temper City

4.5
570 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Whole animal barbecue taqueria and steak house. temper City is similar to the flagship in 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 counter dining seats surround 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 temper 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
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  • Bottomless BBQ Brunch

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We're on a mission to make up for lost time and enjoy the most of the summer sun, so join us for our Bottomless BBQ Brunch in the restaurant or out on the terrace, every Saturday at temper City! Our famous Bottomless BBQ Brunch includes a brunch platter (meat or non-meat option available) plus 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks. Book a table, meet up with your mates and raise a glass to the return of real life.
What 570 People Are Saying
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EJSS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails made even better by such amazing service! Highly recommend

KB
KarlB
Bedfordshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! Would recommend for sure.

AV
AustinV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. A tad pricy at around £60 per head for a decent meal and a couple of drinks. Music a little loud for lunchtime business meetings but very good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had an amazing time. The staff sang happy birthday to my friend and brought out some sorbet which was amazing! The champagne, the wine, the food, everything was delicious. Outstanding customer service too!

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vipBIZLUN
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely staff and excellent food - very flavoursome

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vipWhiters
London
51 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a little sporadic. The meat was good and well cooked, but looked a little ‘light’ for 500g. Great wine from the Douro though.

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AliS
Aberdeen
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply divine!

The food, the meat the atmosphere was superb! Couldn't fault them for anything.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellently cooked. Customer service was excellent. And they even surprised my husband with a birthday cake.

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vipAnna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant in London - every time the ambience is amazing, as is the food. Great for date nights!

CB
ChristianB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great place with amazing steak and sides, will definitely visit again :) Great music selection too, for a Thursday

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vipMeliveda
Essex
19 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Slightly disappointing visit to Temper, there was little choice in terms of steaks and the tomahawk we ordered wasn’t anywhere as good as they normally are. However, it’s partially understandable due to the post Covid demand in the restaurant (just three tables)

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening. Lovely food good service. Overall a very good place to go and eat.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
56 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch here. Met up with a friend and was great to see our food being cook in front of us. We went for the bottomless brunch which included a food platter and unlimited drinks (beer, wine and cocktails).

Will definitely be back here. Highly recommend it.

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Brannireviews
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter and waitress were very helpful, knowledgeable and made our experience at Temper top class.

Thank-you again and we would definitely reccomend this restaurant to a friend.

temper City
Responded on 7 August 2021

Hello Branniereviews, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you've had a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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vipLunchy
London
38 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good steak and chips, with lovely wine.
We enjoyed the supper club deal, and would highly recommend it.
Only minor complaint would be the steak was quite cold when served, compared to previous visits, and then we had to wait a little for the fries to arrive.
Generally very good service , and our waiter was excellent.

temper City
Responded on 7 August 2021

Hello Lunchy, Thank you for taking time to review. I am very pleased that you have enjoyed our Supper Club deal. Regarding the steaks I will pass your feedback to the kitchen team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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PaulFarrugia
London
16 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We always love Temper. The food and service are always consistent.

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Daniel
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place that you can book with relatively little notice. Obviously the meats are the main event here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johao was an excellent waiter! Good was great!

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vipNavalS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good as always. Loved the carnitas and ribeye was amazing. Cheerful and friendly service

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SeanE
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a large group (x14). Had to book tables separately as when I called to combined booking got re-directed to Covent Garden and wasnt able to do so. However the staff at Temper gave us a few booths directly next to each other. The service from rafa and team was excellent and the food matched the service, lively atmosphere wouldn't suggest for a romantic meal yet the energy and vibe for group of friends / colleagues was spot on!! Thanks to the team for everything including the handmade shots at the end of the night. Highly recommended.

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vipkelvo
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly attentive staff made the dining experience memorable. Delicious food and wine. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a juicy steak

JM
JonahM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The food is nice however very expensive for little plates of food.

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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely waiter serve us. Monty was great at offering guidance on the menu and really made the meal enjoyable. Couldn't recommend him highly enough. The food itself was delicious. Id recommend the burnt squash mole, the ribeye steak and the duck fat potatoes, all amazing!

