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“Watch your bill”
Review of Pearl Dragon

Pearl Dragon
Ranked #36 of 704 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $69
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 26, 2013

The Pearl Dragon is by far my favourite Chinese restaurant in the area and the quality of food is usually very good but I take exception to being charged service charge and then asked again if I would like to add a gratuity when it comes to chip n pin time. You have been warned!

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Thank TeyEagle
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Go here to sample the dim sum menu. If you're a tourist in London you could do worse than getting the train to Southend for the day, taking a trip up the world famous pier and then heading along the front to this place.

They say you know it's a good Chinese restaurant if you see other Chinese people eating there and on a Sunday afternoon you'll see more Chinese people in one place than you will have anywhere else (apart from China of course!).

Seriously, the dim sum menu is something to be experienced if you think you like Chinese food. The staff will talk you through it and make good recommendations on what to try.

Did I mention you should try the dim sum menu? It's awesome!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Mike 18th. March 2013
Hi Lynda and Steve
Thank you for making my birthday celebration so relaxed and enjoyable. You couldn't have been more helpful to us and our 43 guests. We all had a wonderful time, with great food and service You have been favourite restuarant for many years. Thanks.

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Thank rosemary1704
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I went with a friend and they couldn't have been more accommodating. We wanted a menu that runs Sunday to Thursday but they agreed to produce it on Friday as its our favouite. The food is fresh, piping hot and really tasty.The best Chinese restaurant in Southend without a doubt.

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Thank DonnaH48
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Nine of us went there on 12th January to celebrate my son's 23rd birthday. We chose this one over others as it seemed more spacious. But we were given a table behind the bar next to the stairs. It seemed so congested and claustophobic. The service was very slow. I know it was their first night after the Christmas break and it was full, but you could not help noticing the shortage of serving staff. The waitresses seemed unfriendly. At the end of the meal, we complained about burnt noodles and showed them a few we had saved, but nothing was done about it. The quality of the food also was not that great.

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Thank Shivcharan V
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