Cookery School

We are so sorry all our classes for Autumn/Winter 2019 have sold out.  If you’d like to go on our waiting list, there are sometimes cancellations, so email or sign up for our mailing list where you will be the first to hear about new classes.

Our Bristol cookery school has a great reputation for fun, informative classes, taught by professional chefs (see timetable below). Autumn/Winter is sold out, but please sign up to hear about our Spring / Summer classes here.

Cookery class vouchers are available here.  

We can send as physical vouchers or e-vouchers.

We will add new classes to the current list, so do keep an eye out or sign up to our mailing list.

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

Cookery class timetable Autumn & Winter 2019 – sold out

we’re sorry these are all sold out, but there are sometimes cancellations, so do email us if you’d like to go on the list.

To be the first to hear about our Spring / Summer classes and any additional classes we offer, please sign up for our mailing list here.

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!

Moroccan Souk Kitchen  Sep 4th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Rgaïf- Msemen (Moroccan Flat Bread)
Spiced chicken filo cigars
Chicken, preserved lemon & olive tagine
Green herb & Pistachio couscous
M’hanncha- filo pastry filled with almond paste, pistachio & cinnamon
and scented with orange blossom water

Puglian Specialities Sep 18th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Calzone di cipolla
Stuffed mussels
Acquasala – Puglian bread salad
Orecchiette con cime di rapa
Braciole (Stuffed beef ‘rolls’ in tomato sauce)

Cucina Calabrese – Calabrian cooking Sep 25th 6-9pm£95 sold out

Pesto Calabrese
Pickled cherry peppers stuffed with tuna, capers, and anchovy
Polpette di melanzane – aubergine fritters
Ravioli alla Calabrese – Calabrian ravioli filled with provola, soppressata and pecorino

Creative vegan &  gluten free Oct 2nd 6-9pm £95 sold out

King oyster mushroom scallops with parsley and walnut pesto
Tempeh tacos with raw cashew queso
Butternut squash lasagna
‘Chocolate’ brownies

L’Otonno in Italia – Autumnal Italian  Oct 23 6-9pm £95 sold out

Gnocchi with chestnuts and sage brown butter
Porcini bruschetta
Pumpkin pansotti
White truffle and taleggio arancini
Fig, candied walnut and winter leaf salad

Thai favourites Nov 6th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Som Tam Thai – Papaya Salad
Plaa Phao Kleua w/ Naam Jim Seafood – Salt crusted fish with spicy, tart dipping sauce
Phat Khanaeng – Stir fried brussel sprouts
Muu – Sateh – Pork Satay
Phat Thai – Prawn & tofu pad thai

Cook Lebanese Nov 20th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Fatayer with butternut squash & feta
Grilled Quail with rose & pistachio sauce
Barley, roast celeriac, grape & sumac salad
Fried aubergine with pomegranate molasses & walnuts

Asian Inspired Eats December 4th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Gyoza with prawn & lemongrass
Miso & honey glazed aubergine
Tempura vegetables
Spicy Sichuan Chicken peanut & spring onion noodles
Pickled shiitake mushrooms

Creative canapes for Christmas  Dec 11th 6-9pm £95 sold out

Crispy Duck chinese pancakes
Butternut squash, ricotta & spinach empanadillas
Gremolata prawn & chorizo skewer
Scallops in pancetta with rosemary
Babaganoush, pomegranate in red chicory
Leek and parmesan filo tartlets

Please read terms and conditions here.

Click on each to go to more information and to book;

To book please call 0117 973 6569, email or book online at

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.