Dim Sum Cooking Class

Make beautiful authentic Dim Sum at this fun London cooking class.



3 hours Class size 1 to 16     label £65 - £80 (£65 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, £80 for 8+ guests)

  • Learn how to make authentic Dim Sum in a fun cooking class in London.
  • Discover the recipe for a Chinese delicacy from rolling the dough to cooking dumplings, guided by an expert chef.
  • Make 15-18 dumplings and experiment with different fillings.
  • Eat everything you make.

Love Dim Sum? Learn how to make these beautiful authentic Dim Sum in this sociable and engaging three-hour London cooking class and get to enjoy your own hand-made Dim Sum afterwards!

You'll follow step-by-step instructions guiding you on the art of dim sum creation. From rolling the dough, preparing and mixing the fillings, to forming the dumplings and cooking them, your local expert chef will be there to give you all the tips and tricks you need.

This Dim Sum class has been designed with complete beginners in mind. Explore different ingredients, fillings and equipment and pick up some new skills in this delicious Chinese delicacy. If you're looking for things to do in London that will feed your brain and your belly, this workshop is ideal.

You'll be shown how to make 3 of the most popular classic steamed dim sum:
  • Har Gow 蝦餃 (Crystal Prawn Dumplings).
  • Chiu Chow Fun Gwor 潮州粉果 (Chiu Chow steamed dumplings).
  • Sui Mai 燒賣 (Open Top Steamed Pork And Prawn Dumplings).

In total, you will make about 15-18 delicious dumplings each, which you can enjoy after the class! If you're looking for tasty things to do in London, your search ends here!

Other things you will learn in this class:

  • Dim Sum etiquette. What to do, what to order, and the big Dim Sum nono's.
  • You will receive Dim Sum Recipe Booklet after the class.




Dietary Requirements And Allergies

Simply let us know when booking.

eg: 2 Pescatarian
eg: 1 Vegetarian, 1 Normal
eg: 1 Pescatarian, 1 Normal

We use PRAWN and PORK in the recipes.
If you can't eat prawn or pork, let us know and let us know if you would like chicken instead as a substitute. (for example)

eg: 1 person NO PORK: chicken instead, 1 person NORMAL
eg: Both people NO PRAWN: VEG instead.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Late notice cancellation cover (£20)
  • VIP Unlimited Drinks Package (£15)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners -- no prior experience needed.
 
What you'll get
  • All the materials and tools you need to make fifteen to eighteen Dim Sum.
  • A big Dim Sum meal afterwards where you can enjoy what you made.
  • A list of recommended products from Chinese/Oriental supermarkets.
  • A Dim Sum App
  • A full guide to the vast Dim Sum Menu - hundreds of dishes, with accompanying pictures.
  • Help with Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciation including 'click to hear' and a phrasebook for useful phrases while travelling.
  • A full guide to Dim Sum restaurants around the world, with maps, reviews, and website booking links.
What to bring
Everything you need is included. But if you have a favourite apron, bring that along.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hen do.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Location

London Cookery School - 149 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, N4 3HF, England

Dim Sum Cooking Class location
Your teacher
London Cookery School
London Cookery School

4.9 (85)

London Cookery School runs Dim Sum Classes and Sushi Classes in London.

Established in 2011, we have been teaching specialist classes in Dim Sum and Sushi for over 10 years.

We love what we do and as an instructor, there is no greater joy than to see learners meet and exceed their own expectations, making beautiful plates of dim sum and sushi, enjoying a quick photo before settling down to eat.

Your chef and teacher will take you through each recipe in easily followed steps, so you'll have no problem recreating the dishes time and time again back in your own kitchen!

If you're looking for a really unique gift for a foodie in London, or you just want to add some really exciting new recipes to your own repertoire of meals, you'll absolutely love our Dim Sum and Sushi Classes in London!


We want to share our knowledge with as many people as possible.
Classes are fun and we really enjoy teaching. We love it when students learn something, not only about the class, but often they learn something about themselves. Some truly surprise themselves when they finish the class with something that's not only tasty but also beautiful and they know they have to skills to make it again.

