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Bake with Maria

81 Loudoun Road, London NW8 0DQ, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
447725952724
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Ranked #60 of 670 Activities in London
Type: Classes/Workshops
Description: The Baking Lab is a new cooking school in London offering students a wide variety of bread and cake making classes.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very usefull and friendly course. Very good technical advices from the staff which help you to improve your knowledge.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I wasn't sure how good I was going to be at making something I thought was complicated but this class showed me how wrong I could be! It was all very well organised & everyone was very friendly. Marianne was so willing to share her expertise & passion for baking with us that we felt able to ask for help... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I can only say positive things about this class I took. I felt very comfortable to work and ask questions. Lovely friendly atmosphere, Maria is an excellent teacher and provides tips and ideas to help you improve your recipes. I felt everything was clearly explained, and am confident now of cooking the breads at home. I found the kitchen to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely, friendly learning environment and above all else.....fun. The lunch that was supplied to ideal and plenty of tea coffee and cake! Really enjoyed ourselves!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went to the 'Healthy Bread Baking' class last week and can really recommend it! We did four different recipes, which included rye buns, multi-grain baguettes, multi-seed crackers and rolls. They were all great and I have already done the rye buns and baguettes at home - and it worked!! :-) Maria really took her time with explaining things, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The instructor, Marianne, was absolutely brilliant. She really knows her stuff and is an excellent teacher; simply couldn't have been better. Where the class fell short was the sharing bit. You had to work in pairs for the first two recipes, which meant that if your partner licked her fingers or scratched her head whenever she pleased, then you'd just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I have been to two evening courses here, one on Scandinavian and one on healthy baking. The variety of breads baked is wide and Maria teaches a number of techniques with a lot of fun. She has a very healthy attitude to what is good and the operation is slick although the venue is a little hard to find. I... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Maria and her team do a great job. Maria is charming and knows her stuff - we did a day's worth of Italian Bread Making - Pizza, Grissini, Ciabatta and Focaccia. Her helpers buzz around all day cleaning up the mess made by the class. We were expertly guided through the processes required to produce the finished goods and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently attended this course. The instructor Marianne was knowledgeable, skillful and excellent teacher. However the Baking Lab is cramped and at £145 for the class I expected to not to have to share with another student - we worked in pairs sharing electric mixers even piping bags (this should be reserved for schoolrooms!). By having too many students and... More

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BakeWithMaria, Owner at Bake with Maria, responded to this review

We rely on feedback from our students to understand how well we are meeting your needs, and to continue to refine our service. We also rely on feedback to help other travellers and bakers make a good choice about baking lesson experiences, which is why I must reply to this review. As always we appreciate constructive feedback, and do our... More

London, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had an awesome day yesterday on the Introduction to Bread Baking course with Maria. Their baking lab is quite hard to find but really great when you do get there. It's a small class so you get lots of Maria's attention and she herself is just lovely! We're so proud of our bread - we definitely hope to do... More

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