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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited with a group of 5 friends, we shared a mixed starter platter between us knowing the main courses would be plentiful. We each ordered a different dish, and shared these too, real social dining. Each dish was superbly cooked, delicious, spicy and flavoursome. Service was excellent, nothing was to much trouble.

Thank Joe W
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a friend there for her birthday, the food was lovely and very good good value, there is a set lunch menu although it is very limited for choice. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. There is also a very big sunny outside seating area. I would definitely recommend going there.

Thank Jeannette C
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great bistro pub specialising in authentic Thai food. Lovely outside area, weather permitting. Especially good value for lunch .

Thank Steve J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wonderful meal. However later on that evening after returning home i was to realise that a member of my family had potentially left their car keys in the restaurant. When i called the restaurant the gentleman on the phone called justin had a look around but couldn't find them. Before i could even put the phone down after ending the... More 

Thank Aimee S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived late Friday night without a booking but were seated immediately. Very busy but service was super fast and very friendly. Extensive and exciting menu. Had a fishcake and chicken satay starter which we shared. Liz has the chicken and I had Mr Poon's special noodles. Simply Delicious! Could not fault the service or the food. Would strongly recommend this... More 

Thank Bradley C
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't think we would need to book, on a Monday evening in October...we were wrong, the place was buzzing, and full of happy diners, tucking into their meals which smelled fantastic. We had a nice welcome as we went in, and the waitress found us a table, after studying the bookings for a few seconds. We we immediately impressed... More 

Thank gillytwoshoes
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as a family celebration 2 adults 2 young teens, food was fantastic! Have to say not a huge menu but the selection is pretty much perfect chicken/pork/beef/seafood what more could you ask for and easier to order especially for our kids. Great atmosphere over half full at 6:30pm is a great testament to the food and staff. We weren't... More 

Thank Fos123Uk
Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meet up with 5 work collegues for lunch on Saturday. It was 1.15 and very busy. The food was amazing, tasty and plentiful. The service by a young girl was so so but she was busy. The lunch menu should be liked by all tastes. Would highly recommend this pub/restaurant

Thank nickicooper
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not just a pub as it might appear from the outside, it is a wonderful restaurant serving Thai food. It is reasonably priced and good fare. The staff were pleasant and helpful.

Thank Iaon1967
Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every meal I have here is excellent, but this was the best ever hot and sour soup off the evening menu, but I ordered for lunch. Excellent value too. I could live on this!brilliant service, as always. 11 out of 10!

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $31
Asian, Thai, Pub, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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?