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.

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  • North Sands
  • Salcombe
  • Devon
  • TQ8 8LD

"Great atmosphere, service was good, a rustic beach style décor, the staff very friendly, and the food was great."

Marty, Broadstairs

"After a wander around the beach I was in need of tea and cake. Perfect stop for a warm up and a nice selection of gifts and beach bits too. Well worth a stop!"

Ed, Cleobury Mortimer

"Have been coming to this restaurant for years and we still love it. The food quality is excellent and the staff are friendly and approachable. Great ambience for families or couples."

Lori, Hampshire

"We had two lunches in this restaurant during our stay in this area and was very pleased with our choice. Friendly staff, adequate seating inside and out PLUS your dog is welcome too. Perfect."

Anne, Exeter

"If you are looking for a shabby chic retro cafe with amazing seafood and friendly staff, then look no further. We booked to come here for an evening meal and I was simply blown away."

Val, Whistler, Canada