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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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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

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 1 week ago 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 7 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
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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 1 January 2018 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 18 December 2017 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 11 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 11 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 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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