Knowledge truly is a gift that lasts a lifetime!

OUR TEAM
Between our team we owned restaurants and worked with and taught many skilful chefs over the years.

Over 9 years as a restaurant consultants

Over 20 years experience collaborating and learning from some of the best Chinese, Japanese and Thai chefs.

"The best thing about teaching classes is meeting a wonderful bunch of people every time and even if most have never made Dim Sum or Sushi before, as they go through the step-by-step method we employ, they always end up with amazing looking and tasty dumplings and sushi!

We look forward to you joining us on one of our experiences very soon!

Verified reviews

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Els van de Vijver Dec 2023


The teacher was really clear but made it fun too. Learnt a lot in just 3 hours. Recommend !

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Els van de Vijver - London

Tom Gomes Dec 2023


It was fabulous!
Will is a great teacher who combines humour and culinary prowess to create a fun and educational environment which can be enjoyed by everyone.

Ali Bogar Nov 2023


Will was an amazing instructor during the dim sun cooking class and made for a lively atmosphere. His passion for dim sum was contagious and he really took the time to thoughtfully answer every question. Not to mention the dim sum we made was delicious. I would absolutely recommend his class!

Monika Nov 2023


The experience was good. Staff were friendly. Ingredients looked fresh. It went smoothly.
Would recommend.

Robbie Abbot Nov 2023


Amazing session - lovely hosts and great fun. Thank you! Would definitely recommend. Great food and session.

Cooking class review by Robbie Abbot - London

Rohini Chohan Nov 2023


Teacher was great! Efficient with timing and clear with instructions.

There was a lot of food (I couldn't eat all of mine) but it was delicious.

Great experience!

Diana Snowden Seysses Nov 2023


Will was a great teacher, can’t wait to try making Dim Sum at home!

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Diana Snowden Seysses - London

Sonia Lutrat Nov 2023


Very good class. Explanations are clear, the class was interesting and fun. Thank you Will.

Anonymised ClassBento student Oct 2023


Super fun teacher and made it a really enjoyable evening. Feel 100% comfortable to make DimSum on my own at home.

Filomena Palmieri Oct 2023


The teacher Will made the class very fun. We have great experience. We’ll join more class for sure.

Sian Hill Oct 2023


Booked as a date night! Perfect chance to learn something new and interact with other people as well as spend time together.

Teacher Will was great fun and worked really hard to keep everything moving and ensure we had a good time also! We walked away with some new jokes too

Well worth the time and money.

Thanks again

Sian & Stefan

Jeff Yunzhe Wu Oct 2023


My partner and I loved it! It was a wonderful experience to learn to make dim sum with Will. The class was the perfect balance of informative, fun and hands-on action. Not to mention you get to eat delicious dim sum after the hard work! 10/10 and have already recommended to friends and family, and easily makes for the perfect couple's activity!

Neetu Patel Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Excellent class and Will the teacher was really good. My dim sum didn’t look great but tasted amazing!
Highly recommend!

Dina Hirani Oct 2023


Had an amazing experience
Well worth it.
Teacher was brilliant
Explained everything so well.
Thank you so much

Charlie Hatton Oct 2023


What a fantastic evening! Will was absolutely great, so much fun, so patient and such a good teacher.
Food was great, thanks to the teacher … super friendly and great atmosphere!

Britt Clark Oct 2023


We had a great time at this course and would definitely recommend it! The instructions were very clear and we were given lots of feedback due to the size of the class. I got it for my boyfriend as a gift - we really enjoyed the evening and left feeling like we could definitely repeat the process ourselves. A fun experience all around!

Havovi Irani Sep 2023


Good class in terms of learning to make dim sum - nice range of 3 types

Mark Ablett Sep 2023


Will was excellent. He was extremely friendly and put everyone at ease. He was very clear with his instructions and it was really fail safe. The awful puns definitely helped! I really learned a lot and now am itching to make dim sum at home. I would not hesitate in booking another class with Will.

Lauren Macpherson Sep 2023


Will was a fantastic teacher. Everything was explained really well and we made some very successful dim sum! The class was really fun. Thank you!

