School of Indian Cooking

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What should I bring?

Just yourself. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as there will be times when you may be standing for long periods. You will be able to buy the complete range of spices used on the course and a spice box so bring some pocket money!

Do I need to take notes?

By all means if you find it helpful but Spice Monkey will supply students with recipes for all dishes made. After our courses you should be able to go home and recreate the same perfect meal on your own.

Will I be cooking or watching?

The best way to learn is by doing. Because we cook in small groups you’ll be preparing all aspects of the dishes. There’ll be plenty of involvement either on your own or in pairs.

Can I choose what I learn?

Courses are structured around a complete meal, including a dessert. Please contact us if there are specific dishes you would like to learn.

Can Spice Monkey come to my house?

Yes, Spice Monkey would be delighted to teach you in your own home. Please click here for more information

How do I book & pay?

Look at the course options on the website and choose the one you think suits you best. You can book and pay directly the website.

Can I buy gift vouchers?

We do sell vouchers and they make the perfect present for any food loving friend or relative. What’s more they’re valid for 9 months and allow the student the flexibility to book a course when it suits them.

What if I can't make it to a course I've booked?

We are unable to offer a refund once you’ve booked on a course. However if you can’t make your course date please contact us within 14 days and we will rearrange your session. If you are unable to make your class at short notice we will happily accept a named guest in your place.

Where is Spice Monkey HQ?

We are at 191 Victoria Road, Alexandra Palace, London N22 7XH. There is ample free parking outside on the street. Please note that the property is set back from the main road with 12 steps up from the street so disabled access is limited. Nearest public transport is Bounds Green tube station (Piccadilly Line). Several buses run from here in the direction of Muswell Hill (299, 102 and 184). Alight at the Victoria Road stop. Alternatively you can travel to Alexandra Palace over-land station (North London Line) which has quick, easy links from Finsbury Park and Highbury and Islington.