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The Rising Sun Mill Hill

4.7
53 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 53 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 31, 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 March 29, 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 March 24, 2018

Always a great experience. Welcoming, accommodating and fantastic food

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4.0Dined on February 25, 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 February 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 22, 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 February 21, 2018

Amazing as always

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on February 15, 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 February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 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 January 27, 2018

Lovely meal and cosy dining

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5.0Dined on January 13, 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 January 6, 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 January 6, 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 December 7, 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 November 15, 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 November 5, 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 October 4, 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 September 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

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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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Great little pub/restaurant, food was very good, staff were excellent. It is obvious that there is a great deal of care taken by the owners and staff. If I lived closer I would definitely be a regular

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Absolutely lovely - food superb as was the service

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's day menu so may have been reduced accordingly, but the menu was very short. Having said that there was something for everyone, good portions and very tasty!
Recommended but with such a small menu, difficult to go back.
Service was excellent with friendly and engaging staff. Sat outside which was glorious.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

Lovely warm evening so we sat outside. Food absolutely delicious and service excellent. The only downside was slightly uncomfortable seating and, having opted to sit outside, we then realised that the diners on the next table were smokers. Great atmosphere though and would definately go back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Fabulous Italian restaurant in a 360 year old pub. Friendly staff and great food.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Delightful experience. Helpful staff and delicious food!

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1.0Dined on June 4, 2017

To be clear we have had a good meal in this restaurant but upon our last visit we experienced terrible everything. The menu is limited and upon arrival we are told that the 2 main items beef and veal chop are sold out ! Compounding this those items were served to other tables whilst we are sitting there. My guests didn't eat meat so the only option which was not on the menu was a burger. Expecting a nice freshly made burger we got the cold frozen variety literally served cold. The manager had ample opportunity to make good in some way but table for 4 2 eating burgers £150. Very nice for them we won't be back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Enjoyed an excellent meal again at the Rising Sun. The menu is not extensive but there was plenty of choice for everyone and the presentation of all the dishes was a good as the taste! I think the dining room has been redecorated and it has a very nice ambience now. The tables are quite close together so it can get quite noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Both the owner and the chef (Luca) were very welcoming and caring.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Excellent ambiance, good food, great service , well located, cosy, in fact wonderful

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Friendly and welcoming. Wonderful steaks. Interesting wine list. A real neighbourhood gem.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Somehow we were underwhelmed by our recent visit. On our previous visit we were perfectly happy but this time we found the menu very limited and overpriced, though nicely cooked. Too many people crowded into small rooms makes it so noisy with everyone raising their voices to be heard. Not a comfortable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Chef Mortali served up an absolutely wonderful meal, only topped by the general service and hospitality of the team and owners alike.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent all round with very friendly and accommodating staff

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