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

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    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
On par and then surpasses top Dim Sum from London...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Harry M
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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English first
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We love this restaurant and it is our family's regular restaurant for family celebrations. We always visit at lunch time for the dim sum - aubergine stuffed with prawn is a favourite!!!

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Malaysia
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were there last year - and the year before. We make a 17 mile trip to eat at Pearl Dragon if ever we are visiting family in Essex, and its worth ever yard of the journey. This is a family run restaurant with helpful friendly service and, in our view, some of the best Chinese food to be found... More 

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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

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
30 helpful votes 30 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?