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The Clink Restaurant

Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was given some vouchers for Christmas so went along may 19th for lunch. WOW !!!! Top marks for service ,food and excellent value. Will definitely be visiting again .

1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have no hesitation in recommending this brilliant restaurant. Love the concept and the food and service would not be out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. No wonder it's in the top ten restaurants in the U.K. It's fully deserved and many restaurants...More

2  Thank Peeblesman
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was going to start this review like the others saying how it's a charity organisation run for inmates etc etc but then I thought that's not the point! The point is, this place serves great food. I was really impressed with the standard of...More

1  Thank Greyo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked a mid week lunch for 2 online on the Clink website as we had decided to try somewhere different from our usual city restaurants. The Clink is easy to find as it's opposite Knox Road car park and so outside of the main prison...More

1  Thank Lauvirgre
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came here as a group of 10 friends for afternoon tea. Booked well in advance as you are not able to just walk in off the street. Lovely restaurant, small but well set out and attractive. The staff were attentive and the food delicious...More

1  Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been coming here over the last few years and am always delighted by the quality of the food and the pleasant service. Situated outside Cardiff prison unlike some of the other Clink managed restaurants with ample car parking across the road this is...More

1  Thank 5SpiceCookery
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had this recommended as a place to try and it was excellent. The welcome through to the food was welcoming, friendly, efficient and delicious. Presentation was good. Will certainly be back. We tried it at lunchtime and it was busy but it is essential to...More

1  Thank WiltshireToria
Reviewed 4 days ago

Despite the boring brick appearance of The Clink from the outside, the ambiance within is that of a high-class restaurant, with intriguing colour-changing lighting. Our waiter also delivered a high-class performance. So much so, that I couldn't believe that he was one of the inmates...More

1  Thank Faburt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My daughter was visiting g me from Australia on Thurs 18th May. She was staying in the St Davids Hotel and I wanted to take her somewhere memorable for dinner! So I told her we were going to goal!! The Link sits outside Cardiff Goal...More

1  Thank Tracku2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food , well presented , tasted lovely . Staff very accommodating and go above and beyond for you . Great project. Will definitely go back .

1  Thank Rachmad27
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Janet E
How much is breakfast please?also can I have details about the price of afternoon tea
26 May 2017|
Response from Rachmad27 | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it was open for breakfast . Afternoon tea was £16 and you had sandwiches , 4 cakes including cream and jam . Tea or coffee was as much as you wanted .
Garry M
Hi ,are you allowed to bring your own wine ?
22 March 2017|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Due to the prisoners licence conditions no alcohol is allowed in the restaurant. Kind regards Jason
Vishvatej S
hi there! I would like to know how is the restaurant for vegetarians as i am thinking of taking my partner for a dinner tmro. She is vegetarian and i'd like to pamper her to a nice vegetarian evening.
12 March 2017|
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Response from Jason L | Property representative |
Good morning, We have a least one vegetarian option at all times and are happy to make adjustments for any dietary requirements. Please be aware that we are fully booked for Sunday lunch today, please call or email the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$52
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.