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Winking Prawn

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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” (144 reviews)
“baguette” (65 reviews)
“salad” (84 reviews)
Restaurant 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 via mobile

Me and my dad went hear as previous visits have been good This time it was not we had the frues de mer we both thought most would be freshly cooked but all was cold and pre prepared apart from two sad looking scallops. The...More

Thank Anna Mae m
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic night out. Lovely atmosphere, efficient staff. Varied menu. Delicious food. Book to avoid disappointment

Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant right on the beach access. delicious Food. busy when we got there but food still arrived quickly. really dog friendly. loads of tables outside with parasols for shade and dog bowls everywhere. dogs can go inside or out. sandpit and play area for young...More

Thank Bex N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place. The popcorn prawns are absolutely brilliant and the homemade cookies made the walk into salcombe slightly easier to bare! Thoroughly recommend this quirky and cosy little place. Be prepared to be a little cramped at the table though and perhaps engage in...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the review about the breakfast baguette, thought we would call in as we were going to North Sands. Not disappointed. Ordered 2 bageuttes asked if that was with egg, said yes. It arrived with 2 fried eggs and was told by the waitress...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lengthy walk down to the Winking Prawn, excitement with every step of the way as I was so looking forward to sampling my childhood favourite, the old traditional ice cream sundae the ‘Knickerbocker Glory’ – upon arrival , I was told much to...More

Thank Bluebird1503
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food and staff very attentive, especially to the children making jokes with them and looking out to all their needs. Will be back soon I hope...

Thank 2015TG1975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic lunch , a seafood platter shared with ny daughter for my birthday. Food and drink superb, very little waiting time and the surroundings were absolutely lovely. This really great restaurant is well worth visiting and I shall return again.

Thank Ted W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the WP for a birthday dinner on Sunday, and was pretty disappointed. The ambiance is quite nice, and the location stunning. The food was average at best, and whilst I'm not a great chef I could cook most of what we had better than...More

Thank oscar22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Salcombe for 3 nights over the May Bank Holiday. Have eaten at the Winking Prawn some years ago so we knew it was good, but it's now even better than we remembered it! Had lunch as a couple on our first...More

Thank Mandy R
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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