Cooking class review by Lauren Macpherson - London

Jessica Tjandra Sep 2023


Amazing class, we learnt so much and the end product was very yummy. Will is a great teacher and he made the class very entertaining and enjoyable!

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Jessica Tjandra - London

Mathew Maddox Sep 2023


We had the best time! Will is super attentive, informative and made it a fun experience. Dumplings were also very delicious.

Rory Cummins Aug 2023


Thanks Will for an amazing night.
You are a great teacher and you always kept the mood light with you jokes!

Diane Aug 2023


Our chef Will was an entertaining and great teacher. He made it a fun experience too.
The Dim sum recipes allowed us to create a tasty experience.

Alexander Brown Aug 2023


The teacher was excellent; clear instructions and multiple demonstrations making sure everyone could see. Individual help given when needed. Lots of good detail on the technique and flavourings, explaining what each bit adds/does. He managed all this with banter and whilst his usual fellow teacher was on holiday too!

Cooking class review by Alexander Brown - London

Monique Lane Aug 2023


Fantastic
Will was a great teacher. Patient and also a lot of fun. He demonstrated how to make each type of dumpling several times. Making dumplings is not easy They tasted delicious.
Good value for money and great way to spend an evening :))

Cooking class review by Monique Lane - London

Rika Doe Aug 2023


I brought a friend here as a birthday gift and we had so much fun! Will was a great teacher and really brought a great energy to the class.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Rika, for your lovely review! We're delighted that you and your friend enjoyed your birthday gift experience with us. It's wonderful to hear that Will, our fantastic teacher, brought such a great energy to the class. We hope to welcome you back soon for more fun and memorable moments!

Fernando Perello Jun 2023


Very friendly and enthusiastic teacher, engaging course with an incredible payoff. Would recommend to anyone.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Fernando, for your kind words! I'm thrilled to hear that you found my teaching style friendly and enthusiastic. It's wonderful to know that you found the course engaging and that it had an incredible payoff. I truly appreciate your recommendation to anyone seeking a fantastic learning
. . .

Iris Ozgur Jun 2023


The teacher was a lovely person. Apart from teaching very patiently and clearly, he also made it more fun by making lots of dim sum jokes! He was also very accommodating - we had 2 vegetarians in the group which we forgot to mention in advance. He made every effort in the last minute to prepare the veggy fillings for them, so that they could enjoy the class with the rest of us. Because of that, we ran late but he didn't cut corners and stayed as long as needed. I highly recommend this class.

Iciar Juan Jun 2023


The experience was fantastic and the teacher incredible. We had a team event and had a great time

Viola Pica May 2023


I attended the Dim Sum 3h cooking class with my boyfriend and it was delightful. Our teacher Will was quick to make all the guests feel relaxed and excited and kept us engaged all the way through. The way we were taught all the tricks for the dough and the fillings and the shaping of the dim sums was easy to follow and very fun to learn. Will is obviously experienced in what he does and is also capable of lightening up the mood for beginners who find the shaping of the dim sum difficult. The class ended with our cooked dim sums tasting great and a lot of interesting new knowledge regarding this dish. I would highly recommend as a gift for a parent or partner or friend, it’s a great experience

Cooking class review by Viola Pica - London

Avikash Babbar May 2023


Excellent instructor and kept the class engaged. The dim sum turned out great very easy to prepare.

Sophie Greene May 2023


So great, we loved making and eating the dumplings! Would definitely go again! Thanks so much!

Michelle Serván Apr 2023


Fun class! Teacher is great and I’m very happy with what I’ve learned :)

Mimi Lynch Apr 2023


Will was great fun and made us all laugh a lot. The whole class was very well explained and super easy to follow along to. Thank you

Angharad Baldwin Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed our day learning all about dim sum with Will! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anybody interested in making and tasting some delicious food - just come prepared with a joke!

