temper City

4.3
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Steakhouse
Whole animal barbecue taqueria and steak house. temper City is similar to Soho but bigger, with the addition of a modern day steak menu where chefs butcher steaks from whole cow, lambs and other animals. We offer the best value prime meat in London. Daily specials and huge cuts for large parties - or for those that have a bigger appetite. The dining bar surrounds our open fire pit, where whole cuts are tossed onto the grill to slow cook.

temper City has one of the biggest tequila and mezcal lists around. There's a huge cocktail and gin offering, plus hackney lager on tap. temper was recently voted the best cocktail restaurant in the UK, and temper City is no exception.

There are large booths, banqueting tables, bar seats to watch the kitchen at work, a huge private-hire mezzanine and an outdoor area where you can catch the best of the British summer or wintertime.

We take reservations throughout the day and we always try to save spots for walk-ins.

Private Dining

temper city is a fantastic venue in the City. Fire, steaks and gin take lead on the menu and this grand industrial dining room with fire pit provides a unique backdrop for any occasion. Our Events Manager will work with you to create a bespoke event to your preferences, but with a twist!

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What 478 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great but the plates to eat on should be bigger

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great buzz, meat good, service ok

CD
London
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool, chilled out vibe, great food and wine! Staff are fabulous too! Couldn't fault it

GJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Music far too loud no one could here themselves , even the waiter ✅! 800gm steak was65% bone, cold and over seasoned . 2nd and last visit.

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Sevice very slow and the food was cold when it arrived.

M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A nice place in the City for a meal - we were there for a business lunch and food was very nice as was service.

EC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food wasn’t very nice at all. First restaurant I’ve eaten at where I couldn’t finish the food and I’m not a fussy eater at all.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal

JB
London
53 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time at this branch for early dinner. Like the aged rare beef selection on offer & for the price it is exceptional value. If you have a black loyalty card, there is extra10%off. Wine selection mainly new world but they have selection of interesting global wines. Other than the meat, highly recommend the dessert in the skillet with latte ice cream. Lively, buzzy ambience, staff are enthusiastic & attentive with great DJ music mix.

AT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and friendly service. The steaks were delicious. Only gripe is that the music was quite loud which wasn't great when trying to have a conversation without shouting

JM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food especially if you like meat.

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, delicious cocktails and most importantly outstanding staff. The brunch is always a highlight thank you!

CH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great food and service was fantastic.nwill be going again for sure

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Lovely staff and good cocktails. The meat for me was a little salty I'm afraid. Otherwise DELISH.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and good space between tables. Food served quickly and whilst Walters were very attentive they have enough space to actually have a discussion.

Definitely going again to try more of the menu!!!

J
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food - messy but tasty. Nice ambiance and service was new and learning which I actually like.

l
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service outstanding - will definitely be returning

SJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service although quite noise as the night went on with big tables of mostly men

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and restaurant is beautifully decorated. Bar stool seats are great for watching the chefs in action. Staff couldn’t be more attentive.
Just remember to order a lighter side as otherwise it can all get a little heavy!

temper City
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Martina, Thanks for the kind words, I am glad you had a great time with us! Have a great week, Fabrizio

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LC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night .great food and very friendly service . would definitely recommend

temper City
Responded on 11 November 2019

Hi Lindsey, Thanks a lot for the great review, I will let the team know! Hope to see you soon, Regards

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SP
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue and most importantly outstanding food, cocktails and staff. Will definitely be back, many thanks!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was ok just not very busy so lacked any atmosphere. Fairly limited menu but what we ate was goo. Must say I thought the kilo of oiccanha didn’t look like a kilo to me!
I’m my opinion not a patch on Hawksmoor

FV
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimo ragazzi.... Io ed un mio amico ci siamo trovati a nostro agio. Fabrizio gentilissimo ci ha subito accolti ed i suoi colleghi altrettanto. Il cibo buono. Consigliatissimo. Grazie.

temper City
Responded on 1 November 2019

Ciao Federico, Ti ringrazio per la bellissima review, Spero abbiate passato un ottimo fine settimana londinese. A presto, Fabrizio

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T
London
52 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

temper City
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Triph, Thanks so much for the fantastic words, Glad you had a great time, Regards, Fabrizio

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J
London
25 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’ve have been to all the temper restaurants now and the food yet again was fantastic!

The only thing that we had to really complain about was the cookie dessert. We ordered one to share between 5 of us just as little treat..... when it was brought to the table the waiter said “be careful it’s quite hot”.... assuming he meant the actual food. 2 seconds later my friend touches the handle to move it around and yells out in pain. The handle was absolutely scolding hot and instantly blistered her hand.

