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The Clink Restaurant

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Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 11:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Wales. U.K.
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing staff, flavoursome, well thought out menu. Nice ambience and immaculately clean. A very special evening

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Thank koalanowater
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb meal at 'The Clink' and the food was absolutely top class. It was interesting to talk to the staff and all of it goes to a great cause. We were served by Hector and he was brilliant. He knew the menu really well and was an all round lovely guy, top service.

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Thank Olly C
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

kitchen open so you can see chefs skills. Staff friendly and made me feel so important. fresh water with ice and lemon brought to the table.

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Thank Em D
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and atmosphere was delicious. Professional looking. The employees were very respectful and professional

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Thank tbaham
Swindon
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A return visit and as previously, great staff, great ambience with fab fresh food expertly cooked. If you have never been here you must give it a try. I really want to go for the afternoon tea sometime.

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Thank alibun
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding food, great friendly service, always recommending to friends, however advance booking needed.

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Thank Samantha J
Usk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch; would recommend the cheesecake as a starter and the chicken was cooked to perfection. Deserts were some of the best tasted. The service exceeded any expectations. The mocktail menu is also appealing. This was our first visit and we weren't sure what to expect; It's a lovely restaurant clearly with high standards and friendly helpful... More 

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Herts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with friends from Cardiff, who had heard very good reports about The Clink and wanted to take us here. So glad we came; the food, service and surroundings were of a high standard and we'd love to come back and perhaps visit some different "Clinks" closer to us. Really heartening to read the story of The Clink rehabilitation... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, good service. Worth coming back! I recommend that place. Everything was just perfect

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Cardiff to see the Red Shoes, we decided to try out The Clink- the food is of a high standard, surpassing usual restaurant offerings. The guys serving us were great fun. Starters of pigeon and terrine were delicious, the scallop and arancini middle courses continued to impress. Mains were well presented, well cooked, and left no room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Cuisine
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
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
Description
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. Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Cymru boasts a private dining room that can seat 24 and offers projector and AV facilities that can be used for meetings, conferences and presentations. Seasonal food is prepared and cooked in an open plan kitchen enabling diners the opportunity to watch food preparation. We rotate our menus on a seasonal basis, to view the winter a la carte menu please click here.

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