The Winking Prawn

North Sands, Salcombe, United Kingdom, TQ8 8LD
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Open everyday for breakfast, lunch, dinner, (BBQ in the Summer) drinks & ice cream

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Winking Prawn

Practically on the beach at North Sands Salcombe, The Winking Prawn has been welcoming guests for over 20 years. What started as a beach café is now… well, a very busy shabby chic beach café, attracting people from all walks of life and of all ages.

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, beers, wines, coffees, cakes and ice creams throughout the year, you will find everything from buckets of prawns to big juicy steaks and Devon cream teas on our menu

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Amazing food One member of staff was hopless but apart from that it was great

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Excellent food and lovely evening. Expensive but in line with everything in Salcombe.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 July 2019

The initial welcome was not as warm as previous visits, however, this did improve as the meal progressed

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Visited On Monday, 01 July 2019

Cider choice poor Need more alcohol free lager Food was lovely

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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

Have enjoyed many lunches with you guys off the beach 1st time we have booked for an evening with family members and sea food lovers. For the fish lovers great revues and the two who where not we also enjoyed and enjoyed the dishes we chose. Friendly and helpful staff. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

A fabulous night. Recommend by a friend and will recommend to others. A beautiful setting. A good atmosphere. Lovely food. A relaxed evening with friends and will return again.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 June 2019

First time for my husband and myself and really enjoyed it . Brilliant setting and good food. Loved the way the room was set for dinner and the service was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Great location and good food

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We’ve been coming to Salcombe for many years and always visit the Winking Prawn at least 2or 3 times. The food and service are excellent and we can’t think of anywhere better for a meal by the sea!

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That is lovely to hear, thank you for the lovely feedback!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Magical evening, great food and ambience

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

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

A great restaurant in a great location albeit weather not great the day we were there! Some of the best seafood we have had in a long time

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

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

The food was fantastic (we knew it would be as we've been before) but the table (for two) was tiny, we may as well of eaten on trays off our laps. It was too small for our plates, drinks and water to be positioned sensibly. Before sitting, we asked to move to one of several unoccupied larger tables laid up for two but this request was refused. Annoyingly a couple came in later and had their request to move from one larger table to another accepted. Our table position was also poor, with the back of my chair being regularly hit by passing staff. This is why you didn't get any tip.

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Hi Jon, thank you for the informative feedback. I am sorry about the seating arrangements and will find out a bit more about the circumstances from the team. I am very pleased that. you enjoyed the food however, and hope to see you again soon.

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Always a great meal. Great food and fab service

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

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Since our last visit which was admittedly some time ago, it was nice to see that there is now a better layout of tables which are not as close together as they used to be.

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Thank you for noticing John! We always look to make improvements each year, but have made some particularly significant ones in the last 12 months!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Excellent meal which we thoroughly enjoyed.

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thank you for the lovely feedback!

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Love the Winking Prawn. Always our first choice for lunch. Delicious food and perfect spot for lunch by the sea. Tried the evening meal for the first time this year and it was super. Must try the bbq next time we’re in Salcombe!

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

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Ate here twice, service and location are excellent and food is average/pretty good but not exceptional.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Very good service and food. Mains are pricey however, besides the fruits de mar which is relatively good value. View is wonderful and staff were attentive/ welcoming.

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Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback Simon, and especially for your kind words about our team.

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

Friendly service right from the start, table was beautifully presented, coupled with the location created a great atmosphere to relax and dine in whilst watching the views. Service was good and timely, even had a joke with the waiter. Overall i would recommend and visit again. The scallops were particularly good.

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

Responded On Monday, 17 June 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Lovely meal, great service, - as always.

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So pleased you had a lovely time Chris!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Excellent meal and first class service

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Thank you for the lovely feedback Mark!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

Too expensive for the quality. Lots of chips and little else. Service was not very friendly. Lovely location and cute place but wouldn’t go back or recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Thank you for a Great Evening Meal, during our Easter Break down in Salcombe, everything was Fabulous. Service was extremely efficient just a little quick we felt a slightly rushed. We will definitely be back.

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Thank you for the lovely feedback Scott! Hope to see you again soon!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

As always amazing even in the busiest times!

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Thank you for the lovely feedback Didi!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Excellent!

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Thank you Luke!

Responded On Monday, 06 May 2019
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