Welcome to

The Clink

Changing attitudes, transforming lives

and creating second chances.

When you visit a Clink restaurant, you will enjoy a unique experience whilst helping to transform lives.

The delicious, high quality meals at The Clink Restaurants’ are cooked and served by the prisoners in training who are working towards gaining their City & Guild’s NVQs in Food & Beverage Service, Professional Cookery, Horticulture and Hospitality Service.

Our aim is to reduce reoffending rates of ex-offenders. We work in partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison & Probation 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.

A unique experience that challenges perceptions

Hands on training & qualifications for prisoners

Employment and mentoring scheme forex-offenders

Fantastic, quality food and service

Our projects

“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 staff were extremely proud of their restaurant and I would highly recommend.”

Guest – The Clink, Styal

Our achievements

Getting involved

You can make a difference too

Help to change the lives of ex-offenders and the families.

The Clink projects are proven to reduce reoffending rates in our graduates.

Less crime means less cost to society and fewer victims.

Build your company’s social responsibility
Support the training and rehabilitation of prisoners

Business Donations

Please contact us if you or your business can provide any of the below:

  • Free or discounted kitchen or restaurant equipment
  • Free or discounted produce
  • Training for staff both front-of-house and in the kitchen
  • Employment in your hospitality business
  • Donations to help support the work of The Clink Charity

Latest news

Christmas Gifts from The Clink

If you’re looking for Christmas presents for someone special or someone who’s difficult to buy for, take a little something home from our shop and help to support The Clink Charity’s work even further. Choose from mugs, chutneys, cookbooks, tea towels,...

Christmas Menu at The Clink Restaurant

Christmas is the season for goodwill to all and there is nowhere better to celebrate the festive season than at The Clink Restaurant. The menu has the festive favourites including roast turkey with apricot and sage stuffing and pigs in blankets followed by traditional...

Graduate Reunion at The Clink Cafe

On Friday 12th October, we held the first ‘Graduate Reunion’  for all the women who have been through The Clink programme at HMP Styal, since it opened in April 2015. Graduates, as well as friends and families, attended the event at The Clink Café in Manchester and...

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