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Great cooking class

It was very easy to book the class and the instructor was just lovely. He taught us a lot in a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
laurakU7176QM
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Munich, Germany
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A small local garden

Ella Spice Garden is a bit hidden from the main street but if you know about it before visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
laylalae
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Slovakia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was very easy to book the class and the instructor was just lovely. He taught us a lot in a funny way and we all had an amazing night together! Everybody got their own cookbook and the dinner we had together in the end...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ella Spice Garden is a bit hidden from the main street but if you know about it before visiting, you will surely find it. We only took a tour around the garden with his owner who explained and showed us all the trees and if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laylalae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took course end of december and really enjoyed our time there! There were 8 people all in all and teacher really knew the recipes and how to get us excited. Thought, he had been doing this everyday for serveral years so I saw some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Veebuli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You see spice plants here, nothing else special. Staff will try to sell spices and ayurveda medicines to you, but they're not aggressive so that's fine. Foods are meh.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mauruzou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to write in addition to most of the reviews. We spend a great evening, learning a lot about the local kitchen, having some good loughs and tasted a great dinner. Both time and money (2500 per person) was very well spend!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tickletackle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do whether you're a foodie or not whilst in Ella. Most delicious Sri Lankan food we had during our trip, really funny and informative host of the class and great overall value!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JMWalker2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found the tour here really interesting. While only a smallish garden, the owner is passionate about it and it comes through on his tour. He has plenty of information about everything there and lots of photos if something is out of season. He has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AdamField87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spice garden is quite small but the cooking class was great! We learned about spices, cooking techniques and Sri Lankan recipes. The chef is very knowledgeable and organised, and he makes the class very interactive and fun. Great sense of humour as well! Loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V-Hivert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The owner and son were very friendly. We got a tour of the garden and the owner was clear and informative and he also had pictures for us... The tour was not long and at the end he had some spices for us to buy......More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank melroser427
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend this cooking class after we went here on our honeymoon. After you get over the initial reservations (no website, off the beaten track etc.) you come to Chandika's family home. He is an incredible teacher and very funny - I think he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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gdrvasc
December 4, 2018|
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Response from DarrenAndSamantha | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we also just showed up the day before and booked the class. There is a phone number but he won't make reservations without receiving payment so you need to be there in person.
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Emily G
September 26, 2018|
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Response from Dédé P | Reviewed this property |
The garden itself isn't worth the detour it's a 2 minute tour. Although if you have an evening you should take the cooking class with the owner !
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jansimp
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Castles63 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to book via messenger on their FB page but didn't receive a response. We went there, booked and paid face to face with no problem for the next day. I think that's the only way you can do it. Well worth it though (in... More
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