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Dinosaur Cafe

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5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
+44 1392 490951
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Devon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Coming here is just like being on holiday in Turkey. The service, food and atmosphere is totally authentic. The staff are welcoming and are so genuine. The menu is limited but what they do cook is totally amazing. Proper authentic real Turkish food. Simple but amazing. Real Turkish wine served. Hurrah

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Thank fatcatj
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greeted with a smile and a friendly atmosphere, which is something I really value about this cafe. The food is great....Middle eastern, with a good selection of mixed salads as well. Also great to pop in for a coffee and one of their delicious sweets.

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Thank Greg T
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a really welcoming, family run feel to it. The food is good quality and feels healthy and home cooked. The prices are also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend eating here.

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Thank resu971
Nottingham
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and welcoming. The cafe has a family run feel, serving Middle Eastern/Mediterranean 'home made type' food. Eating at the Dinosaur feels like a genuine and authentic experience. Children are very welcome. It is a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Thank SouthseaNottingham
UK
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77 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

"Dinosaur Cafe" is a little cafe, near the city center. Great Middle Eastern food, although the menu has a limited choice of dishes. Prices are very reasonable. Welcoming staff and attentive service. Well worth a visit ...

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Thank lormiuk
Scotland
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dinosaur Cafè makes a delicious breakfast, gorgeous Turkish coffee & sweets, and lovely food for lunch or dinner. When I worked in Exeter, I used to be a regular here, and I used to bring friends and colleagues: The Dinosaur Cafè really hits that 'triple spot' of great food, great value, and genuinely great hospitality/service. Ten years later, this... More 

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Thank KlimtEastwood
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners and stuff are genuinely friendly. Food is fresh and excellent; Turkish, Mediterranean and middle eastern. Price is very reasonable. It is in the heart of historic Exeter, opposite to the college, just down the university and near the central train station. I have been eating there many times over the years and always love the taste and the... More 

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Thank mucella s
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here just the other day for the first time and I'll be going back again later this week! The food was so tasty - I had a stuffed aubergine with lamb mince, not something I would ever go for normally but I thought I'd try something different and it was really good. Flavours were fab. I had it... More 

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Thank Rosie W
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch with friends -what an amazing place - great service, brilliant food and very vegetarian friendly with a good choice for me. Looking forward to visiting again

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Thank LynnLaramy
Exeter, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in after making a booking over the phone which was easy. The Cafe has a 1990s feel, which makes it rather interesting but we went for food not for decor. You need to order from the bar (hence no tip) although it is brought to you. Food, as far as my tastebuds are concerned, was like something served by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?