Brookes Restaurant Cookery & Wine School


Brookes Restaurant Cookery and Wine School is one of Oxford’s best kept secrets.

Oxford is one of the world’s great cities, with a reputation built on education, literature and the arts, making it the perfect location to explore. Brookes Restaurant is located less than two miles from Oxford city centre.

Using the facilities of our award winning Brookes Restaurant, you’ll get new insights along with practical advice in cookery and wine appreciation whatever your level of ability.

Our courses make a great gift for friends and family, and bespoke programmes can be created for groups, parties or team-building exercises. We also run popular junior courses for children who love to cook. Local and seasonal produce is used wherever possible.

Here are some examples of the kinds of courses we offer. Please see the website for current listings.

Classic Bread

This course is a firm favourite of the chefs with attendees being 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 (Wessex Mill). You will be given advice and tips on how to knead, prove and bake to get the best results.

Taste of Summer (Junior Cookery School)

You will learn how to cook an exciting range of dishes ready for summer. Dishes may include: a vegetable pithivier, burgers, potato buns, sweet potato fries, cucumber dip and slaw, as well as a sweet dish such as a fruit and chocolate tart.

An introduction to White Wines – comparing old world and new world grape varieties

This session will introduce you to the art of tasting wine, allowing you to understand and discern key characteristics of flavour. We’ll try some of the world’s most popular grape varieties, from both old and new regions of the world, looking into the factors that shape the wine they produce, including landscape, soil composition, climate and technique.


1. “I attend a lot of cookery courses and these are the best: so professional and by far the best value for money!”

2. “I learn loads, I also meet lovely people and have a great day out.”

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

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

Visit Brookes Restaurant Cookery & Wine School website