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?

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Opening Times

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  • Clock Icon November

    9.30 - 16.00 Monday to Thursday

8.45-16.00 Friday-Sunday

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  • 9.30 - 16.00 Monday to Thursday

8.45-16.00 Friday-Sunday

CLOSED: 11th - 28th December. 

Open 29th December - 3rd January

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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