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Dinosaur Cafe

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European, Turkish
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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 122
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Delighted

Warm welcome, delicious home cooked food, authentic Turkish and Mediterranean fare. Lots of regulars (always a good sign), accommodating, varied menu without being too much. Friendly and delightful. I'm coming again. Good for friends, families, couples, business or solo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ruth A
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, delicious home cooked food, authentic Turkish and Mediterranean fare. Lots of regulars (always a good sign), accommodating, varied menu without being too much. Friendly and delightful. I'm coming again. Good for friends, families, couples, business or solo.

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Thank Ruth A
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, reasonably priced, great atmosphere and very friendly obliging staff. Popped in a few times during my two week stay in Exeter. Lots of regulars who knew staff which can only be a good sign

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Thank Stuart M
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having eaten here a few times and loved it, we decided it would be the perfect place to cater for our small wedding (22 people including us). The couple were extremely helpful every step of the way, and the food was fantastic and plentiful, all of out guests were very happy. Thank you Dinosaur Cafe!

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Thank katybee2015
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times and love the food and atmosphere .If l have a day off l always go for the Turkish breakfast .Chicken kebab and Greek salad are excellent ,Coffee is also very good .Friendly and authentic ,would recommend .

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Thank jonjay2015
Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

My boyfriend and I come here ALL the time, at all kinds of the day, the lovely couple that own it are so friendly and it is really good value for money, with both of us being stuffed for around £20! I would recommend sharing a main and getting some extras because all of it together makes for an exciting... More 

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Thank Leila D
Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here quite a lot over the years. It is always a very nice experience.. very friendly owners and staff. The salads are amazing... the chicken and rice is delicious.. the Borek are a tasty addition to just about any meal you want to order. The welcome is always one of smiles and handshakes. The fact it is... More 

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Thank DantheHat
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Family-run Turkish cafe. Great home-style tasty Turkish food. The stuffed aubergines and the kofta were great. Good value for money and friendly service. A rare treat in very non-ethnic Exeter.

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Thank Dan K
Axminster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

The menu is simple with typical dishes such as falafel and stuffed aubergine. There are daily specials - not all the food is Turkish - lasagne for example. The food is all freshly prepared and there is Turkish tea. It's a lovely cafe and the best thing about it is the lovely, friendly lady who runs the cafe.

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Thank julian b
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I'm greeted with a smile and a welcoming hello every time I come through the door. I can't help but feel as if I'm eating over at a family members home. The food is prepared quickly and looks exquisite, with bright colours and generous portions. From plate to palate the experience is nothing short of heavenly. Healthy and freshly made... More 

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Thank Malvina L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We have been to few Turkish restaurants in Cardiff and thought we would try this. It was ok, the food wasn't really what we were expecting in comparison with other Turkish restaurants we have been to before. There wasn't loads of food for the price, and we weren't really sure how the meat was cooked as they didn't appear to... More 

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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: European, 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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