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Winking Prawn

South Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
+44 1548 842326
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (120 reviews)
“baguette” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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South Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
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Reviews (938)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited 25/5/2017 and had a lovely lunch. Very fresh and tasty and the Prawn Juice (beer) went down well. Service was quick and staff very friendly. Will definitely visit again when we are back in the area.

Thank nilebabe1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have uploaded the pictures. We had fruit de mer and a prawn bucket. I've never had prawns in shells with eggs attached. Ever. I pray I never do again. It was awful peeling the shell as I ended up with eggs all over my...More

Thank butterlyflutter
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a sort of beach-shack style of place, biggish, bright, low-ceilinged room, tables fairly close together, very much a holiday location at which to eat. They were busy and we hadn't booked but got a table for two. It was a warm day and...More

Thank deereleap
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here the Crab Salad was Devine the staff were polite pleasant and professional. Excellent menu choices good wine and beer selection. Next time in Salcombe will definitely try the evening menu

Thank l4tja
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a couple of crab sandwiches which were good - service from waitresses good - but the guy behind the bar was grumpy & of hand- even when I queried the bill - and found we'd been charged for a bottle of wine we'd not...More

Thank 543triciac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another lovely lunch at The Winking Prawn sitting in a perfect location enjoying the warmth of beautiful North Sands beach

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch after walking from Bantham on a sunny day. It's very well located next to a beach and so was busy, but speed of service was OK. My vegetable soup was fine, but my wife was slightly surprised to...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having been to Winking Prawn a number of times, we were disappointed to return this time to very poor service & unsatisfactory food. On a lovely sunny evening, we wanted to sit outside only to be told we had to sit inside for the evening...More

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a relief! Still just as good as it always was. Really jolly staff and good fish/seafood dishes. We love it here!

Thank Elisabeth R
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Hope to see you again soon! WP

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went lunchtime and for a beach cafe it was what you would expect. There was a dog dog walker with three very big dogs in the dining area.The tables were wet and when I remarked on it the waitress wiped it with a wet...More

Thank Redbrickwall
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Winking Prawn, I am sorry to hear that it wasn't as you would have liked to find it. We always appreciate feedback and will take your points to the team. Best wishes and...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Opening hours November? Do you allow dogs inside at lunchtime?
7 November 2016|
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Response from Alex W | Property representative |
Hello, Apologies for not seeing this sooner. We do welcome (well behaved dogs), but space is a little limited indoors. For our most up to date opening times, please see our website as they do change seasonally. Hope to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842326
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