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Dinosaur Cafe

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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
+44 1392 490951
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal ,the food was very tasty and typically turkish,staff were very friendly and welcoming, we felt relaxed and unhurried, we enjoyed it so much we are going back again tomorrow, the cost was also very reasonable,

Thank blues1960
Exeter, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Dinosaur for around 15 years. During that time it has barely changed and that is definitely a good thing. The owners, who are Turkish, are very nice people and always greet their customers with the friendliest of welcomes. I tend to like food from this part of the world so the menu suits me perfectly;... More 

Thank stanlion
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Dinosaur Cafe for an early evening meal and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food is excellent - all good fresh produce, all superbly home cooked and very reasonably priced. The house wine was also lovely! :-) The owners & staff are all friendly & welcoming and provide great service. We will definately be visiting... More 

1 Thank Oliver R
United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved our lunch at this cafe, not only was the food delicious but the owners are so friendly and welcoming. It felt very homely and relaxed. The sigara boregi and lentil soup are lovely and taste exactly like you have in Turkey. The desserts were lovely and fresh and we even bought some desserts to take away. We... More 

2 Thank Amy Y
New Milton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Yum! 25 of us piled into this small restaurant and everyone was amazed at the food and friendliness of this little gem of a place. Our group was made up of young children to Grandparents like me and we all found something on the menu and the food was delicious. Nothing was too much trouble for the proprietor and the... More 

1 Thank S N
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Simple, cheap, flavoursome food with great service and a very friendly, informal atmosphere. We tried about eight dishes between us, and only one of these (kofte) slightly disappointed. The staff/family really know how to make people welcome.

Thank Stephen C
Neston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had some very nice food here -( aubergine stuffed with minced lamb was delicious) - with lovely friendly service. Would recommend the turkish wine too. Would definately like to return sometime.

1 Thank S M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

One of my favourite places to eat in Exeter. Consistently brilliant, independant restaurant, that serves traditional home cooked Turkish grub with a smile. Have eaten here loads, the food and service are always excellent and the owners are lovely.

1 Thank Joe B
Kiev, Ukraine
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Indeed, home cooked food. As if they're cooking for themselves. We had a great time with my friends (1 of them is Turkish so she kindly helped us to choose the meals).

Thank Anastasiia K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Great home cooked food with a real family food. I came here with my mother and we both enjoyed it thorough. I strongly advise the pastitsio, takes me straight back to my grandma's cooking!

Thank Katerina W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 490951

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?