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Winking Prawn

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South Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
+44 1548 842326
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Woking
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the Winking Prawn and have eaten there a few times. All the fish dishes are excellent and the prawns in garlic to die for. Fun atmosphere. With the beach a few yards away it combines a good walk followed by a scrumptious meal. Recommend it every time.

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch on winter's day, inviting place, they describe it as shabby chic, reasonable description! I had the scallops, wife the whole crab. Both nicely presented and good quality. I tried the local beer which was excellent. Followed by coffee and a shared cake. Was very happy with the meal, it's maybe a touch pricy but it didn't disappoint... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review! Hope to see you again soon and glad you enjoyed your local crab and scallops! More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Winking Prawn! We almost always go down for a meal when we're in Salcombe. The food is really great, brilliant variations and excellent standard. It's really family-friendly too, and has a lovely outdoor eating space with a gorgeous view onto the beach. It has a really nice dress up box for the children, and during the day... More 

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

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

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are on the beach and need food and drink then something right there is such a bonus. The Winking Prawn is a great cafe selling a wide variety of food, drink, desserts etc etc. The food is nicely prepared and very tasty. We do use it because it is very nice and convenient but, like many things 'Salcombe',... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review Peter, hope to see you again soon! More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

11 of us called in for a bite to eat before travelling back home after a weeks holiday. Great place to eat, nice views, friendly staff, they cook the eggs for you and you help yourself to the rest of the buffet breakfast, great place hope to do it again sometime

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

So lovely to see you all! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard people raving about this place so had to give it a visit. It is in a lovely location with lots of outdoors seating and views over the beach. We walked from Salcombe but there is parking there too. The place itself looks like a temporary outdoor tent and not that great to look at. However the food... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review! Hope to see you in the summer when the tent coes down or, as you say, inside for an evening meal! More 

Welford on Avon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in September, on recommendation from friends, and had coffee and cakes with dogs, sitting outside overlooking the beach- lovely view. Cakes delicious and great selection inside which you helped yourself to on a side-table and took to the counter. Wanted to return for a meal one evening but unfortunately ran out of holiday- the menu sounded lovely!

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Thank sherrylady2015
Alex W, Guest Relations Manager at Winking Prawn, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review! Hope we can welcome you back soon for dinner! More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the winking prawn between Christmas and New Year, it was the first day they opened after Christmas and everything was available, fresh and well cooked. We had 3 courses, none of which we could fault and the local drinks on offer were great too. It is my favourite place to eat in Salcombe, the relaxed atmosphere, right by... More 

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

Thanks for such a lovely review! So pleased you had a lovely time and hope you had a wonderful New Year too! More 

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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food! Glad to have experienced this place, wouldn't have missed it for the world, such good food and wine and all at a good price too! Great place, would highly recommend

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

Thank you fot the lovely review! Hope to see you again soon! x More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Visited for a warm drink and bacon baguette. The drinks were fine and there seemed to be a reasonable selection of cakes, however the bacon had been re-heated and was underwhelming. I would imagine that when it's busy the food quality is better. My advice - don't advertise what you cannot consistently deliver

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

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us, but thank you for taking the time to write a review. All feedback is always helpful. Merry Christmas WP More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $31
Cuisine
Seafood, British, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 842326

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?