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Pearl Dragon

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18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
+44 1702 613468
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Having finally been seated and ordered our food the starters arrived in dribs and drabs.... More 

Thank Nicola929
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 Chinese food is always Cantonese food and this family business still cooks in the traditional... More 

2 Thank Tomkinwa
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

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. Things only get better when the food arrives it really is quite amazing. If you... More 

Thank MMW72
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 with a good atmosphere

Thank robert h
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to re-try Pearl Dragon Express having been previously disappointed with their delivery service. We had received cold and poor quality food which a massively over priced and usually take ages to arrive. We ordered over £50 pounds of food and were charged a delivery fee of £2. They overcharged us on the bill claiming we were using an... More 

1 Thank Jason B
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 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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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$69
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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?