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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
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Ranked #66 of 479 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $69
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
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39 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about Pearl Dragon

Address: 18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
Phone Number: 01702 613468
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
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
Average Prices: USD 29 - 69
Cuisine: Chinese, Dim Sum

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