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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sunday lunch time Din Sum. As good as anything in China Town in London. In fact we think better. It’s not cheap but priced about right considering the quality and choice. The Manager was really helpful and made suggestions about what to have and all his choices were great. The Char Su buns are fluffy and delicious and the fried... More 

Thank jnok123
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best. Been coming here over 30 yrs only place in town does dimsum. All throughout the week. Proper Chinese food . On par with or better than any restaurant in West End London. Never had a bad meal here yet doubt if I ever will. Nice one Jimmy and Linda plus staff and family.

Thank brotherchang
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first ever experience of dim sum and all I can say is I am impressed. I went every Sunday for about 5 weeks with different friends and family just to show them how amazing this place is. Staff are super friendly and attentative, they were also very helpful in telling us about the food we were ordering. The food... More 

Thank George W
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to this restaurant since it opened, this is the second time I have used the express. My father used to say it was the best Chinese food outside China, he was right. I have always found the staff very friendly and very helpful. Things only get better when the food arrives it really is quite amazing. If you... More 

Thank MMW72
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Chinese restaurant this side of Hong Kong. Only recently have I started to leave reviews on Trip Advisor, but I have had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant almost since they opened. Never have I been disappointed. As a special treat, go at lunch time and try the Dim Sum. Family friendly and always such a treat.

Thank Simon J
Kettering, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Moved away from Southend some 25 years ago but came to see family and this time we went to the pearl dragon. I remember it from 25 years ago but I was really pleased to be back because the food was excellent and the service was too. Had a great welcome, menu was easy to read and the food provided... More 

Thank mmartinks1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times now and the food is superb, the service very good. The building / setting is good, and it's all fair value.

Thank TooManyBreakfasts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch , would have liked a better table ! also wasn't laid properly. The crispy duck was delicious , won ton soup was very nice, soft shell crab was nice but a little bit greasy for my liking, (not sure if the oil it was cooked in was very good) apart from that ! all in all a nice... More 

Thank Jane L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lived in Essex for years and have been meaning to go and eat at this very popular place in Southend. Always has big crowds for takeaway. We are vegetarians and the menu catered extremely well for us. I'd recommend the Tofu Black Bean and Egg Fried Rice combo.The dishes are very big and the prices are very reasonable. Food is... More 

Thank Bhavan R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited mid August during the week. Excellent food and service. The best Chinese I have eaten in. Well worth a visit.

Thank Purslove21

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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?