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Forever Knife Set™
Laura Collett
Awesome Customer Service

We used Banquist a lot during lockdown and enjoyed some spectacular meals. Recently I purchased a knife set from them as a gift. DPD failed to deliver but the wonderful folks at Banquist took on dealing with this and are sending me a new set. Amazing customer service!!!

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Forever Knife Set™
Tiger de Souza
What a difference

I've been bumbling on for years using the same, very old knife set. Tried sharpening but did not realise how blunt they were till I bought this set. Wonderful set of knives that make cooking a joy and I cannot wait to slice and dice in our next Banquist menu. Highly recommended.

Top Class knives

These are beautiful quality knives and much more reasonably priced than others

Enjoyable.

Received as a gift voucher. Excellent customer care when redeeming. Everything arrived beautifully packaged and chilled to us in deepest darkest Cornwall. Although the experience was different and enjoyable, and we felt quite spoilt, wouldn’t want to do it again. Would much prefer just to go out to eat without the faff.

Great cook-a-long

Enjoyed this cooking experience. Recipes were easy to follow and whip up a tasty meal in under 2 hours. Leftovers were aplenty.

Great Ingredients and Instruction

The ingredients arrived on time and were very good quality. The instruction videos were great and the end product(s) were delicious with great presentation. We struggled with the rolling of the starters (avocado and crab) a bit and the multitasking on the main course was a bit difficult, most likely due to our drinking through the process.

I would highly recommend Banquist and hopefully, at some point in the future would could join a classroom based evening.

Great Ingredients and Instruction

The ingredients arrived on time and were very good quality. The instruction videos were great and the end product(s) were delicious with great presentation. We struggled with the rolling of the starters (avocado and crab) a bit and the multitasking on the main course was a bit difficult, most likely due to our drinking through the process.

I would highly recommend Banquist and hopefully, at some point in the future would could join a classroom based evening.

Delicious, but...

I've loved banquist so far, learning some fantastic tips and tricks from the videos and creating some amazing food!

Only issue I have had, is the cut of turbot I received was what I can only describe as an end piece. This piece didnt fit with the guidelines given in the video/instructions. (Give the michelin star chef a middle and end piece to cover both eventualities).

Great tasting food

The family are really enjoying eating this high standard of food and I’ve learned lots of little tips and tricks while doing the cooking.

One area for improvement, please think about minimising food waste. If a recipe for 2 needs half a courgette, I understand why you send a whole one as it keeps better, but that doesn’t mean I need 2 courgettes for 3 or 4.

Learning can be so fun!!

Really enjoying our pasta course with Theo Randall. The pasta has been melt in the mouth and the sauces delicious. We definitely have learned new techniques and it has been a fun event for a Friday night. Would really recommend the pairing wines too which have been great! Looking forward to the 3rd session tomorrow!!

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Forever Knife Set™
Dorthe Fladholt Nielsen
exellent knives

Such a treat and fabulous quality, I can only recommend these beautiful strong knives👍🏻

Great knives at a great price!

Well-made, super sharp and quick delivery. Very happy with my Banquist blades.

Just wow

Bought this for the wife and I. I’m a passionate amateur cook and absolutely loved this. Cooked a great meal which was enjoyable to make and learnt some new techniques that I’ve adapted into my day to day cooking. Easy to follow and wonderfully tasty. Have recommended to lots of friends and will definitely buy again.

Valentines meal

Lovely ingredients and wine. Made a fantastic meal although it took around 2 1/2 hours to make. Marred me not by a very underripe peach and a very tough price of steak.

Great experience!

My husband and I loved this experience. Great quality ingredients and generous portions - we had a lot of leftovers! The tutorials were really easy to follow and we learnt some good techniques. Super value and highly recommended - thank you to the whole team.

Quality of knives

I recently purchased a knife set that have now replaced my Global set. Great set of knives thanks

Excellent quality food & new skills gained

We had the valentines medley crab, beef, chocolate. The starter is the only reason I knocked off a star, just because of the complexity of the presentation and it got me a little stressed trying to roll a finely cut avocado, which ended up a bit squished. I had to watch the instructions about 10 times. Having 2 avocados confused me as there was only one in the dish so I kept thinking I’d missed something. I would also consider myself fairly competent in a kitchen so a real novice would struggle, I imagine. It however tasted amazing. The other dishes were well detailed although I do think a level of cooking is needed. The meat was fabulous and so tasty and I loved learning a new way to cook potatoes. The desert so easy and tasty. Plenty of food and ate the left overs with Sunday lunch

An enjoyable evening at home with good food

Having had several Banquist meals thanks to my partner, I arranged for a Banquist meal for three to be delivered to me, as I had promised a friend, who was intrigued by the whole idea, that I would cook her a Banquist dinner.
The dinner was a great success and not as complicated to prepare as I would have imagined. The instructions were very clear and the accompanying video very helpful. One small criticism is that the written instructions and the video do not always agree as to the order of preparation of the dishes.
I would have also wanted to have more to do with the actual preparation of the pudding - a delicious panna cotta, which came ready made.
All in all, a good evening was had by all!

There is better out there...

The instructions were not clear at all. Specifically, timings for cooking the meat were wrong, but that was not the only problem. Also, little did I know that the chef wanted the oven on for plus 3 hours as at any given point something from another course had to go in it. Worse, the instructions do not take into consideration that you might want to eat with your guests, let alone have the courses prepared in a way that guests do not want to wait an hour in between courses. A lot of ingredients could have been labelled better or prepared to save hassle later on. The videos did not help with any of the above. They were more geared on the how, technique, rather than what is actually expected to do. There is a great opportunity in the market to have 1st class dining without the hassle and this one did not hot that mark. Nevertheless it was fun and an experience.

Fabulous experience.

We had a fabulous evening of food and absolutely loved the starter and pudding. The wine pairing was perfect.
Although the steak was delicious we felt that we didn’t learn any new skills from the main course and it would have been better with a proper steak sauce rather the braising liquid from cabbage/ potatoe The presentation of the main was difficult to make look good as each item was very separate.

Valentines meal

Great

Great fun

My 12 year old daughter asked if she could order a Valentines Box to cook a celebratory meal for a special family birthday party. In line with our prior experience the quality of the ingredients was excellent, the portions generous, the instructions clear and the final result terrific. The bottle of wine for my husband and I was also a real plus as compared to the childrens' holiday cooking box!

Always the best date night and tastiest food!

We have completed many an amazing date night with the help of Banquist. They provide wonderful step by step video guides and all the ingredients needed to make food you would never imagine you are capable of making!

As a GF person, I love that I can pick menus that I can eat all the courses… I don’t have to feel left out and as we know the allergens prior to purchasing you’ll never have a nasty surprise when the box arrives!

Can’t wait for my next box!

Second box we’ve had and once again excellent. Will definitely order again. High quality ingredients, fairly simple to prepare and delicious.

Delicious!

Another delicious meal. The starter was really unusual, a great way to use avocado and looked very impressive. The quality of all the ingredients is always good, and the videos are most helpful. The dessert was the least good part, would have liked a bit more cooking involved, but it tasted good!