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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

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123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
+44 1202 486122
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great bistro pub specialising in authentic Thai food. Lovely outside area, weather permitting. Especially good value for lunch .

Thank Steve J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

wonderful meal. However later on that evening after returning home i was to realise that a member of my family had potentially left their car keys in the restaurant. When i called the restaurant the gentleman on the phone called justin had a look around but couldn't find them. Before i could even put the phone down after ending the... More 

Thank Aimee S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arrived late Friday night without a booking but were seated immediately. Very busy but service was super fast and very friendly. Extensive and exciting menu. Had a fishcake and chicken satay starter which we shared. Liz has the chicken and I had Mr Poon's special noodles. Simply Delicious! Could not fault the service or the food. Would strongly recommend this... More 

Thank Bradley C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We didn't think we would need to book, on a Monday evening in October...we were wrong, the place was buzzing, and full of happy diners, tucking into their meals which smelled fantastic. We had a nice welcome as we went in, and the waitress found us a table, after studying the bookings for a few seconds. We we immediately impressed... More 

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?