Last minute Christmas gifts for London foodies

Need a last minute Christmas gift for a foodie friend or relative? Don’t panic, there’s still time! Here are some ideas for food-focused tours, classes and gift cards that you can order online today.

School of Wok – This Covent Garden cookery school runs relaxed classes, ranging from dim sum and sushi making to wok sessions and wine tastings. For foodies who prefer to leave the cooking to the experts, there are supperclub evenings hosted by the School of Wok team and special guest chefs.


Eating London Tours – If you’ve got a friend who’s visiting or moving to London next year, treat them to one of these excellent walking tours. It’s a great way to explore East London and eat like a local at a neighbourhood fish and chip shop, a Brick Lane curry house, and lots more.

Books for cooks – Hit the shops (or use Amazon Prime) to bag a last-minute cookbook for the budding baker or chef in your life. On our wishlist this year is Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes, The MEATliquor Chronicles, Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour, and Duck & Waffle: Recipes and Stories.

Shake Rattle & Stir Gin Tour – Treat a gin-loving friend to a chauffeur-driven evening tour of five London bars where they can sip cocktails, sample five premium gins and learn about their history and production methods with industry expert Leon Dalloway.

OpenTable Gifts – What better way to spoil a foodie friend than with dinner at a top restaurant? Visit OpenTable Gifts, select an amount and then choose from restaurants like Sushisamba, Tamarind and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. If you’re not sure where they’d like to go, you can leave it up to them. Order before Christmas Day and get 10% off using the code ‘XMAS10’.