Galle Road is abundant with restaurants and Acropol happens to be one of the entities who have established for themselves a brand name due to their consistency through the ages.
Unfortunately, we dropped by during lunch, and this was unfortunate because their shawarmas, which they're widely known for, was available only after six!
The Beef Fried Rice (Rs. 530) was fluffy and well prepared, but the dish as a whole was slightly bland. It lacked flavour, and the chilli paste and ketchup helped just slightly. The chunks of beef that adorned the rice were also slightly bland; while we got the taste of the beef, just boiled beef, we didn't really feel the flavour. The portion was quite filling though and had a mountain of rice to devour.
In contrast to the rice, the Chilli Beef Submarine (Rs. 590) was on a whole other level. The bun was fresh and soft, while the filling was heavenly. Just enough spice to qualify as spicy and not too much that will make you go red and bellow for water, all the while your tongue lolling out, the filling consisted mostly of beef (which is simply marvellous!) with an assortment of veggies and mayonnaise in the mix.
The Lime Juice (Rs. 270) had a tinge, or more than a tinge, of mint which made the juice so flavoursome. Chilled to the perfect level, it's just what you want to have on a warm day. The Avocado Shake (Rs. 330) was thick, but it strangely lacked the avocado flavour. It tasted more like a milky concoction.
The restaurant has a very cosy ambience and is quite spacious and pleasant. A few plants adorning the wall, a cool chandelier and a clock (that doesn't work anymore, unfortunately) adorns the premises. They also have an outdoor-ish section, with just the skylight.
The staff too were quite friendly and helpful, inconspicuously hovering around if needed.