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The Welcome

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

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.
US$9 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Asian, Chinese
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the last night of our long weekend in Belfast after seeing all the good reviews on here. We were seated straight away and our drinks arrived promptly after ordering. I had lemon chicken and my husband had satay chicken, with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 634joanned
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The welcome is definitely the nicest Chinese in Belfast. It is always very busy which is a good sign when your looking somewhere to eat. The staff are all well mannered and very friendly. I’ve never tasted chicken & sweet corn soup like it. It’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1971alisoncorbett
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at The Welcome for my husband's birthday and it never disappoints. The same high quality food, excellent service and friendly mannerly staff. We ate from the a la carte menu but there were many interesting specials on offer. We were told that if...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Debra K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, busy atmosphere which is always a good sign. The food was delicious! I had the Chili and honey prawns and would recommend them. The staff were really friendly, especially the host who really goes out of his way to make you feel welcome!...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LoveTravel575275
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with 5 friends on Friday evening. Food & service was fantastic. Waiter was very enthusiastic and doing his best to please customers. Again brilliant service with great food to match. Already recommended to friends and look forward to returning.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NeilGraham92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic evening from the moment we walked in the door until we walked out again. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately upon arrival. The restaurant had a buzzing atmosphere and everyone, including the staff, seemed to be having a good time. Drinks were ordered...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rayd123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal with my family for my birthday. Michael even surprised me with a lovely birthday treat! The staff are second to none and nothing is too much trouble! Definitely the best Chinese restaurant in Belfast an absolute must!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Holly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal food was piping hot ,delicious and quick service . Staff very helpful and pleasant. Definitely be back and recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MaryHunter_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday evening. Easily booked online. Service is friendly and efficient without being overbearing.. Lovely atmosphere with lots of families out for evening. Our food was amazing. Lovely fluffy fried rice. Best Chinese we’ve had in Belfast. Lots of the traditional curries,sweet and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank richmond225
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal experience, great food and excellent service - staff were so good in catering for my wife's dietary requirements. They genuinely cared!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Denise N
6 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.
21 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.
3 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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