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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 26 January 2018 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 30 January 2018

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 26 January 2018 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 30 January 2018

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 25 January 2018

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 30 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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 30 January 2018

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 20 January 2018

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 24 January 2018

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

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Great food, great service. Been many times and standard doesn't slip. Beef in black bean or chicken in black bean is always a great shout

Thank emmalou2015
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear emmalou2015 Thank you for a lovely review and positive input. We are glad you have enjoyed our food and service, your group must have been great customers to gain great service. May there be many happy returns. Best regards The Welcome Team

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We visited the restaurant on a busy Saturday night, for a large family celebration. Service was excellent and meal was superb! Staff were extremely helpful and attentive. Thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable evening. We'll definitely be back!More

Thank Melissa C
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Melissa C Thank you for leaving such a nice and positive review. As we say to customers you should treat your server the same way you expect to be treated. In this case you complimented on or excellence in service hence likewise on your...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

The host/waiter who greeted us and subsequently looked after us was very funny, engaging and friendly. The food was very nice, with portion size being quite generous too. I will definitely be back again.

1  Thank Randall Q
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Randall Q We are happy that you enjoyed our food. As we have always said we are about quality, quantity and service. I hope to see you soon again, because it was a pleasure to serve and meet you. Welcome Restaurant Team

Reviewed 2 January 2018

I met with Friends who i hadnt seen for a while for a meal and what a disappointment it was. We had cold food and soft noodles that were hard. I will never be back. We didn't enjoy any of the meal.More

Thank gogirl18
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear gogirl18 We are disappointed that you didn't enjoy our food due to having cold food, apart from the cold noodles I didn't get a mention that we deducted your noodles and meal to compensate. We are a family run restaurant for 35 years and...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visited here with family after being before and enjoying a lovely meal. My Dad only likes steak so it is a struggle to get him to go to a Chinese restaurant but on my previous visit my friend had been able to get a steak....More

Thank Denise W
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Denise W We are disappointed that you have had a bad experience at our restaurant. Due to the volume of custom we did take a while to respond to you (via email 4 days later). As in the email we addressed all these issues,...More

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3 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
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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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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, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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
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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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