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3/5

Burger King (Colpetty)

283 Galle Road, Colombo 3


A well run Burger King franchise with a nice location (second floor balcony) in Colpetty. They also have interesting local options like spicy chicken and rice now.



It's still a bit strange review fast-food franchises, but they are a thing in Sri Lanka. The Burger King in Colpetty has a nice location, takeaway, and bigger burgers by popular demand. They have rice now as well. It's a well-run franchise.

The Food



The spicy chicken The spicy chicken


When Burger King first opened early this year they encountered a social media storm strong enough to topple a government. They responded by making their patties bigger. We thought they were OK to start with, but apparently they're bigger now. BK Sri Lanka does the usual Whopper range, the only exception being that they don't have bacon as an add-on, instead offering turkey strips. Kinda sad, but a necessity when so many fast-food customers want to avoid pork.

Some new additions to their menu are the Spicy Chicken burger (Rs. 390 alone, Rs. 590 in the meal) and the King Rice (Rs. 280). We tried the spicy chicken and it compares favorable to the McSpicy and the Burger's King chicken range (though its hard to tell as one is rarely sober eating the latter). It ain't cheap but it's a good sized hunk of chicken, a bit sinewy in our experience but that may be irregular.

Burger King Colpetty  Fries

Their fries are generally huge and quite toothsome.

Location



The outdoor balcony The outdoor balcony


The Colpetty location is quite nice, especially the upstairs. Upstairs there's a kids play area (didn't get to try it out) and a large balcony overlooking the street. Aside from no-horning day that stretch of Galle Road is a bit loud, but it is nice to sit out.

They have all the regular fast-food seating downstairs. The booths are comfy.

Burger King Colpetty Street

The sign says drive-thru but it's not really that. You can park and they bring your food to the car. There isn't that much parking though, room for about two cars on the street and four on the side.

Service



Burger King Colpetty  Window

The chaps are well trained and very nice. Fast and competent firstly, and also basically cheerful. I left my drink to go take photos upstairs and someone thought the table was cleared and threw it away. When I came back down, one of their staff noticed before I did and happily got me another drink. The value of a soft drink is really a few rupees, but they were nice about my experience as a customer, which is what counts.

Conclusion



Burger King Colpetty Outdoor Seating

A well run Burger King franchise with a nice location (second floor balcony) in Colpetty. They also have interesting local options like spicy chicken and rice now.

TIP

They have nice outdoor seating upstairs.

Address

283 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Directions

It's on Galle Road just across from the Hotel Renuka and on Mile Post Avenue. If you're heading north on Galle Road (you have to, one way) it's just past Abdul Cafoor Mawatha. From Marine Drive your last chance to merge up is 17th Ave or Sellamuttu Ave.

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Open 10 AM to 11 PM, open till Midnight Sat/Sun

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Burgers Submarines

Cuisine

American Fast Food

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
4
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User Reviews
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Nalindabee

I visited the BK outlet in Colpetty a few months back and was less than impressed with their service.

But when I went again on a later day with my four kids in tow - actually they towed me :) , I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a marked improvement in the service. The staff were friendly and helpful and they went out of the way to be extra nice to my youngest. I thought that was very nice of them - good customer relations actually :)

Coming to the food, the buns are bigger than when they started and the patties are quite a good size, presentation is good and food is warm and not dry (which is good because most other places the burgers feel really dry), the fries are as usual quite big and a meal in itself and the "King Rice" as they call it is quite nice - it had a "duke" sized piece of chicken and hot gravy, but at Rs.200 something you can't expect royalty on your plate now, can you :)

The Hershey's Sundae Pie is tasty but not everyone is a fan of a frozen pie baked some months ago in the USA. The other desserts are limited to ice cream sundaes and the caramel sundae is quite nice.

All in all it is a decent place, did not know about the play area upstairs. So I guess next time I am going to be stuck there for an extended time once my little daughter discovers it.

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isuru

I was there at last month to get some take away. but I had to wait much time at the counter. I'm regular at mcdonalds I think BK is bit slow compare to mcdonalds.

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Nalindabee

I visited the BK outlet in Colpetty a few months back and was less than impressed with their service.

But when I went again on a later day with my four kids in tow - actually they towed me :) , I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was a marked improvement in the service. The staff were friendly and helpful and they went out of the way to be extra nice to my youngest. I thought that was very nice of them - good customer relations actually :)

Coming to the food, the buns are bigger than when they started and the patties are quite a good size, presentation is good and food is warm and not dry (which is good because most other places the burgers feel really dry), the fries are as usual quite big and a meal in itself and the "King Rice" as they call it is quite nice - it had a "duke" sized piece of chicken and hot gravy, but at Rs.200 something you can't expect royalty on your plate now, can you :)

The Hershey's Sundae Pie is tasty but not everyone is a fan of a frozen pie baked some months ago in the USA. The other desserts are limited to ice cream sundaes and the caramel sundae is quite nice.

All in all it is a decent place, did not know about the play area upstairs. So I guess next time I am going to be stuck there for an extended time once my little daughter discovers it.

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2/5

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isuru

I was there at last month to get some take away. but I had to wait much time at the counter. I'm regular at mcdonalds I think BK is bit slow compare to mcdonalds.

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