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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

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123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
01202 486122
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were looking for the Asian place in Christchurch and walked 20 minutes from its centre to visit this restaurant - only to find out that these guys do not allow children under 5. So we could have entered with our elder - but not with our younger! The most stupid condition for the dining place entrance - and it's... More 

Thank Rampant M
Wendover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of interesting food, good service, staff coped well with the varying requirements of diners at our group meal

Thank Val T
Fareham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here for my birthday, had been for Mother's Day and enjoyed it so much chose to return, excellent food, great service at a very reasonable price, they also offer a 2 course lunch menu for £9.99 very well worth having. I had the chicken satte starter and sweet and sour chicken and rice main, delicious. Very well recommended

Thank mcd409
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently went here for lunch with friends for lunch, well the food is amazing I had Mr Poons Noodles probably the best noodles if ever had everyone in the group enjoyed the food ! The service is excellent kept us there all afternoon ! The sun is on the beer garden all day then as it cools down there are... More 

Thank gvines89
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What is there not to like about this fabulous pub/restaurant, the food is simply delicious, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the ambience is superb inside and out. No matter how many times you visit you get the same wonderful food yummy......going again tonight!

Thank Diane S
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First stop on a celebration weekend for 6 couples. Wanted some Thai and the reviews told me this was the place to go to. Not disappointed! From the road the Rising Sun looks like a middle of the road pub but is not one. Well appointed and large inside with decking and loungers at the rear. Made very welcome and... More 

Thank Trustjohnthefirst
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great night found it a bit close together, but cannot say anything about our service and the food, car park at the back that was tight as well ,cannot say any more Just try it,

Thank Roger T
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience was just like the curates' egg.....some bits good, some not so good. The food was tasty and well served. However a poor tone was set when we asked for drinks.... I asked if Campari was served and the young girl gave a very firm 'no'...... I asked if Aperol was available - the same answer. I decided that... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this place on the off-chance as we had planned to go to another nearby Thai food pub only to discover that it has changed hands and stopped doing Thai. We were lucky to get a spare table on a busy Thursday evening (perhaps partly because some people were using and we were given at the end of our meal... More 

Thank keithgaga
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a Thai experience,The Rising Sun is the place to be. The food was excellent, and staff friendly,and the atmosphere great. It has a seating area outside should we ever get any summer!

Thank albertedwards1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $31
Asian, Thai, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 01202 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?