Cambridge independents know how to excel, and Cambridge Cookery does just that. Winners of UK’s Best Cookery School 2013 and shortlisted for the Food and Travel Reader Awards Best Cookery School 2014, the School itself offers some 250 classes every year as well as high-octane, team-building events and private parties.
But there is so much more. Back in 2015, a café, bakery and bistro were opened next-door to the school – ensuring that even more people could enjoy top-quality food and drink in a beautiful setting. With an absolute commitment to sustainability, high welfare, local and organic produce, the Cambridge Cookery Café and Bistro has quickly become a beacon for locals and has been awarded the title of Cambridge’s first zero food waste business.
Founded by Tine Roche, who trained at the world-renowned Leiths School of Food and Wine, it is no surprise that the accolades for both the School and the Café and Bistro are numerous as well as glowing. Citing great expertise and knowledge along with a stunning setting (think state-of-the-art kitchen complete with Neff ovens and beautiful cookware), they are equally complimentary about the outstanding quality of the artisan bread, food, wine and service in the beautiful Café.
Housed inside a former stonemasons’ brick building, a stylish Scandinavian-influenced make-over and classy minimalist design makes it spacious and airy. There is lots more seating outside too with a large terrace overlooking a pretty lawn, making for a tranquil and green surround, simply perfect for brunch time on Thursdays through to Sundays.
With so much available space, it is not just residents and visitors who enjoy Cambridge Cookery. Corporate customers are welcomed for private hire dining as well as team-building cookery classes, and summers there are busy with school holiday classes and cooking for Uni courses approved by the Duke of Edinburgh Award. A warm welcome is even extended to all four-legged visitors (who come for the free handmade dog biscuits), and Cambridge Cookery’s reach and involvement in the local community sees them fundraising for Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, The Arthur Rank Hospice and local schools.
School House, Homerton Gardens
Tel: 01223 247620
Fri evening wine & cocktail bar 6.30-10.30pm
Sat evening set-menu supper 6.30-11pm
Culinary classes and events daily, morning and evening