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Pearl Dragon

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Chinese, Dim Sum
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Pearl Dragon
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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great atmosphere, friendly staff

Came for an evening meal with workmates on the 19th December for our Xmas bash. We came a couple of years ago and had a good night so we thought we would come again. Good choice !! DJ Dave Doubledecks was a spinnin' the discs upstairs which made things nice and lively, the food was good, tasty, hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Ronny48
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Dereham, Norfolk
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dereham, Norfolk
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Came for an evening meal with workmates on the 19th December for our Xmas bash. We came a couple of years ago and had a good night so we thought we would come again. Good choice !! DJ Dave Doubledecks was a spinnin' the discs upstairs which made things nice and lively, the food was good, tasty, hot and served... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After hearing good reviews from people, tried it out for the first time with my partner, we were sat right next to a party of 20 who were very loud and spoilt our night really! Food was okay, but very expensive for a Chinese mid week meal 100 pound with 2 drinks each!

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Phuket, Thailand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I lived in this area for many years some 15 years ago and this was a regular place to eat. Never reviewed but decided to re visit twice in the last ten days. Delighted to say things have only got better, nice place on the sea front, very welcoming and friendly staff and management, definitely efficient service with a smile,... More 

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Shrewsbury
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took colleagues back to this restaurant after my previous visit. We all agreed it was the best Chinese meal we had ever had. The set meals are good value.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife and I are regulars of the Pearl Dragon and have sampled at least 75% of the menu. Good Quality ingredients, a decent chef and no MSG's give even their more average of dishes an edge on local rivals. Try the Dim sum and the specials including the claypot dishes and noodle soups. My wife is Chinese and thought... More 

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Framlingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place was recommended to me, so I had high expectations. Unfortunately, they weren't met. The food was not bad, but nothing special, though I may have been unlucky with my choices. Hot and sour soup was the brown gravy version, of which I'm not a fan. Chicken satay starter lacked flavour and texture. Sesame prawn toast was good though.... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went to the best authentic Chinese restaurant in Southend and around Essex THE PEARL DRAGON we haven't been there for some time.to be honest you can't beat it. We went with some friends who haven't been there before and they said the food was wonderful they will be returning very soon. There isn't a bad word you can say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I love this restaurant after coming back from China where I fell in love with the dim sum this is the most authentic place I have found. The food here is always delicious make sure you ask for the dim sum menu as well as your typical Chinese restaurant food at a great price.

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Southend-on-sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Lovely food, specially dim sum. Very attentive waiter and good service. The only reason why I have given 3 about the atmosphere (instead of 4) is because the space in the table was slightly tight when better tables were available and also (and not entirely their fault) a table nearby had a small tablet or portable dvd with child program... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Tricky menus wont let you eat what you want.they like you charge extra when ever possible.inside the restourant as much as cold as outside.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?