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Winking Prawn

North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 (0)1548 842326
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Ranked #27 of 37 restaurants in Salcombe
Price range: $12 - $43
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Eclectic, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Windsor, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

What has happened? We've returned after a 2year Salcombe absence and discovered that we are dictated too on what we eat where - even though you don't want to sit outside and eat a £25 per head BBQ and no one else seems to, you can't order from main menu and sit outside in the afternoon sun! Such a crying... More

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Salcombe
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Overall WP has a lot going for it - especially if you have children to cater for. Having been coming for years I've noticed a decline in the quality of food and the latest visit was frankly poor. My ribeye turned itself into a rump steak that was so badly cooked I doubt the "chef" has had any real training.

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STAFFORDSHIRE
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant one evening and opted to sit outside and have the barbecue menu at £17.95 a head - 2 items off the barbie, bread, salad and dressed potatoes plus an ice-cream or hot drink to finish. The barbie items took a while, but were enjoyable when they arrived ( the steak suited me but if you are... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Just dropped in for afternoon tea after a pleasant relaxed walk on the beach with friends at 4.30 pm on a hot afternoon. We gave our initial order, but then were 'told off' by another waitress for sitting in the wrong area, and our attention was drawn to the sign at the entrance of the outside seating area, which asked... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Placed right on the roadside opposite the North Sands this restaurant has a few car parking spaces with more available in the public car park very close by. Parking on the road is also an option if there are spaces. The colour scheme of this restaurant is quirky and really well thought out. It gives the place a 'young' feel... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We called in for the breakfast, how mad is it that they bring your choice of egg to you and then you have to trudge back inside and serve yourself the buffet breakfast whilst waiting for your toast to toast.....you can imagine how the scrambled egg tasted after that. All our eggs were cold and the poached ones were congealed... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stunning location and great relaxed, beachy vibe for lunch. But the lunch menu has not changed for years, food can be good but often mediocre (mass produced 'industrial' baguettes, soggy shell-on prawns) and the whole experience would be greatly improved by table service - it is common to queue for 15 minutes just to order on a sunny day. The... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A deeply unpleasant experience. The only common denominator in the eating experience here today was that none of the four of us had eaten the same thing or even at the same place at any time in the preceding couple of days. Before even leaving the restaurant / barbecue two if us were already feeling ill. The barbecue is £17.95... More

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spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the iconic beachfront spot - family run and just perfect every time of the day and throughout the year, from breakfast through to a lovely candle lit dinner.. we never miss the chance of visiting it when we are in Salcombe. We've been visiting The Winking Prawn for over 20 years - long may it last. Thank you!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

From the fancy dress box, kids drawing books to the pink prawns, The Winking Prawn makes sure the kids love this place. That normally means the adults will have a great experience. But it is not just a haven for families with young kids. The menu and surroundings mean this is a superb place to go whether you are coming... More

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