The Winking Prawn

The Winking Prawn

Location

Address
The Winking Prawn, North Sands
Area
South Hams, South Devon
Post Code
TQ8 8LD

Contact Info (please mention SouthHams.com!)

Phone Number:
01548 842 326
Opening Hours:
We are open everyday

Breakfast
8.45 - 11.15

Lunch
11.30 - 16.00

Dinner
18.00 - 20.30

However, we do have seasonal opening times so these may vary. For the latest opening times please visit our website.

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So close to the beach you can have lunch in your swimsuit, the Winking Prawn sits just over the road from North Sands in Salcombe. Welcoming visitors for more than 20 years, our particular brand of shabby chic beach restaurant always buzzes with activity as people congregate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the bits in between, throughout the year.

So close to the beach you can have lunch in your swimsuit, the Winking Prawn sits just over the road from North Sands in Salcombe. Welcoming visitors for more than 20 years, our particular brand of shabby chic beach restaurant always buzzes with activity as people congregate for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the bits in between, throughout the year.

All ice cream colours and an eclectic mix of decor from some of our favourite aspects of life by the sea, The Winking Prawn is a family run and family friendly restaurant where we aim to offer something for everyone. It’s date night, evenings out with friends, family lunches and chats over coffee. Our dressing up box has gained a legendary reputation in its own right amongst adults and children alike, making for endless entertainment and memorable holiday snaps.

Serving a hearty buffet breakfast first thing in the morning, easy lunches, joy filled dinners and plenty of teas, cakes, coffees and ice creams, much of our menu is characterised by the local seafood that we’re so lucky to have available on our doorstep. Firm favourites are the buckets of prawns and platters of shellfish, but we’re also partial to big juicy steaks, Devon cream teas and an endless supply of beer and wine.

In addition to our main restaurant area, we have a garden, and a decking area which forms part of the garden when the weather is fine and is covered by a marquee when it’s wet. Sit outside on sunny days, pottering up from the beach to guzzle Salcombe Dairy ice cream, or grab a drink while children play in the sandpit. In the summer we also serve an evening barbecue in the garden.

While we are open throughout the year, our opening times do vary with the seasons. Our latest opening times will be posted on the website, so please do keep an eye on them before you visit. It is also worth noting that breakfast, lunch and drinks are ordered at the restaurant counter, and don’t require you to book. Dinner, which is only served inside the main restaurant and not in the garden or on the deck, is table service and requires a booking, which you can make online or over the phone.

Whatever time of day or year you visit us we look forward to welcoming you to our little corner of South Devon, whether you’re visiting us for the first time or coming back as old friends.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A TABLE

 

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No trip to Salcombe is complete without a visit to the Winking Prawn!
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No trip to Salcombe is complete without a visit to the Winking Prawn! We just love it there. Sandy children, wet dogs, welly boots or flip flops! Anything goes, including your worries when you’re sat there looking out to sea watching the world go by!
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A group of four females on a rare weekend away together
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We are a group of four females on a rare weekend away together. We stumbled upon Winking Prawn & it looked so appealing that we just had to stop & eat/drink there. The BBQ food did not disappoint & our waiter, James, was very attentive & humoured our giddiness amazingly well! A special thank you to James; we hope we didn’t get you into any bother!
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Tasty food and a very cosy restaurant
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I came here with my girlfriend for dinner and we were both very pleased.
The restaurant was pleasant, well presented and very tidy. We loved the cosy lighting and look of the place. The staff were really friendly, kind and we didn't have to wait long for anything.
The food here is excellent. It tasted as good as it looked, however it is on the more expensive side.
I recommend this place for a good meal out in the evening. As well, the location just outside from the beach is nice.
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Amazing food, delt really well with me being dairy fre
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Amazing food, delt really well with me being dairy free. The staff knew and gave me confidence that I wasn't going to be served something with dairy in. Lovely food, lovely staff. Cannot recommend enough.
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Lush food!
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Lush food! We had the sea food platter and it was amazing! Fast friendly service and a fantastic view! Thanks, we will be back next time we holiday in the area
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