The Rising Sun Mill Hill

4.6
71 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 71 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

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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1.0Dined on 21 July 2018

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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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

i was nice surprice restaurant was very nice good food

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Had my Birthday party lunch .It was great

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

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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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

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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4.0Dined on 28 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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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3.0Dined on 19 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

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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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

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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5.0Dined on 29 April 2018

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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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

A great choice for a local restaurant.

Food is great and service excellent.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Always a great experience. Welcoming, accommodating and fantastic food

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4.0Dined on 25 February 2018

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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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Amazing as always

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

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

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Lovely meal and cosy dining

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

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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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2018

Excellent food and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend for a local restaurant especially for a Saturday night with friends.

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5.0Dined on 7 December 2017

Amazing food and service as always at the brilliant Rising Sun. We are so lucky to have such a top quality restaurant nearby.

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5.0Dined on 15 November 2017

fantastic food and service, cannot fault! well worth the trip there - this place came highly recommended by my family and it didn't disappoint. will go again.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Excellent friendly staff and management .quality of food was exceptional.So helpful withchilds allergy. Nothing was to much trouble. If you live or visit North London a must.

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5.0Dined on 4 October 2017

Excellent food in true Italian style, pleasantly presented and served with a smile. Owners and staff knowledgeable about their menu. On this occasion it was a quiet lunchtime and the service was rapid. I have eaten here on a busy evening and whilst not rapid, the service was neverthess prompt and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 19 September 2017

Good food, friendly accommodating staff, adaptable menu. Always a pleasure to visit.

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