The Rising Sun Mill Hill

4.6
77 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This picturesque 17th century pub is set in the heart of Mill Hill. Here at The Rising Sun we are the second generation of a family run business with two brothers Luca & Matteo serving a take on a fusion of original Italian background while introducing a modern twist. Our menu changes seasonally & all our produce is sourced from the finest quality suppliers. Everything that is presented to you at your table is made fresh to order with love & dedication. The desserts are all made in-house. On Sundays we serve a Roast which is the best for miles. In the summer we have fabulous barbecues on the patio. Our wines are hand selected to match every dish & palate. We also have a small selection of fine ales with awards of excellence. Onsite parking, booking advised. We look forward to welcoming you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30M
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00 and 18:30 - 20:30
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Phone number
020 8959 1357
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paolo Mortali
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Private Party Facilities
We have three different dining rooms depending on the size of your party, which we can create a menu to suit your guests.
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Parking Details
car park at the rear of the building, when full up you can park on high wood hill opposite the the pub.
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Public Transit
251 bus stop opposite the pub on high wood hill. northern line totteridge and whetstone station. over ground mill hill broadway.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 77 People Are Saying
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L
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible family owned restaurant that excelled at all aspects of dining. A great community hub, even if you don’t live in the community. Friendly customers & staff!! Food was amazing & delicious! Will go again & bring others with us!

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful hospitality as always!

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Sunday roast. Super service. Definitely recommend.

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HN
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food is always delicious and the staff are always friendly

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both cannot fault the amazing food, lovely venue or efficient attentive staff. A lovely experience. We will be back! Thank you so much for making our evening special. This restaurant just gives that little bit more..

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great hospitality and excellent service

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c
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My friend and I revisited this restaurant exactly a year since our last visit(when we had fish which was excellent). We both ate the same this time:

Artisan Bread and butter (excellent),Gazpacho (very good),Steak (expensive and disappointing), deserts (good) and a glass of French Red Malbec (very good).

The steak was a let down. Very few restaurants get steak quite right but at £27.50, we expected better. The cut was not top quality, more fat than I would have expected and I really didn't like the Hollandaise sauce. I felt that if it had been priced at say £17.50, I wouldn't have been so disappointed! My friend had exactly the same opinion as me. We didn't complain because overall the restaurant is still pretty good. Perhaps they should change their menu and cook to their strengths, of which they have plenty.

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MD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A well presented restaurant - sat outside lovely summer evening very comfortable excellent and friendly service - helped us in car park too on arrival - expensive so good for a treat!

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n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I’d love to be able to review the food here, but having waited 30 minutes for our order to be taken, we decided to give up and get a take away at home instead. I got the distinct impression that they’d turned the garden into a dining area so they could get more people in, but hadn’t employed enough trained staff to provide a decent service. The setting was very nice but if you’re expecting efficient service I would definitely avoid Saturday nights.

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s
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

i was nice surprice restaurant was very nice good food

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RB
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had my Birthday party lunch .It was great

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CJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal as always, the boys were welcoming and the staff lovely. Food delicious and the espresso martinis to die for! Thank you.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed and all four of us want to have another meal there.
Don’t be put off by the less-than-perfect website or the deposit to confirm the reservation—the cooking, the service, the lovely atmosphere make for a memorable evening.

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LB
London
29 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A warm Bank Holiday Sunday and good BBQ food under the sun, protected by a large sun shade. Good, helpful service, sensible prices and a leisurely enjoyable meal.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always. Best restaurant in NW London by a country mile. Service with a smile, simple but well executed dishes that hit the spot time and time again. Very fair prices for the quality.

If you have never been go, if you have you'll be back soon anyway.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous little pub, amazing staff and perfect food. Will definitely return.

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AB
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I can only speak for myself here. I was very disappointed with my main course, which was strips of fillet steak on a bed of salad leaves with an oriental sauce. The meat and salad were spoiled by swimming in far too much sauce which left the salad leaves wilting and the beef far too highly seasoned even though I had requested no chilli.
Service was good and the other three in our group all seemed to enjoy their meals. However, as seems to be the norm these days, there were two large groups, one of eight persons and one of six, in our smallish room, which made any conversation almost impossible.
Won’t be rushing back.

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed with the linguini which was very dry and lacked taste

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KZ
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food and the best service. When you sit outside on a summer evening it’s like being on holiday!

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W
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable lunch in atmospheric pub. Food was very good, service a little slow. Will recommend.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner here last Friday, great little spot, a real hidden gem.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love this restaurant! Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and wonderful service - they even give out blankets when it gets a little chilly in the evening. Not cheap but you get what you pay for, I could not recommend place highly enough

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H
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been meaning to go to this pub for a long time. It did not disappoint! I went with my boyfriend, his brother and my Dad. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, the food was superb and the price of the whole meal and wine was very reasonable. We will definitely return.

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ED
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A great choice for a local restaurant.

Food is great and service excellent.

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MH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, family run, and local, with excellent food and great service

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EJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food and service are excellent and it’s easy to park !
What more is there?!!

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RC
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to the Rising Sun before and the brothers who run the restaurant recognise us. They set up a lovely birthday surprise on arrival for my boyfriend and gave a candle in his dessert. The food (steak and lamb) was beautifully cooked and presented. Every meal I’ve had at the Rising Sun has been beyond expectations in terms of flavour, presentation and portion.

It may seem pricey to some, but I promise it’s worth it. If you can catch some tirimisu, it’s Italian-recipe made and to die for! The blood orange sorbet is also fabulous.

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EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Welcoming, accommodating and fantastic food

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good meal in pleasant surroundings. Excellent service although menu choices somewhat limited. However, some interesting options nonetheless. Am going back soon!

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, lovely people ...a real gem in Mill Hill

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s
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely evening but the Barn area we were in was quite noisy with no way of reducing the sound

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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E
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner as always look forward to dining with you soon, thank you

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t
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely local restaurant, with fantastic food and great friendly service!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We went there for Valentines. The owner of the place served us. He suggested a good meat dish which was off the main menu. He did not say the price and when the bill arrived a bad surprise was there as the dish only for 1 person was 65 pounds!

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K
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but such a lovely place, with such character, and beautiful food.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food good service and atmosphere.
The carpark is too small and the building itself is disjointed.

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DC
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and cosy dining

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MJ
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always fantastic food and great service. Not cheap, but there are so many “average” restaurants in the area, charging not much less, it’s well worth paying the extra if you want really good food and attentive service.

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h
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Delicious food, friendly and warm service and cute cocktails! Thank you Rising Sun. We’ll be back!

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