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3/5

Subway

347, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03


The international franchise Subway has come a long way since they first set up shop here. Our recent visit however, proved that Subway is now sub-par when it comes to their food.



Nearly 3 years since coming to Sri Lanka, Subway is one of the only fast food places that's consistently been healthy, reliable, and well, fast. It's also quite tasty to boot, so there's practically nothing to complain about.

Food and Service

Ordering is three steps long and quite simple: pick your type of bread, meat preference, and salads. Oh, and cheese and dressings, if you like. Prices are in the Rs. 420 - 700 range, with the Sub of the Day being the best deal at Rs. 420.

We got the Roast Beef on Wednesday for Rs. 420, and a Subway Club for Rs. 590. 

The Club comes with roast beef, turkey, and smoked chicken, so it's great if you want a bit of everything! Service is smooth and friendly, and the staff are patient throughout even when indecisive customers take ages to place an order and choose their greens. Props to remaining cool through the day (and month!) because I know I wouldn't be able to deal with it like they do.

They recommended Parmesan and Oregano for it, which I agreed with to no regrets. From there on, they lay out the meat, you select your cheese (cheddar or mozzarella?) and then you pick the salads and sauces. I'd advise not piling on a ton of stuff because it's just one big mess when there's too much going on, but each to their own. I love spice and heat though, so I went for jalapenos and pickled gherkins, along with some olives to balance it out. The combo was great.

Chandana's Roast Beef was topped with honey mustard and a ton of greens, sandwiched between a 9 grain Honey Oat bread. Given his choices of vegs and toppings, had a slightly sweet tang.

The food was fresh and well worth its price though, especially when compared to other sandwich or burger places scattered around the country, and in terms of quality and produce as well.

We also got a Red Chilli Chicken Salad (Rs. 690). While the portion is large and it's basically a make-your-own salad, it's nothing spectacular given that it's literally the toppings neatly packed into a large plate. Points for presentation, though.

Ambience

With great 90s and early 2000's music and clean, neat dining spaces, Subway's surprisingly well preserved. There's also an upstairs section with a few couches and unimaginative decor which can be improved upon (there are still-life enlarged photographs of vegetables), but other than that is a good private area for a group outing if you're keen on customisable and fresh sandwiches.

Conclusion

Props to the Subway team for maintaining the high standards they started off with. We'd definitely recommend these guys (especially their Sub of the Day deal) for nutritious fast food (yes, that sounds like an oxymoron but it's not!) that gives you great value for money, especially if you're hungry, short of time, and can't decide where to eat.


TIP

Don't go here.

Address

347, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03

Directions

It's just past Mahanama College, on the corner of Walukarama Road and Duplication Road.

Contacts

Website

Report Inaccuracy

Closed right now

Cuisine

Western

Price Range

Between Rs. 500 - Rs. 1000

Dish Types

Salad Sandwiches Coffee

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
1
Quality Rating
1
Service Rating
2
Ambience Rating
1
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User Reviews
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1/5

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AL2007

Order some items from SUBWAY SRI LANKA - the order included

Smoked Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich - refer picture at the crap they sent.


Roast Beef Sandwich - ref pic at the crap they sent.

Beef Meatball Marinara Sandwich - NEVER received

I have eaten at many subway outlets across the world and I am well aware of what is served and I know this is NOT what is offered. This is shocking and tarnishes the overall reputation of subway.

T
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2/5

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the_liyanageeey

Urgh not Subway again!

P
1

1/5

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PrasadK

Went there twice, both occasions they did not have any kind of pickles. Subs without pickles is like pizza without cheese!

A
2

1/5

0

AL2007

Order some items from SUBWAY SRI LANKA - the order included

Smoked Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich - refer picture at the crap they sent.


Roast Beef Sandwich - ref pic at the crap they sent.

Beef Meatball Marinara Sandwich - NEVER received

I have eaten at many subway outlets across the world and I am well aware of what is served and I know this is NOT what is offered. This is shocking and tarnishes the overall reputation of subway.

T
1

2/5

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the_liyanageeey

Urgh not Subway again!

P
1

1/5

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PrasadK

Went there twice, both occasions they did not have any kind of pickles. Subs without pickles is like pizza without cheese!

S
2

3/5

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Shehan Kamil

Tried first time, good food.

C
1

1/5

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Chamil U

I visited subway recently. All the quality was gone. Inside was hot as hell, flies all over the place, even on the topping, buns etc… and staff do not even care to keep out the files from the sandwich they make. whole scene was disgusting.

A
5

4/5

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ajlalwani

Consistent and quick service. great value for money

J
1

4/5

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Jathu(rootlk)

when we went there its crowded, as for the review and comments lets go by this month end and see :P :P

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1

5/5

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ShehanJ

Hopped in yesterday. The smell of the food reminded me of my old London days. Staff was helpful and service was quick. Wish this will be same for the days to come as well :)
The location was crowded though maybe it's the first week of opening. All in all, Love the atmosphere, food and service
Kudos to Subway!!

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