Giacomo Colle Mar 2023


Great class! Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the teacher was entertaining yet really prepared! I would definitely recommend

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Giacomo Colle - London

Chris Sullivan Mar 2023


Our instructor Will was thorough, skilled and very nice to everyone. My husband and I enjoyed learning about the ingredients and techniques of making the dumplings. Will definitely be back for another masterclass

Ons

Montserrat Sanchez Mar 2023


Went with a friend and had a great time. Will, the teacher, was very funny and made the class interactive and very enjoyable. He also gave us lots of restaurant recommendations and cooking tips.

We learnt all the steps to making dim sum and we got to eat the delicious dumplings at the end.

Very recommendable. It was the first time we took a cooking masterclass but we’ll shortly be back for other classes.

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Montserrat Sanchez - London

Melanie Leivers Mar 2023


The course was very enjoyable- excellent tuition with easy to follow techniques. A very good experience!

Antonella Baronti Feb 2023


Very great chef, good lesson, all perfec! Thank you
Grazie mille a tutti ! A presto

Imogen Marty Feb 2023


Antonina was a great teacher and very patient with us considering we were such a large group! She was incredibly knowledgeable and made the experience fun and interactive for our group.

The materials and kit provided were excellent. Really helpful that some of the prep was done before we arrived as the cooking class was perfect timing wise.

Definitely good value for money! Additional drink purchases were also very reasonable.

The only negative I would mention is that the venue is a little rustic and the lighting was quite harsh. It's also a little bit run-down in parts, but it didn't detract from the experience.

Carmen Romero Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was great and explained everything really well. The venue was also good and easy to get to. We had such a fun time making the dumplings and learning something new - And they tasted delicious! Afterward, we went straight to a market to get ingredients so we could make them again at home :) Highly recommend!

Cooking class review by Carmen Romero - London

Michele Smith Feb 2023


We attended the Dim Sum cookery course, a group of 5, for a birthday event. The whole evening was very well organised and the teaching was clear and easy to follow, with mini demonstrations and support throughout the session. It was a lot of fun. We would recommend it.

Rumer Day Feb 2023


The teacher Anthony’s was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. I would recommend this class to a friend

Natalya Monaghan Feb 2023


Teaching was great, informative, and dumpings were delicious. Only wish we could have eaten sooner and that there was some music playing.

Rebecca Pollard Jan 2023


We had so much fun, the teacher was really good and the food tasted delicious!

Jeya Jeyatheeswaran Jan 2023


Will was great. Kept the class going and very informative. Defo a great class for couples and budding / home chefs.

Eoin Kearns Jan 2023


Will was fantastic
Great teacher, brilliant sense of humour and very engaging.
Would definitely be back for another class. Maybe sushi next time.

Peter Wright Jan 2023


What was the teacher like?

Annalina provided great group demonstrations and then clear 1:1 demonstrations. She was reassuring and concise.

How was the venue (if applicable)? -

All good. I would have liked aprons to be provided, and perhaps drinks more suitable for a dim sum class e.g. tea.
If materials were provided, did you like them?

Yes, all materials including my seperate vegetarian fillings were well prepped and organised.

Was the experience good value for money?

Yes.

What did you do / learn?

What did you like most? - Hands on learning

James Smith Jan 2023


Absolutely fantastic experience We had a great instructor who gave a very clear and effective demonstration of the technique, and also gave us plenty of background into the process and the ingredients! It was a very enjoyable evening and the dumplings tasted amazing! Would highly recommend

Flavia Freitas Dec 2022


Bought as a surprise birthday activity for a friend and she loved it. We had a relaxing time. The teacher was attentive, friendly and professional. We went home feeling accomplished and full of tasty dim sum. Definitely recommend and will be trying these recipes at home.

Molly Brown Nov 2022


Such a great experience ! So much fun and so so delicious! I Would definitely recommend

Vivek Sadarangani Nov 2022


Great teacher, funny, friendly and charismatic. Hope to do more other classes with him in the future. Very insightful and interesting dim sum class. Thanks.

Cooking class review by Vivek Sadarangani - London

Alpha Toothman Nov 2022


Will was a great instructor. Our class was fun, well paced and easy to follow and we made some really great tasting dim sum. We’d suggest this for anyone wanting something new to try with friends.

