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The Clink Restaurant

Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pmAll hours
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an enjoyable experience. Great service and some of the best quality food I've ever been served. Will be returning very soon. Great job!

Thank Mrmasterreview
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I work with offenders who have learned there skill here and I know how much this place can help them. The added bonuses are that the food is fabulous perfectly cooked, beautifully served. The waiters are polite, efficient and charming. What is not to love...More

Thank Annalise E
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always wanted to visit the Clink and so jumped at the chance when invited as part of a business function. We were made very welcome and as we were a large party, our menu choices were checked to ensure we received what we...More

Thank VickiandIan
Reviewed 1 week ago

all staff at clink and all food was so nice bigger thank for night we hope to come a gain soon from david

Thank david j
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clink is on the edge and part of Cardiff Prison and all the staff are prisoners from a nearby open prison who are training to work in the catering industry on their release. This really is a 'must do' venue with great food and...More

1  Thank RobDavis12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place for a special lunch, with friends, family or just as a couple. The welcome is warm and friendly, the service is polite and attentive and the food is superb. As good as any meal I've eaten in Cardiff. Sadly no alcohol but...More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of 7 of us went for a 40th birthday lunch. Lovely varied menu, proffesional staff and great surroundings. Food was excellent. No complaints. No alcohol but the Mocktail was delicious. Great project - well done everybody. Would definitely recommend it

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second time at the clink and it never disapoints. Beautiful food, excellect service. Will be back .

Thank Nadwa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being honest - I thought we would be served by murderers, serial killers and such like. Not the case. Very handsome and chic young men who we later saw leaving in very smart cars!!! However, despite the disappointment (if one can call it such) the...More

Thank gtaylornay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very attractive room for a dinner but a good welcome. Nowhere does it mention that alcohol is not served or allowed on the premises so that was a big disappointment. We also wondered how the kitchen could produce some sauces without it. Unfortunately,...More

2  Thank Venetia7
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Martin G
19 September 2017|
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Response from MissWalt | Reviewed this property |
we parked immediately opposite in the ncp. we paid with card. you cannot leave a any tips either by cash or card. you can donate to the rehabilitation scheme however.
8 July 2017|
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Response from brae7475 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I had the Sunday roast menu very nice .
Janet E
26 May 2017|
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Response from thesmiths35 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the price of breakfast but the menu looked good. I thought they only did breakfast, lunch & dinner but I could be wrong
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 25 - USD 53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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  >  Southern 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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