To make a booking:

call: 01865 483 803

or book online

Opening times:

Monday - Friday
12pm - 2pm
last orders 1.45pm

We are now closed for the summer. We will re-open for the new academic year on 3 October with our new autumn menu.

Cookery and Wine School 2016/17

Now recognised as one of the county's top cookery and wine schools, we offer a wide range of courses suitable for adults and children of all levels of ability.

Why not give a course as a gift for friends and family? We can supply registrations in an attractive gift format.

Aprons and workbooks are provided.

Download our Cookery and Wine School brochure here

Brookes Restaurant Cookery School

Unless otherwise specified, adult courses start at 9.15am for coffee, with the course itself running from 9.30am to 2.30pm (approx.). All courses finish with a light lunch and glass of wine or soft drink. Please click on the courses listed below for more details and for any queries, please email Amanda Belz:

Classic Breads

9.15am 2.30pm

Price £95

This course is one of our favourites. Attendees are always amazed at what they produce and take home.

Be prepared to roll your sleeves up as this course is very hands on. You will be making the doughs by hand using top quality flour and grains from our local mill.

You will be given advice and tips on how to knead, prove and bake to get the best results. At the end of the session we will sit down to some lovely homemade bread, local cheeses and a glass of wine or soft drink.

Festive Breads

With Christmas around the corner this is an ideal time to attend our festive bread course.

This course will be presented by Amanda and Jan and will cover a range of breads including stollen and challah as well as more rustic breads to accompany your cheese board.

The breads are perfect for the festive season and you will take home what you make.

Exploring India (4 week evening course)

In this four week course, Kashmira will take you on a journey of India's diverse cuisine. A different region will be introduced every week. From the creamy, royal food of Northern India to the sweet and sour, spicy, vegetarian, Gujarati dishes of the west where Kashmira comes from.

The South Indian food is based on coconut, fish and spices, while the Eastern will introduce you to some more spices.

So come along and learn to cook Indian dishes that will impress your family and friends!

Indian Supper

9.15am 2.30pm

Price £95

Our guest Kashmira will be sharing her wealth of knowledge in Indian cuisine, including the use of a variety of spices. She will be teaching us how to cook dishes that have been passed down through her family for generations as well as some recipes that she has discovered from her travels around India.

Vegetarian Cookery

9.15am 2.30pm

Price £95

Whether you're a vegetarian or not you'll come away from this course knowing how to make the most of local, seasonal produce.

We are regularly complimented on the vegetarian options we select for the Brookes Restaurant menu and in this course we will teach you how to make some of them!

We will be sharing secrets for success and some useful hints and tips along the way.

Gluten Free Cookery

9.15am 2.30pm

Price £95

Learn about the principles of gluten free baking in this one day masterclass. You will learn how to make crusty baguettes, light and flaky pastry and velvety muffins.

Our tutor Adriana Rabinovich, an expert in gluten free baking, will unravel the myths of baking gluten free, and show step by step how to get great results baking gluten free.

Bread and pastry items will include, baquettes, quiche and sausage pasties, mini bakewells and muffins.

Around the World in Breads

9.15am 2.30pm

Price £95

This course is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs as well as the more experienced bread makers.

Be prepared for a full day of hands on bread making, covering such things as Polish poppy seed, spinach flat bread, hot cross buns, chickpea flatbread, Irish soda bread and cornbread.

Junior Cookery School

The Junior Cookery School courses are suitable for ages 8 to 14. All courses finish with a light lunch which includes a soft drink. Please click on the courses listed below for more details and for any queries, please email Amanda Belz:

Autumn Delights

Children will have fun cooking with Autumn ingredients. Dishes may include butternut muffins, festive breads, fruit flapjack, soup and vegetable tarte tartin.

Winter Warmers

9.15am - 2.30pm

Price £40

In this course children will enjoy making delicious comfort food, both sweet and savory.

Dishes include lentil and roasted vegetable plaite, hot cross buns, spinach and cheese scones and tasty soup.

Brookes Restaurant Wine School

Join our Wine School to complete two great courses offered by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Start with the basics and develop your knowledge over time. Please note that attendees must be 18 years or over. Click on the courses listed below for more details and for any queries, please email Jonathan Warhurst:

WSET Level 1: Foundation Certificate in Wine

9.30am 4.30pm

Price £135

This is a great starting point for exploring different wine styles. You will also learn how to make the most of wine by learning the correct storage and service conditions. The course includes wine tastings and a food and wine pairing workshop.

A full refund will be given for cancellations received in writing at least FOUR weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than FOUR weeks prior to the course. Non-arrivals will be charged the full fee. A substitute student is welcome at no extra cost. Oxford Brookes University reserves the right to alter the programme without notice.

"Every course I attend is run so professionally, their inspiration and attention to detail is amazing."

"Great finish to our ten week course, let loose using our new skills from boning chicken, filleting the fish to creating delicate puddings, a real must for anyone wishing to develop their skills."

"A great way to spend a Saturday, with lunch adding an extra touch to an already positive experience."

"The bread course far outweighed my expectations."