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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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Ranked #25 of 419 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
UK-weston-super-Mare
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a lunch time visit after a break of over 12 months and it reminded us of the good value and pleasantly different experience that the Dinosaur provides. The food is very fresh and presented with charm and care in a very "bohemian" café setting . Utterly unpretentious in style but heavy on friendly service and quality across a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Family run affair, so great service and food. Warm and friendly. Mezze type food. Closes early (about 2100, though we left at 2130), so get there by about 1900 or so.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the first restaurant that I visited in Exeter. Lovely little eatery, very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and yummy food. Good value for money.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my vege wife's birthday here last night having heard great reviews from family and friends. We weren't disappointed! A wide selection of tasty salads were on offer, and succulent lamb and chicken dishes for the meat eaters. Choosing what to eat wasn't easy, so we will have to return again soon to try something different. Highly recommended ,... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have often walked passed this place and wondered what it was like. Well, a week ago we gave it a go on a Friday evening. This unassuming little place was buzzing and very welcoming. No airs and graces, but excellant food at affordable prices. Drinks were reasonably priced, and the whole experience was very satisfactory. We live in Exmouth,... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I visit the Dinosaur Cafe few times per year to have my favourite Mixed Salad, which is basically, a collection of maybe 8 different fresh and cooked salads. Really healthy, home-made food. They have toys for children and staff is always friendly and helpful. I also tried their Koftas and Kebabs, which were scrummy. The only downside is that you... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Biased because Ayse and Abdullah and Lalleh and Terry and most of the other staff have been friends for years .. But they became friends because they have always been so welcoming, to us, our children and our friends. I've never had a disappointing meal here, and the salads are tremendous. Very good Turkish coffee, and special cakes. Yes, it's... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice, cosy indoor eating area with a few outdoor tables as well. Tasty food very reasonably priced. Friendly service. I had the dinosaur mixed salad and mixed grilled meats, which was tasty and quite healthy too! It's not a fancy place but I doubt it's meant to be. Can't go wrong here if you like Turkish style food.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We are great fans of Eastern Med food (Greek, Turkish, Lebanese) but this is a real disappointment. Yes cheap but since we had been to Leicester the week before and had a great Turkish meal there this was a let-down. Absent service & average to poor food did not make for an experience that we will repeat.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This was a birthday visit with 5 colleagues over a busy lunch time. We were approached by Ayse the owner who is fabulous in every sense of the word. She is professional, attentive yet authentic which is a great combination when you are clock watching! The food menu is clear, well priced and offers a range of dishes at excellent... More

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