The gourmet restaurants in the world inside a prison

Dandelion Chandelier

dandelion 09 08 19

By all appearance, restaurant Interno looks like a typical restaurant in a tropical paradise. The decor is hot pink, with botanical murals and potted foliage surrounding rustic-chic wooden tables. The giveaway that there’s something different going on, though, is the two barred gates at either end of the dining area. The one by the entrance is open. The other is locked, except for a opening through which kitchen staff can pass plates of food.

Almost all the staff at Interno are inmates at Cartagena’s San Diego prison. The restaurant – the first in the world to be located inside a women’s prison – provides the staff with valuable skills to help find work when they are released.