The Avenue Cookery School
The Avenue Cookery School
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Avenue Cookery School’s aim, as a family-run school, is to teach people of all ages and abilities an understanding of food. Moving away from cookbook dependency and to start treating recipes as sources of inspiration and guidance. We teach all of this during our fun, carefully structured classes & courses, while incorporating love, enthusiasm and a relaxed, fun atmosphere in our Wandsworth Town and City kitchens. Offering anything from short public (and sometimes boozy) classes to corporate events or private hens and kids parties – you name it, we do it! Check out our courses to see what tantalises your taste buds! “Possibly the most fun cookery school in London”
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Roving14429618307
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it
    I bought this for my fiancee's birthday and it didn't disappoint. We're both big foodies and love to cook, so I was a little apprehensive how much we could learn from the mexican taco class, but it proved to be very enlightening with tips and tricks throughout. Our chefs we're friendly, passionate and informative creating a pleasurable evening for us all - we even got to try a few personal experiments they'd be working on. Highly recommend.
    Thank you so much for letting us know your thoughts! We are so delighted to hear that you learnt lots and had a jolly good time doing so! We would love to have you back for another class soon for more tips and tricks :) Ax
    Written June 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Luke M
    London, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic staff
    Thank you to the staff (especially Niv), at The Avenue Cookery School, who were fantastic and very generous in donating one of their Bottomless Brunch classes as a raffle prize for our Charity Ball. Niv was kind and responsive, and provided a wealth of information. I'm sure that the lesson will be well received.
    Thank you so much for letting us know! We will pass on your kind words to Niv and we will look forward to receiving the lucky winner. We hope you have a fabulous and successful Charity Ball :) Ax
    Written June 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Maria M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and delicious
    Excellent easy to follow 3 hour Japanese cooking course. Fantastically friendly and fun chefs. We cooked and ate a beautiful 3 course meal. Great birthday fun with friends.
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We are delighted you has such an enjoyable time and we certainly hope to see you back in our kitchen soon :) Ax
    Written June 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Jasmine
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely recommend!
    Yesterday myself and the 11 year old I nanny for, attended a baking class at Avenue Cookery School, learning how to perfect cakes and shortbread. The experience was great from start to finish, well equipped, great tips and the 11 year old was engaged the whole time! We will definitely be going again - we want to try the sushi making class!! Thank you.
    Thank you so much for leaving such a fabulous review for us! We are so delighted that you both had a fabulous time and we can't wait to have you back for the Sushi Workshop - Until then, happy baking! Ax
    Written July 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • James I
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Course
    A fantastic weeks cooking with a really fun bunch of other foodie students. Each day was really well hosted by the Avenue team and the staff were brilliant and nothing was ever too much trouble. Plenty of new recipes and skills learnt. Thank you very much and I look forward to doing the Intermediate course in a couple of weeks.
    Thank you so much for leaving us your feedback! It was a joy to have you and nothing makes us happier than hearing that you had a great time. We can't wait to kick off the Intermediate Course with you soon :) Ax
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Richard K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun afternoon for two teenagers
    It was an opportunity to get two 12 year olds out of the house and away from their phones! Ice cream making. They loved it. We have been to the school a few times for children and adult classes and really recommend it.
    Hi Richard, This is fabulous news! So delighted they had a good time and don't forget, we have our Young Holiday Classes running throughout the summer holidays if you're looking for some more screen-free time! We hope to welcome you back soon Ax
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Ruby R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Generous
    I contacted the Avenue Cookery School asking for a donation for a charity fundraiser. I spoke to Niv, who was extremely friendly and polite, and kindly donated a voucher for the event. Going off the reviews from people who have been, it sounds like the cookery classes are incredibly fun and informative! I'd love to attend one myself in future. Thanks again to Niv and everyone at the Avenue Cookery School for a kind and generous donation.
    Thank you so much for your review and for letting us know you had a good experience with us! We wish you a very successful charity fundraiser and look forward to welcoming the lucky recipient :) Ax
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Gina leason
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bang bang noodles cookery class
    I went with my partner and we had the best time. I don’t even know where to start! This would be excellent for a group of people, a date, a birthday present etc. We made the most delicious food and had such gorgeous wine. The people there were so lovely and helpful and we came away learning so much. We made the bang bang noodles (with extras). Would definitely recommend.
    Thank you so much for leaving such a fabulous review! We are delighted to see that you had such a great time and we certainly hope we see you back in the kitchen again soon! :) Ax
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • katia g
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    French Cookery Class
    We had our work social here. It was amazing from start to finish! The recipes were amazing, the place was so beautiful and we were really taken care of ! Everyone of us loved it and said we will come back. Cannot recommend enough!
    Thank you so much for letting us know - this was a joy to read! We hope to see you back soon Ax
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written August 7, 2023
  • H R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A transformative experience - and incredible fun
    What an exhilarating week! Diana really is the ultimate cooking guru. She shared her boundless knowledge, experience and flair with such charisma, warmth and a great sense of fun. My daughter and I had the best week. Thank you for a truly transformative experience - we just can’t believe how much we’ve learned - and how much we’ve chopped, sliced, fried, stirred, folded, basted and yes, tasted. Can’t wait to practise our skills and try out all those amazing recipes and techniques at home. Thanks also for being so accommodating of our complicated dietary restrictions. See you again soon, no doubt…
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us! It was a delight to have you and your daughter with us - so happy that you learnt a lot and do let us know how you get on at home! We'd love to have you back any time, Ax
    Written August 22, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
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Dominique S
Brighton, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Me and my brother did the Vegan Bao Bun class on a Sunday afternoon. I was 10 minutes late but was able to just walk in and join in the class, it was a very relaxed atmosphere. We were led by Helen who was thorough, attentive and friendly throughout. Dan, who was assisting her, was also very helpful, gave us useful tips and kept surfaces clean the whole way through. The wine was flowing and our bao buns were a huge success - some of the best I’ve tasted and will likely cook again thanks to the recipe we now have. I would definitely recommend to any cooks of any ability, it’s a super fun few hours and we came out with full bellies and lots of useful cooking tips for the future! Thanks so much to Helen and the team for a great experience.
Written August 9, 2021
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Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed and great review! We're so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic Vegan Bao Class with us; the results sound absolutely delicious - as does the bottomless wine. We hope you enjoy recreating the yumminess at home and we look forward to welcoming you again to our school in the future! A x
Written August 10, 2021
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Lexi G
46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The two ladies running the class were so lovely and helpful while also being informative and professional. They created a perfect Sunday afternoon atmosphere.

