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Hare & Tortoise

#1,542 of 18,039 Restaurants in London
#1,601 of 19,554 Places to Eat in London
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Neighborhood:
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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Quick, reasonable, delicious

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, quick meal in central London, Hare and Tortoise is perfect. Service is efficient and friendly and the variety of meals on offer are plentiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BlackstoneT
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a reasonably priced, quick meal in central London, Hare and Tortoise is perfect. Service is efficient and friendly and the variety of meals on offer are plentiful.

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Thank BlackstoneT
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great restaurant for pan Asian food that is quickly served and good value. shared starters and desserts

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Thank Richard F
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice asian food but I have the feeling that the waiters are always in a rush as a lot of people are going there. Good service though and prices are okay.

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Thank Cathe89
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food, to start we had an essential sushi box, plenty for a starter. I went for king prawn fried rice which comes with a miso soup, a welcome addition! Also had a Curry Laksa, ramen dish, which was excellent. Quick & efficient service, which could feel rushed depending on your needs. Didn't matter for us, trains to catch,... More 

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Thank David900
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it !! Food is great and affordable, service is good, its very clean and lovely staff! One if my fav places to eat! Highly recommend!!

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Thank Daniela S
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in while staying not over before heading off on Eurostar. The service is really friendly and efficient. The food was very tasty and there was no delays in it arriving. Price was reasonable and what we expected. Would recommend.

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Thank Drakewell
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I've scored average because it is, nothing wrong with the food or functional service. I had some sushi and then roast duck with rice, both were not as nicely presented as the menu would have you believe. The food was all tasty enough. The service was fine, as I say functional nothing more, and there's nothing wrong with that. But... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

After reading good reviews of this place, we came for dinner. The service seems nice at first, smily and inviting, but after we were seated, the waitress was really impatient and we felt incomfortable to take our time and go through the menu. Not to mention trying to get advice or recommendations from her. She was not that kind ...... More 

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Thank EW1967
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

a great pad thai is a busy london lunch time venue. Good prices, good service, great atmosphere. Be prepared to wait at busy times, but it's worth it.

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manchester,england
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Visited after a long day out in London cold and tired shown to a table immediately attentive service and excellent food at very reasonable price will definitely visit again and recommend

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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: Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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