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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%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (55 reviews)
“cheung fun” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00All hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been here many times and had takeaway many times. Never had a bad meal. Always fresh and hot. Bbq spare ribs melt away from the bone. Very tasty. Would highly recommend.

Thank Rebecca-lee W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a superb restaurant, absolutely excellent Chinese food. We had set menu and there was enough food for all of us. This restaurant is one that it is worth making a special trip for.

Thank MMW72
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What do you keep doing to your beef curry?? I have it every weekend and the last couple of times it's been unbearable to eat its way to spicy!!! Please stop I love this beef curry with chips now all im going to end up...More

Thank georgiastacey
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a party of 12 ladies with ages ranging from 40's to 80's and had the best night. You are always concerned on these kind of nights when it's a set menu and all tables need to be seated by a specific time, but...More

Thank leighchick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely restaurant good atmosphere. dim sum good . we ordered a set meal for 5 .the food was very tastey. but feel we were let down by the portion sizes there was no way there was enough food for 5 people ,left feeling hungry,would recommend...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a late week day lunch. Warm welcome and good service. Excellent sizzling spicy seafood, with prawns and cashew nuts, fried rice and monks vegetables. By far the best chinese restaurant in the area. Highly recommend.

Thank Alastair E
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

After a fair amount of TripAdvisor research, this particular restaurant stood out from the crowd. We were not disappointed. The decor is charming, the atmosphere is spot on, and the food is absolutely delicious. A particular thank you to the staff as your service was...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We have been eating here for over 25 years and I can honestly say there has never been a time when we haven’t enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Sunday lunch is our favourite time to go because it specialises in Dim Sum and the place...More

Thank Danny D
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We went for a family meal and it was the first time my sister's family had been since they are not generally lovers of Chinese food, but were happy to go with our recommendation. As is the case with many teenage kids, they can be...More

Thank LifeofRiley247365
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Another return visit for me. Just love the food here. Went with my husband, brother-in-law and sister who sadly is a Vegetarian (but I love her despite this) They were more than happy to adjust the fixed veggie menu (as she is the only mutant...More

Thank Caroline H
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Questions & Answers
27 August 2016|
AnswerShow 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.
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
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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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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