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33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
+44 1803 552220
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in...
Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery. Great for any occasion!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Seems to one of a few Chinese restaurants in Torbay. Went there last Sunday evening. Premises are a bit dark, but the food and service was good. Would recommend the buffet menu, each dish is cooked individually for you. Would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Martyn D
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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chesterfield
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a meal there on Friday night and I was very impressed the service was fast and friendly. Every course was great very fresh and tasty and served very efficiently.The special rice was really good and we enjoyed it. We will certainly go again next time we are down in Paignton.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As our first choice for our take away, thank you. Always polite and prompt, we always use you guys for our take away. Good food, hot food and promptly delivered thank you

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DragonPearlPaignton, Owner at Dragon Pearl, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dragon Pearl as your first choice. I am glad to hear you enjoy our service and also that the food is up to your standards! Thanks once again Will. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Seems to one of a few Chinese restaurants in Torbay. Went there last Sunday evening. Premises are a bit dark, but the food and service was good. Would recommend the buffet menu, each dish is cooked individually for you. Would go back.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went to the Dragon Pearl on Sunday evening as our regular Chinese was closed for refurbishment , we were seated at 7pm and were looking forward to a nice meal. Considering there were only three other tables of two you wouldn't have expected the problems we encountered. Firstly the waitress literally threw the menus at us and rushed us... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had a lovely meal nice and hot and tasted delicious. Would use again and staff was very friendly and polite. Prices were very good.

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went here because our favourite Chinese Restaurant has been closed for refurbishment for a couple of months. Crispy beef was really nice - lovely sauce and the beef was really crispy. The rest was rubbish. Brown sludgy rice, Kung Pao prawns that were way too hot and a very average shared starter. What really annoys me about this restaurant though... More 

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west sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was our first visit to Paignton, so did not know the best places to go. Whilst out shopping we saw the Dragon Pearl, and thought it looked OK, so went back for a meal that evening. The food was good, and the whole thing could have been Ok, but was totally spoiled by the 'couldn't care less' attitude of... More 

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DragonPearlPaignton, Manager at Dragon Pearl, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for your message, we always appreciate feedback from customers. In your particular case, you had requested to take away your left over food which you ordered from the buffet menue. As stated very clearly in our menue, customers who order the buffet may order as much food as they like for the set price, but will... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch time meals there a couple of times, sadly not impressed, saw the reviews for evening meals so thought we would try again, bad mistake, the staff were so dour, we didn't feel at all welcome, I ordered duck, it was tasteless, I was using my wifes sweet and sour sauce to at least get some sort of flavour.... More 

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DragonPearlPaignton, Manager at Dragon Pearl, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Many thanks for your feedback. It has come as a surprise that you did not enjoy your duck dish, we had a table of 20 people in that night who also ordered the same dish but enjoyed it immensely. I guess it is a difference of taste. If in the future you have any problem with this, please... More 

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Husband and I decided to go for the three course set menu. It was delicious! You hardly noticed the ladies who served us - they snuck in like Ninjas bringing in plate after plate of tasty morsels. It was one of those meals where you wished it would never end! Price was very reasonable. Excellent value.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Greeted very warmly after going in without a booking, shown straight to a table and given a basket of prawn crackers whilst choosing what to order. food arrived quickly and hot. All in all a lovely meal at a reasonable price.

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Additional Information about Dragon Pearl

Address: 33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 552220
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 552220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery. Great for any occasion!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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