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The Clink Restaurant

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European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Knox Road | Hmp Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 11:00
Wed - Fri 19:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We with a large party of about 50 people for Christmas Meal this evening. All were served at a similar time. Food was well presented and tasted great - and plenty of it. Staff were very helpful and attentive. Been here 3 times now and standard is always very high. Would recommend to anyone.

1 Thank Andrew J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WOW we came across this restaurant by accident. What an amazing find. Staff really friendly, helpful, courteous & professional. Food totally delicious, very fresh & tasty and cooked to perfection. Fabulous value too. Will DEFINATELY visit again when in Cardiff, really pleased to have found this little gem. Really like the whole ethos and idea behind this charity. The building... More 

1 Thank alibun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend enjoyed a lovely meal. We were served by Tony who was helpful, courteous and professional. We would like to wish him well in his future endeavours. We would 100% recommend a visit and will be going back ourselves

1 Thank AndreaMorris L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The Clink for my birthday after it being mentioned to me by a few friends and I can't recommend it enough! We had the £34.95 Christmas menu and the choice of starters, mains and desserts had something to offer for everyone. As it was my birthday, Hector and the rest of the team brought out the dessert especially... More 

1 Thank Karolinkuja
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really different dining experience in Cardiff. If you get over the fact you are eating at the prison, you can't your phone and the lack of alchol you are in for something very unique and special. All the staff were really attentive, really happy to chat and overall gave a level of service that is far better than a regular... More 

Thank Richard A
Llandough, The Vale of Glamorgan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb ingredients made the food exceptionally tasty. Well presented and lots of different options to chose from. An excellent meal which was different in the types of food available including, venison, goose and I even tasted turnip for the first time. The staff were very helpful, smart and enjoying their work especially Scott who made the evening for our group... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent with very generously sized portions that offered a quirky take on the traditional Sunday Roast. Staff were courteous and professional even offering to take our coats on entry. Would 100% recommend!

Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been on my second visit to the clink to sample their christmas menu well presented excellent food ,they make an effort to make it a different take on the usual fayre. the only down side was that the hot dishes could have been a little warmer,the staff are great very friendly and helpful, i will be back again... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner as a party of 4. Staff were all very friendly and professional. Our waiter was a bit nervous but did a great job. Food choices were from a small menu but gave good options for all courses. The meal was very nice, not Michelin star quality as I've seen it reviewed elsewhere but a high standard... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing, it may be obvious, but it's not, so just so you know this is a dry restaurant. Having said that expected it and the mocktail was nice. Staff were brilliant from start to finish, payment beforehand a good idea. Tips go to the charity. Loved my scotch egg starter although it was a little cool and a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$64
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
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
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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