temper City

4.3
385 reviews
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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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LC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelle serviced us and she was brilliant. Food was amazing. We came in for Brunch and had the bottomless cocktails and Porterhouse steak, followed by the cookie with caramel. Having been to Temper City I expected it to be a high standard and it did not disappoint. My favourite of the 3 Temper restaurants.

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HP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food is over seasoned
Too salty
I'm used to this in the US but not here

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L
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here on Friday with a friend and it was lovely. The food was really good, we shared nachos to start were okay. The main was the best part, we shared a rib eye steak, crispy fried chicken with tomato salsa and chips. the food was really really yummm. We also had a bottle of prosecco too which went down very well.

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AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Not as excellent as previous visits, bass civiche not a hit. No lamb at all and other items not available as well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, would definitely recommend the smaller plates (tacos, nachos, tostadas) over the main meals. Good service and an impressive venue - huge side of ages beef on show when arriving was very cool!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable - great wine and food. Pork Rib, smoked beef rib and the amazing cabbage salad. 👌

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server Anna is exceptional. Very detailed about food and very good suggestions. Great service all round and very impressive ! 😀

temper City
Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review. We will pass your wonderful feedback on to Ana, she is a credit to our team Many Thanks Dave

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GK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I believe Temper Soho is better. I liked the last time that we ate at City when the theme was slightly indian. This time the Cocktails were not as good as the same cocktail from Soho. We waited a long time for anyone to take our order and in Soho where the helping staff advised us correctly that we had over ordered and might like to take one main out and replace with greens (lovely). This time there was too much with the fish on top of the platter for 3 and 4 starters.... no greens.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect chilled out brunch/lunch in the Centre of the city. Gorgeous food, plus really good versatile options for everyone in terms of drinks - whether you want bottomless cocktails, a few glasses of bubbly (half price champagne!) or just to enjoy the food. So many places offer ‘bottomless brunch’ that focuses purely on the booze option, but if you love your food and appreciate steak, this is the option for you. Excellent service, laid back atmosphere, would definitely come again.

temper City
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi VixLeyton, Many thanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit on Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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JO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and enjoyed the amazing steak and eggs brunch which is great value for money. Staff were amazing and even offered us a tour of the open kitchen and grills where the food is prepared. Highly recommended and I will be back

temper City
Responded on 20 March 2019

Hi JideO, Thank you for your review. We love to show off our smokers in the rear kitchen and it is always a pleasure for us to entertain our guests and educate them in everything we do. We can't wait for you to come back. Have a great day. Many Thanks Dave

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue. You can see the food cooked in the bbq in the restaurant.
Service was very good and the selection of starters was good quality.

temper City
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hey, Thanks for the review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very, very loud. Otherwise good.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Temper for the first time on Wednesday evening. We ordered a mixture of starters alongside mains of cowboy lam, porterhouse and chateubriand. The food was all excellently cooked however would reccomend sharing the lamb as it was very large.


The wine list was good and our waiter was knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Thanks for a great evening

temper City
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi GrantB, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the range of meats we had, the lamb at around 800g is definitely for the larger appetite, we are glad you were well looked after by our waiters, they certainly know their stuff. They can even tell you about the farmer that reared each of our whole butchered animals. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really amazing food and service but was quite quiet for a Saturday so not much buzz

temper City
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Mj90, Thank you for your review, it is indeed a little quieter on a Saturday, but that should not impact the vibe and feel of our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many Thanks Dave

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L
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing brunch, food outstanding. Great attentive service

temper City
Responded on 12 March 2019

Hi Lev1975, Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great time when you visited us on Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many Thanks Dave

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow at tines and the steak we ordered to share was cold in the middle, apart from that great food and good value

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply the best service I have ever received. The food was outstanding - the goat carnitas were 😍

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Responded on 6 March 2019

Thank you for your fantastic review. We are glad you loved the goat carnitas, We hope to see you again soon

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NB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience- friendly staff and gorgeous food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very interesting and eclectic menu. Some 10/10s but a couple of not so greats

