British prison opens top-class restaurant inside

(Xinhuanet) -- A top-class restaurant was opened inside a prison in Sutton, Surrey, Britain, according to media reports Tuesday.

The restaurant, The Clink, is the first commercial one behind the bars in the country.

Diners can have a two-course meal there for just six pounds (ten U.S. dollars) after they book in advance and obtain Home Office approval and security clearance. And they have to make do with plastic cutlery for security reasons.

The food is cooked up from the freshest ingredients, much from the prison's own garden, and to the highest standards. The chefs, waiters and kitchen porters are all inmates.

The Clink was the idea of High Down's catering manager Alberto Crisci, who said the aims were to rehabilitate prisoners and give them the skills to obtain jobs on release.