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CLATTS510
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Vibe good, quality of service and attention was lacking. decanted wine even before tried it to make sure not off - but worst of all brought our mains before we had even finished starters and then were told chef serves when he is ready not when we are as diners!! great espresso martinis though!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely place and great night but did feel the menu & food lacked a wow factor. The taco’s are a bit samey.

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LewisB
London
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was a shame really, it started well, the crispy pork bites are amazing....incredible. He pushed the aged beef nachos, they were ok, nothing special. The steaks I don't think were well cooked or prepared. The fries didn't arrive till we'd finished our steaks and there were only two other tables with people in the whole restaurant. Everything was very greasy, very very greasy. Maybe if I had a stinking hangover I'd have liked it, or it would have made me violently ill. In this instance it just really disappointed me. Temper used to be sensational, all of them, but something happened and now I'd recommend avoiding unfortunately. The settings are great, well fitted out. The service was less than average but in the wake of covid it is rubbish everywhere. The menu needs sorting out.

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JenniferH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first visit and it was excellent. both service and food was great and our waiter was very attentive without hovering. would recommend and will be back. thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went for the bottomless brunch. The service was great, no complaints about the staff but the food and drinks were absolutely appalling.
I’ve eaten at both the Covent Garden and Soho venues and really enjoyed everything so assumed the brunch would be to the same high standards.
Unfortunately the burgers were dried out and in hard stale buns & the cocktails were ridiculous, served in tiny glasses with virtually no alcohol.
Unfortunately it’s put me off going back and definitely wouldn’t recommend the Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch, really friendly team and good selection of drinks

PJ
PaulJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, refined setting. High quality meat dishes with open charcoal kitchen. 1st visit but definitely returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment. Attention to detail and food that tasted sublime made this a wonderful experience, not to mention the fabulous atmosphere.

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Duffers
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had a porterhouse steak which was really good & cooked exactly as we requested. Small plates were average at best. Was fairly noisy so not the easiest place to have a conversation. Service was ok.

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Farmski
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked for a business lunch and wasn't disappointed.

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vipLunchy
London
38 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak and wine , will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner with Temper City. We were planning a simple birthday surprise for our friend, and the staff were so brilliant in arranging the plans. Our waiter was amazing, couldn't have asked for a better one. The food came out quickly, we do not need to wait a long time as we were so hungry from all the walking that day. Overall it was a perfect way to end a lovely day. What a experience. Will defo come back! Also, the music is SUPERB!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking time to wright a review. I am very happy that you've had a wonderful time at temper City. I will pass your feedback to the hole team. See you soon Monty Restaurant Manager

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for the bottomless BBQ brunch and we were both so impressed! The food portions were so good, especially as you’re drinking so much it lines your stomach well!
The waiters are so conscious of your table and when you have finished your drinks and they’ll instantly provide you with refills.
The one aspect I was particularly impressed at was that you didn’t have to choose one drink and stick with that for the hour and a half. You can mix and match on the menu so we did get a variety and the cocktails are really tasty!
The music was good and at the right volume as we could still hear each other across the table.
Excellent - would rate more if I could!!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Emily, I am very pleased that you have enjoyed our bottomless BBQ at temper City. I will let all team know about your experience. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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Toma
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food! 100% recommend this place!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Toma, Thank you for a wonderful review. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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MellissaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant surprisingly empty and lacking atmosphere for a Friday evening. Steaks were disappointing - meal was saved by the small plates and the great service!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Mellissa, Thank you for taking time to wright a review. I am very disappointed that you didn't enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant. We have open fire pit, 80s music, dimmed lights and beautiful candles. However, I am very please that you have enjoyed our small plates and the great service. Let me know when you are coming next time and I will personally look after your table. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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Abby
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner in a really nice setting. Great service.

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Abby, Thank you for your review. See you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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MarkC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, food and atmosphere. Small mix up bringing a main as a starter but was all good.

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Mark, Thank you for your review. I will pass the feedback to our team. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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temper City is rated 4.5 stars by 570 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.