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The Clink Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We so enjoyed our Christmas lunch yesterday. The food was spot on. Presentation perfect, meal cooked to perfection. Fine dining at its best. Made to feel so welcome and the service was superb! Well done The Clink! One of the best meals we've had in...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a treat for my daughter's birthday and our first time in this restaurant. Everything was great: delicious food, good ambience and friendly staff.

Thank peterjen178
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have wanted to eat here for a long time, booked a table with friends for the Christmas menu - food was delicious cooked to perfection and plenty of it, the service was fantastic you can certainly see that everyone involved takes pride in what they...More

1  Thank camper25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And more! I've been wanting to get Mrs Davies and I into The Clink for some time and tonight we managed it, I filled in their online booking form at 08:00 and much to my surprise my booking was confirmed for the same day. The...More

1  Thank Duncan462
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How come all restaurants are not like this. Food and service out standing,a excellent christmas lunch. High street restaurants should take notice of how to do it properly. Will definitely come again

1  Thank Brianp1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit and we weren’t sure what to expect. An excellent lunch. Substantial portions served by attentive staff and at a reasonable price. The chocolate tart was amazing and The Clink is well worth a visit, we’ll come again soon.

1  Thank MDDG_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife daughter and myself visited The Clink on Friday the 24th. It was our first visit to the Clink it won’t be our last, food and service was outstanding. Staff all very pleasant and helpful and the food was a delight.

1  Thank paulchard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just left this restaurant, which was a treat from my partner for my birthday. I am that happy about what I have just eaten and the service I have received, I had to write this. The staff were polite, happy and friendly, nothing...More

4  Thank Lindsey W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third visit to the restaurant with three others. Once again the food didn't disappoint and the staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. I would highly recommend having a meal there.

1  Thank helensaunders1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us went to the Clink before going to watch Wales play New Zealand. Excellent Christmas menu - best turkey I have had in years and the potato serving was exquisite. Only point to note is no alcohol which was strange pre-match but we...More

1  Thank Timart126
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Questions & Answers
30 November 2017|
Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Hi, Gift vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £20.00 by calling the restaurant on 02920923130. The vouchers are then posted to you first class and are valid for 6 months. Kind regards The Clink Admin Team
Martin G
18 September 2017|
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Response from MissWalt | Reviewed this property |
we parked immediately opposite in the ncp. we paid with card. you cannot leave a any tips either by cash or card. you can donate to the rehabilitation scheme however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$54
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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