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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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Ranked #19 of 397 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Since travelling to Istanbul I became a big fan of Turkish food, one of the best in the world. So when planning our 3 days trip to Exeter and looking for a nice place to have lunch, it wasn't difficult to choose this one. After dinning here, my partner became a Turkish food lover as well. I had Tavuk, chicken... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Tried this cafe for the first time, after wanting to visit for many years. Lovely atmosphere and food delivered quickly to the table.We were even asked if we wanted more tap water, rather than pushing other drinks which is a most refreshing approach. We will be visiting again.

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Exeter, Devon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Turkish food here is authentic and DELICIOUS! Everything is laden with tasty spices and I haven't had anything I didn't LOVE. Last night my husband and I had 3 courses followed by Turkish coffee and I had 2 glasses of good house wine (at only £2.50 a glass!) and it came to £34. The staff are absolutely lovely and... More

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Devon
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11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stopped for a quick lunch recently whilst heading back to the town centre. Very warm welcome as ever from very friendly owners. Love the fact that they make the food they like and it is always tasty. I find it relaxing to sit in the sunnt window, relax and enjoy the food - have to say I find the Dinosaur... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The cafe, which is near the clock tower, offers a range of delicious meals from the Turkish cuisine. The good thing is, they have plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians. Especially the lentil soup and the stuffed vine leaves are very good. The atmosphere is cozy and the prices are very reasonable. They only accept payment by cash.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Yummy Moussaka and Lamb Shish kebab. Very friendly place, with all homecooked Turkish food. Great value, and the house wine is excellent for under £10 a bottle.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The warm hospitality of the people in this place shows in the care with which the food is prepared and served. This is a happy eating house, where i was a welcome guest rather than a customer. The family love what they do - and you can taste it in every mouthful. The food (Turkish) was lovely, the price very... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Dinosaur Café has become our favourite place in Exeter to eat when we're wanting a casual lunch. We visited for Saturday lunch to be greeted with the usual warm welcome. After our son had claimed two of the toy dinosaurs, we settled down to order. The usual great range of food on offer made ordering easy but hard. I... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Excellent food, all obviously freshly cooked. Very good, courteous service, and a good price. What more could you ask? Well I noticed a big box of toys tucked under a high chair, and there is easy parking right across the road. Oh and excellent Turkish coffee. Will certainly be visiting again!

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