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Hare & Tortoise

#1,969 of 17,722 Restaurants in London
#2,126 of 18,647 Places to Eat in London
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Bloomsbury
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11-13 The Brunswick | Brunswick Square, London WC1 1AF, England
020 7278 9799
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
nice japanese food

Their udons, ramen and lo men are really good.the service is really fast. i often go for takeaways but dining in is also nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Their udons, ramen and lo men are really good.the service is really fast. i often go for takeaways but dining in is also nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I like going there for a duck on rice and some sake... I think prices are very good for the food they serve. Would recommend checking this place out.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I went for a quick take away and even though the place was full, I had to wait for less than 5 minutes. Service very professional and staff very organised. The food was very good for the price and I will be coming back soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On every travel to London we do a stop over at hare & tortoise for lunch. It's authentic and the meals are fantastic. We love the udon tempura set!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Visited this hidden gem today, food was simply to die for! Service was very quick and staff were attentive. I had the seafood curry laksa, it was very creamy and rich in flavour. Definitely will visit again, highly recommend 👌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been eating here for the past few years and have yet to be disappointed by the food. Service is quick, dishes are All great and it's surprisingly filling for one of the cheaper eats out there. Solid quick sit-down meal for a decent price.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate here before the busy evening period, being seated promptly but right by the area where the staff congregate to take food from the kitchen and also the toilet door (more on this later). As the restaurant wasn't busy we were seated quickly but for some reason, the waitress would only give us a table for two rather than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Perfect restaurant for a a nice and quick dinner mid- week. Been there four times and haven't been disappointed so far. Both sushi and soup dishes are really good! reasonably priced for London area and portion size is big. There is often a Que at the door but never waited more than 10 min.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Great food, but visit ruined by rude unaccomadating staff. Also terrible cheesy RnB added to the disappointing atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food is delicious, my favourite meal is Crispy Duck and Rice. Portions are big and is cheap compared with other restaurants. Food arrives quick. When in the city, I'm am usually craving for their food! The only disappointment is the some staff members. You won't see a smile on their face, looks miserable or even angry. The way they deliver... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11-13 The Brunswick | Brunswick Square, London WC1 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighborhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: 020 7278 9799

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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