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The Welcome

22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1359
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM 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

Food is amazing with good portions sizes. The service is out of this world with really friendly staff. Would come back here in a heart beat.

Thank ksmith175
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have heard about the Welcome Stranmillis for a very long time.After attending the Lyric theatre to watch the brilliant Dan Gordon I and my two friends were warmly greeted by Charlie.The food was exceptional and in my opinion is worth a Michelin Gourmand or...More

Thank Louis R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent more than 30 days in China in the past 12 months, I have high expectations when it comes to Chinese cuisine but the food here doesn't live up to China's standards. That being said, for Belfast standards, The Welcome is very good and...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yet again another amazing meal at The Welcome food is fresh and the service impeccable can’t pick out any dish in particular as everything on the menu is so tasty but I highly recommend the roast duck so chow The staff are excellent and Michael...More

Thank paulrice87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on my way home from work, alone. Was met with a smile & a warm welcome. Friendly customer service coupled with great food, couldn’t beat it! Will be back!

Thank StephanieBoyle1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Welcome has to be the nicest Chinese ever. Beautiful restaurant and all the staff are lovely and very helpful. The place is spotless and it is well decorated and plenty of room to be able to move without bumping into people. The chicken and...More

Thank 1971alisoncorbett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this wonderful restaurant 25.8.18 with friends, very welcoming and friendly family restaurant, fantastic food with great portion sizes, very popular but worth the wait, definitely recommended.

2  Thank denisehamo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent meal tonight in The Welcome. Duck Pancakes were amazing, as were the Honey and Chilli Chicken and Peking Chicken with excellent chow Mein Noodles. Portions are generous and service attentive. Reasonably priced for a relaxing meal for two.

1  Thank Gazwiztw
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday night for a celebration and I'm so glad we chose to go to The Welcome! The staff were instantly friendly and helpful throughout the whole night. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very pleasant and ideal...More

3  Thank Linds078
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We booked a table tonight for our anniversary/ mini break in Belfast! It really didn’t disappoint:-) The Food was amazing!!! The man that looked after us (sorry I never got a name) was such a nice guy so friendly and helpful.. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, Fast...More

2  Thank Kaykxxx
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Denise N
September 6, 2018|
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Response from dj_frodo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is free parking on the side street and nearby streets.
August 21, 2018|
Response from winnie_coops | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, some dishes like honey chilli, salted chilli and chicken cashew nuts can be made GF. The fried rice can be made GF also.
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Valtpal | Reviewed this property |
Goodness, I’m so sorry I’ve just noticed your message.... for some reason it didn’t come through on my email. I hope that you decided to visit the Welcome and that you managed to get a table okay.... What did you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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 longest established family run Chinese Restaurant in Northern Ireland.
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