The Welcome

StranmillisCantonese, Asian, Chinese££££
70 Reviews
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Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners

About The Welcome

The oldest family-run Chinese restaurant in Northern Ireland, The Welcome Chinese Restaurant Belfast has been serving up Chinese cuisine to the people of Belfast since 1982, picking up a collection of awards along the way. Located on Stranmillis Road, The Welcome Chinese Restaurant’s elegant and inviting setting makes it the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion with your loved ones. From Hong Kong-style roast pork belly to lemon chicken to chow mein and spicy Szechuan specialities, there’s something to suit all tastes on the menu, with plenty of options for vegetarians too. To guarantee a table at this renowned Chinese restaurant, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 am - 10:30 pm


The Welcome
22 Stranmillis Road, Stranmillis
Belfast BT9 5AA

Menu Highlights



Spring Rolls (3 pcs)

Beansprouts, char sui and shrimp, wrapped in filo pastry (vegetarian option available)

Wind Dust Chicken

Breaded breasts of chicken topped with our homemade dry garlic and chilli mixture

Chilli and Black Pepper Baby Boneless Ribs

Stir-fried with our secret spicy recipe
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More about The Welcome, Belfast

The Welcome Belfast is without a doubt the most iconic Chinese restaurant in Stranmillis. Family-owned and operated since 1982, this award-winning restaurant is inspired by Hong Kong’s Cantonese cooking and culture and boasts a menu that showcases the best of this enticing cuisine. The dishes are created with balanced flavours of sweet, salty, sour and umami – and the results will blow your taste buds out of the water. Then menu at The Welcome is packed with all the classics you’d expect, alongside some signature dishes that have made this Stranmillis Road restaurant the foodie favourite it is today.

So, as for The Welcome Belfast’s menu... Kick things off with starters to share such as Wind Dust breaded chicken topped with dry garlic and chilli; duck spring rolls served with duck sauce; salted chilli cod and fresh scallops steamed in a garlic and black bean sauce. Then, get around to the main selection with Cantonese favourites like Hong Kong roast char siu, king prawn chow mein cooked with bean sprouts, peppers, onions and noodles or kung pao beef topped with cashew nuts. The Welcome in Belfast’s Stranmillis has truly perfected Chinese dining, so book a table and find out just what the fuss is all about!

70 The Welcome Reviews

70 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Ros F.10 days ago · 2 reviews

Always a very good meal if not a little pricey. Service is always excellent and surroundings very pleasant. We have been going to this restaurant over many years.

Carole C.a month ago · 2 reviews

Lovely atmosphere. Good food. Favourite place gor a meal and a chat. Great selection on menu ,willing to take requests. Very reasonable wine list. Will be back

Helen J.3 months ago · 1 review

I love this place - great food, excellent service and staff very friendly. Thank you again for a very pleasant evening with great friends on Thursday.