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Forget all those clichés about prison food, this enterprising eatery at HMP Cardiff is “a wow”. Like its siblings in HMP Brixton, High Down and Styal, the venue was set up by the Clink Charity as a training establishment for inmates and an ‘opportunity for rehabilitation’ – all supported by local businesses and members of the public. “A fantastic restaurant with a good moral outcome”, notes one fan, and he’s not alone in praising Clink’s attributes. The dining room has a bright, clean-cut contemporary feel, while the food shows a strong Mediterranean bias with local and organic produce often served in “artful ways” – from generous helpings of roast chicken breast with rösti, charred baby leeks, bacon crisp and truffle jus to red-pepper polenta with char-grilled radicchio, red pepper purée, green beans and soy foam. Start with a heritage tomato tart and kale pesto; finish with chocolate marquise and salted caramel bonbons. Of course, no alcohol is allowed on the premises, but with food this good, who cares. There’s also the option of pre-bookable ‘gourmet suppers’ (Wed-Fri); all reservations are made through The Clink website.

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The Clink Cardiff

HMP Cardiff, Knox Road ,Cardiff CF24 0UG

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its a wow

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Jul 2016

from the time we walked through the door up until we left we were treated with great respect by all staff and not just the ones whom were waiting on you. The food was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. We had carrot soup with sourdough bread, my husband had the beef dinner and I had the veggie option which we enjoyed, we were both very full so waited awhile to let that go down as we really wanted desserts and oh boy are we glad we did. I will not say any more on this as you really do have...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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The Clink Cardiff

HMP Cardiff, Knox Road ,Cardiff CF24 0UG

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EXCELLENT FINE DINING

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Nov 2013

Cardiff has long been a disappointment for food lovers, so this restaurant is a welcome oasis in the desert. The food was exceptional: beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. My companion and I had venison and pheasant – each accompanied by a variety of decorative and tasty vegetables. All the staff we spoke to were helpful, friendly and responsive to our needs. Atmosphere was great – lighting and decor clean-cut and modern. It is worth mentioning that the prices are very reasonable for food...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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