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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
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Yummy

I used to work not far from this place. Every evening on the way home I couldn't resist to pop in for a quick snack. Years go by but still one of the best places in Exeter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
ExeterGuy1
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I used to work not far from this place. Every evening on the way home I couldn't resist to pop in for a quick snack. Years go by but still one of the best places in Exeter.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been coming here for about fifteen years and seen the cafe evolve from a coffee shop, to an occasional evening opening with BYO to fully licensed restaurant. We chose a selection of starters last evening, as a mezze as we wanted something light. They were all well prepared and flavoured, and the boreki especially good. This was washed down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, the staff are so friendly and will do anything for you. Come here every time I'm in Exeter :)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely terrible. Im sure they must be paying people to review. Myself and my husband entertained clients here off the back of the trip advisor reviews. The disappointment and embarrassment was unmatched. This is a glorified kebab shop! Don't let tripadvisor fool you.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Dinosaur cafe was a unique experience, with such a simple, welcoming and hospitable atmosphere, and the delightful owners so warmly presenting the most delicious and flavoursome dishes. Would highly recommend.

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UK
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love the Dino Cafe and took a group there the other night. It was lovely as usual...proof that good food and pretension don't have to go together. We had a variety of dishes - all lovely You have to be prepared for the possibility that some things on the menu may not be available (the penalty for Aysha's fresh... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We booked to go here on a Saturday night which was good as the place was full. There are only about 9 tables and it is very casual, do not go expecting a fancy restaurant it is more of a cafe. Saying that the food was brilliant. I had the moussaka which was so tasty. We shared a starter had... More 

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Exeter, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We've been here several times in the past and it's always been good. This was actually our first visit for probably about 3 years and it is just as good now as it ever was. The food is fresh, tasty and generously proportioned. We both had omelettes yesterday which were expertly cooked. In the past we've had moussaka and that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of my favourite places to eat in Exeter city centre, and there aren't many! This little restaurant is unassuming; the owners are very friendly and the food tastes very homely. It feels like I'm a guest in someone's house in the best way possible, it's so quaint! I've tried a few dishes and all have been really... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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