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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 613468
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12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have as a family and with friends been going to the Pearl for over thirty years. I can honestly say we have never had a "dodgy" meal. The staff are helpful but not "in your face" It has completely spoilt us for all other chinese restaurants! We love it !!!!!!!!!

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Thank jenny_fisk
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Dim Sum outside of London, lots to choose from and great service. Been here lots of times and never had a bad visit, great place to go if you want great Chinese food and not the usual takeaway variety menu.

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Thank Simon L
Essex, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serves decent Dim-sum, can get a bit expensive if you don't watch what you order but you won't find that until you get the bill at the end,the Thai style chicken feet are not that good,and the Cheung Fun a bit flat but everything else was good, service a little erratic, like trying to catch someones attention as they fly... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for fifteen years now and never in happy the place its self is tastefully decorated not over the top just right and all ways clean the menu is updated regularly nearly always something new as well old favourites. I can say I have never had a complaint with the food or staff very helpful and... More 

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Thank Paul C
Lisbon, Portugal
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Excellent dim sum, best so far outside of London China town. Great views over the estuary and easy parking at the back. Best custard pies ever!

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Thank maxine913
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was great, drinks were great, service was good. No complaints here. We had a great time. Nice atmosphere. Prices reasonable. The set meal for 3 funny people though was enough for four of us! No complaints! Thank you!

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Thank Andy F
London, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was our first visit after Reading Trip Adviser with a family group on a very busy Friday evening and we were not disappointed. Very friendly staff and good food.

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Thank Valena18
Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

excellence. superb cuisine. attentive without being intrusive, really tasty food freshly prepared .especially their home made Dim Sum- the best in ESSEX.

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Thank Hong C
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Favourite Restaurant. Excellent Dim Sum. Superb service. Friendly greeting & conversation. A la carte menu is also extremely good.

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Thank V11SVN
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Good place for dim sum, with probably the best selection outside London. Prices on the higher side and felt the use of MSG was a bit higher than normal. Free parking at rear.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $69
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 613468

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?