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“Much better than I remembered!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian
123, Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
01202 486122
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Ranked #7 of 140 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Dorset
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
“Much better than I remembered!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Not been to the Rising Sun for years as last couple of meals were not that good. Passing by so decided to give it another try for a weekday lunch. It has a 2 course menu for £9.95 which means you basically get the starter free. The interior has been nicely refurbished and the staff were prompt and friendly. The big issue before was the Thai food which did not seem authentic compared to other Thai restaurants - well I am happy to report it does now! Both the starters and mains were well presented, tasty and piping hot. So 2 people can dine for lunch with drinks for under £40 - good VFM. We will be back!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sumptuous Food in Welcoming Traditional Hostilary with a twist !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

As soon as you walk into the Rising Sun, you get the feeling of walking back in time to the Traditional Country Public House, with that warmth and charm often lost to a bygone age. A cosy atmosphere belies the standards set, with modern Thai Food cooked to an exceptionally high standard, even the lunch Menu thrills with a fabulous choice of starters and mains and for an extra £9, at the time we visited, you can have a bottle of extremely good Red or White thrown in !
The bar staff are very friendly and happy to pass the time with you, again often a rarity in this day and age, and considering the majority of staff are young there warmth and friendliness is a charming add on to the surroundings.
With a fine selection of beers and spirits , along with varied 'Wine' options there is pretty much something to please all tastes and the bar is a great spot just to have a drink and meet up socially ...eating isn't a requirement but should at least be tried!
Finally when the weather changes and the Sun comes out the outdoor Garden/Terrace is a delight with the option to sit outside or under some very Mediterranean Gazebos, with Outdoor Heating and a terrific 'Buzz' in the air on a warm summer's evening, it makes it hard to get up and leave one of the comfy sofa's, even to go to the Bar !!
If you're passing through or within a few miles of this delightful destination, it's worth the trip just to pop in and have a drink and for a real pleasure, to sit and eat either in the cozy restaurant or to dine 'Al Fresco ' in the Garden...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Forest, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The best Thai restaurant in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We had heard many good things. Food was excellent with generous portions and some more unusual as well as the standard Thai dishes. The finest Thai restaurant in the area,

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Very nice food, huge portions, even gave us a doggy bag to take away what we couldnt eat. Would def visit again

Visited April 2013
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“Consistently superb food, year on year.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Recently enjoyed another delicious meal. Varied and tasty Rising Sun mixed platter to share followed by the largest bowl of delicious Thai style steamed mussels I have ever seen! Good atmosphere, busy busy busy on a Saturday night.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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