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Dinosaur Cafe

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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
01392 490951
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank S N
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank S M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

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
Davis, California, United States
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Hearty and wholesome. Another post-conference dinner with six people who had been sitting in academic talks all day and were ravenously hungry. Because of the conference, the Dinosaur Cafe was quite crowded, and it was a Friday night, which likely compounded the activity. Nevertheless, we landed a large table without a wait. Our orders covered a wide spectrum -- the... More 

1 Thank Caitlin M
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Staff are very friendly and helpful, kind and thoughtful. The informal setting is relaxing and the food is amazing...the best you could hope for and an ample selection on the menu. Very reasonable prices. Turkish tea is the best. Ideally located close to the train station and city centre, and it gets busy with locals and business people who hear... More 

Thank Leona B
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a wonderful little restaurant and the highlight is the Turkish salads served at lunchtime. Delicious! Other options are available (including both Turkish dishes and standard burger variations etc). Service is always warm and friendly and children/babies are very welcome. A popular venue so turn up early to ensure you have a table!

1 Thank Gill C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

The service was really good in this cafe. The women accommodated us just before closing for the evening and helped us to make choices to enable an efficient service. We enjoyed the variety of Turkish food that we got to try. Thank you, much appreciated.

Thank Julie 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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 01392 490951

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