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“A Great Discovery”
Review of The Rising Sun - CLOSED

The Rising Sun
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Thetford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
539 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“A Great Discovery”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

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.

  • Visited April 2013
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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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“Pity its so quiet”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We had a late evening midweek supper for 4 at the Sun. We knew we would be late and had phoned ahead.

The menu was very interesting although there wasnt a lot of indication as to the spice heat of the various dishes. The staff indicated that the chef could cook all the dishes to any heat requirement. We ordered a Veggie Biryani, King Prawn Kathmandu, a Chicken and a Lamb Rogan Josh. 2 Pilau rice and a plain Naan finished the food order. A couple of Cobras and a red wine were all we drank.

The food was delicious, freshly cooked and delicately spiced. A bit of a kick but not too much. Service was responsive. And at less than £50 in total it was all very good value.

But we were the only customers, although that wont put us off going back.

Recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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