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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

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Asian fusion
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123, Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
01202 486122
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: winner of Best pub or wine bar and Best business lunch, the Rising Sun...
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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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't walk by

Although we live some 60 miles away from this restaurant, we have walked past it numerous times as we visit Mudeford/Dorset pretty regularly. Nothing about the outside particularly struck us enough to venture in. Tonight was different. We booked a table for dinner based on a recommendation from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Andrew M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Although we live some 60 miles away from this restaurant, we have walked past it numerous times as we visit Mudeford/Dorset pretty regularly. Nothing about the outside particularly struck us enough to venture in. Tonight was different. We booked a table for dinner based on a recommendation from a friend. We were absolutely gutted at the end of the evening.... More 

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poole
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

I chose this venue to have lunch with a friend after hearing so many great compliments about the place. It certainly delivered, delicious Thai food, great service and such a lovely pub. All my expectations were met and more. Every member of staff that served us was a gem, plus really good value for money. I will definitely be returning... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Delicious. Lovely friendly girls serving. Great choice of red Fleurie wine. Shared starters of Tempura veg and gyoza veg - just fantastic. Then the 3 of us had sweet and sour crispy chicken, Mr Poon's special fried noodles , and chicken Udon noodles. Perfect sized portions.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Love this place for casual drinks sat outside in the garden for yummy food inside. Definitely recommend.

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Christchurch Dorset
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I eat in the Rising Sun fairly regularly because the food is consistently of a high standard and as I have said in a previous review among the best Thai/Pan Asian food I've eaten in the UK. Also, I've always considered the staff the most genuinely friendly and helpful of any restaurant in an area which has... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

They have extended and improved the outside seating area where you can enjoy either a meal or just relax with a drink in the sunshine. The food is still of good quality and cooked to order. They offer a good selection of Thai dishes. The lunchtime menu is reasonably priced so you don't need a special occasion to enjoy a... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is the third time we have eaten lunch at The Rising Sun and each time it has been equally excellent. The two course lunch menu for £9.99 is fantastic value as the portions are both generous and full of good quality ingredients, cooked beautifully. The Thai Green Curry had just the right amount of chilli in it and the... More 

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

It's easy to see why this Thai has the best reviews , Not many places can tick all the boxes. Here though select the 1/2/ or 3 spice option , fantastic menu , Staff & owners always have a genuine smile & make you feel welcome . We love the layout as two seating areas plus bar seating & a... More 

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Monmouthshire
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73 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Located at the eastern end of Purewell Rd in Christchurch and close to the Stanpit roundabout, this pub is easily missed. We came across it quite by accident and only noticed it by being stuck in a traffic snarl up right outside. The pub does have its own car park, but it is quite small and the local on street... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My son came to visit at the last moment, we had previously eaten at the Rising Sun & always enjoyed it. As this was Mothers Day I thought we may not get in, but as it was only two of us we managed to get a booking for 2.15. Since we were last there it has been refurbished, very attractively.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123, Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202 486122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Asian fusion

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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