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Winking Prawn

Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 1548 842326
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“prawns” (150 reviews)
“baguette” (65 reviews)
“salad” (86 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I once again had two amazing meals here in June. The first was with friends for dinner and the lobster was fantastic. The second was for my birthday lunch with my Father and Step-mother and the seafood platter was amazing as always. The Winking Prawn...More

Thank Guy T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great setting right opposite the beach, and was popular which I imagine would be a problem during high season. There are a few parking spaces at the venue but a large pay and display car park next door. We found a table outside and...More

Thank HonestFeedback18
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Arrived just little passed the breakfast serving time but they were more than accommodating for lunch, service with a smile food was good n amazing view can’t wait to go back

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a great first visit here a few weeks ago. Everybody had something different had everyone had wonderful meal. Very attentive staff who seemed to really care. Highly recommend a stop off.

Thank Ceri25
Reviewed 6 days ago

There was a manager 'running the place' who was rude and uninterested and spoke to the staff like rubbish. The waiters however were attentive, helpful and speedy! The food was Fine, It was well presented. I had the 'stack' for starter which was cold prawn,...More

2  Thank Bottomle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good menu, lovely decor & great views but let down a little by the staff who seemed, to us, unhelpful & not that friendly. However, the food was good and it was packed so maybe it was just us! With more enthused, engaged staff it...More

1  Thank Rebdav12
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am sorry that you did not find the staff friendly as they are a lovely, hard working team! Perhaps it was a case of extreme concentration during a busy period. So pleased you had a lovely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently attended a family wedding in Salcombe and the evening festivities were held at the Winking Prawn. Apart from the fantastic location, the food and service were 100% in every aspect. The food was fresh, well cooked and so tasty, service was prompt and...More

Thank Tozzy1027
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for including us in your special occasion! So pleased you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in time for breakfast which was wonderful All freshly made and well displayed as a help your self facility.Great local provenance which tasted good,too.

Thank wimwim321
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

How did i make it to 40 having never visited this place I wonder. The Restaurant is right on North sands beach. There is a huge menu with something for everyone from seafood to steak to veggie options. The wine list is strong and the...More

Thank Clutters01
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! It really made us smile! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve enjoyed several evening meals here in the past and it was great to find that lunchtime is just as good. There was a bit of a queue to order but it gave us a chance to check out the dishes others had ordered. The...More

Thank Mark W
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We hope to see you again soon!

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Questions & Answers
Monica C
June 1, 2018|
Response from Ryanontwp | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Sure, no problem. Remember it’s fancy dress night, Roman theme. You maybe better off calling the venue!!
November 7, 2016|
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Response from Alex W | Property representative |
Hello, Apologies for not seeing this sooner. We do welcome (well behaved dogs), but space is a little limited indoors. For our most up to date opening times, please see our website as they do change seasonally. Hope to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $33
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cliff Road | North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842326
Big buckets of prawns, juicy steaks, fish dishes and breakfast buffets, ice creams, teas, coffees and even our own brand of locally brewed beer, the Winking Prawn’s style of shabby chic beach restaurant and cafe has been enjoying life at North Sands in Salcombe for more than 20 years. Sandy toes and salty paws are welcome come rain or shine for breakfast, lunch and dinner (but don’t forget to book in the evenings and keep an eye out for seasonal opening times). In the summer we also have a barbecue in the garden to enjoy as the sun goes down, and our dressing up box is legendary for bringing out your inner pirate, mermaid or fairy princess no matter how old you are. Opening times are seasonal, please take a look at our website for more information.
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