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The Rising Sun Thai & Pan-Asian

) #15 of 116 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai,
123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
+44 1202 486122
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Thai, Pub, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
123 Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I recently visited for a friends birthday and I was amazed with the level of service and how incredible the food was. Everyone was so friendly and so attentive. I wouldn't eat Thai anywhere else now and will definitely keep coming back 😊

Thank Shari B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has been a favourite of ours for many years. Food is great, atmosphere really nice - especially outside in the summer. But we have been really let down for the second time within a month now. I recently wanted to book a table for...More

Thank 76_Melany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant and bar. Excellent food in tastefully decorated dining room. Excellent customer service. Would highly recommend

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visited here on the off chance having only booked the day before as my partner was working all day so thought it would be a nice treat have been on several occasions before it was a Saturday night and very busy as always the food...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Hadn't been here for a number of years even though had always had excellent experiences in the past, so was really looking forward to returning. Sadly it was all so very bland . Both my partners' starters and mine and both of our main course...More

Thank simontkent
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We've visited The Rising Sun several times and we have never ever found any fault with either their meal or customer service. The lunch time set menu is brilliant value. You get a great variety of dishes to choose from and the portion size is...More

Thank noomoody
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a super pub/restaurant. The menu was very enticing and the food served was excellent. Portions are generous and the staff were helpful and attentive. There is a good selection of beer and wines. Great value for money. The atmosphere in the bar and...More

Thank scaifie
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the rising sun for lunch before as they have a very good value deal and was never disappointed. This time went in for lunch with the wife and was even better. Food was of good quality and very tasteful. From my experience the wok...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We are regular visitors to this fantastic pub, the food is always excellent with a wide variety on the menu to choose from and the chef will adapt different meals to suit your requirements if not on the menu. The lunch time menu is exceptionally...More

Thank dukefamily64
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank markywg2016
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Juanpa M
Do you take American Express?
23 April 2017|
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Response from rising-sunxchurch | Property representative |
Hi there! I'm pleased to say we now do. If there's anything else i can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact us. All the best, Justin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
  • E-mail
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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