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Winking Prawn

Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 1548 842326
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“prawns” (161 reviews)
“baguette” (70 reviews)
“salad” (90 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
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Reviewed today

Harsh? No, I promise you, it is awful. It’s a roadside shack serving awful food. Queue to order. £17 for a scallop salad consisting of limp lettuce, damp bread which 3 scallops less than a cm cooked earlier. The mussels on my daughters fruit de...More

Thank aifreeman2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been holidaying in the South Hams area for a number of years and love this area. The Winking Prawn is in an absolutely beautiful location and we had the perfect weather to enjoy lunch there on 19th October 2018. Unfortunately the male member...More

Thank clive h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here with family a few weeks ago. I arrived on my own with my baby in a pushchair, three members of staff watched me struggle to get my pram up the stairs in the restaurant on my own. One member of staff in...More

Thank Lanagoate
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We turned up, having not booked at 5.45pm this evening. Dinner service starts at 6pm. There was no one in the restaurant and we explained we just wanted to order a few starters. We were told very rudely that the place was fully booked. Surely...More

1  Thank Chocmintchip
Reviewed 6 days ago

Food here is overpriced for what you get. My neice wanted a chicken salad baguette, and the one leaf, one slice of tomato and the quaility of the chicken was dubious for the price. I sued to love teh food here. Again, cutting corners and...More

1  Thank Katie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean restaurant, Great food, we visited in the quiet season and found the staff ok but not overly friendly. Lovely location opposite the beach in the north sands cove.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated facing a lovely sandy bay beach with some parking & seating outside. We stopped as it was dog friendly. There was a very nice breakfast menu with eggs cooked to order and then a help yourself breakfast selection. We only had morning coffee and...More

Thank Sally H
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review Sally - we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit Salcombe we goto the Winking Prawn. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and great service. The atmosphere was great, totally different feel to when we have been in the summer and both just as nice. Would recommend that...More

Thank Helly1000
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is rather good here. Staff were ok but not over attentive ( which is a good thing ) Ample choices on the menu really good selection to choose from. They have there own brew called prawn juice rather nice to say the least. Well...More

Thank Devondutch
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first place we ate at in Salcombe. The food is good and fresh. There is a dressing up box to keep the children amused. Decor is very antiquated but it’s got a great location right by the beach. Very pricey though - everyone seemed...More

Thank RobS3108
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Questions & Answers
Monica C
1 June 2018|
Response from Lewis E |
The Winking Prawn doesn't take reservations day time you just turn up and grab a table and order at the bar
Monica C
1 June 2018|
Response from Ryanontwp | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sure, no problem. Remember it’s fancy dress night, Roman theme. You maybe better off calling the venue!!
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$ 33
Drinks, 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842326
Big buckets of prawns, juicy steaks, fish dishes and breakfast buffets, ice creams, teas, coffees and even our own brand of locally brewed beer, the Winking Prawn’s style of shabby chic beach restaurant and cafe has been enjoying life at North Sands in Salcombe for more than 20 years. Sandy toes and salty paws are welcome come rain or shine for breakfast, lunch and dinner (but don’t forget to book in the evenings and keep an eye out for seasonal opening times). In the summer we also have a barbecue in the garden to enjoy as the sun goes down, and our dressing up box is legendary for bringing out your inner pirate, mermaid or fairy princess no matter how old you are. Opening times are seasonal, please take a look at our website for more information.
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