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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
01702 613468
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had been told this was a great place to eat and as it has been in the area for so long we thought it must be good so we decided to try it. It isn't somewhere that you would obviously be drawn to from the outside as it looks more like a takeaway so we were really surprised at... More 

Thank Hap51
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had our first order and all was lovely. Easily one of the best chineses in this town and I've had quite a few in my life. I collected after only ten minutes which was really quick. the take away shop next to the main restaurant was great cause the kitchen is open and you can see all the food... More 

Thank RaverSouthend
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited this establishment about 6 times. The food is at the top end of Chinese cuisine for us. The food is extremely tasty possibly due to the nest ingredients being used. They are fortunate to have such a good Chef! The surroundings are a little jaded but who cares when the food is so delicious. The staff are very... More 

Thank Philip R
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has been on the sea front in Southend since 1978. We started coming in 1980 till 1984 and ate there almost weekly. It was excellent and full if atmosphere. The noisy room upstairs with the clack of mah Jong tiles added to the atmosphere. We returned for a nostalgic meal. The decor had changed . The mah Jong... More 

Thank daddytommy
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 July 12, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

1 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 June 26, 2016

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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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, 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?