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JL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must order the goat tacos! Portions are a bit on the small side so bill does tend to add up quite quickly.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent as always although the service was a bit slow and they forgot a couple of items.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was so slow!! In there almost two hours, and had one drink, team not attentive at all. We’d have easily drank 2/3 drinks more, but instead had to drink the tap water on the table! You’re losing thousands with your service team

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RR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing!!! Great innovative dishes!!! One of the better dinner spots in London.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic staff. The restaurant struggles to get people in on a Saturday as it is in the City, but people should definitely take advantage of this!!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service, best meal I’ve had in a while. Quiet on a Friday evening as is the City, but means you get looked after very well. Steaks are expensive but worth it, but the normal mains are cheaper and very tasty. The Mutton poutine was exceptional.

temper City
Responded on 8 March 2019

Hi Mish, Thank you for the amazing review. The steaks are definitely worth it, we source all our meat from small independent farmers, where we are able to monitor the animal well being and ensure that only the best product arrives in our restaurants. The mutton poutine is definitely one of our hero dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Extremely attentive and engaging service. Food was good, I wouldn't describe it as true bbq but enjoyable non the less. Drinks were enjoyable and had an excellent range of gins.

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EN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ! However, the starters seemed a little overpriced.

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L
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Was really excited to eat at temper but the experience fell short. The rib eye steak was great but everything else was just flat. The seasoning used on the pork taco and pork carnitas seemed to be the same and tasted of burnt chilli. Very expensive for what we had, which was a less than ok meal and very small portions. Great decor and love the kitchen in the middle, staff were very good too.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best meals I’ve ever tasted! The goat carnitas were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the Bananaramadrama dessert! Our waiter really looked after us and made our night. Lovely atmosphere would 100% recommend to friends and family.

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GW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We seated at the counter so we could see all the action. Loved the interaction with the chefs. Will definitely be going back and would recommend. The steak and soft shell crab were both amazing.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Temper was good, the food was tasty and the service very attentive. However, the portions of the dishes were quite small considering the price.

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SN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Music a bit too loud to have a decent conversation, but can't fault service or food.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good but the service was the best thing. I was a bit worried about the fact that the reservation confirmation email said we'd only have the table for 1.5h but the service was speedy though friendly and in any case it seems like they didn't need the table so we were there for a couple of hours.

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T
London
48 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner

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Responded on 8 March 2019

Hk Triph, Thank you for the 5 star review, it is great to hear that we are doing things well. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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AJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice bar and cocktails. Relatively quiet on a tuesday but they still crowded the customers together - a bit too closely in fact. Food mostly cooked over fire pits and the menu looks interesting. But the flavours were a little muted and missing freshness and a bit of seasoning. Nice enough but I probably wouldn't rush back

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ER
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The BBQ menu is excellent. The goat probably my favourite.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great group lunch at Temper. We shared a bunch of taco plates, some of which were better than others. The cheeseburger taco and the soft shell crab stood out to me with the pork and fish not as impressive. I also had the sea bass ceviche which was really good but the piece of sea bass need to be diced up smaller like traditional ceviche which would make this dish easier to eat. All in all a good but not great meal.

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J
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Group of 7, we all really enjoyed our food and the atmosphere in the restaurant. The cookie desert was to die for. Our server was the most amazing server and even walked us to another bar afterwards. Only thing that could have been improved was the waiter serving drinks, it took a good while for the drinks to arrive once they were ordered. But overall very good and would go back again.

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great service, atmosphere and drinks however the food was not impressive and overpriced.
It's a shame that the beautiful looking meats arrived at our table underwhelming, tasteless and cold.
Was expecting to have my mind blown by the flavours but I'm sad to say that both starters, pork rib and chateaubriand were disappointing at best and cold and unappetizing at worst.
Actually the best thing we had was the ancho beef nachos - would recommend this!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic service from very happy staff. Fantastic steak, Fantastic wine. One of the best Steak meals I have had so long as you like T bone.

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