Kayla Oliveira Nov 2022


We love Will! He was full of energy & great fun. Was very careful and slow to show us exactly how to do all the steps. We thoroughly enjoyed the class & will definitely be attending another class of his soon!

Alex Lynch Nov 2022


Teacher was great - very clear and ran the class at a good pace. The food itself also tasted great and I would definitely cook at home when guests are round - as long as you follow the instructions you should be fine!

Would recommend.

Monica Wyithe Nov 2022


Really thorough learning, fun and tasty when everything was made! Lovely instructor, took her time - very friendly and her instructions were clear. Love that you can also order drinks with a QR code.

100% recommend, and going home feeling very full!

Louise Peplow Nov 2022


Amazing experience! Ana was a fab teacher who was friendly, approachable and extremely informative!

The class was easy to follow and lots of fun! We had everything we needed, including delicious ingredients and plenty of tips for how to recreate the dish at home!

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Louise Peplow - London

Joe Forgatch Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was awesome! Fun and different thing to do in London - loved it all.

Kit Oct 2022


Everything needed provided.
Clear helpful instruction.
Will was outgoing and friendly.
Very reasonably priced drinks available during the class which we didn't expect and enjoyed.
Delicious food to consume at the end/or take away in a box

Roisin Oct 2022


Teacher was fun, venue was nice & provided everything you needed, including a vegetarian alternative dim sum filling for me.

Nathan Oct 2022


The class was great. We created tasty dim sum with clear easy to follow steps. I liked that we were able to learn a few different varieties too.

Harriet Mortimer Oct 2022


Fun class, very easy to follow and a great unusual way to spend a Saturday morning whilst learning a new skill

Cooking class review by Harriet Mortimer - London

Tara Thiyagarajan Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher Antonia was excellent. Very clear, patient and informative.
It was a fun class and the dim sum we made was so tasty.

Cooking class review by Tara Thiyagarajan - London

William McLean Oct 2022


Booked onto a class at 5.30 I turned up and the cookery school was closed. No answer on telephone or intercom.

Isabel Gallegos Sep 2022


Soooo much fun! Had a great time, worth every single penny. Very good explanation in every step.

Isabel Gallegos Sep 2022


It’s was incredible. Very nice experience and very nice dinner at the end❤️
Best

Cooking class review by Isabel Gallegos - London

Sarah Abreu Sep 2022


What a great experience! 3 hours very well spent. I had a great time learning how to make the different types of dumplings and it's a pleasure to be able to eat them afterwards. Good value for money. I recommend.

Sophia Rogers Aug 2022


We had a great time on this dim sum cooking class. Our teacher, Will, was fun and in control at all times. He guided us though in an entertaining way, and made us feel comfortable immediately. And the dim sum was very tasty!

Great fun - I would definitely recommend. I'm going to be booking on to one of the other cooking classes the school offers.

Sarah Bradsell Aug 2022


Will was a brilliant teacher, explained everything in great detail and made it fun! Would highly recommend.

Elizabeth Bramley Aug 2022


Great class great host. Would definitely recommend as is well worth the money! Thank you will

Zuzana Vlasakova Aug 2022


I really enjoyed the dim sum cooking class. It was interesting, entertaining, enjoyable experience. Would love to return with my kids. Teacher was knowledgeable, patient and making sure everything went smoothly. Food was delicious.

Moshe Lopian Aug 2022


We came to do the Dim Sum class as a family.
We had a wonderful time and everything was delicious. Our instructor Elli (if I remember her name correctly) was amazing.
Highly recommended

Daniela Ballerino Jul 2022


It was a great well 3 hours spent to learn how to make Dim sum! Will, the teacher, is nice and friendly! Hardly raccomend

Dim Sum Cooking Class review by Daniela Ballerino - London

Jessica Herbert Apr 2022


Brilliant class! Our teacher Will was excellent. Would highly recommend! And the food was delicious too!

Bianca Campbell Jan 2022


The instruction was second to none! Great learning environment and very tasty food. Will be booking again for sure.
Mine were gluten free too, as they cater for all food intolerances and/or allergies.

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