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The Smart School of Cookery

Port East | Unit 7, Port East, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E1W 1BP, England
+44 1245 227527
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A fun afternoon spent making macarons with a great group and friendly teacher

We were given this course as a gift and, after reading a number of negative reviews on the morning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom K
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London, United Kingdom
afternoon tea and a short cookery demonstration

Dear Sirs/madam I am writing to say how much both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gasbags
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UK
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Port East | Unit 7, Port East, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E1W 1BP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were given this course as a gift and, after reading a number of negative reviews on the morning of our visit, were slightly anxious about attending. However, our worries were soon dispelled once we'd been invited in and welcomed by the class leader, Piti...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Sirs/madam I am writing to say how much both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon ( 24/3/18) at your West India Quay venue spent having afternoon tea and a short cookery demonstration of Apple Tart Tatin. The chef was Mexican/Spanish lady with...More

Thank gasbags
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peculiar experience. The staff were quite rude and abrupt with us, perhaps over sharing things that may be taken the wrong way. Wouldn't really call the offerings afternoon tea - a Pain Au Chocolat is more breakfast! Found it quite awkward, only able to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful. More of a poor demo. Oversubscribed (20) virtually no practical involvement. Really poorly described. I learnt nothing and the people sitting next to me werent happy either. Avoid.

Thank chaplins200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really do hate to say it, but this was genuinely a disappointment. I had received this as a gift from one of my siblings which I was over the moon about and travelled down to Canary Wharf from Bishops Stortford with my partner especially...More

3  Thank Jayme W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to so many different classes with different people at Ann's Smart School and every time I finish I am gearing up to book my next class. There is always a great atmosphere, very professional staff, great location and kitchen and Ann is...More

Thank msd2211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a packed class of 21 people, each paying around £100 each for 2 hours. We spent a total of about 12 minutes "cooking" each. That's £8.33 per minute to chop onions or put rice on a plate. The rest was all demonstrations primarily...More

Thank davidmorganjenkins
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended today's class and it was great, have attended classes in the last couple of years and have enjoyed every cookery class. Each class you get involved in cooking and you are shown every step so it's really easy to follow. "Pity" was great...More

Thank _nessancarol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The venue had 20 people to which 10people shared a work station. It would have been better if pairs had their individual station and could actually learn this step by step. Had i have known that we would not take any food home, only eat...More

1  Thank Gurpreet J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was given as a birthday treat a voucher for two via groupon for a macaron masterclass. I was slightly suspicious when the booking email confirmed ‘macaroon’ (a totally different thing to macaron). It started badly when the ‘welcome pack’ had a harsh set of...More

Thank katelou1980
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Emma H
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Response from Kim M | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the smart school home page there is a menu on the left and about 3/4 of the way down it allows "contact us"
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Montypat
13 August 2015|
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Response from samroz3 | Reviewed this property |
Avoid avoid avoid the Smart school of cooking I got my money back in the end after I got to watch other groups of people cooking than do it myself
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