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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Friendly & Great Food

Good service & lovely lunch menu. Friendly staff with good atmosphere, happy to accommodate if possible & will recommend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Vicki K
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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155 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Good service & lovely lunch menu. Friendly staff with good atmosphere, happy to accommodate if possible & will recommend a visit.

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Barton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

From the outside the Rising Sun looks much like any other pub, but it is much more. The car park has limited space and leads past a large outdoor but sheltered drinking and eating area. Inside, as we were on this cold February lunchtime, we were presently surprised by the decor. The bar and eating areas being contemporary with a... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Yum - loved the starters (especially the fishcakes!). The main courses were beautifully made & presented. I have tried other Thai restaurants in the area - this is the best by far!

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

great food, very good value. Lunch deal is amazing, 2 courses £9.95 and bottle of wine same price. How do they do it? staff always there and helpful. best of all the sun trap garden in the better weather. roll on spring/summer! I love this place! one of Christchurch's best kept secret!!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

chicken stays small and peanut sauce not very nice but the pad Thai was tasteless, dry and full of peanuts and large bits of carrots, gross. Charged £7 for prawn crackers, only had one portion and they were average. Much better food at a certain popular Thai in b'Mouth, boscome and now Christchurch. Service average had to wait ages for... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This pub/restaurant was heaving when we arrived so we felt confident our choice was a wise one . We were not disappointed ! Staff were well presented and all very friendly ( we ended up having a chat with one of the owners towards the end of our evening ).Great range of food to choose from at reasonable prices. Food... More 

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Bournemouth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We ate here on an evening in Christchurch based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm pleased to report we were not disappointed. We were running late and had to phone ahead but thankfully this was no problem and our table was waiting for us despite it being a busy Saturday evening. The table was comfortable and in an intimate... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

High quality fresh ingredients made this the best Thai meal in a long while. Each dish has its own flavour and the most of the portion sizes are generous. Their version of sweet & sour chicken was excellent. The buffet meals from £17.50 each are the best value and you get to experience all the different flavours. Great staff and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited for the first time on a Tuesday evening without booking. Surprisingly busy for early in the week - had a drink in the cosy bar whilst waiting for our table. Good, friendly service and delicious food - opted for the banquet as it seemed good value. More than enough for the two of us. Will come back again.

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Bournemouth, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You won't be disappointed! ..but you may need to book as it gets busy. We went here with friends and had a wonderful evening. Good menu selection and this is one of the best Thai vegetable red curries that I have had! Excellent service, good selection of wines. They offer sharing platters for a set price which my colleagues had... 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?