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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 613468
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a regular haunt of mine and it never ceases to impress. Food is so so fresh and full of flavours, every dish is a winner... Their fish and seafood dishes particularly excel! Don't be afraid to ask the waiting staff for the chef to cook up a mixture of dishes they recommend - they never disappoint. Can't recommend... More 

Thank veepers1884
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used this a few times while being in Southend and the food is amazing very tasty cooked very quickly great staff

Thank smith093
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is of a very good quality. We had the summer mixed starters followed by crispy duck which was carved at the table (haven't seen it done this way before, a nice touch) Main courses were excellent as well. Good service and drinks made for a good night all round!

Thank KeefyAberdeen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been coming here for 30 years it is soooooo good, great variety, great choice always fresh, lovely staff couldn't recommend it enough. A MUST try.

Thank Hannah W
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not eaten much all day, and I like a drink red wine on entering Pub called Smithys ex Admiral Nelson which is just yards away from the Pearl Dragon and very close to the Southend-on-sea Kursall on the sea front A Bar staff member said after serving me a bottle red wine and when I explaned the situation... More 

Thank Trevor F
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up on the spur of the moment , it was 7-30 and restaurant was nearly full but they managed to fit us in , there was lots of staff so no waiting to get served . Food was very nice and staff were very helpful and polite . Thank you to the owners for fitting us in so... More 

Thank Colin W
Maldon, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite chinese . Starters are great . Service excellent. The lamb was excellent. A gem in Southend

Thank adboperations
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good service with a good variety of balance and flavours to their Chinese cooking. The waiter was knowledgeable with the food offering good advice regarding the menu and the quantity to order

Thank Pradeep S
Westcliff on Sea
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

As well as the usual dishes Pearl Dragon offers authentic Chinese food including delicious dim sum. The restaurant is very popular with the local Chinese community and we were lucky to go with a couple who ordered some fantastic dishes which I am not even sure were on the menu! The decor could do with a little smartening up but... More 

Thank RandRWestcliffonSea
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fantastic evening with Chinese Dragon visiting and magician Terry doing amazing tricks at each table . The set menu was excellent and we added a couple of our favourites too. We received raffle tickets at the table and won a couple of lovely Chinese related prizes. The staff were very attentive as always and we would definitely recommend anyone who... More 

Thank cox27

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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
US$29 - US$69
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, 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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?