The Rising Sun Mill Hill

4.6
67 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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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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Neighborhood
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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 67 People Are Saying
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RB
Naples
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had my Birthday party lunch .It was great

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CJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 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
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 7, 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
27 reviews
4.0Dined on May 28, 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
5.0Dined on May 27, 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
5.0Dined on May 27, 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
3.0Dined on May 19, 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
1 review
3.0Dined on May 19, 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
5.0Dined on May 15, 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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WW
1 review
4.0Dined on May 15, 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
5.0Dined on May 11, 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
5.0Dined on May 5, 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
5.0Dined on April 29, 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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OT
London
2 reviews
4.0Dined on April 27, 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
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 31, 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
5.0Dined on March 29, 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
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Welcoming, accommodating and fantastic food

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B
London
1 review
4.0Dined on February 25, 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
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 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
4.0Dined on February 22, 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
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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E
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 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
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
1 review
2.0Dined on February 15, 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
4.0Dined on February 10, 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
4.0Dined on February 10, 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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OT
London
10 reviews
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and cosy dining

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OT
Bristol
2 reviews
5.0Dined on January 13, 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
5.0Dined on January 6, 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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Z
Orlando
3 reviews
5.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
5.0Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
West Sussex
1 review
5.0Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak salad is amazing. The service and staff are friendly and attentive. Have been many times and will continue to go.

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w
London
12 reviews
4.0Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the whole experience. The setting , the food the staff were all welcoming and kind. Menu tends to change but was thrilled by each course.

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c
London
9 reviews
4.0Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was second visit in 2 weeks. This time to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. We were seated in one of the two rooms where a very noisy party had just arrived. We weren't happy about this and I spoke to the Manager about it. He moved us immediately to the other room and was very understanding. I was impressed. Once seated in a much quieter room we were offered a glass of Champagne. Again I was impressed.
The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
The service was professional, attentive and very pleasant.
I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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c
London
9 reviews
4.0Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Rising Sun has gone upmarket.
Very good food with imaginative presentation.
Only criticisms :
The menu is quite small .
Service was a bit slow considering the restaurant was not that busy.

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