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The Clink Restaurant

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Highdown Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice clean restaurant, food good and reasonable, booking required, staff friendly you would never know they were prisoners !!

Thank jang19612015
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of checking in etc due to the location of the restaurant all staff really friendly - restaurant is very nicely decorated with a good ambience. Food was delicious and service was fantastic.

Thank Donna S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really excellent food and service, highly recommended and a credit to its staff and organisation We enjoyed an excellent evening

Thank Maria A
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Brilliant food in an amazing place with fab service. We went for my daughters graduation what a fab meal will definately go again!

Thank Helen Cole B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

second time here the food still good but not variation .the first time I have given a 5 tar now shame I need to give a 4.

Thank Ilario G
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is well worth a visit . The food is not the cheapest but it's up there with the best. the staff are friendly and your made to feel welcome

Thank Redfizzer
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly, great service, lovely food and decor. Easy access and parking. Great variety of dishes. All good!

Thank Dominique W
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard about "The Clink" on TV and decided to visit as a birthday treat! A couple of things to be aware of: There is a long list of things you cannot bring into the prison (some obvious, some not obvious at all). There are lockers where you can leave things like your mobile phone. It is "fairly obvious" why,... More 

Thank TheRealEngineer
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a beautiful Birthday lunch at The Clink, the food was as good as any michellen star restaurant. We were sat at table 6 and our waiter was very attentive as were all the staff. I am so looking forward to my next visit, this has now become one of my favourite places to eat. It is a shame... More 

Thank funmumPortsmouth
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner in Ivy last night and I absolutely love the restaurant!!! The outside compliments the beautifully designed interior, and everything was super clean and inviting for the coming taste explosion! They have the best food and drinks that I've ever had! The food was fabulous and I thought I was eating at a 5-star restaurant! The staff were... More 

Thank Sophie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $39
British, Gluten Free Options, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highdown Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Sutton
  • Phone Number: 442086789007
The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down opened in May 2009 and offers over 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.

Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Restaurant boasts a private dining room that offers projector and AV facilities making it perfect for meetings, conferences and presentations.

Seasonal food is prepared and cooked in an open plan kitchen giving diners the opportunity to watch their food being skilfully prepared.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?