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The Clink Restaurant

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High Down Lane | Highdown Lane, Sutton SM2 5PJ, England
+44 20 8678 9007
08:15 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
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12:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Part of the Clink Charity Group, the original location within the walls of Her Majesty's Prison Highdown. Please visit the website BEFORE going as there is vital information that is required - for security reasons. Once inside, you will be escorted so no fear of any confusion or losing your way. For the mobile impaired, there is a wheelchair ramp... More 

Thank Andy H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating tour ( if a little gruesome at the end) and rounded off nicely with lunch in the Clink. Lovely ambiance, god service and good food

Thank Brigid L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly!! Amazing food!! Totally impressed. We went there twice in two weeks. My kids loved there food. Strongly recommend to visit!! Hassan shiblee From Woodgreen.

Thank kamrul4
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with friends and really enjoyed the ambience and extensive menu. The staff were so helpful and friendly

Thank Marianne P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top food, great service, great scheme that really has an impact. Remember it's weekdays and no alcohol but a top meal nonetheless Thanks for having us it was great

Thank Andrew L
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are well worth the necessary palaver of the lengthy security check in. An excellent menu with food that was well presented and very tasty. Nice ambience and excellent service from Brian. At only £30 per person for a 3 course lunch its superb value too. Thanks to everyone. Will visit again soon.

Thank bearz1066
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took 3 friends to the Clink and they raved about the experience. All were keen to bring their friends and family back to share the experience. Quality food served with the right amount of engagement from professional waiting staff and a thoroughly lovey afternoon Had by all.

Thank LouiseAnderson_12
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143 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... in a really great environment and making a real impact on the community. What isn't five star about that! It does take a while to register you on your first visit, but it's worth it

1 Thank Colin P
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is attached to the prison HMP High Down in Sutton. Not your usual meal out as you have security checks due to the staff being prisoners. The restaurant layout is clean and classy and has a nice atmosphere and the staff/ prisoners are extremely helpful. The food is quite expensive but is good quality and very tasty. There... More 

1 Thank Kev G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere, lovely ambiance. Delicious food with real flavour w.ith great aromas and great presentation

1 Thank daniel e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$37
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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. 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?