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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)
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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 2 days 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

Thank DaniPrins
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank grabcsma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ncw73
Reviewed 14 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 13 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

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

Thank musketeer1645
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We're regulars here and always enjoy the food. Although the choice of food is limited and doesn't change much it's always fresh and tasty, the salads are wonderful

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a splendid little place, with gorgeous Turkish dishes and really nice people running it. It is very close to the University and Exeter College, so it can get a bit full of students, but is a great place to meet and have a...More

Thank jackrobson97
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Have to thank other TripAdvisors for this review! Had the best meal here, very reasonable price too! Can't recommend enough, lovely owners too ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Amy M
17 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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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