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Hare & Tortoise

#1,585 of 17,838 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
Bloomsbury
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11-13 Brunswick Centre | Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AF, England
+44 20 7278 9799
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place was super busy...but I don't really know why. I only had sushi but it was really really really average. I had some green plastic 'grass' as decoration and the rice noodles that normally accompany sushi dishes...well I'm not even sure they were real. Possibly bits of paper shredded? I didn't dare try.

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Thank Jaks M
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I must say that while the service of H&T was excellent, the quality of the food could do with some improvements. Had Chicken Karaage for starters which was great – crispy on the outside and flavourfully tender on the inside. My dissatisfaction is with the Miso Ramen. Specifically, the ramen noodles were rather clumpy and overly soft although the broth... More 

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Thank Janard L
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Steak tough, chicken dry & burnt, service poor. Get some chefs/waitresses who can cook/serve a proper meal... yeah you may be stuck in a kitchen but we are paying your wages

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Thank Jane0410
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Asian restaurant. Quick friendly service. May seem busy but you don't have to wait long for a table. They serve freshly made sushi, Asian inspired hot dishes. Very good value, would highly recommend

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Thank Mandy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is my favorite restaurant of late. I really like the Sushi here. esp the new Chicken Sushi. It has an amazing taste and is a must try! the mains are good too.. It does not have a very large variety of Drinks here but are limited to the Japanese drinks only.

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Thank Vaishnavi R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It was one of my favorite places to visit when i come in London, i've made even some excellent reviews for it. This time i had the worst experience ever, the ramen seafood that i ordered was not good at all. It has a strange smell and when i returned it after not eating at all the waiter said to... More 

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Thank Alex S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Overall it was a good meal. I would say a bit above average for this resto. Salmon sashimi was very good and very fresh with reasonable price. Inside out roll could be better if they put more stuffs in the rolls. Ikura was quite salty but good. Unagi donburi is average.

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Thank Shennie P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Portions were decent, prices were a reasonable, service was average. There was also a weird man in the toilet washing his hair...Nothing amazing or memorable but it's a place I'd only try once.

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Thank Aaron T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Ate here before going to the Curzon and was not disappointed! Wonderful vegetarian duck with hoisin sauce,spring rolls and huge avo and Inari maki at very reasonable price My friend enjoyed some fish and other sushi and said was a very high standard too Service so quick and professional Can't recommend enough for veggie food

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Thank Ginpinny
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I came here for a mid-week dinner and was met with an atmospheric restaurant, delicious food, polite staff and very good value for money. What more could you possible ask for? I had the pad Thai and Chinese greens and they were awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Brunswick Centre | Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7278 9799

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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