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Dinosaur Cafe

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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
+44 1392 490951
10:00 - 21:00
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with three friends in January for dinner, some of whom were vegetarian, and we had great service above all at what appeared to be a family run business. The food was fresh, healthy and very tasty. I should note that cards are not accepted here, only cash, but the owner was very sweet and happily waited for... More 

Thank Rebekah S
Southampton, UK
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Exeter for work, I saw the Dinosaur Cafe online and it was just a short walk from my hotel. The cafe is pretty basic in terms of decor. However, the service is friendly and unobtrusive and the menu features tasty, well cooked Turkish classics.

Thank GHarrison14
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food was amazing and it's a place I never thought about until I saw the reviews were really good. It really does live up to them as well. Staff were really friendly to the extent we got talking to them about how to cook certain things (aubergine). I don't know why, my friend is a weirdo. Anyway, the milkshakes... More 

Thank Georgia B
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delightful luncheon with a group of friends in this small, pleasant Café with its relaxed atmosphere. The two Turkish courses, Karniyarik and Baklava, which I ate were tasty and very good value at under £10. Service was efficient and friendly. An excellent choice for lunchtime.

Thank fjda
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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726 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We ate lunch in this restaurant, the food was good and the staff were very friendly. The meal was good value for money.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visited here with my mother in her eighties on the Saturday before Christmas. Mum has limited mobility and the lady came and helped her up the steep steps into the building. we were welcomed with a big smile and although we only wanted a sandwich and drink were made as welcome as though we had ordered a full meal. the... More 

Thank Les273
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We turned up without a booking last Saturday (weekend before Christmas) friendly informal Turkish cafe style establishment. Very Friendly welcome excellent food and excellent service! A real gem!

Thank debsdonut
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stopped without a reservation and were welcomed most warmly by the man behind the counter. He explained the menu, let us take our time while ordering and made us feel at home with his service. This restaurant's staff understands celiac disease and kindly accommodated a diner with that condition. We highly recommend the kofta. Make sure you try the... More 

Thank Terrapin57
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Just what I needed when in Exeter for the night ......a quick , tasty ,inexpensive , filling meal in a friendly restaurant , close to the university and on the edge of town . Really good for vegetarians - stuffed aubergine was excellent .

Thank mountainlass186220
Camborne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were in Exeter overnight and was recommended this cafe for a meal. The atmosphere was very welcoming from the staff (which we have always found very typical of Turksih people) and the food excellent. All freshly made and very reasonable. We will definitely go again when next in Exeter. Only wish we had a similar cafe more local.

Thank Sheilas21

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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?