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Pearl Dragon

18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
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Ranked #58 of 462 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
england
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Came on a Wednesday night and surprised how busy it was with function upstairs and many diners. Had the set meal, all good piping hot and very tasty, service very good, especially as how busy they are. Always get the 'personal touch' unlike main stream venues, have been a few times and would go back, 4 course set meal for... More

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essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What is there to be said after my title, this is the best Chinese Resturant we have ever visited anywhere in the world, and my wife and I travel a lot. Our favourites are the mixed starter "Autumn" and Then the Prawns in pineapple and ginger, not to forget the extra special Crispy lamb. As our friends say this place... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
407 helpful votes 407 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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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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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115 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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