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The Clink Restaurant

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Knox Road | HMP Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 0UG, Wales
+44 29 2092 3130
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 11:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great food friendly and polite staff i would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. looking forward to next visit

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1 Thank adamP6842PC
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just returned from our second visit. Wow!!! Absolutely amazing restaurant, extremely attentive staff. Service and food are first class. All the staff are passionate and extremely proud about the service they provide to customers. Fantastic choice of food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend anyone to visit. Fantastic charity that thoroughly needs recognition for all the hard work they conduct to... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lunch at Clink is very good value, quite delicious and comes with the value-added of supporting a brilliant scheme to help the rehabilitation of offenders. The mock-tail (no alcoholic drinks served) was delicious and refreshing. We did not have a starter, though not for any reason other than we'd had a late breakfast. The mains - venison and chicken -... More 

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1 Thank Notespinner
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is amazing! My tip would be to go on a hungry day. I was disappointed that I didn't have 3 courses. The staff were lovely. Our waiter was very young, which made us think a lot about how people can get in to touch situations at a young age. Vegetarian options are a little limited - hence... More 

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1 Thank Jay N
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed the experience. The food was very good but not outstanding. Maybe we were expecting more after reading amazing reviews. The service from Hector was outstanding. Hector would be an asset to any restaurant. We must try it again.

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1 Thank E D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and myself visited the The Clink for afternoon tea which was as good as the one we had at the Celtic Manor.Very Good Day.

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1 Thank aneurin j
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. Food not gourmet, good quality. Staff are friendly, and it's good to know you are supporting excellent work

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kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here today before the long drive back to London, this place really is a hidden gem, the food was all fantastic all served up looking beautiful, and tastes amazing if your in Cardiff definitely give this place a go you won't regret it xx

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't know what to expect, great services, polite and friendly staff, amazing food. Definitely go back.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today for Sunday lunch. Lovely place. Very friendly. Very relaxed. Very informal. Amazing food so tasty fresh and well thought out. Good quality. Good portion sizes. Amazing cause. Staff very professional, smart, hardworking and friendly. A lovely unique experience. So lovely to chat to a couple of the staff and hear what a difference it makes to there lives.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$50
Cuisine
European, British, Welsh, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 11:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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