The quality of fish was excellent for preparing the sushi - wow! Between the two of us I think we made about 5 portions - 2 to eat there at the end and 3 to take away.

I bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend which seemed to be a common theme for the January class. I'd definitely recommend to couples, families or friends to try something a little different.

Thanks for the sushi and lovely memory Avenue Cookery School, let's hope making it at home goes as well - cheers for the fish tips! :)
Written January 8, 2020
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Thanks for your lovely review. Great to hear you had such a lovely time! Do a Sushi date night at home to practise...practise makes perfect after all 😉! Hope you will come back and join another class to create more foodie memories. Ax
Written January 9, 2020
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Ltea
London, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We made a very tasty chicken and chorizo paella. The space was great, well-stocked and plenty of room for everyone! All staff were wonderfully helpful, warm and friendly. it was particularly fun to BYOB and eat excellent freshly cooked bread whilst refining our own cooking skills!
Written March 11, 2020
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Hi There, Thank you for your brilliant review - we are so glad you had a great time on our Paella Workshop, we would love to see you back in our kitchens at some point soon to try out one of our other 85+ classes! A x
Written March 13, 2020
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Meterangelo
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I gave my Mum the fish course as a Christmas gift, and obviously bought a place for myself too! A week before it was due to take place I received an email to say the course was at risk of being cancelled due to lack of bookings. Obviously this was bitterly disappointing, but they told us to wait and they would confirm the day before. I was certain it wouldn’t go ahead but much to my delight they emailed to say it would. When we arrived it turned out there were just 4 of us but Diana, the owner and chef, had agreed to go ahead regardless, which was so nice of her. This meant we had really excellent attention and Diana had time to demonstrate extra dishes than those that were planned for. Diana was really fun and my Mum and I had such a lovely day. Thank you, we hope to be back!
Written February 18, 2020
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Hi There, So so glad we were able to go ahead with the Fish Class for you, and that you had such a fantastic time with us! We have over 75+ other fantastic classes so yourself and your mum will have to come back and try one of those out! Thanks again for the great review! A x
Written February 19, 2020
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Team0liver
Richmond, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Being a big lover of the macaron, I decided to sign my Mum & I up to the masterclass. From the moment you arrive & for the entirety of the class the teachers are friendly, knowledgeable & have a really fun engaging manor. Everything is very well thought out, from the equipment & ingredients, Covid-19 safety measures, to top tips & helpful kitchen hacks. This recipe is fool proof & I can’t wait to replicate at home.

