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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

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123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
+44 1202 486122
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal 2 weeks ago. The Ribs were beautiful and the service was excellent, really lovely place.

Thank Julie B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called into the Rising Sun to conclude a nice long weekend away. On a rainy, cold Monday night we were looking for something to warm us up and weren't disappointed. Ordering the Hot and Sour Tom Yum soup and Sticky Bangkok Spare Ribs to start and Panang Beef Curry and Singapore Noodles to share as our main. Everything was... More 

Thank Joe W
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favourite Thai restaurant in the area. The service is polite, friendly & efficient. We had booked a table for 9pm for 4 people. We had Chicken Satay Starters, Fish Cakes & Spare Ribs. For main we had Beef in Blackbean Sauce, Massaman Chicken Curry & Beef curry, Egg Fried Rice & Noodles. With drinks & coffee the... More 

Thank Katrina H
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Even at 12:00pm, the place was beginning to fill up with customers. I was surprised to see the number of reserved tables, these being in the main, by the windows and seating for couples. Entry from the street gives of an impression of it being more of a pub that a restaurant. The main dining area is towards the back... More 

Thank BigglesMGR
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Had a really late meal here Mega mega busy, fantastic variety of dishes, not cheap but what you get is amazing food fab service if you love a Thai.. Then this place is an absolute must go to

Thank Mike F
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Whether you live in Christchurch or just visiting, this is a must go to pub / restaurant. You prob will need to book if visiting "in season". It is excellent Thai cuisine. We have just had our xmas meal there for that something different. Great friendly staff both in bar and restaurant. Brilliant Highly recommended

Thank Chris T
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Celebrating my 70 Birthday with good friends. Not for one minute could I find fault with either the food or the staff both perfect. Drinks quick to arrive on our arrival , attentive staff who did not complain even when I changed my mind several times on my choice of food. Food quick to arrive and delicious, classy Christmas decorations... More 

Thank Carol B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Went with sister on Tuesday 9th November, was told no food available until 7.15, and no tables until 9.15 despite restaurant being empty, female staff were surly and when I later rang to complain the girl lied and said I hadn't been told the kitchen wasn't open until 7.15! I've used this restaurant on many occasions, whilst the food is... More 

Thank Karen R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This inconspicuous restaurant near Christchurch Dorset looks more like a pub and we have passed by this place several times without noticing it as a Thai - pan Asian restaurant. We ordered the set menu for starters of won tons for my partner and chicken satay for me. The fried wontons were delicious and my chicken satay was fresh and... More 

Thank David C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We've become regulars of this very good Thai/Chinese restaurant and bar. The friendly, efficient staff, and consistent quality of food makes the Rising Sun a must book venue. You won't be disappointed!

Thank kmm61

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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: +44 1202 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?