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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

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    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
Lovely food, friendly staff!

Me and my husband visited the restaurant last night after reading the reviews on here. We were staying in a B&B just down the road, and thought the Pearl Dragon looked nice when we walked passed it earlier in the day. When we arrived, we were told that the staff were just finishing dinner, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Jaxie40
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Me and my husband visited the restaurant last night after reading the reviews on here. We were staying in a B&B just down the road, and thought the Pearl Dragon looked nice when we walked passed it earlier in the day. When we arrived, we were told that the staff were just finishing dinner, but we could look at the... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You've been to the Pearl Dragon a few times. The setting is pleasant, the service very good. Good dim sum. The duck and the pork are especially tasty. Bit disappointed with the hot and sour soup: too little vinegar and chillies: it seems they try to make the taste using pepper. But that's not hot and sour. Otherwise, we have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This food here is soooo good! Clean fresh and beautiful. I recommend this place to eat in or take away. You really are in for a treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything spot on !!! Great food , great service , wouldn't go to no other Chinese !!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had booked a table for 4 about 3 weeks in advance. On arrival our coats were taken and hung on hangers for us and immediately shown to our table that was already prepared with menu,s for each person and wine menu. We were offered drinks that arrived and were poured within a few minutes. Altho, were use this restaurant from... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Visited this restaurant on Mother's Day. We had dim sum here, tiny bit portion. Blander food.But over priced. Avoid! Much more better Chinese in southend!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I booked a table at this restaurant a month before March 2015. When we arrived we were taken upstairs (not a good sign being tucked away) The table was for 9 people. The table was not booked until 3pm after the initially rush of a lunch time booking. However the service was terrible. Drinks we ordered did not arrive. Our... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Arrived Saturday night without a reservation so were asked to wait. Not a problem, although were not offered a drink or an estimate on how long the wait would be. 15mins later shown to our table. Stated in the menu is a £20 per head minimum spend, including a compulsory 10% service charge. It took at least another 15 minutes... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My family decided to have a chinese meal out, we decided to go to the Pearl Dragon, well what can I say..... Fantastic staff, fantastic ambience, fantastic service, fantastic surroundings and decor and above all fantastic food ***** Would we go back! yes without question! one of the best Chinese restaurants around. We were met and greated by the door... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I don't usually like Chinese food but have been eating here now for a couple of years and have to say it is excellent. The noodle bar is lovely you can see your food being cooked by the friendly chef's and the waitresses always remember my girlfriend and I and what we like. The ribs re the best ribs anywhere... 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?