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The Clink Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton opened in February 2014 as the third restaurant operated by The Clink Charity in the UK and offers up to 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. The restaurant is located in the former Governor's house built in 1819, the 120-cover restaurant is available for exclusive hire. Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday between 8:15am and 10:30am, and lunch is served from Monday to Friday between 12pm and 3pm. This must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Restaurant boasts 5 private dining rooms that offers projector and AV facilities making it perfect for meetings, conferences and presentations.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
European, British, Contemporary
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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All reviews three course meal cheese board lamb soup pudding sunday roast brixton prison our waiter prison walls security procedures working prison second chance an excellent lunch delicious meal front of house dining experience beautiful restaurant
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Reviewed today

We visited for a team Christmas lunch and were all blown away - despite some reservations and apprehension about visiting, the visit was a great success. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful, the restaurant is nicely designed and has a great ambience, the service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 325emmajane37
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was at the Clink for a board dinner. The restaurant itself is very smart and well kept and we had the highest quality food with very generous portions. They source superb ingredients. Service was warm and enthusiastic. Highly recommend - very good value.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Timfromsussex
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never miss this amazing place of better ambiance and tasty food .All the facilities and services will assure cent percent satisfication from the customer.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nithin678
Reviewed 2 days ago

Me and my friend ruby decided to try Clink, with very little idea about the charity and we were both totally blown away by the food and service. From the moment we walked in all the waiters were extremely attentive. The food was punctual, well...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank holly24clark
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was terrific as was the service. Definitely want to return. Loved the rabbit. This is a great scheme.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We don't normally do 'lunch' but yesterday we thought we'd try something different. Inevitably, there's a bit of security involved but Sunday lunch in HMP Brixton is a must for those with a curious or quirky persuasion. The Clink is a charitable organisation that was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Haynest
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited The Clink today for lunch. The menu was varied yet festive. The food was excellently prepared and tasted fantastic. The best part of the experience was our waiter Sonny. He was polite, welcoming and thoroughly professional. He looked after us very well and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank annalou123
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an excellent work Christmas dinner at Brixton's Clink. The experience was great - putting mobiles, wallets etc in a locker, then being escorted through the big gates, searched, then led into the restaurant. The food was first rate, with thought being paid to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SRJB_London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food! Highly recommend this place. Our waiter Sonny was very nice and attentive. Other staff were also very pleasant. Good luck and keep up the good work!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Guide523394
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place back in August, have to say it is very unique. We didn’t know what to expect from a prison, but it is great to see that inmates are being taught hospitality skills. The food was lovely and each course had great depth...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mat_kavannagh1
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October 25, 2018|
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Response from Alisha S | Reviewed this property |
It depends which restaurant you book. Some are inside the prison and therefore require a security check. For this reason the age is 18+. For the others that are outside the prison under 18s are allowed. Taken from the... More
Lizzie I
April 10, 2018|
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Response from discoverer186338 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the delay in replying. I think you could arrive early but you'll be held in the waiting area as everyone is escorted inside the prison as a group. Same applies when you want to leave, there has to be a group... More
Lizzie I
April 10, 2018|
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Response from LadyDollis | Reviewed this property |
need about 30 mins as there's a lot of paperwork and putting stuff in lockers etc. do go it's great
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