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Published July 26th 2012
The Welcome Noodle House is one of those little restaurants that you can pass a hundred times and not realise it exists. Located in O'Connor, this unobtrusive noodle bar is packed most of the time and very popular with locals and visitors.
Serving a good selection of Chinese Cuisine, you can dine-in or take-away. The food is really very tasty and not too expensive either.
On the recommendation of a co-worker a work function was recently arranged at the Welcome Noodle House and quite a large number of people attended. In spite of this, the food was brought out fairly quickly and it was still hot when it arrived. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful, especially considering that they had to deal with some difficult people at our crowded table.
On this particular evening, we had a banquet style meal with set dishes at a set cost but there is a good sized regular menu available with all the usual Chinese dishes. We had loads of food and the serving sizes were generous, so there was plenty to go around.
For starters we were brought a mixture of spring rolls, sesame prawn toast and satay sticks, which were delicious. The main dishes followed shortly afterwards; there was fried rice, duck in plumb sauce, garlic chicken, sweet and sour pork, honey chicken, boneless lemon chicken, satay beef and garlic king prawns. All this was accompanied by prawn crackers and two types of noodles.
There are some desserts available but if you don't fancy what is on offer, there is a Baskin Robbins Ice-Cream Parlour a couple of doors away, where you can get a yummy ice-cream or sundae to finish off your evening.
The only trouble we encountered when we went to the Welcome Noodle House was the seating arrangements. With so many people in our group and lots of other patrons, we were all crowded into one corner of the restaurant, on one long table, and pretty squashed up. The restaurant was quite busy that night, so it was very noisy and that made it difficult for us to talk to each other or move around. This was not really a big problem and understandable when there is limited space and lots of people, but some people in our group were a bit disappointed.
The Welcome Noodle House is BYO, the décor is basic but nice enough and there is plenty of parking right outside.
Unfortunately The Welcome Noodle House does not have a website for you to look at, but next time you want some Chinese food go there and check it out for yourself.