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Dinosaur Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
European, Turkish
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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best meal I had in Exeter...

While Exeter generally underwhelmed me with its gastronomic offerings, Dinosaur Cafe did not disappoint. A generous portion of food, with several lovely salads to choose from as sides. While it seems the restaurant runs out of some menu items and leaves you to choose from what it does have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Mariesa H
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

While Exeter generally underwhelmed me with its gastronomic offerings, Dinosaur Cafe did not disappoint. A generous portion of food, with several lovely salads to choose from as sides. While it seems the restaurant runs out of some menu items and leaves you to choose from what it does have remaining, I was at least relieved not to be given a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a find this place is! We booked a table for two and soon as we entered, were greeted by a cheery chap, who I can only assume was the owner. After browsing through the menu, which offers everything from traditional Turkish moussaka to a bog standard BLT, we chose our meals and we were not disappointed. The chicken shish... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After hearing good reports of this restaurant we decided to give it a try and we weren't disappointed, From the time we walked in to the time we left the whole experience was 1st class. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food selection was innovative and varied, The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection,the atmosphere was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time I go there, It reminds me of the food from home. It is made with love and care. So good and delicious. I recommend it so much.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I finally managed to visit the Dinosaur Cafe after hearing a lot of fantastic things about it from friends and colleagues. I was not disappointed - I tried the mixed salad and pita bread and it was fresh and full of flavour. The cafe has a very relaxed atmosphere and is perfect for an informal lunch or dinner. The woman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love the Dinosaur Cafe for their great mix of Turkish and English food, which is not expensive. I also enjoy their relaxed family atmosphere and kindness off everyone working there. Nothing is ever a problem, for example, if you want to change something in a dish.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Tasty Turkish meze, a good place to enjoy an affordable lunch that's a little bit different. Very friendly proprietor,nice relaxed feel. It's not a high dining or slick place but the food is good and very affordable. They also provide buffets so if you are hosting an event consider getting a buffet in from here as really tasty and good... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It is always a pleasure to eat in the Dinosaur - plenty of variety and relaxed pleasant surroundings. It is almost like being in someone's front room with books to read etc. Recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Chanced upon this and could not have been better. Wish we lived nearer! Food - great choices and so delicious. Friendly and helpful staff, who could not do enough

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I happened to stumble upon this wonderful place whilst looking for a nibble on the way to Exeter St David's train station on my journey back to Bath. Their array of starter salads were amazing enough, but then when I discovered that one could have a spoonful of each with a main of your liking I was in Turkish salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: 01392 490951

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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