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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” (55 reviews)
“cheung fun” (3 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always great Dim Sum. Service is friendly and efficient. Prices are fair. We make frequent visits to Pearl Dragon

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we held a charity meal here with around 50 guests. Tony and Steve and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, and the food was excellent. It had been a while since I last ate there, but on this experience the standard is still as...More

Thank QE10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here last night. Large party, a few children. Service was snappy, good - as always - was EXCELLENT. Been here a few times now, long standing Matriach who owns it is an absolutely charming Lady. I simply cannot fault this place, I love...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant home made dim sum we drive from Hertford to have Sunday dim sum well worth the drive

Thank nibb
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Good food and good service. Clean dining area and nice and helpful staff. I will definitely visit this restaurant on my next holiday to southend. They have a take way next to the restaurant too.

Thank OneWorldOneNation
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal at this restaurant on Friday night. Party of 4. Food was really very very good indeed, head and shoulders above any other Chinese restaurants we have visited in this country. I can see only too well why the reviews are so good. Staff...More

2  Thank Mrs M
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Went here for the first time on a Friday evening for a birthday meal. We were a party of 4 and all agreed that the food was really very good. Certainly has an edge over the other Chinese restaurants we have visited recently. The portions...More

2  Thank ben m
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Reassuringly appreciated by the locals who obviously know where to get good Chinese food. Each of our five family member group found their favourites. The mixed starters were good choices and each main course was enthusiastically dispatched. If there is a criticism, it is that...More

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Visited on a very cold blustery day, went in and was welcomed into a nice warm restaurant. Food was lovely especially the roast pork with crackling. Would go back again and recommend.

Thank b0ndie
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Usually I would order Chinese takeaway from Nu Asia in Westcliff (but sadly it’s shut down now 😢), so tonight my boyfriend and I tried out Pearl Dragon for a meal instead - and I have to say, the visit did not disappoint! We had...More

Thank Emma R
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 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
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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