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Winking Prawn

Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 1548 842326
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“prawns” (161 reviews)
“baguette” (70 reviews)
“salad” (90 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
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1 - 10 of 1,268 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week 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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week 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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here a few times whilst on holiday in Salcome. The Winking Prawn is the only food place in the bay and is accessible by a steep road down (but obviously you also need to get back up), so it does get VERY busy...More

Thank R Kay M
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review - hope to see you again soon for dinner!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beach style cafe set back from North Sands during the day and a restaurant in the evening. Our visit was at lunch time and the local crab baguette is something else and is a meal in its self. The service here is...More

Thank Peter M
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely words!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a wheelchair? Forget it! They’ve made no adjustments to these (modern) premises to cater for disabled. Gravel car park and steps up to eating area could easily be replaced with a ramp. My sister was very upset and we felt totally degraded. Staff made...More

Thank rainb0wwhiskers
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us. I am deeply saddened to hear that you felt discriminated against as, contrary to how you evidently felt, we do make a great effort to make everybody feel welcome here in any way...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice food and such a lovely spot by the sea. Great prawns lovely chips. Limited parking and you can’t book a table during the day. Would recommend.

Thank Shirley B
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location and superb menu to chose from. Definitely worth a visit if you like fish!! Starters of prawn cocktail and fish cakes are great and the fish mains on offer is just devine. Staff are very friendly and efficient. A place to go if...More

Thank Phil d
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Monica C
1 June 2018|
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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
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Monica C
1 June 2018|
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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!!
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_nod57
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$33
Meals
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 20:30
Monday
09:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:30
Thursday
09:00 - 20:30
Friday
09:00 - 20:30
Saturday
09:00 - 20:30
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
Description
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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