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Pearl Dragon

Certificate of Excellence
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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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Today
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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Terrible what has happened ???

I have been eating here for the past 10 years and the last 6 months the food has really gone down hill what has happened ???? I ordered a take away tonight and I can honestly say it was the worst Chinese I have ever experienced firstly the order took over an hour to arrive and when it did the... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
shar0n1967
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I have been eating here for the past 10 years and the last 6 months the food has really gone down hill what has happened ???? I ordered a take away tonight and I can honestly say it was the worst Chinese I have ever experienced firstly the order took over an hour to arrive and when it did the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been using this restaurant & also the take away service for the last three years, it's the best in the area & everything is cooked in front of your eyes...great food at great prices

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Rochford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Never been to the Pearl Dragon before as thought it was expensive. Was dearer than your average Chinese restaurant but was it worth it? It certainly was. The food was to die for. Had the autumn selection for starters and it was a good indicator of what was to come. The ribs were melt in the mouth and the king... More 

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Rayleigh
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A consistently good restaurant with good authentic Chinese food. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. staff are regularly moody or inconsistent with taking drinks orders and on this occasion, our crispy shredded beef was very overdone. Nevertheless, we'll still go back. This is a good restaurant and has been a local mainstay for many years.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we have visited the pearl dragon for many years and found the services and food is the best we have ever tasted. the dim sum menu is fantastic and jimmy and linda have looked after us over the years and we are always warmly welcomed back. Always ask for the dim sum menu, and experiment the food is amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had not pre booked anywhere for Boxing Day dinner so were pleased that the Pearl Dragon although planning on closing early found space for a table for two. After a lobster each and a bottle of sparkly we left very happy. Service fantastic, friendly and prompt. Look forward to visiting again

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

To be honest there is only one word you can say about this restaurant that is Brilliant. There is lots of people who read Tripadvisor so lots of people know about this place. But those who haven't been you must have an evening there try the capital spare ribs for a starter you will be hooked. We went for Sunday... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great evening was had by all. Friendly service and good food. When we arrived we were not happy with the way tables had been arranged (we were a party of about 20) the Pearl Dragon staff were happy to re-arrange them to suit us. Would consider returning next year. Many thanks again!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was really looking forward to coming here, I live locally and I wanted it to be a nice lunch place we could come to. Felt quite brusquely welcomed even though it was quiet, told to 'sit there' while a table was prepared, I had hubby and my one year old with me, got the impression a small child wasn't... More 

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Dereham, Norfolk
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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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?