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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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Ranked #25 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
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have been meaning to visit this café for a while now and wasn't disappointed. The menu has a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes and everything was reasonably priced. The salads were simply delicious, fresh and very colourful. Plenty of choice for veggies. I shall be back.

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UK-weston-super-Mare
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a lunch time visit after a break of over 12 months and it reminded us of the good value and pleasantly different experience that the Dinosaur provides. The food is very fresh and presented with charm and care in a very "bohemian" café setting . Utterly unpretentious in style but heavy on friendly service and quality across a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Family run affair, so great service and food. Warm and friendly. Mezze type food. Closes early (about 2100, though we left at 2130), so get there by about 1900 or so.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was the first restaurant that I visited in Exeter. Lovely little eatery, very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and yummy food. Good value for money.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We celebrated my vege wife's birthday here last night having heard great reviews from family and friends. We weren't disappointed! A wide selection of tasty salads were on offer, and succulent lamb and chicken dishes for the meat eaters. Choosing what to eat wasn't easy, so we will have to return again soon to try something different. Highly recommended ,... More

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have often walked passed this place and wondered what it was like. Well, a week ago we gave it a go on a Friday evening. This unassuming little place was buzzing and very welcoming. No airs and graces, but excellant food at affordable prices. Drinks were reasonably priced, and the whole experience was very satisfactory. We live in Exmouth,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

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
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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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