Go to prison for a fundraising dinner in Brixton

The Clink Brixton London restaurant HMP

If you feel like there’s nothing left on the London dining scene that could surprise you, then how about booking a gourmet evening at HMP Brixton, masterminded by Cyrus Todiwala OBE, and cooked by the programme’s inmates?

Taking place on Tuesday 14 March at The Clink, guests will enjoy a five-course Indian menu from chef ambassador Cyrus Todiwala, the man behind Café Spice Namasté in Whitechapel. Dishes will include patra ni machhi (coconut-wrapped fish and curried mince lamb), chicken in apricot sauce served with crispy fried potatoes, and a dessert of baked custard flavoured with cardamom, nutmeg and rose. All proceeds from the night will go directly to The Clink, which helps prisoners work towards an NVQ in hospitality in a bid to reduce reoffending rates.

This dinner takes place on Tuesday 14 March from 6.15pm, when non-alcoholic welcome drinks and canapés will be served. Tickets cost £49.50, including all food and drink. Diners must book in advance due to the prison’s security protocol – to reserve your place, email brixton@theclinkrestaurant.com.