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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” (56 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having not been to the Pearl for a while, I once ate there most weeks but like everything you need to give it a rest and introduce change to your life. Missing the place we returned one lunchtime with family. Sadly though the food in...More

Thank travelingplaces40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out with 8 others. Food was incredible and great service to go with it. Chilli and salt prawns were 5*!

Thank Lewis W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this is the best Chinese food I have ever had the food was very fresh and extremely tasty nice friendly atmosphere The best crispy duck and pork too will definitely be back here

Thank sam b
Reviewed 11 December 2017 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 10 December 2017 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 10 December 2017 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 9 December 2017

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 28 November 2017

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 12 November 2017 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
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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, 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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