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Hare & Tortoise

#1,361 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian
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11-13 Brunswick Centre | Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AF, England
+44 20 7278 9799
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need a new favourite place to eat and you enjoy the cuisine, this will be a must visit. You only need to try the place once and you too will be hooked as I am. All the starters are uber fresh, honey prawns, sashimi etc. Curry Laksa comes highly recommended as a main. Most mains are under a... More 

Thank Nicky G
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been here before quite a few times, and love how the food comes out fast (5-10 mins after taking our order) -service is quick. And yes it is busy but you do not wait more than 5/10minutes for a table. Food is cheap, portion is large. I love the curry laksa, any katsu curry (typical). Sushi is good, but... More 

Thank Vy V
London, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with a group of friends who wanted to have a quick meal and they chose the Hare and Tortoise.This restaurant serves all types of Asian meals ,mainly Japanese,Malaysian,Thai and portions were reasonably big at nearly £9.00 for the soup dishes.Tried the vegetarian spring rolls,6 small crispy rolls,very crispy and tasty with the sweet chilli sauce at £3.80.Some of... More 

Thank Doolie77
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in town for a conference and came back to Hare & Tortoise in the Brunswick centre. It's good food, it's healthy and it's the only Japanese around Russell Square. Dinner was a small mixed sushi, some greens with oyster sauce and a mixed tempura. I had one of the deserts this time and it arrived frozen. It was supposed... More 

Thank Dr_Waugh
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us if we want to eat some japanese food. It's situated in Brunswick Centre near Russel Square, just few minutes from Underground. The staff is very polite and quick. Everything is clean and there is a higiene rating at the entrance, they have the top rating, which is 5 - very good. The meals we... More 

Thank Spina24
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic value for money at this no frills asian eatery. I usually go for the grilled chicken ramen but my friends have ordered all sorts and there have never been complaints. My only slight issue would be that service is very fast so do not expect a nice long dinner.

Thank _william_sanderson24
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK its not just South East Asian food ie thai, malaysian, singaporen but its also japanese food. Its good value about £8,50 for a dish with a generous portion. The food is good value. Service is average - look like students really. This store is pretty large so not usually hard to get a table relatively quickly. I'm a Malaysian... More 

Thank AndrewH-in-London
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing Asian food!! We had a full dinner for 2 including drinks-we paid 36.2£ All the food was excellent ! The service was excellent ! The price was great. 🌟🌟🌟 important it's hard to find the restaurant- go behind the Starbucks - it's there 🌟🌟🌟 If you like Asian food that's the place to go.

Thank ofir b
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I've been to the Hare & Tortoise loads of times in Farringdon so was pleased when someone mentioned visiting the one in the Brunswick Centre. The food at the H&T was always great, the service good and the decor nice. But this visit to the H&T was not great. The venue looked a bit tired and dated. It reminded me... More 

Thank Johnnycash72
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was our second visit to Hare and Tortoise, first time in three years. Every bit as good this time as last time, still serving up large portions at great prices. Would recommend for a cheap but excellent dinner.

Thank Danny50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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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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