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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 613468
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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite chinese . Starters are great . Service excellent. The lamb was excellent. A gem in Southend

Thank adboperations
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service with a good variety of balance and flavours to their Chinese cooking. The waiter was knowledgeable with the food offering good advice regarding the menu and the quantity to order

1 Thank Pradeep S
Westcliff on Sea
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As well as the usual dishes Pearl Dragon offers authentic Chinese food including delicious dim sum. The restaurant is very popular with the local Chinese community and we were lucky to go with a couple who ordered some fantastic dishes which I am not even sure were on the menu! The decor could do with a little smartening up but... More 

1 Thank RandRWestcliffonSea
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic evening with Chinese Dragon visiting and magician Terry doing amazing tricks at each table . The set menu was excellent and we added a couple of our favourites too. We received raffle tickets at the table and won a couple of lovely Chinese related prizes. The staff were very attentive as always and we would definitely recommend anyone who... More 

1 Thank cox27
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious. You must try the ribs in the bag!!! Yum yum!!

1 Thank djpeekay
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Southend-on-sea is not the kind of place you expect to find high quality dim sum and Cantonese food but Pearl Dragon has consistently be providing both for many years. Service is excellent and if you get a seat upstairs you can even get a sea view..

Thank GodfreydeZilla
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Been going to the Pearl Dragon for years and had countless takeaways from them too - never had a bad dish. Always delicious, fresh tasting food - favourites are the seafood skewers, BBQ spare ribs, green beans in salt and pepper. The dim sum are just excellent! Couldn't recommend this place more highly.

1 Thank Sunnyside40
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The joseph famiky have been visting here well over 20 years . the food is beautiful and i do honestly feel its the best Chinese in the uk . the staff are fantastic and food is beautiful Love it here

Thank goodfood0208
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

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 !!!!!!!!!

Thank jenny_fisk
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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.

Thank Simon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$29 - $69
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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?