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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 178
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  • 140
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 27
    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
Chance Breakfast

Stop off by chance and had a very memorable breakfast. Perfect for little people and there is a stunning view for the adults. Sandpit allowed us time to enjoy our coffees while the little people played. Breakfast was good but the environment was amazing. Tried to go for lunch but the que was out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
foxynewland
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic beach side refuelling station adored by the adults, the child and the dogs in my family ... Delicious food, fab wine, brilliant breakfasts and the setting is probably the best ... Loads of space and fabulous friendly knowledgable staff ... Just love it here and i visit at least once a day when in Salcombe

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stop off by chance and had a very memorable breakfast. Perfect for little people and there is a stunning view for the adults. Sandpit allowed us time to enjoy our coffees while the little people played. Breakfast was good but the environment was amazing. Tried to go for lunch but the que was out of the door. #gutted. Remember to... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As a bit of a first timer with crab, lobster etc, this was a really fun place to try. Dinner was served with a heart shaped seaside bucket for all the shells etc. My 25 year old daughter (and most of the men in the restaurant) enjoyed the dressing up box too!!!! Delicious food, great service, brilliant fun atmosphere.

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Wincanton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Managed to secure table in busy lunchtime rush.simple cafe layout .queue to order and pay. We had lobster and crab.Both perfectly cooked and tasted delicious. Would definitely return.Would be lovely to sit outside weather permitting.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Seems strange to see a few poor reviews on here as we've been coming for years and never had a bad meal. The staff are always pleasant and the food is of a high standard. Our mussels were some of the best we had ever eaten and the crab cakes were delicious too. The only thing we would change is... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

To summarise our visit, you should expect overpriced average quality food served with a terrible attitude. We arrived at 3.20pm for a wrap and piece of cake. It was incredibly blowy outside and we looked forward to sitting inside, away from the gusty wind. We were promptly told that the dining area was CLOSED for cleaning. Cleaning to take place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice lunchtime meal, good portion size, but to be honest a bit of a rip off as prices have recently significantly increased. Won't be dining there so regularly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had two breakfasts here on out week's holiday. Superb location on North Sands, it may not be the best ever, but we very much enjoyed the buffet on offer. If you don't want the full £7.45, you can choose smaller options for very reasonable prices. Specially liked the toast your own machine and apparently home made marmalade. We'll be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Just remember a reputation takes years to build but seconds to destroy..the attitude I encountered just on the phone when trying to make a booking told me enough to keep me away.."call back in 10 minutes as I've got a queue".. Thank you I wont. If you are already poorly staffed to not have time to speak to potential customers... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here for breakfast lovely setting with sea opposite very overpriced at £7.45 regardless of what you have - being a vegetarian no option for yoghurt/ fruit etc just cooked breakfast and toast so a very expensive egg and mushroom on toast! Scrambled egg disgusting couldnt eat any of it- sloppy greasy and with egg shell! Wouldnt return

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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, Local cuisine, Large groups

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