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Winking Prawn

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

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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
Al fresco lunch

We called in here between visits to Salcombe and Overbecks. Three of us enjoyed baguettes and the other sampled delicious deep fried prawns with a chilli dip. Coffee was good too. Sitting outside in the sun with beautiful sea views across the road was fab. Easy parking is an added bonus.We shall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
World2c0
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in here between visits to Salcombe and Overbecks. Three of us enjoyed baguettes and the other sampled delicious deep fried prawns with a chilli dip. Coffee was good too. Sitting outside in the sun with beautiful sea views across the road was fab. Easy parking is an added bonus.We shall be back!

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Thank World2c0
Andover, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside you just don't expect the level of food (or drink) which is available. We went in for lunch after walking the dogs on the beach with friends. It is dog (and child) friendly. Find a seat, check out the menu and go to the counter to order, couldn't be simpler. I had the king prawns in garlic... More 

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Thank DaffyDW
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Winking Prawn as a mid-way pitstop on a walk from Salcombe centre to South Sands. The hot chocolates are AMAZING! They're giant and the lovely lady who served us was very generous with the marshmallows. It seemed like quite a popular destination and we can definitely understand why! A must-visit if you're in Salcombe!!

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Thank Rosie D
Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met as three families for evening dinner, 10 people in total with 4 children. The whole experience was fantastic. The dressing up box provided amazing entertainment for both the children and adults alike. The setting is grewat and we have been for lunches and dinner meals so can say that the food is top quality with out any reservations.... More 

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Thank Cynergy_822
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited the wi king prawn recently and the coffee was wonderful I expected this place to be closed in January but to our good luck it was open

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Thank Jean C
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came upon this place by chance, but so glad we did. After parking up and a walk on the beach, in the wind and rain, we are ready for lunch. Great atmosphere, service was good, a rustic beach style décor, but the staff very friendly, and the food was great. A large pot of hot tea, lasted a while. If... More 

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Thank marty w
London
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100 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly stop for food and coffee. Lovely find on a wet January day. Helpful staff. Apparently barbeques in the summer. Right on the beach, parking available

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Thank shelley9London
West Midlands
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never visited somewhere and been spoken to so rudely. I am well aware that is it Christmas for everybody and if you dont want to serve people then dont open. I have also visited the Cracking Crab but wont bother again knowing that it is under the same ownership.

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Thank lizwm
teignmouth
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not complaining about the food or wine- we had great Garlic King Prawns- and a glass of pink fizz- however, despite there only being two other customers, they managed to forget our bread-which arrived late ! The biggest concern was that the staff were washing the spaces over the windows- and actually asked a couple who arrived to... More 

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Thank georgina056
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was recommended by a friend and is a fantastic visit I recommend it. It has a buzzing atmosphere and very busy!

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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 10 - 36
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Barbecue, British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?