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Dining behind bars

By Simon Wroe   March 2013

An early test of priorities awaits guests at Britain’s most exclusive restaurant. First, a sign saying: “STATE OF ALERT: heightened,” closely followed by a second that says: “SPECIAL OF THE DAY: beef bourguignon.”

If you are struggling to appreciate these statements simultaneously, this may not be the place for you. If, however, you are too busy wondering how the beef will be served to notice the sniffer dogs and barbed wire, then welcome to The Clink at Her Majesty’s Prison High Down.

Here on the outskirts of London, prisoners have been preparing gourmet meals for the public since May 2009.…

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