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Dinosaur Cafe

5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
+44 1392 490951
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mixed salad” (23 reviews)
“baklava” (24 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
5 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4HH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have been going to Dinosaur Cafe for nearly 5 years now. Always recieve the best welcome and have consistently fantastic food served to me with a smile. Authentic family run business. The stuffed aubergine is a favorite!

Thank Gemma T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our Wedding Reception meal at the Dinosaur on Saturday 7th October. All of our guests had a wonderful afternoon, with excellent food and wine., and we could not have wished for a more friendly, attentive and welcoming staff, who we would like to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small friendly no frills restaurant serving genuine Turkish food at reasonable prices. Staff are welcoming and the menu is varied. Great for lunch.

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a start of feta grilled that was good, only the bread and salad was just naff without much. our mains were very good (chicken - pitta-humus-meat ball) carrot cake was very nice, pitty that the coffee machine was switched off to have accompany...More

2  Thank DanyPrins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.. and so different to a corporate coffee house. I ate at the Dinosaur many years ago. Returning, I am delighted that it has kept its intimate character and family-business charm. We were made very welcome, the food was delicious, authentic and prompt. I love...More

2  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One of Exeters hidden gems. Lovely food reasonably priced. Staff friendly and helpful. Only downside is poor parking which is an issue for us out of towers. We will be back

1  Thank grabcsma
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This a great little place, tucked away 5 minutes from the main high street in Exeter. The cafe is run by a friendly team and has loads of fantastic and authentic-looking Turkish dishes. We popped in for lunch one day and had a great experience....More

1  Thank ncw73
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very quick and friendly service, with a wonderful atmosphere and convenient location, being situated not far from Exeter Central station. Would definitely go again.

Thank Luke A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Came here for the Turkish dishes and they were great! For a group of us we got a few starters and then a main each and had plenty of food. The baklava is absolutely delicious! Located between the university and the high street the location...More

1  Thank arthistory4me
Reviewed 9 August 2017

You have to look for this restaurant - it's beyond the railway station, walking away from town - but it's worth the effort. The food is excellent and inexpensive. It's a very casual place with an atmosphere that left me expecting to see people with...More

1  Thank musketeer1645
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Amy M
16 July 2017|
Response from Ben G |
If I remember rightly the owners asked their young daughter what they should call their new cafe. The answer should now be obvious!
Antonella F
14 July 2017|
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Response from KlimtEastwood | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park opposite the restaurant - although it doesn't belong to The Dinosaur, it's a public car park. Have a quick look on google maps, it's literally a 30-second walk away.
Natalie W
13 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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