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Winking Prawn

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Seafood, International, Barbecue
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North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 (0)1548 842326
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 214
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    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 59
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  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent beach cafe

The place came highly recommended and was a lovely venue to catch up with a friend with our families for lunch. The location is fantastic, overlooking Salcombe's North Sands beach but get there in good time in high season, as it is popular. And rightly so, the menu offers a good mix of options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
figbat
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Didcot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I went in yesterday lunchtime with my husband and three young children. There was a real air of chaos about the place. Nobody acknowledged us, I finally found a waitress and asked for a table for us only to be told we would have to sit outside in the marquee as she basically couldn't be bothered to make a small... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot at North Sands, Salcombe. Snack had which was ordered and prepared very quickly and efficiently

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had the king prawns, fries and some prawn things in batter and chillie dip.. Food was amazing would go there again, nice views by the beach,

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although there was only 4 customers before me it still took 20 minutes to get served this was due to the staff lacking any energy , as i was queuing the first thing that became obvious was the place was overrun by flying insects and they was having a field day pitching on uncovered cakes and sugar at that point... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited here for my husbands pre birthday meal and were not disappointed!!Not only were we and our dogs made to feel very welcome inside the restaurant but the food and presentation was exemplary.Our dogs were fussed and watered and checked on if they needed anything throughout our meal which was a big positive for us to find such a... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A great little eatery, we had lunch in here on our second day, I had the prawn baguette, the Mrs had the 'popping prawn' with sweet chilli deep. Would have received an excellent but £30 for two with 4 cans of drink seemed a little steep to me. Oh, and don't forget your table number, the look of disgust when... More 

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place came highly recommended and was a lovely venue to catch up with a friend with our families for lunch. The location is fantastic, overlooking Salcombe's North Sands beach but get there in good time in high season, as it is popular. And rightly so, the menu offers a good mix of options, including locally sourced seafood. My smoked... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

2 scones and a pot of tea for two cost £9.00. This is far too expensive for a beach cafe with plastic tablecloths. Chose the cream tea because the 'home-made' oatcakes we had last time were far too sweet to eat. Not tempted to go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is always a great venue and restaurant although the salads weren't quite as good as previous years

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Bath, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Some friends took us to the Winking Prawn on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was very busy but we managed to get a table without too much trouble. The menu was extensive with lots of choice for both adults and kids. A bit annoying having to queue to order your food and drinks as the wait is quite long, however... More 

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?