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Dinosaur Cafe

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Turkish
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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Amazing!!

Reasonable price. Child friendly with toys and highchairs. Best food in Exeter (in my opinion). The staff are very friendly and helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
polly s
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Reasonable price. Child friendly with toys and highchairs. Best food in Exeter (in my opinion). The staff are very friendly and helpful.

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cornwall
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have been using this cafe for the last eight years. The owners are wonderful, welcoming and friendly. The food is amazing. We tend to have a take away rather than eat in, although we have done both. The house wine is very good too. The lamb kebab is amazing and the rice is the best I have ever tasted... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Upon entering the dinosaur cafe in exeter for the first time we were welcomed as if we were friends. A broad smile and relaxed friendly host soon made us feel hugely welcomed and appreciated. We sat down and ordered food to take out... Stuffed peppers with stuffed vine leaves, mixed salad and a kofte kebab, with baklava for afters. We... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Cold and wet outside so ducked in for an early lunch. Clean and warm inside, and a warm welcome. Ordered the "house salad" which was a mixture of 7 or 8 tasty dishes, followed by a coffee and almond cake. The food was all very fresh and tasty, good service and a pleasant atmosphere. An easy five minute walk from... More 

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Devon
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Went to the Dinosaur for a quick lunch, the menu is extensive and service quick and efficient. The day I visited it was around 1pm and very very busy. Due to being part of a group we opted for a snack rather than a meal, however next time I am hoping to sample some of the delicious Turkish dishes on... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great place, menu often reduced- shown on board. Four of us had excellent meals, two veggie. Prices good and vino cheapest in Exeter. I had meatballs and they were great, with really good side dishes. They close early- just respect it, they wouldn't throw you out! Not flash, just great food & service.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really sorry to say this as my friends love the place and the owner is lovely. I had the lamb kofta. The meatballs were bland (no seasoning) and the tomato sauce was also bland... basically a tin of canned tomatoes emptied on the plate. The rice was pretty nice as was the salad. As a starter we had rolls of... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fun friendly atmosphere. Very helpful owners who make you feel welcome. Good value simple Turkish mezze type cuisine. Small cafe. No frills. Just good food simply cooked on the spot. All you could ask for a nice lunch. I liked the small almond cake soaked in syrup ... just perfect with a mint tea. Will definitately go back next time... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We live just opposite this cafe in Exeter and go there occasionally when I can't be bothered to cook. The owners are simply delightful - this time, we went without cash (they don't take cards) and she let us leave without paying, saying "Don't worry, any time, come back any time, no problem!!!!!" I wonder how many chain restaurants would... More 

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Plymouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Food beautifully cooked, done so fresh for you, salads also great all fresh and a great range. We ordered a few bits and shared, everything really tasty, lamb koftas stood out though, never had better. Homemade baklava and an almond cakey thing were stunning. On top of this a lovely host, and Turkish coffees. What more can you ask for!

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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: 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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