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Hare & Tortoise

#1,698 of 17,116 Restaurants in London
#1,817 of 17,994 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and good portions!!

Hate & Tortoise fed me through university. Ideally located a few minutes walk from my campus, I spent countless lunch times lining up with other fellow lovers for a chance to order their chicken katsu curry or any of their other incredibly generous and tasty dishes :) Love it and will always go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Came here for an early tea and it was already quite busy. We ordered the sushi which took a while to come but that was because it was freshly made and you could tell. Delicious! also ordered the Katsu Curry and the vegetarian Pad Thai, both big portions and really nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant for a quick meal, easily fit into a lunch break. The katsu curry is always great, and they have a wide range of noodle dishes that are all good.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I came home from South East Asia dreaming of finding a Char Kway Teow as good as I had tried over there and somehow I managed to find one even better! The chinese sausage is delicious and the portion size is very generous. H&T is by no means a one hit wonder as it serves up a wide variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place continuously delivers a fabulous experience time after time. The duck rice, Chinese greens and prawn tempura are superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I travel 45 minutes with the family just to come for the best food. Great service always. I live abit further away but it is always worth the travel. If you want real flavours this is the right place!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

my favourite japanese restaurant in london and a really reasonable price. delicious sushi and mains, really efficient service. The ice cream balls for dessert are the best!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hare & Tortoise is a crowd favourite and expect a long wait during lunch service. It offers a wide variety of asian cuisine which from japanese to chinese delicacies. The fried kuey teow (fried chinese broad noodle) was just delicious and aromatic. The curry mee was creamy & flavourful from the perfect blend of coconut milk & curry, while the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Again a short review 2 people, food , drink & tip for £15 each I am notoriously fussy when it comes to food (to the point of being asked to leave restaurants for being particular lol) I'm even more fussy about Japanese food so when I see a menu offering "Maguro tataki" I take notice It was melt in your... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Waited in line for 20 minutes, encouraging I thought..... Wrong ! This place, despite of the many positive reviews, is a cheap "commercial" feeding machine, where probably only some of the chinese dishes they are serving could be considered eatable. Unfortunately I went there for yakitori and sashimi and... Chicken yakitory wasn't even grilled, probably slightly boiled and warmed up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hate & Tortoise fed me through university. Ideally located a few minutes walk from my campus, I spent countless lunch times lining up with other fellow lovers for a chance to order their chicken katsu curry or any of their other incredibly generous and tasty dishes :) Love it and will always go back when in the area

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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