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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 yesterday

Well done to the Clink and to all those behind this fantastic project. The chefs and waiters did a great job, and we enjoyed a very classy dinner.

Thank IndigoFrog
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon tea, with lots of different sandwiches and cakes served in individual portions. Had a vegetarian option too. Friendly staff and tasty afternoon tea!

Thank LuP92
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seated quickly and the first two courses were served quickly. We had to wait half an hour for the mains, but it was worth it because it was tasty. Staff were friendly. The only improvement I would recommend would be air conditioning in the restaurant...More

Thank ManSam88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for evening as party of four. Environment and service very nice. Food generally very good. Some unusual taste combinations that were surprising and tasty. The only down side was the accompaniments to my main course which were not to the same standard as the...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had been looking forward to our visit for a few months ( in Cardiff for 1/2 marathon) We were late for our table at the end of service so were quickly seated otherwise the whole experience was lovely & relaxed .

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A novel idea, eating in a prison (for me anyway!) Good food, friendly & efficient service- and atmosphere. Recommended!

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was given a voucher for a meal at the Clinic Restaurant and was very sceptical, but after having a meal there I was blown away with the standard of the food and how professional the staff were......Definitely going back

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and myself have wanted to visit the Clink Cardiff for some time and we finally had the chance on Saturday Night. We arrived outside and, although the exterior isn't great, the inside is absolutely beautiful, quite small and modern. We were quickly seated...More

Thank Hannah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was second visit here and didn't disappoint. A lunchtime visit. For starters I chose Smoked trout rillette coated in a citrus crumb, trio of beetroot, radicchio salad. The presentation was excellent and tasted great.For mains I chose Braised leg and roast breast of pheasant,...More

Thank SimonW4366
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience at this restaurant. The staff were very friendly, excellent service and very good food. Not something I would do again but would highly recommend for the overall experience, we had a wonderful evening.

Thank Jaime E
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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 - $52
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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