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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%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (27 reviews)
“soup” (26 reviews)
“cheesecake” (18 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
09:00 - 11:00 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 1 week ago

My daughter and I were served fine food served and prepared elegantly. We made our reservation online for an afternoon meal. We were greeted and seated promptly at a simple clean neatly set table. The chairs were very comfortable. We both started off with a...More

Thank Ronna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a training restaurant for residents of, well, the clink, and in that regard I cannot recommend it enough. The food is very good and nicely presented. You have to remember it's a training restaurant, so service is a little stiff but very earnest....More

Thank DAFEller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first but not our last visit to The Clink in Cardiff. A friendly welcome and warm friendly service. Nicely set out restaurant with a cooking area on view. Each course was prepared specially and presented well. No alcohol served but plenty of choice of...More

Thank TerryWms
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was recommended to go here, with the likelihood that I’d not be able to get in at short notice, but I did. It was a set 4 course meal, and well worth the cost. Each course was delicious. It’s staffed by inmates who get...More

Thank speshalkay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant intiiative to rehabilitate prisoners to help them find jobs when they are released. I have been there twice and left on both occasions feeling slightly disappointed. The food is of a very high standard, although quantities are a little on the...More

Thank TrickyCardiff_Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch, with 4 adults and a child. Food and service is amazing , and was very surprised at the bill at the end, much ,much less than I expected . Highly recommend

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food experience was had here. The staff were terrific and we had a three course dinner which was filling. The restaurant is very nice soft comfortable lighting. I did not like the tip envelope on the table which annoyed me.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Good English Breakfast but waiting more than 30 minutes !! Very nice clean restaurant but Poor customer service .

Thank En Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited tonight using a voucher given to us as a gift. We weren’t sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised that the clink was separate to the jail ( I had visions of having to go into the prison). We parked in John...More

Thank Gricey61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are made to feel special from the minute you walk into the restaurant. The food is exceptional and the staff and ambience is good.

Thank eagle1788
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Questions & Answers
31 May 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
13 May 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
Matthew W
13 May 2018|
Response from becks B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was asked to pay £15 per person deposit and that is then automatically taken off your bill.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
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
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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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