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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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CUISINES
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff couldn’t have seated us in a more awkward table, couldn’t see us trying to get attention or know when starters were done. Starters were mediocre, but my chicken in my main was 100% off. So sour, we had to shout across the restaurant to...More

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

Dear Amber M I believe you were at the same table as Mark M in our previous review due to the fact that we have not deducted any dishes from any table in the last few monthes. Please refer to the response we sent to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been back to the Welcome Restaurant tonight for a family meal to celebrate my Father in Laws Birthday. My wife and I are frequent visitors to the Welcome and love the food there. Tonight was excellent as always, we had a party of eight...More

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

Dear Maridorfan Firstly thank you for such a positive review, we pride ourselves in our service, quality and quantity. We always try to interact with customers to let them know it is not all about the food but service is really important aswell. As you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had my birthday dinner here. Starters were just OK. Ordered amongst other things the BBQ ribs to start. Way too fatty to the point of worrying about your arteries. But the real reason for my poor review is that my sons chicken chow mein...More

2  Thank Mark M
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark M Firstly thank you for taking time out on your birthday to give us a review. We have investigated into your incident: 1. You complained that your chicken chow mein being 'bad (no specifics, ie rancid or sour). 2. Your son mentioned it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my other half here on a Tuesday evening to celebrate his birthday. There was a large family party in restaurant as well as a few other couples. Staff were very attentive and wasted no time showing us to table, taking a drinks order and...More

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

Dear Joan O Firstly thank you for celebrating your birthday at our restaurant. We are renowned for quality, quantity and service, so I am glad you felt very welcomed as you arrived. The starters you ordered was the Welcome Hors d'oeuvres which consists of: 2...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5 minute trip from our hotel , few in on the tuesday we went , lovely chilli squid and chicken cashew. Not cheap but one of the best chinese we have ever eatenMore

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

Dear kasperc Firstly thank you for such a brief and positive review. As you know if you compare Northern Ireland to the rest of the world we are abit smaller in size yet very compact. As in if your staying near town we would be...More

Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Gluten free chinese in Belfast is hard come by but in here they offer items on the menu gluten free and its delicious. Well worth a visitMore

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

Dear winnie_coops Thank you for a pleasant and positive review. We try to cater for most costumers diet and needs. The following dishes we provide for gluten free options: Ginger and scallions (spring onions) Sweet and sour hong Kong style Honey and chilli Cashewnut Chop...More

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Lots of room in this very popular Chinese restaurant. Attentive staff who were very busy catering for all needs, with a decent personality to hold. Food is flavoursome with a good taste in medium price wines. Two mains, two drinks and two sides tapped out...More

Thank beas006
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Beas006 Thank you for a positive review, and thank you for mentioning that we try to cater for all needs, from gluten free options to vegeterian/vegan options. We have been at the same premises since 1983 yet established in portadowm in 1973, for the...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Went here for a family night treat night and it was brilliant. Staff were very helpful and the food was superb. We will be back for sure and our 3 year old loves it!More

Thank Craic32
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Craic32 Firstly thank you for such a positive review, as we say we like to pride in our service, quality and quantity. As for children's we cater child's portions of chicken fried rice, chicken chow mein, chicken nuggets/balls with boiled rice/fried rice/chips. Lastly I'm...More

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

It can sometimes be really hard finding a great Chinese restaurant. Been coming here years. Always consistent. Don't be afraid of the menu either. Plenty here if you want to walk on the wild side a bit as well.More

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

Dear BelfastviaBoston Thank you for such a positive review, and also nice to hear that you have visited us regularly for years. People are usually optimistic when first visiting our restaurant, so we try to explain that we are a European Style Chinese Restaurant, so...More

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner with our 4 year old. The food was delicious, but the staff were the real highlight. Michael was so friendly and informative, with plenty of advice on what to do while in NI. The staff were also great with our little...More

Thank tooshortda5foot5
22Welcome, Manager at The Welcome, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear tooshortfa5foot5 Firstly thank you for taking time out to give us such a great review. Thank you for appreciating the quality of our food and the service we give. We also understand alot about children due to a few staff members having young kids,...More

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Mcloughlan84
January 3, 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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Tbeak
October 1, 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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REMoore77
August 9, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$29
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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Description
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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