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Small but lovely garden

100r to visit the garden. Very good guide/owner who is a retired forestry officer/ranger so he... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rupert H
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Fantastic tranquil gardens and friendly guide

Our guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Wide variety of plants in a very tranquil... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison B
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“cooking class”(107 reviews)
“curries”(44 reviews)
“garlic curry”(18 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
A23, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 75 236 3636
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

100r to visit the garden. Very good guide/owner who is a retired forestry officer/ranger so he knows his stuff. We bought some spices afterwards too.

Thank Rupert H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Wide variety of plants in a very tranquil setting. Well worth a visit and very reasonable price.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must when visiting Ella! The teacher was amazingly funny and made the experience so much better. There was 8 of us in the kitchen in his home and we even got a cook book with the recipes to take home. I urge everyone to...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this cooking class! Nice small group of 8 people, learnt lots about Sri Lankan food and cooking. The young guy taking the class was a real good laugh and made the whole experience great fun for everyone there. Food was exceptional despite being...More

Thank AdrianPerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class and really learned a lot from it! The small class size (8 people max) means you can really be involved and the end results are delicious! Our teacher had a great sense of humour and the booklet with recipes...More

Thank Nat609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learnt a lot about Sri Lankan cooking at this class, it was a very homely feel and the young man who taught us was very funny and friendly! We loved this cooking class, and the food was delicious.

Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great time at Ella spice garden cooking class. Learning a lot about Sri Lanka authentic cuisine and spices in a relaxed and friendly ambience. At the end of the class u can enjoy the wonderful dishes u prepared ;)

Thank WorldTraveler1907
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend to anyone with a free evening in Ella! Our host was very friendly, funny and professional and taught us a lot about Sri Lankan cuisine! Although we did not do loads of cooking individually, there were many opportunities to get involved and...More

Thank HenryGalligan1996
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at Ella Spice Garden! The host, Chandika, was fantastic and very entertaining. The food was delicious and we cooked all of our favourite Sri Lankan dishes (including the famed garlic curry). We will be recreating the entire menu at home!...More

Thank 493isabelw
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We did this on our final day in Ella. You cannot book in advance but is very popular, so we visited on our first day in Ella and reserved our spot (and paid for it then - we got a receipt too). The host was...More

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2 August 2018|
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Response from Castles63 | Reviewed this property |
I tried to book via messenger on their FB page but didn't receive a response. We went there, booked and paid face to face with no problem for the next day. I think that's the only way you can do it. Well worth it though (in... More
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Response from Aodhan C | Reviewed this property |
Can confirm cooking class was 2500 LKR each as of July 2018. Started at 5pm, finished around 8pm. It ends with sharing the meal with your fellow classmates. Food was plentiful and we were not rushed to leave.