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The Clink Restaurant

Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to The Clink for the first time today, I had heard it was good but it was more, it was fantastic. The service was great from the learners and of course the food was ....... fantastic. Definitely going to have to go again!

Thank DarrenG1493
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unforgettable experience at The Clink! Well worth the visit if you get the opportunity. Food and service was very good.

Thank mwtjones
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We popped in for breakfast and it was really lovely- was beautifully cooked and presented- we just didn’t have room to finish it all! Would definitely recommend

Thank hberry68
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unsure what to expect from The Clink restaurant but I was delighted after our visit ! The food was just amazing and the service was excellent, we were very impressed and on our next trip to Cardiff will most definitely be returning .

Thank callummulgrew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just experienced a fabulous 4 course meal at the Clink Restaurant Cardiff to celebrate my sons birthday. The food was superb and the service was excellent. A visit is highly recommended. I will definitely be returning. A big thank you to everyone.

Thank Lucy2402
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and food were brilliant. Considering when we went they had only been running the menu for 3 days it was all superb. 4 course meal for £39.95 is a bargain too. Can't leave a tip so donate online instead. Brilliant programme that should be...More

Thank Barbaric_Daisy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Better than expected I'd say it beats some of the more well known eateries in cardiff as a trained chef myself I was very impressed with both the flavours of food and the over all presentation I just hope the guys realise after time what...More

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous evening of culinary delights. The food was fabulous, wonderfully presented and brilliant value for money. The staff were friendly and a nice mix of experiences to not so. Our waiter was new to waiting but was charming and well informed of the...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice for evening meals, service has always been excellent and the menu changes seasonally. the food is great i also bought a voucher for a christmas present for my folks knowing they would enjoy.

Thank ianbye1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you're hungry when you go,the evening menu is actually 5 courses. Clearly using fresh produce, the dishes are delicious as well as good to look at. Choice was great too. One thing I will say, is don't be like the table we sat...More

Thank VickyP513685
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from bethanlewis65 | Reviewed this property |
NCP directly across the road, but as another has said, it is very expensive. John Lewis and St David's are a little walk away but much cheaper.
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol as the waiters and some of the chef team are current serving prisoners and are not allowed alcohol as part of their release on temporary licence. The food itself is amazing and well worth a visit to help with the... More
Matthew W
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Hi Matthew, A deposit of £15pp is required when booking, this secures your reservation and will be deducted from your final bill. Many thanks Jason
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2092 3130
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The Clink Restaurant at HMP Cardiff opened to the general public in September 2012 and offers over 30 category D prisoners from HMP Prescoed and HMP Cardiff full-time work within the 96 cover restaurant and kitchen. Prisoners train towards gaining nationally recognised City & Guilds NVQ qualifications before returning to their retrospective prisons at the end of the working day. Upon their release, The Clink Charity helps graduates find employment within the Welsh catering and hospitality industry. The restaurant is a flagship example of a unique charitable project that is committed to reducing reoffending rates throughout Wales 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 Wales. Seasonal food is prepared and cooked in an open plan kitchen enabling diners the opportunity to watch food preparation. The restaurant has recently added Sunday dining times, opening its doors every Sunday, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, serving roast lunches with 2 courses for £19.95 and 3 courses for £25.90. The restaurant also serves dinner from Wednesday to Saturday at 6:30pm, 7pm & 7:30pm, offering a 4-course menu for £39.95. Afternoon Tea is available between 12pm and 3pm from Monday to Saturday. Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Restaurant boasts private dinings room that offers projector and AV facilities making it perfect for meetings, conferences and presentations.
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