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The Welcome

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22 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9038 1359
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17:00 - 23:00
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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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food, classic and contemporary decor with a relaxed atmosphere that still feels a bit special. This is one of the most established family run restaurants in Belfast. During the troubles it served to sustain BT9 families, media, businesses and to this day it can happily accommodate all types of clientele alongside one another. There is plenty of space between... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and lovely staff! We really enjoyed our meal, the food was great. Nice relaxed atmosphere, would recommend!

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1 Thank Elidh M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family have been going to the welcome for as long as I can remember, and we have never been disappointed. We went for a family dinner for my birthday. Atmosphere was great, Food was great, service was great. I couldn't recommend the welcome enough! Even got a birthday treat of deep fried ice cream topped with a candle when... More 

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1 Thank Samantha D
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend this Chinese. Gorgeous food 🥘 good value for money 💰 and helpful friendly staff ! Couldn't ask for much more !!!!

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1 Thank Tanya G
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food , the salted prawn was fabulous, only thing the price was bit expensive, compare to other Chinese restaurant. But again food was spot on.

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1 Thank stevebanter99
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like many other Belfast food lovers we have been coming here for years. It never fails to disappoint whether you are with a small party or a large number of family and friends. The large round tables with the in built lazy Susan makes sharing so much easier giving us an opportunity to try so many delicious dishes and flavours.... More 

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1 Thank JANE C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since I have been in the Welcome, genarally just having Chinese carry-outs from other local restaurants. I had it in my head that the Welcome was that little bit more expensive than others. However, I took my family to it on Saturday evening and wasn't disapponted. The freshest Chinese food anywhere. The menu is unusually small... More 

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1 Thank maurice-mc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best Chinese sit-in I've been too (talking from a guy that eats out a lot). The food was absolutely delicious and the customer service was exceptional. I will definitely be returning!

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1 Thank Jonathanburton90
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here Thursday evening, greeted by pleasant and friendly staff! Menu varied and reasonably priced. Service prompt and attentive. Nice decor and tableware was also very nice. There was a draught from the front door. Starters were nice and main courses were good too, perhaps a little shy on the rice portion, but fine! We had chicken satay, spring... More 

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1 Thank NornIron123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Welcome for many years, my parents used to take us and are still regulars and now I go with my husband. The food is amazing. They have a great choice for vegetarians I would def recommend the vegetarian Satay. The sauce is put of this world and if you eat meat then the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 13:45
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?