They had failed to get a group of 5 who were 4 bottles of wine in to inform us of the danger that the dessert comes straight from under a grill. No napkin was placed on the handle or anything. Apparently this is a very common issue in all 3 restaurants yet sadly they are still to do anything about it........ very strange?

temper City
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi Jadey, I am terribly sorry to hear about it, and I hope your friend had a speedy recovery. Please feel free to contact me directly so I will look personally after you on your next visit. Regards, Fabrizio Paltani fabrizio@temperrestaurant.co m

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice food, good service, lovely venue.

temper City
Responded on 1 November 2019

Hi there, Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you back soon. Fabrizio

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LP
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Great venue, menu and front of house staff but really poor service when we sat down to eat. Didn't clear our starters before bringing our mains and then tried to fit the mains around the dirty plates of the starters until I asked them to clear them. Clueless.

temper City
Responded on 26 October 2019

Hi Lawrie, Thanks for the review, and apologies for the poor service of the mains. I will investigate and action. I hope to see you back soon to our restaurant. Regards, Fabrizio

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and drink, exceptionally friendly staff, good atmosphere and value for money. Thank you will be back soon!

temper City
Responded on 26 October 2019

Hi, Thanks for the fab review. Glad we made your day! I ll share this with the team! Have a great day, Fabrizio

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M
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Bland wings
Inedible and salty pork rib
House salad really poor. Lots of leaves with random inedible seeds. Really bad. There were a few tangerine slices that attempted to livened it up a little.
Was recommended to get the goat by the waiter, and that was a big mistake. Incredibly oily/watery without much flavour at all.

ZG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were disappointed. It started off well the waiter was knowledgable about the menu however it took a long time for our food to come out bearing in mind it's just meat on a bbq. We felt very underwhelmed by the actual food

RW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Really poor service from when I walked in the door. I sat at the bar fo 25mins until I was finally offered a drink. When my friends got there they went up to the person greeting people on the door who was clearly under the influence and shouted ‘i finished my shift 45mins ago’ and then preceded to chat to the group ahead of us. We searched for another waiter who seemed confused and said he couldn’t find out what table we were supposed to have and then walked away. I still hadn’t had my drink and we had now also ordered my friends a drink. We searched for another waiter who was clearly the manager who apologised for the service we had had and took us to a table. We then finally got the drink I had ordered 20mins before and sat down. From then the boozy brunch crowd started to kick out and the place got quieter but service didn’t improve. We had to wave someone over again after a long wait and finally ordered food. We were ignored through service and nothing was done to help improve the situation. Very disappointing. I’ve been to the Soho branch which I would highly recommend especially on service but would not go back here.

TH
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great space, very interesting to sit at the bar and watch the chefs work. Starters were varied and interesting, the soft shell crab tacos and goat tacos were a definate highlight. We both ordered T-bone steak (1 medium and 1 well done) and both found it slightly rubbery to eat... Fries were well executed, salad was tasty, shame about the main event.... rubbery steaks in a steak house is a shame.. Would go back for starters and beer snacks, maybe not for steaks which is a shame.

temper City
Responded on 21 October 2019

Good afternoon Toby, Thanks for taking the time to comment your experience, I am glad it was a positive one, but I am sorry to hear you were not impressed by our steaks. I will pass on the feedback to the chef and we will be looking into it. I wish you a lovely week, Fabrizio

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was ok, the most annoying part was having to ask the waiter at the end if we could pay our bill as it was put on our table then nothing.

Food was good but music was way to loud.

temper City
Responded on 10 October 2019

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your mixed feelings regarding your recent visit. We always try to provide incredible and efficient service, and it's a shame to see we haven't done it. Let me personally know next time you are coming here as I will personally ensure you will have a fantastic time. Regards, Fabrizio Paltani

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was great, sadly didn’t get his name, but he was a young Greek guy that looks like hector bellerin. He was really attentive and always on hand. The time between the starters and main was too long though, and the music was too loud, but I know there was a live DJ. Overall would defo recommend

temper City
Responded on 5 October 2019

Hi Dinesh, Thanks for your great review, I will ensure your server, Arnold, will read it! Thanks for your feedback on the ambience. We will work on it during our Saturday brunch. Regards, Fabrizio

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S
London
45 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my husband here for his birthday and it was great, perfect for him and he loved it. The kitchen is in the middle of the room and totally open to see which is great. It's quite a large restaurant and when we arrived fairly early in the evening it was pretty empty so I'm not sure why we were sat directly next to someone else. The food was outstanding, perfectly cooked, high quality meat. It won't be for everyone and certainly not for the faint hearted to see half a dead animal on the counter. Service was extremely good-attentive but not in your face. We'd definitely go back.

temper City
Responded on 5 October 2019

Hi Snix, Thanks for your kind words, I am extremely pleased thay you and your husband had a great time with us. I wish you a lovely weekend. Fabrizio

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a mid week dinner with friends. Amazing service and incredible food!

temper City
Responded on 5 October 2019

Hi Louise, Thanks for the fantastic review. I am glad you had a fantastic time and I hope to see you back soon! Regards, Fabrizio

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PK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is fantastic, but the service is all over the shop.

temper City
Responded on 24 September 2019

Good morning Paul, I am sorry to hear about your mixed feeling regarding your experience, but I am glad you loved the food. I would like to discuss it further so feel free to contact me at fabrizio@temperrestaurant.co m Regards, Fabrizio

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MB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Wonderful staff and absolutely fantastic dining! Organising a party with such a great help of the manager was super easy! Highly recommended!

temper City
Responded on 24 September 2019

Good morning Monika, Thanks once again for your great feedback. It was a pleasure to host your party and please, feel free to get in touch with me or Monty directly for your next one. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio

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R
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such good flavours at Temper. The cauliflower was superb. Five plates between the two of us, carafe of very tasty Portuguese red, 90 quid. Job done.

temper City
Responded on 20 September 2019

Hi there, Thanks for the amazing review, I am very happy you had a great time and I hope to see you back soon. Have a great weekend. Fabrizio

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