I used to be a regular at the Bloomsbury – Hare and Tortoise branch.
It had that canteen feel, you know with the light birch effect furniture, & being alittle cramped inside.
It was very student-y, but I loved it.
After graduating, I upgraded to the Blackfriars branch; purely because it’s closer to me since I moved flats.
It’s also alot sexier inside.
Inari and Avocado Maki £ 4.20
Who doesn’t like these dumplings?
Pan fried on one side for that slight crunch, yet soft and succulent on the other – these little morsels are a necessity.
Chicken Katsu Curry £6.80
Since it’s getting colder, you need that sustenance, that nourishment that only a huge warming bowl of hot curry and rice can give.
It’s just homey.
Encased in a golden armour, the chicken is still juicy and soft.
Plus it rests on top of the rice away from the curry, so is served to you still crisp and absolutely not soggy. Readily waiting to be dunked into that curry sauce.
This is my favourite dish.
The ultimate comfort food.
Impossibly thin slices of beef, and onions cooked in a mild soy-sauce based gravy layered on top of a generous serving of rice.
The gravy oozes through the rice, the onions give it that crunch and texture, and the beef is just so god damn good.
Ice Cream Mochi – Green Tea, Coconut & Sesame £3.10
Don’t be shy and just dig in to these.
Ice cream is a classic, and needs no justification.
A full 3 course meal for two priced under £25.
I don’t need to say any more than that.
Hare and Tortoise
90 New Bridge Street,