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The Clink Restaurant

High Down Lane | Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
+44 20 8678 9007
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Down Lane | Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was very good and our waiter, Ramona really nice,we had a meal with the family , the atmosphere was relaxed and very welcoming I will definitely come back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Diana M. B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited The Clink for lunch mid November on arrival we were greeted by Ricky a jolly chap and taken to our table We were served by a nervous Billy who relaxed into the position as time went on and did a brilliant job (keep...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PeterK765
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had been looking around for something to eat and were pleasantly surprised with the quality and service

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was taken to The Clink as a birthday treat by some friends and had a fabulous time. From checking in, having your photo and fingerprints taken, was an experience!! We were walked over to the main prison and into the restaurant. We were not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I took my girlfriend here for a treat not sure what to expect & was surprised at the ladies all who had short stories to tell you (when questioned) about why they were here. Expensive but would go again!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Evanskio E
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The Clink restaurant at High Down prison may seem like an unusual place to consider a booking for a meal, but I cannot recommend this more highly. The whole experience from arriving and being checked in (interesting), to walking the short distance to the restaurant...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smarty54
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch today at The Clink - absolutely delicious food from a very varied and interesting menu and really excellent service - a big thank to Billy, all the chefs and the whole team.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

My daughter treated me to lunch today and it was lovely. Had 3 courses .... all of them served by Gordon who was so nice and very attentive. The food was presented beautifully and tasted amazing and I even had a piece of cake bought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarolN1740
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

My sister and I have had a wonderful, eye opening experience. Not only was the food incredible, but the service was fantastic. We were served by a very kind and warm gentleman called Gordon, who was happy to discuss and answer questions. He was friendly,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Visited for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Food was spot on, good selection on the menu. Everything that came out of the open plan kitchen looked superb and was beautifully cooked. We were served efficiently and very competently by Gordon. It was really interesting to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SteveCThomas
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17 October 2018|
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Response from Liversalts50 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and you can call 0208 678 9007 for information about Highdown Clink
20 August 2018|
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Response from J P S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Christmas, as I am not part of the organisation; but I can say that couples, family groups, larger groups and business groups will all be catered for, well. There are, apparently, some businesses which... More
31 October 2017|
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Response from Joy2teddy | Reviewed this property |
I took 2 X 49 seat coaches, we were 91. They can seat up to 98. Be aware though that it took 2hrs to get us all through security and get in, and over an hour to check out.Well worth it,once you start the booking process... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Down Lane | Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Sutton
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8678 9007
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The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down opened to the general public in May 2009 and offers over 30 prisoners full-time work within a true-to-life restaurant and kitchen environment. Alongside their employment the prisoners also train towards gaining nationally recognised City & Guilds NVQs in food preparation and food service before returning to their prison accommodation at the end of the working day. Upon their release, The Clink Charity helps the graduates find employment within the hospitality industry. The restaurant is an 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 locally. Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday between 8:15am and 10:30am, and lunch is served from Monday to Friday between 12pm and 3pm. Guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea from 2pm to 4pm. This must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. 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.
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