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“Excellent food !”
Review of Hare and Tortoise

Hare and Tortoise
Ranked #5,068 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food !”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Love this place - probably go every week for lunch with work colleagues. Food quality is top notch; food taste is spot on; large portions for the price.

Always busy - not surprising why. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Love this place”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

My boyfriend discovered one of their earlier branches while he was a student (at the Brunswick branch, which is consistently packed out). Since then, we've become regulars. The Blackfriars branch is our local "go-to" place, mainly because their sushi and katsu curry is delicious, and importantly, it's a bit of a bargain! We both think the katsu curry and the gyoza are better than the Wagamama versions. It's also worth knowing that they do takeaways, which always heat up well. I'd say the atmosphere is a bit lacking if you're after that special romantic meal, but it's great for friends. In general, H&T restaurants are great, and I've yet to find a Japanese that does such good food for such a great price.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Lucinda C
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Excellent japanese kitchen!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

After visiting Tate Modern we were hungry and looked for the place to eat. Quick search on TripAdvisor gave us this restaurant with great reviews. And it is indeed great! Food was absolutely delicious, service was very good and price was very reasonable. We had the best giyoza, very delicious seafood ramen and an excellent roasted eel, this and bottle of sake cost us ~30 pounds.
Too bad, 10% service was included in the bill, we would have left more!

Visited July 2013
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I really love this family run chain of restaurants, I think I have been in most of them some time or other and and have never been disappointed, the food is always fantastic in presentation, taste and value.
The only grip for me would be the staff never seem that happy and instantly take your plate away sometimes even before finishing but I suppose it is always busy so they need the table.
When restaurants get things right I find it difficult to understand why others cannot do the same, good food reasonably priced, in a nice atmosphere, simple but so many get even the basics wrong.
I thoroughly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited May 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“There are queues for a reason”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Sounds like a pub name, but don't be put off.
The food is really great value and high quality.
All seems very fresh and made to order.
Fast and friendly service. One of the few places which has enough staff these days.
At lunch times, you must get there early because queues to form; but take that as a sign of quality and value for money.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Bairdini
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