The Clink Restaurant launches Christmas menu


Christmas is the season for goodwill to all and there is nowhere better to celebrate the festive season than at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton.

From 26 November The Clink Restaurant will be serving a delicious Christmas menu to diners wanting a memorable meal in a unique location.

The menu has the festive favourites roast turkey with apricot and sage stuffing and pigs in blankets followed by traditional Christmas pudding, but also a tantalising range of fine dishes for those wanting something different. These dishes include crab and smoked salmon mousse with pickled fennel, pumpkin seeds and grapefruit dressed chicory for starters, roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and a dessert of dark chocolate and peanut cremeux with banana ice cream, grilled cocoa nibs and white chocolate coulis.

The restaurant will also be serving an elegant festive afternoon tea with delicate sandwiches, scones and cakes all with a Christmas twist. These treats include turkey and cranberry sandwiches, spiced pear charlotte and Christmas cake fool.

Since launching in 2009, The Clink rehabilitation concept has garnered huge support from hospitality greats across the world and is expanding across Her Majesty’s Prison Estate with four restaurants currently in operation in the UK. Prisoners training in the restaurant work a 40-hour week whilst working towards achieving City & Guilds NVQs in Professional Cookery and Food & Beverage service.

By lunching at a Clink Restaurant, diners are helping prisoners in training gain valuable real-life experience which will change their lives. The skills and qualifications gained whilst training allow trainees the opportunity to obtain employment upon release and in turn, reduce reoffending.