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Hare & Tortoise

#2,160 of 18,514 Restaurants in London
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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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    Very good
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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
The food is good, but the service needs some work.

During my stay in London, I went back to the Hare and Tortoise for a spot of lunch. Getting there early was handy as there was a queue forming. However, I was quickly let in and had a look at the menu. I opted for Chicken Fried Rice as on the previous occasions it was very good. Not long after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Ana M
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Some really tasty Japanese food here and a good choice of dishes, However the place is let down as its always so busy! Each time I have been there was a long wait to get in, once inside you feel rushed and unrelaxed.

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York, United Kingdom
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98 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

During my stay in London, I went back to the Hare and Tortoise for a spot of lunch. Getting there early was handy as there was a queue forming. However, I was quickly let in and had a look at the menu. I opted for Chicken Fried Rice as on the previous occasions it was very good. Not long after... More 

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Cumbria, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited here for lunch while in the area on business. You could easily miss it even if walking around the Brunswick Center. Travel companion was a student previously so recommended it. Very good food and an extensive menu. It had a bit of a canteen feel to it so not somewhere to go for a intimate sort of meal. Worth... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went in just after midday on a Thursday and it was really busy. The service was excellent, served really quickly but you didn't feel rushed. I had Chicken Mein with black bean sauce with noodles, my husband had Tom Yum Ramen and they were both delicious. We shared some Spicy chicken sticks and tuna maki which were both gorgeous.... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been coming here for years and there's a reason it's always so busy. The service can sometimes not be great, but the food is excellent, affordable and well sized. My favourite is the roast duck with rice. Seriously, get this. The katsu curry and Gyoza are also really nice. A perfect place for lunch in Bloomsbury or an early... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I eat here on a weekly basis as it's super quick for lunch. The curry laksa and tom yum noodles are to die for and are always hot and too a high standard. Have never ever been disappointed!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had katsu curry, hot chicken pot sticks and chicken chow mein.Great value, great food and great big portions!

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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60 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

At the Hare and Tortoise, you can find a fusion of several asian cusines, mainly Japanese, Mal;aysian, thai. The miso soup is deliciouse, the sushi selection is great, as well, as rolls and salads. The place is crowded and it's also popular with the Asians , which tells something about the quality of food. The service is efficient.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

i have been missing probably the best noodle bar since giving up working in the Bloomsbury area but had a chance to visit for a late lunch. It is as good as ever and the choice of food has increased but not to the detriment of the taste, flavour or service of this wonderful restaurant and what's more the price... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Came here with my boyfriend (upon his recommendation) to try the Malaysian dishes - he had curry laksa and I had Penang Prawn Mee. I was very impressed! Both dishes were very tasty, and tasted authentic enough. Needless to say, it is not 100% like what you'd get at home, but considering that they 'adapted' the dish to suit local... 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 1 - 43
  • Cuisine: Japanese
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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