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Dinosaur Cafe

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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
+44 1392 490951
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was amazing and it's a place I never thought about until I saw the reviews were really good. It really does live up to them as well. Staff were really friendly to the extent we got talking to them about how to cook certain things (aubergine). I don't know why, my friend is a weirdo. Anyway, the milkshakes... More 

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Thank Georgia B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delightful luncheon with a group of friends in this small, pleasant Café with its relaxed atmosphere. The two Turkish courses, Karniyarik and Baklava, which I ate were tasty and very good value at under £10. Service was efficient and friendly. An excellent choice for lunchtime.

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Thank fjda
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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703 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch in this restaurant, the food was good and the staff were very friendly. The meal was good value for money.

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Thank Wilcoxm51
Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with my mother in her eighties on the Saturday before Christmas. Mum has limited mobility and the lady came and helped her up the steep steps into the building. we were welcomed with a big smile and although we only wanted a sandwich and drink were made as welcome as though we had ordered a full meal. the... More 

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Thank Les273
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up without a booking last Saturday (weekend before Christmas) friendly informal Turkish cafe style establishment. Very Friendly welcome excellent food and excellent service! A real gem!

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Thank debsdonut
Maine
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped without a reservation and were welcomed most warmly by the man behind the counter. He explained the menu, let us take our time while ordering and made us feel at home with his service. This restaurant's staff understands celiac disease and kindly accommodated a diner with that condition. We highly recommend the kofta. Make sure you try the... More 

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Thank Terrapin57
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Just what I needed when in Exeter for the night ......a quick , tasty ,inexpensive , filling meal in a friendly restaurant , close to the university and on the edge of town . Really good for vegetarians - stuffed aubergine was excellent .

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Thank mountainlass186220
Camborne, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were in Exeter overnight and was recommended this cafe for a meal. The atmosphere was very welcoming from the staff (which we have always found very typical of Turksih people) and the food excellent. All freshly made and very reasonable. We will definitely go again when next in Exeter. Only wish we had a similar cafe more local.

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Thank Sheilas21
Galle
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We had a wonderful meal ,the food was very tasty and typically turkish,staff were very friendly and welcoming, we felt relaxed and unhurried, we enjoyed it so much we are going back again tomorrow, the cost was also very reasonable,

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Thank blues1960
Exeter, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I have been visiting the Dinosaur for around 15 years. During that time it has barely changed and that is definitely a good thing. The owners, who are Turkish, are very nice people and always greet their customers with the friendliest of welcomes. I tend to like food from this part of the world so the menu suits me perfectly;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 490951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?