We had an absolute ball & would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in learning about food. It was a lovely day for me & my Mum celebrating Mother’s Day (albeit a little late - damn Covid!)
Written October 12, 2020
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Hi There, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so glad you had a great time celebrating *bleated* Mothers Day!! You will both have to come back and see us again soon! A x
Written October 12, 2020
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romanie
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is the most amazing cookery school I have been to. I first came for a class with a group of work colleagues as a team building event - we had so much fun and made the most delicious meal – the Peruvian street food. I have made this dish so many times at home and it always comes out brilliantly & I get endless compliments. For my next class, I brought my family and we made the Mexican street food which was also extremely tasty. The team of staff is excellent, professional & entertaining. I can highly recommend doing the bottomless booze classes!
We all had a huge amount of fun, and I can’t wait to return later this month to introduce new friends to this amazing learning experience, and productive night out!
Written October 5, 2020
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Hi Marnie, Thank you for the wonderful review, and it is great to hear you are an Avenue Amigo - don't forget to count your stamps, as you might be entitled to a FREE class soon! We can't wait to see you again later this month! Happy Cooking! A. x
Written October 6, 2020
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Aoife L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My sister and I attended the Perfect Roast cooking class on the 18th of October 2020. The two of us would be novice cooks with a passion for food. This class was honestly the best one I have been to so far. The cooks were encouraging, kind, funny and passionate about their profession and this shined through in their teaching. I have picked up skills about a roast that make it so easy so quick and something not to be afraid of. I cannot say anything but kind words to the people at the avenue cookery school and I will be attending again in the future. If you are looking for something along these lines I would not recommend anyone else. They also complied perfectly with COVID regulations - which I know can cause worry for people.
To top off the fun experience of cooking and learning the free wine was just the cherry on top of the crumble. A delicious crumble may I add.
Written October 23, 2020
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Hi There, Thank you so much for the very kind review! We are so pleased you had such a great experience with us and we really look forward to welcoming you back into our kitchens again (hopefully) very soon! Happy Cooking! A x
Written October 26, 2020
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Scrope1
Darlington, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A Middle Eastern cookery course with Rich brightening up a dank Sunday afternoon in February. A lovely melange of good food and excellent practical tips coupled with scientific insights as to why certain techniques and mixing of ingredients actually work. All this, in a very well-designed kitchen where everyone has the equipment, space and time to follow the recipes at their own pace.
Written February 26, 2020
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Hi There, We are so glad you had a fantastic time at our Middle Eastern Class! We like to think that all of our classes have the right amount of delicious food, scientific insights, cooking tips and fun of course! You will have to come back and try out one of our other 85+ Classes! Happy Cooking! A x
Written February 27, 2020
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Isaac P
Bristol, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
My partner and I did the Sri Lankan cooking course and had an absolute blast. The expertise of the lead teacher was very impressive, he really knew his stuff and his teaching was coloured by personal anecdotes from travelling Sri Lanka and the cuisine he experienced.

We learnt LOADS, the curry tasted so much better than anything I've done at home.

Also the wine was actually decent, definitely better than a 'house wine' which I was kind of expecting. You never had to ask for more, a new one would appear on the table as soon as it was needed which was brilliant!

Also worth mentioning are the assistants who helped run the class, they were really helpful and are able to have a good laugh with you too.

The £70 price is really good IMO, when you consider the wine and food you get as well as three hours high calibre teaching. We will defo be back!
Written June 4, 2021
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Hi there, Firstly, thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful overall experience on the Sri Lankan class and learnt how to make some delicious new dishes - you're right, that curry is just unbelievably tasty! We're glad that the bottomless wine went down well too (this does seem to be a popular opinion) and you were able to have a laugh with the team! We really appreciate all the feedback and look forward to welcoming you again soon to our school! A x
Written June 7, 2021
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Helena L
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This was my first ever experience on a cookery course and it was great fun. My sister-in-law came with me (it was a birthday gift from her) and we both enjoyed our evening hugely. Classy kitchen, friendly and helpful staff, and an excellent chef/teacher in Richard. As the evening progresses, the wine flows, the guests relax and the class begins. Before you know it, a professional looking tapas meal has emerged from your own workstation and is being served up alongside everyone else's to enjoy around a communal table. Highly recommend this evening.
Written March 18, 2020
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Hi Helena, Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are so glad you loved your birthday gift and had a great time on our Spanish Tapas Class! You will have to come back and try out one of our other fantastic 85+ classes! A x
Written March 19, 2020
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