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Winking Prawn

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

Two of us enjoyed the BBQ menu which was really affordable and the food quality was really good and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Only reason not 5 star was the service was a bit hit and miss.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Liverpool
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14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Asked for a ham and cheese sandwich and a crab salad. After 40 minutes received a jam sandwich (!) and a dead undressed crab on a pile of lettuce. 2nd try. Dry bread ham cheese. Good coffee. The end

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Two of us enjoyed the BBQ menu which was really affordable and the food quality was really good and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Only reason not 5 star was the service was a bit hit and miss.

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Devon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

3 of us popped in here for a last minute meal as we had been in Salcombe for the day. It was just wonderful! We were a little disappointed as it was early evening (6pm) but despite this the restaurant was fully booked. However, kind of to be expected given the restaurant's reputation. Nevertheless they were several empty tables, and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We regularly holiday in Devon. We do all that we can to visit the Winking Prawn for lunch or an evening meal. This year we booked our table a week before our holiday to make sure we could eat here. (17 of us in total!!) Our kids love the dressing up boxes and enjoy trying on wigs, fancy dress and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We love taking our Grandchildren and grown up children love it as well. The food is basic but the atmosphere is great especially after a busy day on the beach. Look forward to a return visit before too long.

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Booked in the restaurant early evening after a glorious day on the beach. Superb service, buzzy atmosphere, nice food/wine and great people watching. Presentation of the scallop starter with black pudding could have been better but tasted nice anyway. Fish main courses (bream and barramundi) were both really tasty - didn't have enough room for puds! Restaurant isn't cheap but... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We arrived with nine adults and five children sitting out in the sun! We placed our order for a drink and a main meal for all. ALL the meals were pleasantly served at our table within ten minutes! We could hardly believe the speed! The food was excellent quality and value for a beach-style cafe! The servers were warm and... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped here for a quick bite and a drink. The cafe is obviously very popular so difficult to get served at peak times. My crab sandwich was ok, but I thought £47 for five sandwiches/wraps and soft drinks was a bit expensive for a cafe. The atmosphere was great, but I just wondered whether the 'beach cafe' look had... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited for brekki after a recommendation from friends & were so glad we did! We opted for the buffet brekki where we ordered our choice of eggs then when they came out we helped ourselves to the rest from a hot buffet bar. There was bacon, sausage, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, black pudding & potatoes as well as toast &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a bite to eat after sitting on the beach.. it was absolutely rammed but not off-puttingly so. The food that was coming out looked amazing and our meals were great too - goats cheese baguette had plenty of cheese in it :-) We managed to bag a table looking over the beach and it was great. Staff were friendly... 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, International, Barbecue

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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, International, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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