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The Clink Restaurant

High Down Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
20 7147 6724
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Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Sutton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a great afternoon. It's not every day you can have a fine dining experience in a prison and it's a birthday I won't forget in a while. We were greeted by a number of very friendly staff who escorted us through the visitors' section to the restaurant. Once inside you'd have no idea you were in a prison. Our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Menu had something for all tastes. The Butternut Squash soup was delicious. The Dessert I had was stunning to look at and as they knew it my Birthday they piped Happy Birthday on my plate which made my day. As with other reviews the portions are not huge but we were glad of that as it meant we could manage... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a good insight into what can be achieved with organised training and very worthwhile and it is a charity. They hope to establish more restaurants within other prisons. The restaurant was far nicer than expected, the service very good - young men with very pleasing manners and the menu was excellent. The non alcoholic cocktail cranberry juice with... More

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Wallington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the Clink restaurant and were very very impressed by the service and quality of food. We both had soup starter and for main course we had lamb and salmon, to complete the perfect lunch we finished with the cheese selection, summer berries and coffee. There is a great range of non alcoholic fruit drinks,cocktails. Coffee's and teas. Everything... More

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I think to start with, it makes good sense to separate the charitable intention from the eating experience.... To see and experience the work of The Clink in aiming to rehabilitate people leaving prison into a meaningful job, which will surely not only restore their self worth and provide an opportunity for gainful long term employment but also break that... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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