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Hare & Tortoise

#1,644 of 17,073 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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11-13 The Brunswick | Brunswick Square, London WC1 1AF, England
020 7278 9799
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been here 4 times and the service and food was consistently good. Each time I have ordered the same - Vegetarian Sushi box and each time it was great. This place is always busy but the service is quick and I always managed to get a table. Not tried reserving it either ( I am not sure if its even... More 

Thank GoniaMi
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staffs are friendly and very quick to response. Food quite authentic.Me and my friends have been to this place for three times and we had been always satisfied with the quality of their Japanese and Malaysian food. Will definitely visit again.

Thank FiveVe
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner have been here multiple times. Both for a casual weekday lunch and a fancier dinner. The menu is vast and has loads to chose from. I've had the sushi, the pad thai and the katsu curry. All amazing- highly worth a visit. Very decent and affordable sake as well.

Thank Alexandra H
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting a seat and service is very quick. Good selection of food - I normally get my sushi bowl (rice with assortment of fish) but just knowing that I could get the same thing from Wasabi that's a bigger portion and cheaper in price so don't come here for my sushi fix. I came here regularly and the staff are... More 

Thank Ruby A
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a selection of Malaysian and Japanese dishes. Food was good, quite authentic. However on the pricey side. Slightly off-put that we found a hair in the chilli oil when we were handed this. Asked for another chilli oil, and one of the waitresses was rude and surly. Sadly this took the edge off what could have been a lovely... More 

Thank HuiPing456
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This curry tastes great! The environment is quite good, a good place for friends get together. The roast duck rice was just so so, taste good but too dry to eat, do not recommend.

Thank waterlong77
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The presentation of all food was 10/10 especially the sushi. A piece of art! The katsu curry was the best I've ever had 😊

Thank hshakirh
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to the hare and tortoise in Chiswick before and loved the food atmosphere and service. Today at the Bloomsbury location the service was poor - incorrect order delivered and waitress was visibly annoyed at us (although not our fault) and really couldn't be bothered with us, we felt very unwelcome. The food was served very quickly and the... More 

Thank holly s
Croydon, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We both like Thai food, and as we were in the area thought we would eat here. Despite other reviews slating the service we found the staff polite, kind, helpful and provided great service with a smile. But unfortunately the same can't be said about the food. We had spicy squid rings for starter, and they were HOT as they... More 

Thank Wig_Traveller
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Ordered the spicy char kuey teow but I ended up asking for more chilli sauce... and still it wasn't spicy The 'wok' taste/ 'char' taste for the dish isn't strong enough. The Genmai tea is diluted.

Thank QiJia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • 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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