After hearing about this scheme to help rehabilitate prisoners, my friend and I just had to try it. We have enjoyed the experience immensely. The food was seasonal, very tasty and beautiful to look at. It was served with a smile too. The lunch service was busy with a good buzzy atmosphere and the... read more
The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down opened in May 2009 and offers...
The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down opened in May 2009 and offers over 30 prisoners full-time work within the restaurant and kitchen. Prisoners train towards gaining nationally recognised City & Guilds NVQs before returning to their cells at the end of the working day.
Upon their release, The Clink Charity helps graduates find employment within the catering and hospitality industry. The restaurant is a flagship example of a unique charitable project that is committed to reducing reoffending rates, in partnership with HMPS. The restaurant positively promotes the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners and also champions the wealth of quality, fresh and organic produce available throughout the UK with many vegetables and herbs being sourced from the prison gardens.
Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Restaurant boasts a private dining room that offers projector and AV facilities making it perfect for meetings, conferences and presentations.
Seasonal food is prepared and cooked in an open plan kitchen giving diners the opportunity to watch their food being skilfully prepared.