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Dragon Pearl

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33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
+44 1803 552220
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Marchwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were so glad we found this little gem in Paignton. Having arrived on the steam train from Kingswere we were so disappointed with the town we wished we could get straight back on the train. This little restaurant was offering a 4 course meal for £6.50!! We weren't expecting much!! Starter was a selection of dim sum, delicious. Next... More 

Thank Sally C
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years since a child when it was then the Lai Kin. The family run restaurant has remained a constant in the town hence me choosing it as a venue to dine with colleagues. I booked for 14 to which there is a £5.00 deposit per head, which is fair enough. We arrived and had... More 

Thank TimboBoy
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Table of 4 we turned up without booking and got a table on a Saturday night. Starters all very deep fried and all turned up at the same time. The waitress collected our starter plates while some of us still eating. Our mains turned up one at a time, rice quite a bit before the before main courses - we... More 

Thank elphaba12345
Paignton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Food was very good however service was mixed. We where a party of 7 and 2 out of the party ordered the all you can eat menu 1st waitress didn't seem to know much about that and it all got a bit confusing also the rest of the party where servied with main course before they had finished their starters.... More 

Thank Pauline015
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night. I was surprised to be able to be seated at 7pm without having booked but was shown to our table and the restaurant looked busy. We ordered some soft drinks and asked for the "all you can eat" menu. We were served by a variety of staff. One very young and pleasant chap two... More 

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Bristol, UK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Used this restaurant in February and can say we loved it and the place is clean with friendly staff. We thought the food was a tiny bit on the bland side to be honest but don’t get me wrong as its very nice and not a scrap left on the plates and we will return one day if were in... More 

Thank chriskay_ebuyer
Brixham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the dragon pearl Chinese several times and the buffet has always been fantastic, great value and great food. Will visit again soon

Thank Ann B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

great quality of food at great prices ! Very relaxing evening and great for all occasion highly recommended ! I would come here again, I wouldn't choose any other place over it, delivery is extremely quick and all the staff are friendly including the drivers ! Free items when you spend over a certain amount this could even be a... More 

Thank Craig M
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We spotted this restaurant whilst staying in Paignton for a long weekend. It looked promising, we were hungry, so we gave it a go. The menu was not that varied, the food whilst freshly cooked was quite bland, despite both of us having ordered very spicy dishes, Service was also very slow, it took over 45 minutes to get the... More 

Thank Nickella
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have tried several Chinese restaurants in Torbay and mostly been disappointed until we tried this one. We had a few different dishes and and all of them were lovely. The barbecue ribs were meaty and fresh. I have tried chow mein dishes from other places locally and they have always been tasteless and covered in what appears to be... More 

Thank J C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 552220
Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Paignton. We offer dine-in, takeout and delivery. Great for any occasion!

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