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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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Ranked #23 of 413 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
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A hidden gem of exeter dining! From the outside it looks so unassuming, and the decor is hardly 5 star, but the food by far makes up for it! Everything was delicious, from the stuffed vine leaves starter, some mince in aubergine dish (with a greek name I can't pronounce) for mains, to the best baklava i have ever tasted... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I frequent this little hidden away cafe come diner, with good reason. The place is simple but warm, I have never met friendlier staff, willing to go beyond your expectations just because they want to see their diners happy. The food is what I'd imagine (if I was so lucky) a turkish mum would cook for her family, filling, cheap... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a delightful cafe we found. The food was excellent and so was the service, even our seven year old daughter was happily eating everything on her plate. The baklava was the best we've eaten!

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Exeter, UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've visited this delightfully friendly café regularly since it opened. It just gets better! Always a very warm welcome and Turkish café food that never disappoints. Before my first visit, I was uncertain whether I'd like Turkish food, but it has become a regular part of life for me. If you want something different from "fast food" joints and mass-produced... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

THE place to go for excellent cafe food served with a smile. This family run restaurant has been my hangover cure, afternoon teas and party venue of choice for many years. Great choice and it's Meze menu as an extra bonus with Turkish coffee you can stand a spoon up in!

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