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The Welcome

22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1359
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived quite late and didn't feel rushed. Really relaxed atmosphere, amazing food and really friendly staff.

1  Thank Calum W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fathers day dinner was great. It's been a while, won't leave it as long again. Big thumbs up. Kids really enjoyed the food and the staff were superb.

1  Thank Desmond R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn't been out for a meal in a while and i'm the first to admit i'm not a huge fan of Chinese food so we haven't been out for a Chinese meal in years. I'm so glad we chose the Welcome Restaurant. The food...More

2  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. Interesting menu. Friendly staff. Fabulous flavourful dinner. Lovely decor. Really worth a trip.

1  Thank Fifi K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fantastic visit to the best chinese restaurant in Belfast. Excellent food and service. 1st time bringing our twin granddaughters and they were able to have their meal whilst we enjoyed our starters. Have never been disappointed with our visits to the Welcome at Stranmillis.😊

1  Thank Samuel020679
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my husbands birthday in April and we really enjoyed our meal at the Welcome. For my sons 16th I asked him where he wanted to go, anywhere, and he chose Welcome. Everything we have tried we have loved - duck pancakes, Szechuan, satay,...More

1  Thank RMallon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely restaurant! The spices were just right and the flavours spot on. The hot and sour soup was the best I've had in a very long time. If you like interesting flavours in your Chinese food this would be an excellent choice. Service...More

1  Thank Chris Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this restaurant for pre-theatre dining. Despite being early in the staff were helpful and attentive. The meals were first class and the service was first class. Will certainly be back and would readily recommend it.

1  Thank Eugene M
welcomebelfast, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Eugene M, Thank you for your kind words. We hope you enjoyed the theatre after our visit. We hope you visit us again soon! Regards, The Welcome Restaurant Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend enough! Food was outstanding, we all had varied dishes but the soft shell crab was particularly beautiful. Staff were welcoming and attentive but not overbearing. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone and if ever back in Belfast I will be...More

1  Thank _hayleysss
welcomebelfast, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear _hayheysss, Thank you for your great review! We hope you can come back to Belfast for a visit soon! Regards, The Welcome Restaurant Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in early on Saturday night with no booking but they were happy to accommodate us. The menu is varied & they will also adapt it to suit personal taste. We had king prawn spring roll & crab as our starters which can only...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
welcomebelfast, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jennifer M, Thanks for giving us a great review. We are very happy you enjoyed our food. Don't forget to check out our specials next time. Regards, The Welcome Restaurant Team

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi I would like to know if you offer a children's menu, or half portions of regular meals for children. Also, do you use MSG in your cooking, is it possible to leave it out? Many thanks! Bernie
26 April 2017|
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Response from welcomebelfast | Property representative |
We do have a separate children's menu, please google our menu online, as we cannot post a link here. We do use some MSG in our food, but you can request no MSG with our servers. Although there will have traces in our... More
Marie O
Hi I would like to know if I can purchase gift vouchers for your restaurant please?
13 February 2015|
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Response from Polkadots8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marie, Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase in the restaurant. They can be used in the restaurant and take away. The restaurant is open from 7 days a week. Call to check the times. Great gift idea!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 13:45
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9038 1359
  • E-mail
Opened in 1982 by the then Lord Mayor Tom Patton, The Welcome Restaurant is the oldest family run Chinese Restaurant in Northern Ireland.
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