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Dinemore

Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round the corner or grab a quick bite sort of place.

  • 60A Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3
Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round the corner or grab a quick bite sort of place.

It's been around since 1998, and I've still only ever tried three things on the menu: the chicken sub, the beef sub and the club sandwich. Has anyone else ventured any further? What else do they even do? Had a glance at the menu, but forgot. Nothing notable I don't think (menus in places like these are redundant anyway – you always know what you want and you always stick to it).

Anyway, I went there yesterday and stuck with the standard order: chicken submarine for Rs. 350.

I don't think the food's changed one bit over all these years. The sub's still heavy, really heavy, on the mayo, and served as always with a little heap of soggy fries squashed at the bottom of the brown paper bag. Personally, I'm not a fan of mayo, but I think I'm in a minority on that. Apparently people like a lotta lotta mayo on their foods. Indi told me this while squirting a good quarter of a squeezy bottle of Hellman's into his mouth. And Pizza Hut's recently introduced a mayo topping for their pizzas – so he's probably right about the sizeable mayo market.

The point?

If you love mayo, which apparently most of you do, you'll probably enjoy Dinemore's submarines. And even if you're not a particular fan of the creamy condiment, you might be willing to make the occasional exception. The chicken is tasty - I think it's sautéed with pepper, onions and capsicum – and there's a good bread to filling ratio. Too much bread can be the downfall of a sub.

As for the soggy chips, well, I've always had a strangely soft spot for them. They're limp and crumpled and squashed beneath the sub, but it feels like Dinemore's giving you a little something for free – a little surprise at the bottom of your bag. And they're okay fries. They're not the greatest, but they're not offensive either. Just seems like a friendly gesture.

Dinemore could never have matched The Sandwich Factory in its heyday, but at Rs. 320 for what’s really a rather hefty, filling sandwich, it's pretty good. Not delicious, but tasty, and not too expensive, so cool.

Tip

Apparently there are four Dinemore outlets in the Maldives (these look far more exotic than the <a href='http://www.dinemore.lk/index.php?/general/locations'>Colombo ones</a>, although I assume the food's still the same), and a new one just opened up in Wellawatta, Sri Lanka. Also if you’re asking around for directions, ask for ‘Diner More’ since this is how most people seem to pronounce it.
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Dinemore's never struck me as an exceptional place. I've always enjoyed the food and found it tasty, but it's not the kind of place I'd actively choose to go to – it was more of an oh it's just round the corner or grab a quick bite sort of place.

සිංහල Dinemore කිසිදිනෙක සුවිශේෂ ස්ථානයක් ලෙස මගේ සිත් ගත් තැනක් නොවෙයි. එහි කෑම රස බව මම දන්නවා. ඒත්, එය මම නිතර යන්න හිතන තැනක් නොවෙයි. එය ඔය හදිසියට කෑමට යමක් ගන්න යන අසල්වැසි තැනක්.

தமிழ் 1998 முதல் இயங்கும் டைன்மோர் கொழும்பில் பிரபலமான உணவகம். ஆனாலும் அடிக்கடி அங்கு செல்லும் நானென்னவோ சிக்கன் சப்மரைன் (சப்), பீப் சப், கிளப் சாண்ட்விச் என 3 உணவுகளைத்தான் இதுவரை முயற்சித்திருக்கிறேன். நமக்கெது பிடிக்கிறதோ அதையே தொடர்ந்து வாங்க நாம் பழக்கப்பட்டுவிடுகிறோம்.

Address

60A Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3

Directions

Go up Dharmapala Mawatha from Liberty Roundabout.

Contacts

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Open 10 AM to 11:30 PM every day

Cuisine

Western

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Rice And Curry Fried Rice Burgers Submarines Shawarma

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3/5

dineshnallivecom

Went to dinemore after a few years to find that the Subs gone down in quality significantly. Biriyani is good though

D

3/5

dineshnallivecom

Went to dinemore after a few years to find that the Subs gone down in quality significantly. Biriyani is good though

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