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The Clink Restaurant

High Down Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
20 7147 6724
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Ranked #1 of 88 restaurants in Sutton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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94% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visited the HMP High Down Clink restaurant last week and absolutely loved the experience we had there. Had we not been escorted in through security and taken through a category B prison we would have thought we were at a classy restaurant any day. The fact that we were in a prison made the lunch even more interesting and... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

Aside from the obviously special circumstances of the restaurant being inside a high security prison both the food and service were excellent ... and the cost was a fair reflection of the experience; don't go expecting a cheap meal just because it's cooked and served by inmates. Of course any restaurant will have blips which may explain the odd indifferent... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a friend.Really enjoyed the whole experience,from visiting a prison to delicious three course meal.Lovely restaurant and excellent service.All the staff friendly and helpful from the start to the finish.If you are thinking about booking( DO) ...

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

first experience at the clink high down , booking was simple and efficient , there was a very professional welcome and check in . The food came out well presented and tasted fantastic ! The service was professional and friendly , I would highly recommend this restaurant and good cause . I will be trying clink Brixton very soon !

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This restaurant is staffed by prisoners at High Down in training for a catering career on release. Let's just say a visit for lunch is "an experience!" rather than a culinary pleasure. You have to book in advance providing personal details, pay by cheque as cards and cash are not accepted, leave mobiles and any sharp objects (tweezers!) in a... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We went today to celebrate my partner's birthday. It was a surprise- you can imagine his face as we drove into the prison, since he's never heard of 'The Clink'. The menu was very good, the service from the inmates friendly and polite. My trio of berry desserts was excellent. The main courses were very good, although nouveau cuisine size-... More

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We dined at the Clink last summer and we could not fault anything from the service to the food and the friendliness of both the staff and the service staff (the inmates in training)…would definitely recommend you go for a meal…5+ Star…

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Epsom, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stumbled across this on trip advisor and surprised by the rave reviews decided to give it a try. The booking process took about a week, so be prepared to plan in advance. It's took about 3/4 of an hour to check in and about 1/2 an hour to be escorted out, but do not let this put you off,... More

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Cheam, Surrey, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch today with 4 friends and what an exceptional experience. Go with high expectations and you will never be disappointed. The service from these incredible young guys left me feeling quite emotional. They can not do enough for their guests and serve with enthusiasm and a great deal of professionalism.

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Dartford, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very surreal ,food excellent good portions , service very good ,once inside you could be in any restaurant ,plastic cutlery did not matter, would recommend to anyone makes a great surprise ,Xmas lunch with crackers ,

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