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Pearl Dragon

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Chinese, Dim Sum
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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't be fooled by kiss me quick at this Southend restaurant

Out side of this restaurant you are in kiss me quick land however upon entering you are in a fine eating place . The service was impeccable together with the food no bog standard chicken chow menn and curry at this place.The food was orthentic chineese and was excellent .Our party of eight were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
lennox j
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Out side of this restaurant you are in kiss me quick land however upon entering you are in a fine eating place . The service was impeccable together with the food no bog standard chicken chow menn and curry at this place.The food was orthentic chineese and was excellent .Our party of eight were well looked after with a nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Staff and restaurant seemed good and reviews seemed favourable. Only problem is next day after our late dinner at resturant me and my brother in law had a bad tummy still ongoing 2 days now

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Billericay
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurant booked for a 60th Birthday which I attended. Over a hundred people. Food and Service absolutely first class. Old fashioned exterior but once inside you will not be disappointed. A thoroughly enjoyable day and experience.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Managed a table for 10 at last minute, usual good service and excellent food. The chinese eat there, which says it all really!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Last Saturday we had the set menu for two at dinner time and it was lovely.The food was tasty, well presented and the portion size was just right. The staff were friendly and attentive and the setting was modern and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed in Southend for a one day break during the week. And found this restaurant very randomly. And we did not regret. Very nice food, especially the crispy duck pancakes, simply amazing. Also, the lady serving us was very helpful and friendly. Explained us everything , as we are always very hard customers and ask many questions. Highly recommended.

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Ely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Located on the seafront (Eastern Esplanade) you could walk past this restaurant if you judged the place by its exterior appearance, however step inside and you find yourself in a stylish well presented environment busy with a steady flow of local regulars who are no doubt shy to share this secret dining place. The menu is extensive and the portions... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Went here tonight secound vist not in the same day obviously lol came back because this place does the best ribs !!!!.. lovely place didnt book was seated in ten minutes and was on a friday.. every dish was lovely nicely presented nothing seemed too much bother very fast service and average price... nice clean toilets always a bonus.... defo... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I felt inclined to write a review after being a regular now here at Pearl Dragon. From the outside you'd never have guessed this Chinese serves some of the best tasting dim sum I've ever had. I've been very lucky to experience dim sum from some of the top London restaurants including the Royal China Group which among industry circles... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I've eat here many times before but this was the first time I have had a takeaway. They have a separate kitchen next door to the restaurant called Pearl Dragon where they cook your order right there in front of you. In my opinion, the pearl dragon is the best for Chinese food in Southend, eat in or take away.

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Additional Information about Pearl Dragon

Address: 18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 613468
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 69
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 613468

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 69
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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