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Winking Prawn

$$$
Barbecue, Seafood, Eclectic, Ice Cream
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North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 (0)1548 842326
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 167
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Beach cafe

This is a great location with plenty of parking on a fairly quiet day. The food Crab and prawn salad was tasty and service good. I can't imagine though what it would be like on a busy Summer's evening or even a February half term. I'm glad to say I have tried it but would have no wish to go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
carmel d
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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430 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great location with plenty of parking on a fairly quiet day. The food Crab and prawn salad was tasty and service good. I can't imagine though what it would be like on a busy Summer's evening or even a February half term. I'm glad to say I have tried it but would have no wish to go... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We are in Salcombe over half term and have had a fabulous time. We happened across the Sailor v cafe/restaurant and were so impressed we have been back twice. So, having had such a good experience we expected similar from the Winking Prawn.We are totally dumbfounded by the experience we just had at the Winking Prawn. The service was poor... More 

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Clutton, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great little relaxed "hang out" right on the beach at North Sands, Salcombe. It gives great service for families (the dressing up box was being used to its maximum by excited youngsters) and has space for you to bring dogs too. This does mean that it might feel too "chaotic" for some (the summer must get very busy!) but if... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Looked ok and dog friendly, not very clean, toilets a disgrace what does it say about the kitchen. Service was friendly and prompt but we have most certainly had much better. Local crab sandwich was only average and not very tasty. Brie and Bacon sandwich was very poor, fatty cold bacon and not sure about the Brie. Good location but... More 

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Swindon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

only had a coffee here but saw lots of food coming out & it looked delicious. Excellent location, glorious view of the cove whilst enjoying morning coffee, next time in area definitely want to try the food, great friendly service, thoroughly recommend.

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london
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It was a glorious sunny morning in salcombe but the queue at the door of the winking prawn was not a welcome sight. I am sure there must be a more efficient way to deal with customers. This process is very laborious and this is January! My bacon had been sitting under the heater for ages and was dry and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

great breakfast option gave plenty of refills with a great view. would defiantly return: ) Dinner was also nice but was served shrimps instead of prawns!!!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

How anyone goes to this I do not know. The prices are pathetically over priced and they should be embarrassed to charge people , they are selling ''KING PRAWNS'' then gets on the table and they serve SHRIMPS ,what a disgrace! Do people not tell the different between prawns how can they get away doing this! Staff are useless haven't... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

...and the location is spectacular. The view is stunning, especially from the outside areas. Service is patchy - something of an achievement when ordering from a counter - and pricing is typically Salcombe.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A long time after the event memories of a lazy June lunch still bring back a smile. The danger of a trendy seaside foodie venue is that it burns bright for a season and then the founders move on to develop something new. The multi year glowing reviews indicate the Winking Prawn is maintaining standards and has staying power. We... 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Seafood, Eclectic, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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