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Pearl Dragon

18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 613468
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“dim sum” (52 reviews)
“cheung fun” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small eating area in takeaway. Superb value and good food which is served as quick as you like. Have eaten here a few times over the years and will keep coming back.

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday night out with my wife. Starters good main course ok. Expecting better from such an established Chinese restaurant

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 of us recently visited the Pearl Dragon. The inside decor is very good. The service is exceptional and professional, as they are friendly but not over friendly not like many others that I have visited. The food is wonderful, very tasty and well presented....More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far its my most favourite Chinese restaurant in the world.. Why do I always compare this restaurant to all Chinese and Cantonese restaurants I go to, I know why because everything that is served to you is the guvnor

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food atmosphere service excellent been here twice now since my first review and both times faultless only minor the first time was the toffee banana balls but must of just been unlucky that night had tem both times since perfect

Thank robert h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancée used to travel from Basildon to Southend with her Chinese friends on a regular basis just for this restaurant . She last came 33 years ago .....Would standards still be as high ? The answer is yes . We had 7 different dim...More

Thank martinjgaskell
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I visited Pearl Dragon, with family, to celebrate my son's birthday. Unfortunately this coincided with Mother's Day. Despite having reserved our table well in advance it was not ready on our arrival. There was no apology - just an instruction to sit down and wait....More

1  Thank Nicola929
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I have been a customer for over 30 years and started coming here in the 80's. Every Sunday fellow Chinese friends and I would come for Dim Sum and the food is still very good. I would recommend this place because I believe the best...More

2  Thank Tomkinwa
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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....More

Thank MMW72
Reviewed 8 April 2017

In my opinion food was very good everything piping hot very tasty could not fault one of our dishes apart from toffee banana balls the toffee a little bitter where slightly overcooked but on the whole a very nice place to enjoy a chinese meal...More

Thank robert h
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dress code
27 August 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from steve y | Property representative |
Dress code is at the discretion of the Manager however there are some general rules such as shirts or t-shirts must be worn, no vests for men.
Do they have a good amount of gluten free options? I want to have a meal..:not just a bowl of plain rice!
27 January 2016|
Response from Spring L |
Many tasty gluten free options, but I do not know whether they prepare them separately. What we normally have (we are gluten intolerant): vermicelli rice noodles, ho-fun noodles, fried rice, scallops, prawns (including the... More
Hi steve & team. It is my 50thbirthday in june & i was wondering if u do a set price evening meal with disco/ entertainment like u do at xmas. There will be a party of 30-40 of us. Can u let me know please. Thanks
19 March 2015|
Response from steve y | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your enquiry. I'm afraid we don't do disco evenings other than at Christmas. We can do a set price meal for you and arrange seating so you have a private area upstairs but I'm afraid I cant do the disco... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$69
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
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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