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“Good food but !!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pearl Dragon

Pearl Dragon
18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
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Ranked #50 of 449 restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Price range: $29 - $69
Cuisines: Chinese, Dim Sum
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food but !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We went on the 6th oct food was good but thought it was far to pricey as was the drinks , we don't live there but if we did return we would not go again....

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Consistant Excellent Delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Have been going here since as far back as i can remember and i still love the food, the Dim Sum is amazing and so is all the other menu. And for them to deliver me Dim Sum is like the best!
Love this place :D


EAT HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eastwood, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Tried this place out for my birthday meal and was stunned by the service and the quality of the food. Everything was really high quality, we went on a Tuesday evening, therefore missing the Saturday rush you usually get in restaurants. The staff were friendly and answered all of our questions, (I'd love to try my hand at making Dim Sum) and the food was served promptly though the freshly cooked dishes took a bit longer the staff couldn't stop apologising for the wait.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The noodle bar is still very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We went to the Pearl Dragon noodle bar. This adjoins the main restaurant. It is a take away with a few tables at the back. It is great to get something nice to eat and go.

We visited in August 2013 after a visit to Adventure Island (fun fair/theme park). We arrived at 10:35 and they close at 11pm. We were still made very welcome although it was close to closing time.

We have been a few times before. It is great to grab a bite and leave. We normally order from the selection of noodle dishes available and share so we get a variety. Crispy noodles, Chinese ho fun, rice with Chinese roast. Mmmm, very nice.

It is of a good standard and it is plentiful. The price is reasonable. The drinks (can) are very reasonable too. They could easily charge a premium like a lot of sea front restaurants.

It is clean, bright and everything you would ask for from a noodle bar. It is a cheap version of Wagamamas. You go there for quick and nice food. You cannot expect much service as it is a take away first, noodle bar second. So when they are busy, it's quicker to get up and pay rather than wait. Not quite service with a smile but you are not going there for the service.

Would definately go back. I would recommend this.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Best dim sum outside of London”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My family and I have been dining at the Pearl Dragon for years and have always loved it. I generally go for dim sums on a Sunday afternoon but I have had the odd evening meal in there which I've enjoyed.

The dim sum menu compared to that of restaurants in London is very small but there's enough on there to arises a dim sum fan and also enough for a good introduction to first time dim summers!!! The only criticism is, the lack of vegetarian option.

The service is always excellent and the staff is knowledgeable.

My husband is Irish and he loves it there and loves that you can also order off the normal menu as well during lunch service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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