The Winking Prawn

North Sands, Salcombe, Devon. TQ8 8LD
01548 842326

  • Buggy Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Seaside
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly

About Us

A family run business that started nearly 20 years ago in Salcombe, The Winking Prawn Group now has four sites including two beach cafés, a bar and grill and a coffee kitchen and bar. They all have their own unique sense of style and excitement with high standards and good taste, from the music to the food, and of course the lovely Salcombe locations.  We always look forward to meeting our customers both old and new.

Practically on the beach at North Sands Salcombe, The Winking Prawn has been welcoming guests for nearly 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, so why not check it out?

The dressing up box has become the stuff of legends… or at least really fun holiday snaps, and believe us, it’s not just the kids that get involved. Don’t forget to book for dinner as we do get very busy, and if you haven’t tried our summer BBQ yet then you’re really in for a treat! Dress up, dress down, bring the kids and the family dog – everyone’s welcome at The Winking Prawn.
Please keep an eye on seasonal opening times.

Scrambled or fried, do your own toast, juice and bacon, a buffet the choice, great beans make great coffee, the cookies are home baked, bucket, spades and nets the beach awaits, lunch from eleven, cracking great crabs and shellfish galore, cold beers and chilled wine, baguettes stuffed with brie, salads dressed up, prawns by the pint, our special fries, pop corn shrimps or just eggy mayonnaise will tide you till tea, scones and jam, thick clotted cream, Salcombe ice cream with a flake sticking out, a cheeky beer or a cool glass of pink……BBQ time from four until nine….heap of king prawns, sizzling steak or spicy salmon and bbq cheese, seared chicken with salads and new spuds, share if you please, blankets and sunsets, jugs of pimms, reserve dinner from six, a list for the kids, pick from the menu you will find it hard, monkfish or steak perfectly charred, sole on the bone, a steaming bass perhaps lamb and mash!! then puddings to follow, you have to make room, knickerbockerglory with two spoons if you must? enjoy our old tunes, try on the frocks a wig or a hat from the dressing up box!!!!………coffee, cognac or something sweet is a way to end your “Winking Prawn” treat … so safely home and we will see you….again….

We light our BBQ’s late May to late September….our breakfasts winter week ends, holidays and all summer….daytime menu all day every day except a few days over Christmas….dinner menu Easter till November then winter weekends and holidays….confused?


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