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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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Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Haven't been to this place for maybe fifteen years and I can't give a reason for that but it will not be as long until my next return. Out with the wife for her birthday treat and thanks to the attentions of Michael we had...More

1  Thank derek f
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in quite late and the last customers were just leaving so we were unsure if we could order but the staff were really accommodating and assured us it was no trouble at all for us to order a meal. I ordered a curry...More

1  Thank Alibaba1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first discovered The Welcome a few months ago having read some wonderful reviews and we weren't disappointed! Everything from the food, the setting and the attentive staff was fantastic. We have been back several times as a couple, with friends and with family and...More

1  Thank KJM1702
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called into the Welcome on my way to the Lyric Theatre. Actually, not to feed myself, but because I wished to buy a birthday gift and I was short of ideas. The restaurant looked inviting and it occurred to me that my friend might...More

1  Thank fstewart2017
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear fstewart2017 Firstly thank you for a lovely review, even though you were not sitting in to dine with us. As you have noticed we aim to make any customer 'feel at home' when they are dining with us which helps in both ways if...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are going for a Chinese just go here! I had the duck springs rolls to start, piping hot, crisp full of duck, followed by sweet and sour king prawns with egg rice. Both dishes full of flavour, tasty and hit the spot. Pricing...More

1  Thank William M
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear William M Thank you for giving us such a positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us, as we like to remind customers that everything is cooked fresh (No pre prepared foods), hence that is our standard. The restaurant does seem...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked in early tonight with a friend before we headed to the cinema , had 2 glasses of white wine and a sparkling water to drink , starters were salt and chilli cod and duck spring rolls , soo good , mains of black peppered...More

Thank BelfastDiva
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear BelfastDiva Thank you for a positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our food from the starters, the main course right through to the tea and coffee. The mention of our restaurant being great value and mentioning our food is also much appreciated. As...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great service and great food I would really recommend this place. It was lovely to meet the owner and hear about how passionate he was about his restaurant. They even wrapped up our leftovers from our meal (as the portions...More

Thank sarahlorrainebutler
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sarahlorrainebutler Thank you for taking some time to write such a positive review for our restaurant. We are renowned for quality, quantity and service, and we always recommend to customers that if there is too much food we are happy to wrap the rest...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for years and food and service is always good. Great restaurant highly recommended!More

Thank AnnaB1981
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear AnnaB1981 Thank you for consistently enjoying our food for many years, it is customers like yourself who gives good and constructive opinions that helps guide us to a become an even better restaurant. May you keep on supporting us for many years to come....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best egg drop soup we ever tasted! Also, very tasty Crispy Duck and numerous other dishes. Excellent service too. Bravo The Welcome. We will be back!!More

Thank Patrico3
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Patrico3 Thank you for taking some time to review us. We are also glad you enjoyed our egg drop soup which we adapted from the American chinese community. Our crispy duck is also one of our more popular starters, having been on the Stranmillis...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a challenge to get my family to agree on a restaurant to eat out at. We settled on Chinese as a good compromise. The Welcome really does welcome you. It's an attractive setting with good atmosphere and excellent service. They offer a good...More

Thank Steffi M
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Steffi M Thank you for a nice review of our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed our food, service and also atmosphere. It is a hard job trying to please everyone but we try, but in this case your whole family enjoyed their meal...More

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4 January 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
1 October 2017|
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Response from Zimbabwe2 | Reviewed this property |
Please contact them - they are very helpful and I am sure they can do it Enjoy your dinner!
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10 August 2017|
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Response from welcomebelfast | Property representative |
Hi REMoore77, At the moment we do not. We only have the standard a la carte menu, which you can peruse from our main website. Regards, The Welcome Restaurant Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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