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The Welcome

22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1359
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed today

Great service, lovely relaxed atmosphere. Was here with a large family party. Everyone was very happy with the food, the waiter was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and will be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank caithni
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal, fantastic service. Really fresh ingredients. Sizzling fillet beef was particularly good. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 420damienh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I finally went to the Welcome for the first time and I was amazed by how brilliant the food and the service were. Extremely friendly staff; we were greeted by Michael who is an absolute gentleman and a lovely host. I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roving38658434805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends and family from Belfast and food was good and service was fantastic. Good atmosphere.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Go68123120997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere was perfect staff were very kind, food was fabulous. Defnitely worth it's number 1 rating. Defnitely worth a visit and we'll be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sp0rtacus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven’t been the The Welcome for about five years- though it was one of my favourites in the 1990s. I went on Saturday after the Lyric and boy was this place busy. We secured a table and the meal was amazing especially the scallops...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having read all the excellent reviews, I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant, however, I was very disappointed. I had the salted chilli chicken and noodles. The chicken was soggy and quite bland, and the portion was quite small. The noodles were so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Visited The Welcome recently for a birthday celebration meal. On Saturday's I know it gets busy so booking is required. The food was as I remembered it several years ago - dependably good. Service also fine. Prices reasonable for this well presented premises in it's...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sean D
welcomebelfast, General Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Sean D Thank you for such a positive review of our restaurant. The Welcome Restaurant does get busy during the weekends so it is best to book at least a week in advanced to avoid disappointment. We are glad you mentioned that the quality...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had one of the nicest Chinese meals I’ve ever had last night at the Welcome. Lovely atmosphere, great service and very friendly staff. Food was of a very high standard. I’m very fussy about meat and my beef in black pepper was delicious, beef was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sicilianfan
welcomebelfast, General Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sicilianfan Firstly thank you for such a beautiful review. I'm glad you noticed that our meat is of the highest standard around, especially the beef fillet which is cut into bigger pieces so that customers know that they are eating beef fillet and at...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We were tempted by the excellent reviews and awards and were not disappointed. The food was good and the customer service even better. Well worth a visit for freshly cooked, authentic food.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 77SunSeeker
welcomebelfast, General Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 77SunSeeker Thanks for an excellent review. We are glad you didn't find or reviews too hyped up and in your opinion we didn't disappoint. As we pride in our food and service we do appreciate your mention. At The Welcome we try to purchase...More

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Denise N
7 September 2018|
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Response from dj_frodo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is free parking on the side street and nearby streets.
22 August 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.
4 January 2018|
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Response from Valerie R | 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
USD 9 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
The Wong family opened their first Welcome Restaurant in Northern Ireland in 1973. The Stranmillis restaurant was opened in 1982 by the then Lord Mayor, Tom Patton. Now in it’s second generation, it is the longest established Chinese restaurant in the country. Charlie Wong, son of the founder, took over the restaurant in 2016 after working for over 10 years abroad in places such as USA, Bhutan, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
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