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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

123, Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
01202 486122
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Ranked #9 of 126 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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 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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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 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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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great food always fresh and great tasting we love the prawn crackers and the Thai fish cakes great for lunch as it is only a few mins walk away from the river

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Highcliffe on Sea UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is pricey, but the food is always of the best quality and well cooked and presented. Its a small place so booking is advised. The garden area is nice on a summer evening. Staff friendly and helpful.

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been to the Rising Sun since numerous times since 1998 and so far never had a bad meal. Service is always very efficient and the atmosphere, especially in the pub area is always lively and friendly. Thai Fish cakes are always a favourite along with the Thai Green or Panang curries. Having recently had a poor experience at another... More

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Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Have been here a couple of times lately; once for lunch, once for dinner. The standard lunch menu is very good value with one starter/main at around £12.50 e.g. filo prawns and Mr Poon's special noodles. The food is quite good though not outstanding (think the Fusion in Lymington is better). The service unfortunately was very poor i.e. slow and... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

we were back again for one of our visits.The food and service was as good as its always been. we have been eating here since 1995 two or three times a year and it never faulters.

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Bournemouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Enjoyed a fabulous meal at The Rising Sun Thai Restaurant on the evening of 12th May. Justin and his team were attentive and made it extremely easy for my dining companion to choose her courses from a gluten free menu. The food was delicious and the service was courteous and without fault. It was a perfect meal and we look... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

we booked a table for 8pm... we arrived at 7.50pm we already knew what we wanted so to save time ordered our food at the same time we were shown to our table...... the pub wasnt that busy a few available tables could be seen so we guessed on a short wait!!!!! WRONG!!!!!! 48MINS LATER STILL NO FOOD .. the... More

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pinner
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I visited with some friends whilst I was with them for the weekend. The food and service was really good, and different to the more traditional thai food. To me it was the best of thai and chinese mixed together. At the end of the meal, when we were due to leave but hadn't quite finished, we were very well... More

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Bournemouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

When the food is good, it is very good. However, it is very inconsistent and more often than not, the food is very disappointing. When they are having an off day, the flavours are not authentic at all; it feels like a key flavour is missing and sometimes the sauce makes the rest of the dish unedible. The service is... More

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Bournemouth
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stopped at this little place for lunch as we were passing and hungry. I've been past many times and the model is interesting - an English pub serving Thai and Asian food. We were made very welcome and brought menus very promptly. The menu has some lovely dishes on it, but there were no vegetarian dishes on the lunch... More

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