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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

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  • 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 Friday, 12 October 2018

Very pleasant evening . Food very good

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

This is our 5th visit to the Winking Prawn. We visit each time we stay in Salcombe. The Atmosphere and setting were excellent. The staff very friendly and the service was good. The food was delicious and although a little expensive is worth it for the whole experience. We will be back on our next visit

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Enjoyed the meal but with a disabled person in tow, we weren't impressed that you have to go 100 yards down the road for a disability-friendly toilet (not very logical) . It wouldn't take much to convert your existing toilets to be disability-friendly.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Truly lovely meal

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Our party enjoyed enjoyed every minute of the experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Everything lovely, but very pricey.. Understand location, but it was raining and view could not see..

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Great meal, friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

We have enjoyed eating at your establishment on a few occasions, however not only have the prices gone up considerably, the food was a huge disappointment. The baked cod used to be out of this world, this time it was nothing special. On the menu it says topped with cheese, sun dried tomatoes, basil and pine nuts. It certainly was topped with cheese and tomatoes, the basil and pine nuts were nowhere to be seen. The steak come out cold and had to be sent back. I am afraid we will think twice before returning.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Fantastic food and incredible setting

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Visited On Saturday, 15 September 2018

Food amazing as were the staff. Had a fantastic evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 September 2018

Very enjoyable. A friend recommended the Winking Prawn to us, and we will do the same.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

A lovely family evening at the Winking Prawn. The food was delicious and the service very good. There is a real buzz in the restaurant

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 September 2018

We were very disappointed with the experience. The location is fabulous but considering the costs of the meals, we found the food very average. My wife had the lobster which yielded about two small portions. I had the hake and it didn't give me the wow factor. The service was too quick, I would have liked some time to savour the atmosphere.

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Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback to us. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. Did you make your complaints to staff at the time? Our lobster in particular is usually a favourite, and a sizeable one at that, so if there was a problem we would of course have done whatever we could to fix it at the time, but of course there is not a lot we can do after the fact. I am pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere however. Best wishes

Responded On Friday, 21 September 2018
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Visited On Monday, 03 September 2018

Food at the winking prawn was completely average and cost London prices. One of us had a filet steak which was cut in 1/2 and then grilled, which is not standard and a first for us! We were given prosecco glasses with lipstick stains on them and had to request new ones. Presentation of the food was awkward (they gave us salad for three people in two bowls for example). It is a cute place in a 90's yesteryear kind of way. Given the opportunity to do it over again, I would choose to sit outside and opt for the bbq menu rather than sit inside and eat from the full menu. On that note, I found it bizarre that you have to sit in a certain part of the restaurant to eat from one menu or the other. One member of our party wanted the bbq and had to concede to the other three which did not.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

First evening visit. Really good service and food. Would have had the lobster if it had been bigger.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Unique place and location, delicious food and great variety of fresh seafood. I'll come back!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Our young Scottish very tall waiter was excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Lovely location, and staff extremely friendly and helpful. Good food, although a tiny niggle is the amount of whole inedible spices in the curry (cloves, cardamom, and star anise) - could the chef perhaps remove prior to serving?

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere! Great for families. So glad we booked for dinner, best lobster I have ever tasted. We will back:)

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Lovely food and great for the kids as colouring, dressing up and games are provided. We'll be back again when next in Devon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Had a great evening at The Winking Prawn and the food was exceptional, probably one of the best meals in the Salcombe area, just hoped they would have more than one brand of lager to choose from. All the staff were pleasant and accommodating to our requests and the environment is beautiful with a fabulous outlook. Will definitely be visiting again some time.

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Visited On Monday, 27 August 2018

Loved our meal, great service and atmosphere. Recommend by a friend and didn't disappoint!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Excellent food and service - everyone really enjoyed it. Easy parking as well, a bonus if you know Salcombe

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Visited On Saturday, 25 August 2018

Great food and fab evening!

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Pudding menu not tempting we found

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