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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
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Ranked #26 of 416 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Devon
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fabulous. Nothing is too much trouble. Simple fare but utterly delicious. Delightful staff. No complaints whatsoever. A real easy, relaxed atmosphere with no frills, good authentic Turkish food.

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Came to this restaurant for dinner and although it is quite small and cozy, the food was very fresh and delicious. There is a certain charm to the place and the owners made everyone feel welcome. I definitely plan on returning

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Additional Information about Dinosaur Cafe

Address: 5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
Phone Number: 01392 490951
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
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
Cuisine: Turkish

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