I happened onto the Rising Sun while waiting for a Gatwick arrival. The restaurant is in what seems to be a converted extention/outbuilding behind The Rising Sun pub/bar. The interior is wooden beams and rafters with white walls. There are small Buddha's head decorations on the walls and fresh flowers on the tables. The background music was traditional south Asian which was played at a pleasant volume. One the night I visited there was a steady flow of customers (which this place really deserves).
The service was friendly and very attentive, and the staff (one who still sports his gurkha insignia)really seemed to want to make the meal a good experience. In fact, my server made i clear that my mains course would take a little longer to prepare than most dishes, and offered complimentary poppadoms to make up the wait.
I had a mixed bhaji starter that was really nicely battered in a lightly spiced batter and contained potato, french beans, onion, etc. For the main course I had fish massala with onion rice. The reice was well prepared and the white fish (in a generous portion on chunked fish) was in a sauce which had a very pleasant bite to it, yet was not a "burn." The dish also had pieces of citrus peel which was really refreshing and cleared the palate.
Though from the outside this restaurant doesn't seem to offer much, don't let looks deceive you. This place is a great discovery. A 4.5 out of 5 for The Rising Sun.
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