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Winking Prawn

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Seafood, Barbecue, Ice Cream, Eclectic
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North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 (0)1548 842326
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Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

Great location right across the road from the sea. Which still had the sun at 8pm. Lovely bright parasols, although the table & chairs could do with a little TLC. We shared a BBQ between us. 6 king prawn, Cajun Salmon, a lovely salad, bread, dips and warm potatoes. To finish, excellent ice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
H0lidaygirl45
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location right across the road from the sea. Which still had the sun at 8pm. Lovely bright parasols, although the table & chairs could do with a little TLC. We shared a BBQ between us. 6 king prawn, Cajun Salmon, a lovely salad, bread, dips and warm potatoes. To finish, excellent ice cream. The ginger was amazing. A fun... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the Winking Prawn on a recommendation and it did not disappoint - great fun atmosphere, attentive and helpful staff, good food. We had evening menu and a wide choice - mackerel was a great starter and monkfish fairly nice, though not the best I have had, served with 'vegetables' which were stir fried veg and peas - a slightly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting on beach at North Sands, Salcombe and very good food too. Emphasis on seafood, but vegetarian and meat choices available too. Decent choice of beers & wines. Outdoor barbeque and indoor restaurant - both excellent.

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Luton
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted to try this for ages as we come to the area every year. It didn't disappoint and four of us had fantastic food. Great service with very helpful and friendly staff. The only let down was the knickerbocker glory I had - my childhood ones never had jelly in them -but perhaps that's the Devon way! Will definitely return... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Looking forward to eating at the winking prawn but was disappointed with the cuisine when it arrived, firstly the starters were very small and overlooked, not to mention the price for so little food. The main course similar, the monkfish was rubbery as though pre-cooked and warmed up, the prawns frozen, the scallops overcooked. Will not be visiting again.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The location is superb. The service extremely pleasant. The mackerel filets as a starter were very fresh. Monkfish and sole as mains equally. Wine list very reasonably priced. A place to visit

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a lovely beach restaurant, we had breakfast there, Lobster and steak for our Anniversary dinner, or just ice cream and a beer, lovely laid back atmosphere, right on the beach, with BBQ every night, good service, good food.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great all round venue & consistent. Breakfast, lunch, bbq ,dinner - we live here & its never let us down

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For something so popular as in the only place to eat at North sands I was surprised at how few staff there were. All very acceptable for a lunch time pit stop.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Superb food and service! What a night. ! Was slow ordering an a huge party I was with so missed the chance for the seafood option I wanted. Went for the steak which in experience elsewhere is not the thing to do at a seafood place. Glad I did here. It was cooked to perfection! Genuinely blown away by how... More 

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Address: North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1548 842326
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Ice Cream, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1548 842326

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue, Ice Cream, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

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