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Pearl Dragon

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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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 3 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
Essex, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 

2 Thank Beyondbangkok
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 November 16, 2016 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 

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!

Thank maxine913
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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!

Thank Andy F
London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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.

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.

Thank Hong C

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
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?