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Pearl Dragon

Certificate of Excellence
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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife is Chinese and absolutely loves the authentic Cantonese dim sum, as do I. We go there often and always enjoy the food and the efficient and friendly service. Always worth booking especially on sunny weekends in Southend. Big free car park at the back, even on a sunny Sunday - always someone there to help you park and... More 

Thank Chris_from_Essex
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to this restaurant before always had good food and service but not wrote a review however my recent birthday meal with family was exceptional the roast duck was best l have EVER eaten cannot wait to order again guys thank you.

Thank John F
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went with family mid week and overall the experience was good. I personally had noodles and they were very oily which I didn't like, but everybody else has a nice meal. It's well priced. Its a great place to take your family or hold events because I noticed a private upstarts restaurant and bar. If I was in the... More 

Thank Jack F
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive staff, nice meal. A little pricey but generally worth a visit. Good portion sizes and typically Chinese.

Thank jules2641970
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant serves the freshest and most deliacte char siu pastries and custard tarts. The dim sun menu is absolutely 1st rate and everything we ordered was a deilght to eat. Great value for money as well and the service was extremely efficient and friendly.

Thank sfast2016
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been eating at the Pearl Dragon for as long as I can remember and it is always excellent. I had friends down for the weekend and as I rave it about so often that's where they wanted to eat and they were not disappointed. Food was excellent with a good choice of wine. Staff are always friendly and... More 

Thank Peter B
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

On arrival pleasant atmosphere and was made to feel welcome. Food was fresh, hot and pretty fast service. Staff were accommodating. Sat through the meal which was nice. Nothing to rave about. The good point was that it wasn't too greasy like some Chinese foods. Found the menu slightly pricey which would have been ok if the food was outstanding,... More 

Thank Qualityworks
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lovely welcome and service and delicious food, good choice on the menu and also managed to add omit certain dishes great stuff

Thank Icilda G
Essex, UK
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here and service is very good. Surroundings aren't great and it could do with a bit of an overhaul, but if you are looking for great Chinese food in the area, this is the place.

Thank Generalpuffball
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I came here with some family of mine and thoroughly enjoyed the food and service that was provided, definitely the best Chinese cuisine I have tasted. For starters we had prawn wanton soup followed by crispy duck pancakes (duck was fantastic). For Mains we shared some deep fried squid, sweet and sour prawns, a noodle dish, beef and bean dish... More 

Thank Eddie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $69
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 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
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: 01702 613468

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