Restaurant opens at Brixton Prison

A restaurant staffed by inmates at Brixton Prison has opened to the public today.

Prison restaurant 'will help inmates'

The chief executive of the charity behind the new Brixton Prison restaurant says it will give inmates the skills to help them get back into society.

"Everyone that works in The Clink has been through the prison service's security procedures and these men are nearing the end of their sentence.

The sole aim of the charity is to reduce reoffending and we recruit prisoners throughout the prison and train them up over a period of six to 18 months to gain their City and Guilds qualifications in food service and food preparation."

– Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity

A three-course meal with coffee will cost around £21 a head.

Inmate run restaurant opens at Brixton Prison

A restaurant staffed by inmates at Brixton Prison has opened to the public today.

Brixton Prison
Brixton Prison Credit: PA

The Clink - run by The Clink Charity, which also has restaurants at HMP High Down in Surrey and HMP Cardiff - aims to train prisoners nearing the end of their sentences.

The serving of alcohol is forbidden on the premises.

A security application form needs to be filled in by diners in advance due to the restaurant being located in the heart of the prison.

Prisoners are not allowed to dine.

In 2012, more than 15,000 people visited The Clink Cymru and The Clink HMP High Down.

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