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Pearl Dragon

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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Dim sum etc

Went for Sunday lunch and found everything superb. Vegetarian limited menu but the staff said anything we fancied could be served in a vegetarian style. Tofu instead of meat and everything was absolutely delicious. You could not fault the service. Don't judge this restaurant from the outside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Ruth W
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Essex, United Kingdom
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English first
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch and found everything superb. Vegetarian limited menu but the staff said anything we fancied could be served in a vegetarian style. Tofu instead of meat and everything was absolutely delicious. You could not fault the service. Don't judge this restaurant from the outside because it is unique inside and very spacious. Well recommended. An experience not... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have been there every time I have visited my grandparents and it is one of the biggest highlights of our trip to go with family to the restaurant and enjoy a great meal. Everyone is so nice and caring there and I hope to return again as soon as possible.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Without doubt the best Chinese restaurant in Southend in fact probably one of the best restaurants in the town! service is professional, courteous and friendly and I pretty much guarantee that they will remember your names for any subsequent visit! the food tastes fresh and the sauces appear so much lighter in texture than some of the stodge you can... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've never eaten dim sum before and wow is this a culinary experience not to be missed! The waitress advised and guided us with choice so a good experience all round. It has to be experienced

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Fantastic everytime we have been, which is many times over many years. Staff and service very high and food to die for.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Come here often for dim sum. Sometimes it's really good. Sometimes it can be not too nice. Maybe it depends on what chefs having their day off or whether it's old stock or new. I haven't found the pattern yet otherwise I would make sure I only go on the day it's good. Service is efficient and surroundings are clean... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went out for a meal with family, including our latest addition to the family a Chineese Lady, who has eaten here before and recommended it highly. She chose all the dishes and spoke in depth with the staff to ensure we got authentic food.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

visited yesterday for birthday lunch, food and service exceptional as always, with the star of the show being a huge lobster cooked with chilli and garlic, so succulent and absolutely delicious. The dim sum dumplings too were steaming hot and so tasty.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our family had a lovely meal. All dishes such a high standard. Must recommend the sea bass cooked with spring onions and ginger and also the white house wine. If you like sauvignon blanc, you will love this. Tastes like a very expensive wine. Staff as friendly as ever.

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Go there quite often, service excellent as is the food. Have to book at weekends but it is well worth the effort. Quite expensive but you only get what you pay for, we always enjoy our visits

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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
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?