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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, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a wonderful meal to celebrate my parents 30th Wedding Anniversary - there was 20 of us and the service and food was outstanding, I recommend the sweet and sour cod! Thanks so much for making this special occasion even more special

Thank southenddan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fabulous place. Grandsons birthday meal the staff at all very attentive Nd helped make it a very enjoyable evening

Thank izzie21mw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would try a takeaway/delivery from here, and was absolutely delighted. Ordering process was simple and friendly and our food turned up piping hot and pretty quickly. Absolutely delicious and will become the new takeaway of choice as well as becoming a preferred restaurant

Thank mgwhu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We travel over 100 miles on a regular basis to spend the evening in this lovely, family ran Chinese restaurant. The food is simply superb, the service so courteous, the décor is fresh and modern. Best Chinese food, cooked and served with care and knowledge....More

Thank chrystellehoram
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Great service and the food was first class, I am allergic to onions which I told them at the beginning and every food wood served to me without onion and no fuss.

Thank Terryhatton
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Setting is good, great ambience and great staff. Best Chinese we've had in a long time but it was the first time we've eaten here. We will be going back!

Thank terryamies
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Steve and his staff could not have done more for my sons fortieth birthday meal. The food was delicious especially the sponge dessert with syrup and cream. I had dropped off a birthday cake, table confetti etc the day before and when we arrived it...More

Thank madavis33
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was a great meal, we ordered quite a bit for 5 but we finished it all. My friend who lives nearby always used to go. We moved 14 years ago to North Essex and bizarrely this is the first time I have been.

Thank stepdaughterofmozart
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had a family meal tonight, we always go here as it is superb. Best Chinese in Southend. Exceptional food and the staff were friendly and pleased to see us as always. Very reasonable for seven of us, and it was an absolute pleasure especially...More

Thank suecondon
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great meal for four! We had the set menu at £22.95 which included desert and coffee. Everything was super tasty and good quality. Best to book if going in evening as restaurant gets very busy. The Pearl stays open all afternoon so no problem when...More

Thank philsuarez
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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
20 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
USD 29 - USD 69
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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