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Hare & Tortoise

#2,009 of 17,358 Restaurants in London
#2,153 of 18,282 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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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  • 62
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 9
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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
Excellent value and quick!

Huge portions, very cheap, service could be friendlier but the overall experience was great. I had the vegetarian hoisin 'duck' pancake rolls which were delicious and have never had them anywhere else. For the main course I had the pad thai but asked for no prawns which they had no problem with. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Ellie H
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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London, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My friends were taking me out for a surprise visit. We were driving around London looking for this surprise place. Eventually we arrived at Tavistock Square. I thought we were stopping for a drink in a pub named Hare and Tortoise. To my surprise its a restaurant that serves Malaysian and Japanese foods. I had miso soup which was quite... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Huge portions, very cheap, service could be friendlier but the overall experience was great. I had the vegetarian hoisin 'duck' pancake rolls which were delicious and have never had them anywhere else. For the main course I had the pad thai but asked for no prawns which they had no problem with. My boyfriend had teriyaki salmon and sticky rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Shared sushi to start, the essential box is very generous, (colour of tuna is incredible!). Each had an enormous main and shared a bottle of sake. Total bill £30, incredible

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant during the Christmas holiday period several years ago, when most other businesses were closed. We haven't looked back since. The restaurant is situated in the thriving Brunswick Centre which is host to a plethora of eateries and retail shops. Due to the popularity of this restaurant (especially at lunch time) you are often greeted with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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

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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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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Additional Information about Hare & Tortoise

Address: 11-13 The Brunswick | Brunswick Square, London WC1 1AF, England
Phone Number: 020 7278 9799
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
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
Average Prices: USD 43
Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

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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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