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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 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed today NEW

Service, value for money and menu choice was excellent. However, on this occasion the food tasted a bit bland.. not what we had experienced before. Asian food should be full of distinct flavours (and spicy where appropriate) but I'm sad to say our experience was indifferent. Our food was 'ok' but it lacked full flavour and was all a bit... More 

Thank markywg2016
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited last Friday evening with 3 other friends. It is a regular venue for us and we usually have a lovely experience. We had pre-dinner drinks outside because it was very busy(and very hot) inside. It is a lovely outside courtyard with a permanent large gazebo. Some tables were set for dinner. We were very annoyed to find various... More 

Thank Sue T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came as a group of friends and family who were having catch up there were 14 of us. My friend was told at the bar to sit down and order food now before the kitchen shuts. We then ordered our food which was lovely they forgot a starter which they resolved quickly then when the mains came out we... More 

1 Thank vicki m
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My beautiful other half treated us to a weekend away for my 40th, I know I don't look a day over 39! We stayed at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, ill review that separately, and fancied a night eating out of the hotel. We both love Thai food and this was a short walk away. There is something so satisfying about... More 

Thank BenCdlS
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Thai Restaurant for miles. It is consistently good freshly cooked and well spiced.By saying how many chills you want 1 up to 4 you can indicate how hot you want the dish . I have never had a bad meal or even an average meal here wether it is the very reasonable 2 course Lunch or... More 

2 Thank parkerjazz
Pershore, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem! Set away from the hustle and bustle of Christchurch's town centre and beach front, The Rising Sun offers a delicious menu, served by professional staff either in their pub style main restaurant or outside on a well sheltered decked area. The food is varied and delicious and can be adapted to suit vegetarian, vegan and... More 

Thank AngelaFitch
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have used and recommended this Thai gastro pub for a considerable time now and so was really disappointed that the food served up to my guest and I was very disappointing. True, the flavours were all there but the sauce was stodgy, too thick to be authentic and the vegetables included with the dish were soft and in my... More 

Thank Michael K
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My brother in law said I should try this new Thai, Pan Asian Tavern restaurant in Christchurch. We went for lunch as we usually and thought we would try it. Large car park, outside eating if the weather is good, modern inside with some traditional features. Staff greeted us very warmly and asked us if we were in for lunch.... More 

Thank iotahunter
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family today. We had a lunch set menu for 10.95 ( 2 courses) ver good value for what you get. Tasty food, lovely girls serving us and amazing TRIO dessert!!! That is a must try!!! Will go back

Thank Alise A
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We love the rising sun, and in particular their lunch deal - 2 courses for just under a tenner. It's great food. Want their green curry hot? It'll bring tears to your eyes, but I like it that way. However, a selection of deserts for £10. This was the best bit of the meal. Some of, if not the, best... More 

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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
US$16 - US$31
Asian, Thai, Pub, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?