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The Clink Restaurant

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Hmp High Down, High Down Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
+44 20 7147 6724
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8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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London
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food, served by very polite & well trained young men. An interesting day out. Well worth a visit.

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Thank patmorris80
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to The Clink twice for lunch and are planning more visits. What a brilliant concept- teaching young offenders catering skills with very tasty results. Not only do the inmates take pride in dishing out food of a quality normally found in top rated restaurants but they also get the opportunity to use this skills when they have... More 

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Thank Ann M
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for a business event and wow. Don't be put off by the security to get in, it's all part of the amazing experience. The service is attentive and the food was fantastic in appearance and taste. Will definitely be back with friends and family

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Thank Foxyvegaschick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious three course lunch at The Clink, High Down today. What a great idea; and what an experience. Thank you to all the staff for your wonderful hospitality.

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Thank Anna-Maria H
Reading, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, an experience in itself. Served and cooked by inmates. Well worth the money, I could write so much about this but it just wouldn't do it justice. A few pointers, leave your mobile behind ( you can't take it in ) and ensure you have photo ID with you. What else can I say, enjoy the experience, the... More 

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Thank Jo G
Wales
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is absolutely superb and the waiting staff are so attentive. I wouldn't say that the offering was suitable for young families but it's a great place to dine.

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Thank MusicalMiss
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant with about 15 ladies from my WI group. The food, atmosphere and service were wonderful. You may be a bit unsure of what to expect from trip like this, rest assured it is something to put on your bucket list. Obviously the security is important, but part of the experience. You soon forget you are within... More 

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Thank Poppie66
Kingston u Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a brilliant scheme that has proven benefits for the people who take part . On top of that the service, surroundings and the food - both choice and presentation - are excellent. It puts a lot of far more expensive places to shame. Admittedly booking is a little time consuming/wearisome but obviously necessary and well worth the wait.... More 

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Thank Driftboat
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I was running late for a business meeting here and I have to say it wasn't the easiest place to find unless you know it's next to the prison, but it's is a little gem of a place . We went for breakfast. The setting is good, service great and prices very reasonable .

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Thank Honestreviews29
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you get over the initial strange feeling of being locked in, it's a nice place! Really good service, delicious food - I had all vegetarian - and good value. The portions were reasonably small - I'd recommend some vegetables for the table to share. The house mocktails were also very good. The place has an atmosphere, but it's not... More 

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Thank Ellie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $40
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hmp High Down, High Down Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Sutton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7147 6724
Description
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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