There’s nothing better than tucking into a delicious takeaway of a weekend… or any day of the week for that matter.

A firm favourite in many households is a Chinese, so we’ve done some research on the best Chinese restaurants in Southend so you don’t have to.

Here’s the top five Chinese restaurants as rated by TripAdvisor based on user reviews.

Pearl Dragon

Pearl Dragon is situated on Eastern Esplanade and offers both restaurant dining or a takeaway. The Chinese restaurant caters for all with its vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

The restaurant has been ranked 4.5 stars out of 5, with users describing the food as “superb” and “authentic”.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast has a 4.5 star rating as well and also caters for vegetarians, vegans and those that have a gluten free diet.

Gold Coast is also situated along Eastern Esplanade and offers dine-in and takeaway options.

Users have described the food as “delicious” with the duck proving a firm favourite dish.

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Wings is located on York Road close to Southend Central train station.

The restaurant has vegetarian friendly options, with diners complimenting the roast duck, tofu and hot and sour soup.

Chinese 2 Night

Chinese 2 Night can be found on Ness Road in Shoebury and has a 4.5 star rating.

The restaurant has been praised for its reasonable prices and tasty dishes.

One diner described it as “the best in the area”.

Imperial Chinese restaurant and take away

Imperial can be found on London Road in Westcliff and has many local customers.

The 4.5 star rated restaurant has had some customers use the restaurant since the 90s.

One diner said: “As we’ve been in lockdown, funds are tight . We treated ourselves tonight and my god were we not disappointed! By far the best takeaway Chinese around the area by a long way . Thank you and keep up the great standards.”