Give Back: Dine at The Clink

Give Back: Dine at The Clink

The Clink Restaurant is an innovative way of rehabilitating prisoners by giving them the skills and training to gain a City & Guilds qualification in catering – once released they’re 49.6% less likely to reoffend!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The original restaurant in Sutton’s HMP High Down opened 10 years ago, and is still serving up gourmet meals today. Sound intriguing? We thought so. After the necessary checks, you’ll sit down to a top-notch meal where you’ll have a choice between a scrummy afternoon tea (yes, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches are on the menu) or an à la carte lunch. Cooked and served by resident prisoners, you can tuck into more upmarket dishes like rabbit and pistachio terrine or blue cheese dauphinoise. All meals are made with sustainability in mind too – the food waste in minimal and they're steering away from plastic packaging. And the best bit? It won’t break the bank.

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The Clink Restaurant, High Down

More things to do on your Microgap

Wine and climb in Surrey

The vineyard at Denbies Vineyard Hotel

Join onto a private walking tour that begins in the town of Leatherhead. Following a route along the River Mole, you’ll stop by Denbies Vineyard for a quick tour and tasting, before tackling the ascent up Box Hill to enjoy views over the glorious Surrey countryside. It’s definitely worth the climb.

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Leatherhead

Hurtle down a hill in a giant ball

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tucked away in a scenic woodland area is the UK’s largest zorbing park. Harnessed in a huge inflatable ball, you’ll roll down a carefully crafted run (screaming all the way, we don’t doubt), gaining momentum with every spin. If you want to take it up a notch, try the aqua or black hole zorbing.

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GO Zorbing London

Get your game face on in Croydon

Spend an evening getting competitive at the Ludoquist, a board games café in Croydon. Open until 11pm Monday to Saturday, you can play over 1,400 games for less than a fiver (you probably won’t get through that many, but you can try!).

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The Ludoquist
17 Sep 2019(last updated)