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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

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123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
+44 1202 486122
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is our favourite Thai restaurant in the area. The service is polite, friendly & efficient. We had booked a table for 9pm for 4 people. We had Chicken Satay Starters, Fish Cakes & Spare Ribs. For main we had Beef in Blackbean Sauce, Massaman Chicken Curry & Beef curry, Egg Fried Rice & Noodles. With drinks & coffee the... More 

Thank Katrina H
New Forest, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even at 12:00pm, the place was beginning to fill up with customers. I was surprised to see the number of reserved tables, these being in the main, by the windows and seating for couples. Entry from the street gives of an impression of it being more of a pub that a restaurant. The main dining area is towards the back... More 

Thank BigglesMGR
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really late meal here Mega mega busy, fantastic variety of dishes, not cheap but what you get is amazing food fab service if you love a Thai.. Then this place is an absolute must go to

Thank Mike F
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73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Whether you live in Christchurch or just visiting, this is a must go to pub / restaurant. You prob will need to book if visiting "in season". It is excellent Thai cuisine. We have just had our xmas meal there for that something different. Great friendly staff both in bar and restaurant. Brilliant Highly recommended

Thank Chris T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Celebrating my 70 Birthday with good friends. Not for one minute could I find fault with either the food or the staff both perfect. Drinks quick to arrive on our arrival , attentive staff who did not complain even when I changed my mind several times on my choice of food. Food quick to arrive and delicious, classy Christmas decorations... More 

Thank Carol B
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Went with sister on Tuesday 9th November, was told no food available until 7.15, and no tables until 9.15 despite restaurant being empty, female staff were surly and when I later rang to complain the girl lied and said I hadn't been told the kitchen wasn't open until 7.15! I've used this restaurant on many occasions, whilst the food is... More 

Thank Karen R
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This inconspicuous restaurant near Christchurch Dorset looks more like a pub and we have passed by this place several times without noticing it as a Thai - pan Asian restaurant. We ordered the set menu for starters of won tons for my partner and chicken satay for me. The fried wontons were delicious and my chicken satay was fresh and... More 

Thank David C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We've become regulars of this very good Thai/Chinese restaurant and bar. The friendly, efficient staff, and consistent quality of food makes the Rising Sun a must book venue. You won't be disappointed!

Thank kmm61
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited with a group of 5 friends, we shared a mixed starter platter between us knowing the main courses would be plentiful. We each ordered a different dish, and shared these too, real social dining. Each dish was superbly cooked, delicious, spicy and flavoursome. Service was excellent, nothing was to much trouble.

Thank Joe W
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Took a friend there for her birthday, the food was lovely and very good good value, there is a set lunch menu although it is very limited for choice. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. There is also a very big sunny outside seating area. I would definitely recommend going there.

Thank Jeannette C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$31
Asian, Thai, Pub, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 486122
winner of Best pub or wine bar and Best business lunch, the Rising Sun Thai Restaurant in Christchurch is the place to eat drink and enjoy. Come and experience the best in pan asian cuisine with drinking premium brand spirits, top wines or maybe a nice real ale.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?