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The Clink Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, British,
Styal Road | Her Majesty's Prison Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4HR, England
+44 1625 553146
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Overview
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Styal Road | Her Majesty's Prison Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4HR, England
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1 - 10 of 886 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautifully cooked and presented roast dinner was served by a lovely waitress, everyone was cheerful and helpful. I will certainly recommend it to others. Thank you all at the Clink.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NorthStar384357
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been meaning to try this restaurant for ages & now I wish I’d tried it much sooner. The atmosphere is wonderful, made so by the very attentive & friendly staff. The food was perfect. We had a lovely slow roast rib which was really...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank lorraineh357
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased that you visited the restaurant and enjoyed your experience. Your wonderful comments have been passed on to our prisoners in training and we look forward to welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never visited this restaurant before and was not quite sure what to expect. Walking through the enormous black wooden doors into the hallway initially seemed a little menacing but we were greeted swiftly by smiling staff members who took us to our table...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank streetdragon
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic comments! As a training restaurant we are delighted with your review, and are so pleased that you both enjoyed your dining experience. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to the clink food was quality along with the service will be returning asap a different but enjoyable experience

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank mik099
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments, these have been passed on to our prisoners in training. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this restaurant by stumbling on it when I was looking for a car park near Manchester airport in Styal. It is in a former church and is a charity set up to train and support prisoners, which gives them employable skills for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank DawnS2150
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and your comments have been passed on to our prisoners in training. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great concept this is. Service much better than I have had in many other top restaurants Food great - couldn’t fault the place Will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank PaulB626
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your fantastic comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Went to celebrate my mums birthday after reading good reviews. The Christmas menu was the only available menu, despite being November. We had a nice greeting and cannot fault the staff, but the whole ambience and experience was poor. Paid £30 each for 3 course...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank janer1264
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for your review. We apologise that you were disappointed by your dining experience with us. As a training restaurant we try our best to check back with guests during meals to ensure that they are satisfactory and I apologise if this was not...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What a great experience today Fabulous food beautifully presented melt in the mouth Scrumptious Highly recommend this splendid place and all the friendly and talented staff We will be going backMore

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank bestroseoftralee
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for your review. Your wonderful comments have been passed on to our team and we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. We hope to welcome you back to the Clink restaurant another time in the near future. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends for the gourmet evening. Excellent all round. It was their Xmas menu on offer and we all thoroughly enjoyed every course. A must.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jilllian
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Jillian, Thank you for your review. We are all so pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope to welcome you back to the Clink restaurant another time in the near future. Kind regards Catrin Aherne General Manager...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Just had afternoon tea ; £15 each ...... very unimpressed, price tooooo high , and not very tasty ::: scones had a very tart raspberry jam , not strawberry , strange ::: bread was dry .... deserts odd. Would not go back. I’m sure all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank sandy m
StyalManager, General Manager at The Clink Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Good afternoon Sandy, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the festive afternoon tea. We do endeavour to check back on all meals served so that we can rectify any issues immediately, and apologise if this was...More

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Trishabannister
2 November 2018|
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Response from harters | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. Not exactly what you were thinking of, but have you considered making a donation to the Clink charity and giving that as a present? I've asked for this sort of present a couple of times when I really... More
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Verlie M
3 September 2018|
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Response from MadalynH7 | Reviewed this property |
I know a vegan who ate here earlier in the year. She contacted the staff in advance and they were really helpful, essentially cooking her a bespoke meal, which they felt benefitted their training.
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Mrsgrebe1
12 March 2018|
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Response from harters | Reviewed this property |
Accordng to their website, they only do lunch (every day) and dinner (Fri & Sat)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$52
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:45
Saturday
09:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Styal Road | Her Majesty's Prison Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Wilmslow
  • Phone Number: +44 1625 553146
  • E-mail
Description
The Clink Restaurant at HMP Styal opened to the general public in April 2015 and offers women 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. Seasonal food is prepared and cooked in an open plan kitchen offering diners the opportunity to watch their food being prepared. Afternoon tea is now being served Monday to Friday, 1:30pm to 3:00pm and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. As of 1st January 2017 the restaurant will open 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 holds a Gourmet dinner every Wednesday from 6:30pm offering a 4-course menu for £39.95. This must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Available for exclusive hire, The Clink Restaurant boasts 2 private dining areas with projector and AV facilities that can be used for meetings, presentations and private events.
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