The Clink Charity’s sole aim is to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders. We work in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service to run projects that train and give practical skills to prisoners to aid their rehabilitation. The Clink Restaurants allow prisoners to learn, engage with the public and take their first steps towards a new life.
“The Clink is doing great things for prisons, people, local communities and the reputation of Britain’s catering industry, and I salute it unreservedly.” Giles Coren, columnist and restaurant critic for The Times
“We want prisons to be places of hard work and high ambition, with incentives for prisoners to learn and I am delighted that the Clink restaurant gives prisoners the skills and qualifications needed to secure employment on release.
“The Justice Secretary announced a major overhaul of the prison system last week. Our measures will create prisons that are places of safety and reform, giving prisoners the education and skills they need to turn their back on crime for good.” Sam Gyimah MP, Justice Minister (Prisons, Probation, Sentencing)
A unique dining experience – food is cooked and served by the prisoners in training who are working towards City & Guilds NVQs in Hospitality & Catering and Customer Service. Most of our restaurants are located within prison walls.BOOK A TABLE >
A delicious, high quality meal – every dish is cooked on the premises using the latest techniques and fresh, often home-grown ingredients. Everything is made from scratch; from our bread and pastry to ice cream and desserts.VIEW MENUS >
A change in perception – many people who visit The Clink Restaurants comment that they feel touched by their experience and that their interaction with the prisoners alters any preconceptions they may have had about them or about rehabilitation.MORE ON THE CHARITY >
"Really enjoyed the whole experience, from visiting a prison to delicious three course meal. Lovely restaurant and excellent service. All the staff friendly and helpful"
"The service was attentive and excellent. The food was delicious and admirably cooked ...The standard of cooking was amazing...Long may it continue and good luck to all who made the meal such an enjoyable occasion."
"Our waiter was courteous and genuinely wanted to help in any way possible. The food was gorgeous. All in all far outweighed my expectations. A wonderful charity to help these boys turn their lives around. Well worth a visit."
"The service was impeccable - the waitress was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. It was clear that the the staff were extremely proud of their restaurant and I would highly recommend."