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Winking Prawn

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North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD, England
+44 (0)1548 842326
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Crosskeys, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food and service all very good. If you are in Salcombe don't miss this little gem Delicious fast, good value food in excellent location.

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Thank wyn s
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Last time we visited here was 7 years ago and really enjoyed it then so had to try again. Still the same high standards. Setting, food and service all very good. If you are in Salcombe don't miss this little gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious, fast, good value food in excellent location. Child friendly and lots of entertainment with a brilliant dressing up box! The only draw back is limited parking but there is a pay & display carpark just next door.

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Honfleur, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. Very friendly staff and great bbq. It was a beautiful sunny evening (17th July) and that always helps but it was our first night away and let's hope the rest of our fortnight is as memorable! The food was tasty and service quick. Brilliant. Hope to return one day.

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Thank Josephinedore
Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Waterfront location, welcoming and beautiful beach straight ahead of you! Generally always busy but a lovely place to grab a drink and relax watching the sea roll in and out. Beach is doggie-friendly too. Prices are steep here but quality is good.

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Thank Emma1806
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been holidaying in Salcome for many years and love visiting the winking prawn. We visited for dinner on our first nights stay this time. It was a Saturday night, plenty of atmosphere, food was great, baked cod, monk fish, sea bass and steaks were delicious. We shared a few puddings between us as we were full! We also... More 

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Thank Katy T
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thank you for such lovely feedback! So pleased the Winking Prawn is still a favourite for you and your family! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and look forward to seeing you again next year! WP More 

Brough, United Kingdom
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160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also my order was wrong which is really annoying. What a location though on a nice day. Alcoholic drinks a stupid price so only had a Coke (which was also a mad price for a can that will have cost 10p at trade).

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Thank Novak2011
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, we will pass your thoughts on to the team and make them aware of your experience. Best wishes, WP More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a glorious day and it was busy but not packed. You have to order at a counter but the staff were efficient so it took a few mins only. We shared plates of prawns cooked different ways and half a lobster all of which were great. We also had the Cajun chicken salad again really yummy. The... More 

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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon! Enjoy the sunshine! WP More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like the idea of this with the BBQ and relaxed atmosphere. The only thing is the staff were sooooo ditzy. They came over to our table with wrong food, wrong drinks and just a tad too laid back. we enjoyed it and will be back though.

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Thank Rachel K
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Whoops! Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback! Perhaps a little too much sunshine that day! We will pass your thoughts on to the team and make them aware of your experience. Best wishes, WP More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the WP on 16th July. We were at the Northsand beach and thought we would get some nice takeaway food to bring back to our pitch across the road. Firstly the food took ages to be prepared and when we received it (2 portions of chips and 2 wraps) we were extremely disappointed. Firstly the chips were very... More 

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Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, we will pass your thoughts on to the team and make them aware of your experience. Best wishes, WP More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $33
Cuisine
British, Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?