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Sustainable City Awards 2014

With a host of awards under our belt since launching in May 2009, it is an honour to continue to be recognised for our contribution to the hospitality industry and to society as a whole.
In March this year, The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down was recognised by the City of London in the Sustainable City Awards where we came runner up in the category for Sustainable Food. Congratulations to The London Climbing Centre who came first in our category […]


Ross travels to Scotland to talk to other prisoners about his experience at The Clink Restaurant

Ross’ Story: I lost my parents when I was young and grew up in children’s homes, foster care and boarding schools. My life spiralled out of control through substance abuse and when I was a teenager, I was sent to a young offender’s prison. When I was released I tried to get my life on track. I met my partner and had two beautiful children, however old habits die hard and I was arrested, tried and sent back to prison.
This […]


Clink Success Story

Meet Michael, a graduate of The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, who has turned his life around following a succession of stints in prison. His mother was sent to prison when he was just nine and Michael found himself on a downward spiral of petty crime and drug dealing. Now working in a London venue full-time, this is his story…
Looking back at the life I’ve lived, I never once thought that my mentality would change and I’d be leading […]


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