaurant.

The lower level 1930’s Marina Pavilion sits at beach level below the Azur restaurant and can be hired out in full.

Their Xmas menu starts from £16.50 per head and party groups celebrating the festive season with staff of 100 or more can be provided with a private room.

This is an ideal Town Centre venue in a great location. Beyond Christmas they also have a New Year’s Eve menu and celebration evening which is well worth checking out to see the New Year in.

If you want to make it more than a meal you can hire out the venue for a party/celebration which can also come with your own personal DJ.

Please call us on 01424 447 461 to book a table today.

See what the Azur restaurant is offering

You can view the menu here

Marina Pavillion, St.Leonards On Sea, East Sussex
01424 447461

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