Cookery School

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Our Bristol cookery school has a great reputation for fun, informative classes, taught by professional chefs (see timetable below). Classes to sell out well in advance.

To go on our mailing list and hear about new classes and last minute spaces, sign up here.

Cookery class vouchers are available here.  

We can send as physical vouchers or e-vouchers.

Corporate and bespoke cookery classes – read more here.

Hands on, informative, informal.

A number of starters, mains and puddings are created using the finest ingredients. Once demonstrated, you get to put your learning to use and recreate what you’ve learnt.  Then you get to eat it! There is usually a Papadeli goody bag of what you’ve made to take home too.

 Our cookery school is on Alma Road, Clifton, in a sunny and light top floor kitchen.  Use all those wonderful deli ingredients to produces flavoursome, imaginative dishes.

Evening classes run 6-9pm

What to bring: Just yourself – we supply everything.

Please read terms and conditions here.

Address of cookery school: 84 Alma Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2DJ

Getting here:

Buses to Whiteladies Rd, Clifton Down stop,  2 mins round the corner

5 mins walk from Clifton train station.

Parking – plenty on the road after 5pm, or the Clifton Down Shopping Centre car park

Book online or email

For vouchers, click here.




Cookery class – coast to coast
Bristol Cookery School, Papadeli
ravioli making cookery class
Simon MacDonnell teaching a class

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All classes are £95 including all tuition and ingredients and wine/soft drink.

A wonderful selection of classes to bring you some classics as well as new dishes using the finest ingredients. Taught by highly accomplished chef (she is one of the best in Bristol), Alexis John, who teaches with humour and warmth.  She makes everyone feel comfortable, no matter what their level. Classes are fun and informative. Don’t hang about, book now!

Cookery School 2020 Spring / Summer


Jan 8th 6-9pm £95
Middle Eastern Inspiration



Cumin spiced flatbreads

Winter warming cous cous

Spiced pomegranate and orange chicken

Sour cherry and pistachio frangipane tartlets


Jan 15th 6-9pm £95
Asian favourites

Gyoza with prawn and lemongrass

Miso and honey glazed aubergine

Tempura vegetables

Spicy Sichuan chicken peanut and spring onion noodles

Pickled shiitake mushroom


Feb 5th
Southern Indian Spice


Coriander Chutney

Saag Paneer

Beetroot thoran

Vegetable samba with coconut and tamarind


Feb 19th
Turkish Delights

Courgette fritters

Vine leaves stuffed with rice, raisins and pine nuts

Slow cooked leeks in yoghurt and chilli butter

Beef manti

Yoghurt cake with orange blossom syrup


March 4th
Pasta Perfecta

Potato and truffle ravioli

Tortellini in brodo

Crab tagliatelle

Pesto farfalle


April 1st 6-9pm £95

Pintxos and tapas of the Basque Country

Glidas – white anchovy, olive and pickled pepper skewer

Croquetas de bacalao

Morcilla and pine nut stuffed piquillo peppers

Tortilla Espanola

Chorizo, chickpeas and clams



April 8th 6-9pm £95

Italian favourites

Crostini Toscani

Pollo all Cacciatora

Pizzetta with radicchio, potato, anchovy and olives

Ravioli with walnut and robiola pesto




Please read terms and conditions here.

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To book a cookery class, phone 0117 973 6569 or email

To book a class online click here

To see our terms and conditions, please click here

To buy cookery class vouchers, please click here.