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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 171
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 53
    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
Popular café - get there early

The Winking Prawn is a very popular beachfront café and restaurant with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. It's popular for a reason, the food is fresh and tasty and the portions are generous. The downside of this popularity is that you will have to join a long queue to order from the counter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
ali3240
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Romsey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Winking Prawn is a very popular beachfront café and restaurant with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. It's popular for a reason, the food is fresh and tasty and the portions are generous. The downside of this popularity is that you will have to join a long queue to order from the counter whether you want a meal or... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited here twice for lunch in the last week. Both times the food was excellent. The location is perfect with lovely views over the bay. There's a sand pit which keeps the young ones happy. Dogs are welcome too so it ticked all the boxes for us. You can be in or outside - there's plenty of space. Downside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch on a beautiful day. Setting is amazing but the seafood sharing platter was dissapointing. Kids also not impressed with the quality of food. They have all the ingredients but the most important one is missing - great food!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I visited this place many times last summer, and everything seemed bright, vibrant and friendly. Todays visit, everything had started to look tired and old, tables/chairs etc. It was much busier than usual and the staff didn't seem very happy. The food was served cold. Such a shame, I have been raving about this place for almost a year to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We arrived to find a very full restaurant with the sun shining brightly on the restaurant. Food is ordered at the counter which means there can be queues but it goes quickly. When our food arrived I had asked for no salad in the sandwich but it had salad. The food was still good and after paying the bill we... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Fabulous atmosphere. Staff delightful. Little disappointing that prawns were frozen but still nicely presented and good overall.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A beautiful setting, comfortable surroundings and good service even when it became busy. A wide variety of food at a high standard.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

great food, we had our breakfast there its buffet style so you pay for it then help yourself, its open from 8.45 till 10.30pm at north beach its a must to visit.

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Lichfield, Staffs
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I can't think of many places by the sea that I'd rather be to enjoy a tasty seafood alfresco lunch accompanied by a nice chilled bottle of white. Unpretentious, good food, friendly service. Wish I was there now!

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have been intending to go there a few times and always arrived between 4pm - 6pm, hitting the spot between their lunch and dinner service. Then following a lovely walk along the coast path we managed to pop in with friends. We ordered the seafood platter, the prawns were amazing and very flavoursome with a delicious gigantic whole cracked... 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, Barbecue, Ice Cream, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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