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The Welcome

StranmillisChinese, Cantonese££££
50 Reviews

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 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 am - 10:30 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


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


The Famous Szechuan Dish

Tender pieces of meat cooked in a homemade chilli paste and fresh garlic. Choose chicken, pork, beef or king prawn.

Roast Crispy Pork Belly

Hong Kong style roast pork belly - please allow 45 minutes to prepare

Chicken in Satay Sauce

Diced breast of chicken, served with green & red peppers on a sizzling plate


Fried Rice


Bok Choi

Cooked in garlic

Side of Sauce

Choice of Curry, Sweet & Sour, Satay, Black Pepper, Black Bean or Gravy
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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!

50 The Welcome Reviews

50 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Lisa M.3 days ago · 0 reviews

Gorgeous food, salted chilli chicken particularly amazing. Staff were so friendly and attentive didn’t rush you at all. prices were really reasonable. I would definitely recommend.

Richard D.18 days ago · 0 reviews

Great. Food and great service.the standard of service was first class.will definately be back again.have been many times and food is lovely and staff are so friendly.

Denise M.19 days ago · 0 reviews

Lovely surroundings friendly attentive staff and amazing food and wine, it was our first time visiting this restaurant and i'm now sure it will become a firm favourite loved it.

Jennifer F.19 days ago · 0 reviews

Fabulous service and a great atmosphere. Felt very welcome by all staff. The menu choices had options for all tastes and the food was very good. Would recommend.

Cathy D.6 months ago · 0 reviews

We had a lovely evening at The Welcome . Absolutely Amazing food....!!! Fresh , aromatic flavors etc.. The staff were very officiant as always and Michael very attentive and respectful at all times !( especially towards my Dad as it was his 84thbirthday !😬 Thank you !!

Graham D.9 months ago · 0 reviews

The Welcome has consistently maintained the quality of food and service. Michael, now the next generation of the Welcome team helps to maintain this reputation. The restaurant remains one of the best Chinese in the North of Ireland. No hesitation in recommending!.

Kim D.4 months ago · 0 reviews

Can't fault the quality & quantity of the food, but very disappointed at having to wait 45mins for our starter, particularly given we (party of 3) were the first customers in at 5pm. Four other tables who came in after us, were all eating before us. When i asked the waitress why it was taking so long she said it was a computer problem. When i asked the waiter the same question when he brought the food, he said they were very busy with takeaways! It was very obvious that they had simply forgotten us, so i didn't appreciate the 'excuses', neither of which explained why four other tables were eating before us. As i said, food delicious when it eventually arrived, but poor service.

Kathleen Y.8 months ago · 0 reviews

For starter we've ordered the crab, duck, the bone less salt chillie chicken, egg drop chicken soup! It was amazing and good portion for a starter! For Main course we ordered Duck in plump sauce, Oven baked pork belly, salted chilli chicken, sweet and sour pork and beef which i cant remember the name, there was 6 of us and yes the portion are big and delicious! I would reccomend this Restaurant! The restaurant very clean, staff are all friendly!

Sarah R.8 months ago · 0 reviews

Went for my Dad's birthday. The service was fantastic, friendly and quick. The food was delicious and arrived promptly. When the manager learned it was my dad's birthday, he brought him some deep fried ice-cream with a candle in it, for free! Was just a lovely experience and we will most certainly be back.

Michelle M.2 months ago · 0 reviews

The food was really beautiful and very fresh. The staff were so friendly and the restaurant was lovely. I was very impressed. The only bad mark was that I wanted a couple of glasses of white wine but they only sold the small quarter bottles which don't taste the same as a big bottle. But that was only a small thing.

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