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“One of Exeter's few true food gems”
Review of Dinosaur Cafe

Dinosaur Cafe
Ranked #11 of 548 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Once again, proof that small family-run businesses by people who care about what they do trump both chains and 'upmarket' eateries! The Dinosaur Cafe' is a true pleasure: the food is both excellent and cheap, the staff are friendly and welcoming, all adding up to an air of unfussed, unassuming culinary excellence. There is a wide variety of food, hot or cold, it's easy to go there as a vegetarian, and although it's barely 100m away from Exeter Cathedral, it is nowhere as crowded as pubs and restaurants on the Cathedral green or on the high street, making it an excellent stop-off for tourists.

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Thank KlimtEastwood
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Wonderful dining experience if you want to try different food. The baklava is divine and the many salads are great value. The only small complaint I have is that the name gives the impression that it is for children and although the staff are very friendly it is not buggy friendly.

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Thank ich_leibe_leben
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This cafe is a short walk from the centre of town, and the exterior doesn't make you want to enter. However the food and welcome made it well worth it! My baby was made to feel extremely welcome, providing her with toys and the owner personally coming out to 'coo' over her. Food is traditional, simple but delicious, with a menu thats quite inspiring. Fabulous for a quick lunch.

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Thank Jo6073569
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Having walked past the dinosaur cafe a million times, I finally went in a couple of weeks ago and immediately regretted waiting so long! The food is incredible, and very reasonably-priced for the amount you get. I definitely recommend trying lots of the smaller dishes, so you don't miss anything! Also the warm baklava for dessert is a must-have. The service is quick and friendly, especially the owner! Gutted that I didn't discover this sooner, there is a lack of places like this!

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Thank Liz F
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Having read other reviews I made a point of visiting the Dinosaur Cafe and was not disappointed. My 15 yr old daughter and I took a while to choose from the great selection on the menu and specials offered and both agreed that the food was delicious, the service excellent and the staff welcoming and friendly. We both had three courses plus two soft drinks and two glasses of wine all for £30. Everything we ordered was homemade and tasted fantastic. We will certainly go back and sample some of the other dishes. I would definitely recommend this place for really good food at a more than reasonable price. Be aware that its cash or cheque - no cards.

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Thank MsJackieC-W
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