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“Excellent food but service issues” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rising Sun Pub

The Rising Sun Pub
Mitchell Hill | Mitchell Hill, Truro TR1 1ED, England
01872240003
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Ranked #1 of 180 Restaurants in Truro
Cuisines: British, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Truro, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Excellent food but service issues”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We visited The Rising Sun based on the brilliant reviews and were warmly welcomed upon arrival. There was a slight delay in being shown to our table at the allocated time, but this wasn't a problem. The service problems began once we were seated - lengthy delays between courses and no-one even came to take our desert order. This may have just been an "off" evening - shame it was on our first visit!
Whilst the service was lacking, the members of staff were very friendly and smiley.

The food, however, was absolutely delicious and could not be faulted. Really worth the money.

One other small niggle was the price of a large glass of wine. I had a large Pinot Grigio (delicious, by the way!) but it was £7. A bit expensive.

Overall though, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Food, Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful fresh ingredients prepared with skill and care. The scallop starter was sublime - subtle flavours that worked so well together. I then had fish pie - beautiful. Plenty of fish and prawns in a light cream sauce. This wasn't the mush you get in other restaurants. All served with fresh salad and the best garlic bread I have ever had. Husband thrilled with his steak, cooked to perfection. For the sake of research I tried one (or two) of his chips and his Bearnaise sauce - wow. Choice of quality wines, great beer (according to husband) and friendly, professional staff. Thank you for making my birthday special.

  • Visited May 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Truro, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best pub food in Truro - what a gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a friend, as it has recently been taken over by a young Chef, Tom, who has previously demonstrated his flair and expertise. Great decor and atmosphere - it feels just like a proper pub but with witty touches and sophistication beyond its size.

We had a great lunch, both choosing the traditional fish and chips, which were excellent! Delicious, well battered and cooked fish, super skin on, home made chips and great crushed peas AND best of all, great home made chunky tartare sauce - yum! We were treated to a small taster each - of my favourite scallops with the home made ham hock terrine - and a tasty dressing! What a delight - to find a great, unpretentious but very skilled chef, serving a range of delicious menu choices and some excellent wines, as well as the good service! We will be back for an evening to celebrate this fabulous find - and enjoy the delights of this excellent pub before it gets too popular!!!

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We popped into the pub on a weekday evening having heard good things (& having seen the excellent trip advisor reviews)...we were not disappointed! We just had mains, and both chose the steak - it was delicious, cooked perfectly. The chap that served us was friendly & really efficient, even though he seemed to be the only one waiting on all the tables. Full marks Rising Sun, I'll definitely be back!

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Truro, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful, would highly recommend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

We had eaten lunch at The Rising Sun once before and it was wonderful. Great service, attention to detail and Tom simply can't do enough for you.

So - spirits and expectations were high when we went for Sunday lunch and I am happy to say, we were absolutely blown away. Not only was the meat cooked perfectly, but so was the stuffing and vegetables (amazing selection); we had a selection of accompaniments from apple sauce, horseradish and a jug of excellent cheese sauce, everything was hot and ....just amazing and we hadn't even hit pudding yet (which, incidentally was fabulous).

I dont believe I am overly fussy but I do feel there is no excuse for bad food and service, which you so often get these days so if you want to be assured of a lovely welcome and great fresh, brilliantly cooked food, this is the place for you
Thanks Tom and staff, and see you soon!

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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