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The Welcome

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22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1359
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 13:45
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Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 sure to visit again!

1 Thank _hayleysss
Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 be described as stunning. The mains of duck & hake were equally beautiful, staff are... More 

1 Thank Jennifer M
Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friend recommended this place and boy we were not disappointed! Excellent service and amazing food! Best Chinese in Belfast! Got takeout as well because it's was so great!

1 Thank Cai Anwyl W
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite chinese by a mile. I'm vegetarian and they will adapt anything on the menu to be veggie friendly - thats bliss in Northern Ireland. I'm reliably informed the meat dishes are excellent too. The staff are lovely and very attentive, the food is delicious and served quickly, and the restaurant itself is lovely. A perfect dinner... More 

1 Thank MSB1902
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to this Gem of a restaurant for 20 years and it's still the best!! Food is simply the tastiest Chinese food in the country and the staff are always attentive and very friendly. A history of great family traditions and practices passed down the generations, I just love this place!

1 Thank Phil M
Oliver, Canada
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I had a really great meal at The Welcome restaurant. The staff were very welcoming - although we had 4 different people looking after us. Our drinks and food came in good time but once the staff had cleared our table we sat for 25 minutes waiting for the bill, and the restaurant wasn't at all busy.... More 

Thank jillian07
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and great selection of Chinese menu in the Welcome on Stranmillis Road Belfast. Book ahead to make sure you get a table - very popular and rightly so, staff are friendly and helpful and the Manager makes you feel welcome and is willing to please.

2 Thank CAH48
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my local go-to restaurant when I lived on Stranmillis as a student, and I still return time and time again with my family when I come back to visit. We had a family meal there in March and the staff were, as always, extremely friendly and accommodating, as the restaurant name implies. With 3 vegetarians in the family,... More 

1 Thank MegCW
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing service to go with the amazing food. I had chilli squid for starters and then had soft noodles with prawns in black bean sauce and definitely recommend both.

1 Thank khaleda a
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, the welcome was warm, the service was spot on, the food was superb and the cost didn't break the bank. The soft shell crab was just amazing as a starter.

1 Thank peejay1098

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 29
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?