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Pearl Dragon

18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
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Ranked #49 of 453 restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $69
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
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I visited on a weekday evening so the restaurant was fairly quiet. The food was very enjoyable and the portions very generous. Would visit again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

freshly cooked ingredients very tasty and happy to oblige and differentiate from menu . superb tast ,very good service and very clean

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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Went to Southend on Sea for a day out with the kids, decided to go for a family dim sum lunch. We were greeted by a very friendly gentlemen. I think he is the manager. He was responsible for processing the payment at the end. We did not book so we sat upstairs. The restaurant is nicely decorated and clean... More

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London
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Turned up without a booking (my mistake) and was asked to wait for 5 minutes (we waited 10-15 minutes) for a table to leave (they had already paid their bill) I have allergies, and the restaurant was extremely accommodating about cooking the meal that I wanted without the offending ingredients (as opposed to pushing me onto dishes that did not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant is a local favourite for my family. It is the best Chinese restaurant in Southend and we have been eating there for over 20 years. I was taken there for Mother's Day and as always it was a wonderful evening.

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England
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were in town, looked this place up on the web and went as it did dim sum. Very friendly staff and nice, fresh dim sum. Recommended.

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London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The Pearl Dragon is one of several Chinese restaurants on the front esplanade at Southend. It Looked nicer than the others (although not as busy on this cold Monday night) so I decided to pop in for a quick bite to eat. As I was staying in a local Premier Inn for business I was doing my I've-got-no-mates impression and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews 174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We come to this restaurant at least once in two-three months because its the only local one which serves dim sum. My nan made a reservation for 10 people on the sunday just before Christmas and the table was prepared before we arrived so we immediately sat down after being served. The service is fast and good with polite staff.... More

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falkirk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

lovely restaurant we were here with another couple and had chicken satay for starters delicious chicken curry was also very nice.The only issue i had was the service charge added to your bill

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Leigh-on-Sea, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Visited as a couple with 2 other friends. It had been some time since we had come to this restaurant but it was still as good as before. There was one small initial glitch – a very noisy party of about 10 people nearby who were drowning out conversations on all the other tables, but our host quickly offered to... More

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