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Spice Monkey Cookery School

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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A multi layered cooking education :)

I am just a enthusiastic home cook - not an 'advanced' cook by any means - and the advanced course... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Indian Cooking Experience

We went along to meet Nikita and his amazing mum Mrs G at his house on a sunny Saturday morning... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Spice Monkey is a cookery school that will show you how to make great tasting Indian home cooking. All our courses are hands on and you'll learn how to mix spices, create pastes and build flavour into your dishes. We have courses for vegetarian and...more
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191 Victoria Road | Alexandra Palace, London N22 7XH, England
+44 7956 468541
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am just a enthusiastic home cook - not an 'advanced' cook by any means - and the advanced course was just right. A superb experience. Rather than learning anything by rote, you are left with the knowledge to be able to go away and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DanKeamGeorge
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We went along to meet Nikita and his amazing mum Mrs G at his house on a sunny Saturday morning, along with 7 others. The day was great fun, relaxed and informal. Everyone was made to feel included and had a go at the tasting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Emma2815
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Whilst I might do a little cooking, the odd pasta dish a Sunday roast, my knowledge of Indian cooking and ingredients is very limited. Nik put us all at our ease, and spent the first 45 minutes educating us on the various spices we would...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilOFleet
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a very informal but nonetheless structured and informative class. I did the beginners' course, which started with an in-depth instruction to spices and how to use them. After a light and delicious lunch, we then went on to cook a variety of dishes....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I recently organised for Nik to come to our family home for a private cooking course as a present for my dad. We had such an amazing experience. Nik was very accommodating to our numerous dietary requirements and came up with a menu that worked...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emk28
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Had a truly brilliant day at Spice Monkey with Nikita & Mrs G. If you are wanting to learn about the intricacies of Indian cooking then I can't think there's a better way to do it! The day was structured really nicely - an amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank N10_Writer
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Really enjoyable day with Nik and Mrs G, leaning about spices and how to use them. Good company, good food and some experiments to try at home.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nick S
Reviewed 17 May 2018

A wonderful, laid back and informative day learning how to layer spices. Nik and Mrs G were great hosts and my son and I learned so much about how to produce "proper" Indian cooking. The best part was of course eating the finished articles. Thoroughly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 10 May 2018

We cook a lot of Indian food but tended to approach each dish as a one off. What the course did was give a fantastic introduction to spices and how to use them and then, through cooking a variety of dishes teach a basic method....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Simonrt37
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The day started with an introduction to spices and how to make coconut milk form a real nut (rater than opening a can). Early sessions were good with lots of participation and banter from Nik but rater lost its way in the afternoon. Too many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Debbie P
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Response from Philip T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had no problem parking as the location seemed relatively quiet. I think your son would be able to park close by as I did and I drive a Landrover