The Rising Sun Mill Hill

4.7
93 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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.
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B
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a lovely gastro pub, easy to get to in a lovely setting. Food really good as usual, with a nice varied menu. Noise is a problem as the rooms are small, with tables close together. Excellent service, a good wine list that is very reasonable, and great ambience. Highly recommended.

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n
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food very tasty and well presented

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JR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food here is excellent, and I'd have no hesitation in recommending it were it not for two rather negative experiences:
The tables are quite close together. I was having an annual lunch with an old friend. Then a family arrived at the table next to us with three boisterous boys, and parents who seemed not to worry too much about disturbance. Despite the good food and service, the lunch wasn't nearly as enjoyable as we had expected.
If you're driving, it's located awkwardly, just by traffic lights approached up a steep hill. When we were there on a Sunday lunch, and the car park was completely full. But then the problem was compounded by a large laundry van blocking the already-very-tight driveway, so no-one could leave and we could not get into the car park in order to turn around. It proved both time-consuming and slightly dangerous to sort out. Why deliver laundry at peak time on a Sunday?

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CW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had one of the best pasta dishes we have ever had in London and the service was excellent. We shall be back.

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EA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have wanted to go for ages and I was not disapointed. The food was great the staff and service was excellant. I can't wait to go back.

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E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always lovely food and fabulous service great evening.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother was 91 very nice dinner and excellent service

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service. The Rising Sun never disappoints

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food, good wine selection and impeccable service. Always enjoy going to the Rising Sun for a meal.

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m
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always. Can't fault a single dish we have had there so far!

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A
London
44 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Rising Sun - food was excellent - I had pasta and my companion had fish - absolutely delicious. We had lunch on a Saturday afternoon and there was no-one else in the dining room except us, despite being told when we booked that they only had room for 4! It was a cold day but the hearth had not fire so not cosy at all. No atmosphere, except when they put on the Italian donkey song as a joke!

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ZH
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here for a family birthday celebration. The food was good Italian with some originality. The service was great and very friendly. It was easy to park and for my family an easy location for us all to get to. I would definitely return.

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L
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Was a good evening but exceptionally noisy so did a lot of shouting!!!

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LV
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was brilliant and food was fantastic! Really great night.

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D
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us enjoyed a delightful lunch here recently.
Great innovative food.
Excellent service .
Reasonably priced.
Most enjoyable.

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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
3 reviews
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
London
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
4 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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JD
London
7 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
34 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
5 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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