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3/5

Dinemore (Marine Drive)

Marine Drive, Colombo 6


Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.



Dinemore in Wellawatte by the sea has got their signature oozing-mayo subs and burgers, with a relaxing view of the ocean.

Ambience & Service

4

The waiters are generally polite - however if you're there around 6PM these days, they're rushing around attending to a whole load of customers crowded up in the diner for ifthar (breaking fast), so they might not be as attentive as you'd like. They did however bring us our burgers and subs quite fast. It was nice of the place to offer free kanji and dates in the spirit of Ramadan - the beef kanji was actually good, spicy and thick, though there's tiny chunks of garlic in it that you don't want to accidentally bite into. We weren't fans of their tiny plastic cups of water though, surely they could have used glasses.

The downstairs area is smaller and more crowded, and there's a nice space outside where you can nom on your food and enjoy the sea-breeze too. This is a good place to be when the sun is about to set, but it's not so much fun if there's traffic honking down Marine Drive.

6

The upstairs space is spacious and much more pleasant - it's understandably packed at dinner time. The glass windows all around provide  a full view of the Drive and the sea. We wish someone would trim those pesky trees that obscure the view though.

Food

11 Spicy chicken sub


We ordered a classic Dinemore spicy chicken submarine (Rs. 410), shrimp submarine (Rs. 430), beef burger with cheese (Rs. 300) and a strawberry lassi (Rs. 200). As we've said in our previous reviews of Dinemore, there's the predominant presence of mayonnaise in all their stuff - you'll smell of it afterwards. Their submarines and burgers are usually good and filling, and they're generous with the cheese - it's a good place to drop by when you're in the mood for tasty fast food.

The shrimp submarine is not very shrimpy, the shrimp is prepared in a very average way and the taste of it is overpowered by the mayo. You're better off ordering a spicy chicken submarine - the chicken looks like tandoori and is slathered in sauce and mayo and slices of cheese. It's alright. You can also go for their sandwiches which are usually good.

8 Beef burger with cheese


Their beef submarines and burgers are, however, generally superior to their chicken or seafood. The fries are okay, not the best out there. We loved the Dinemore strawberry lassi - if you're a lassi person, you've got to get this, the yoghurty mix is a very satisfying way to wash it all down.

Conclusion

Marine Drive's Dinemore is a good place to hang out if you're in the neighborhood with friends or in the mood to go all-out on some local fast food.

TIP

Always go upstairs. If you're going around Ramadan time then go way before 6PM to be able to get an upstairs table.

Address

Marine Drive, Colombo 6

Directions

Find Boswell Place on Galle Road, it'll be somewhat opposite the Commercial Bank ATM and Hotel Sapphire. Go down through Boswell Place to Marine Drive and it's right there on the left.

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Sanjith

Good ambiance with good foods

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Fabian Rukshan

Taste - 3/5
Price - 500-800
Quality - 3/5
Service - 3/5
Ambience - 4/5
Overall I would say it's a good place to eat for the price you pay. Most suitable for people who wants to have a good family dinner or friends get-together dinner for a cheap price. Food is tasty but nothing speacial to impress you. In the night it's a bit crowded so it will take atleast half an hour for u to get your food. But I would come here again just to chill with my friends and have a snack. But not a place for a foodie.

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5/5

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Minhaj Hasan

You will find that this outlet has the most number of items on their food list. They have introduced a couple of new things last month and has even gone into kotthu with their new "Roti Mix" Dish range!

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4/5

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Sanjith

Good ambiance with good foods

F
3

4/5

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Fabian Rukshan

Taste - 3/5
Price - 500-800
Quality - 3/5
Service - 3/5
Ambience - 4/5
Overall I would say it's a good place to eat for the price you pay. Most suitable for people who wants to have a good family dinner or friends get-together dinner for a cheap price. Food is tasty but nothing speacial to impress you. In the night it's a bit crowded so it will take atleast half an hour for u to get your food. But I would come here again just to chill with my friends and have a snack. But not a place for a foodie.

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5/5

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Minhaj Hasan

You will find that this outlet has the most number of items on their food list. They have introduced a couple of new things last month and has even gone into kotthu with their new "Roti Mix" Dish range!

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3/5

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ALCH3MIST

Love the location. The service, however, is so slow you might as well wait for the next ice age while you're at it.

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