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When I looked at trip advisor attractions in Ella, I thought the spice garden was exactly that and... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2013
krys_k
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London, United Kingdom
Great evening and great food!

My wife, teenage son and I had a wonderful night learning to cook Sri Lankan curry. Chandika was a... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2013
Bruce M
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Vancouver, Canada
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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A23, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
+94 75 236 3636
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Best cooking class in Ella area,am srilankan but i went there.nice place.chandika is very friendly person.He take 2000 rupee for one person.Price is cheap.Very good place to visit.....................................

5  Thank Anushka A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Chandika, the host of the cooking class, has a very good command of english (studies to become an english teacher) and is really precise in what he does. We, (2 persons were present to do the cooking class)  prepared and cooked different curries and pappadam...More

7  Thank YaCop
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Nice opportunity to meet other travellers and learn about Sri Lankan cuisine. However, as a couple who try to do a cooking course in all the countries they visit... this course was a disappointment. There were 7 of us at the course but there was...More

4  Thank Jen_and_Nath
Reviewed 27 December 2013

When I looked at trip advisor attractions in Ella, I thought the spice garden was exactly that and having seen a huge spice estate in India, I didn't want to see another. Glad I clicked on this activity though, as it turns out that it's...More

5  Thank krys_k
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

My wife, teenage son and I had a wonderful night learning to cook Sri Lankan curry. Chandika was a lovely host and we spent an enjoyable evening chatting with 4 other travellers, learning about various spices, participating in the preparation of a traditional Sri Lankan...More

1  Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

Chandika, the host of the cooking class, has a very good command of english (studies to become an english teacher) and is really precise in what he does. We, (2 persons were present to do the cooking class)  prepared and cooked different curries and pappadam...More

7  Thank YaCop
Reviewed 25 November 2013

A Great way to spend an evening in Ella. I signed up for Chandika's short course and spent a fantastic few hours learning to cook proper Sri Lankan cuisine - the (not so hard) work pays off when you sit down to eat the perfectly...More

Thank 114Mike
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend & I had a great evening learning how to cook all the delicious Sri Lankan dishes we have been eating over the past few weeks. Chandika is a really good teacher, he explains everything clearly, answers all your questions and demonstrates well. We...More

1  Thank abidbid
Reviewed 19 November 2013

We had to ask around and search for a good cooking school in Sri Lanka and our experiences at the Ella Spice Garden were terrific. Walking up the drive way, we got to the house and booked in with Chandi's mother and sister - returning...More

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 16 November 2013

A lovely evening activity. Learn plenty about Sri Lankan cooking and get to taste some fantastic ingredients. Might be a cliché but true:do not miss if in Ella.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Great class, led by a brilliant teacher - you can tell that Chandika has really thought everything through, everything is really well prepared in advanced, and you write down the recipes as you go. The class was nice and interactive, even with 8 people there...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Unfortunately the day we were to attend a class, my friend fell sick with GI issues just as we got off the train in Ella. I was most disappointed when we drove over to Chandika's place "Spice Garden" to let him know, as he and...More

Thank Shelley M
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Emily G
26 September 2018|
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Response from Dédé P | Reviewed this property |
The garden itself isn't worth the detour it's a 2 minute tour. Although if you have an evening you should take the cooking class with the owner !
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jansimp
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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Amy B
9 July 2018|
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Response from aodhanc2015 | 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.
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