temper City

4.3
423 reviews
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Steakhouse
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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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Special Offers

Bottomless BBQ Brunch

...enjoy a selection of barbecue'd food and unlimited drinks. (90 minute sittings).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 7 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:30

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM

What 423 People Are Saying
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HP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Still does amazing meat. But menu was more interesting a year ago. The goat stew poutine is missed.

A
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was absolutely exceptional - great variety and all tasted ridiculously good.

P
London
42 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, fun, different but still a high quality presence of meat/steaks/grills. Great lunch menu and the tacos are sublime

temper City
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thanks a lot for the great feedback. I'll pass this along to the team. You just made their day!!!

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HC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff. We will definitely be going back for another special occasion.

JY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rib eye steak was perfectly cooked, so soft tender and juicy! Would recommend to meat lovers. Just be aware they only do large portion (500g) so make sure you come hungry!! Lively atmosphere perfect for a relaxing and fun gathering

temper City
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hey Jessica - Rib eye is one of my favourite cuts as well. Thanks for the nice feedback. My chefs will be happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food done in an interesting fashion. The restaurant is done up well and the staff are friendly

AS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting friends had excellent service and really tasty food.

TR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great attentive service with exactly the table we requested. However once we had orders everything slowed down and the food whilst good was in very small portions. Best yo over order!

ZC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. The meat is amazing. Service was good. Would recommend temper

AT
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at temper and absolutely enjoyed it. Waiter (Rey) was great, explained all the dishes and gave food recommendations. All the food was brilliant. Definitely going back!

AA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food is very overpriced and portions were very small. Best food item was the pork bites which were appetisers. Steak was average, carnitas and tacos were good. Cocktails were okay and for some reason were only filled half the glass.

Ambience of the place is poor, cleared out very early (was a Wednesday to be fair) and full of suits (is in the city to be fair).

Heard better things about the Soho Temper so would give this a miss and grab a tube to Holborn from Bank to go there!

GB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Date Night with my husband and it was perfect! Excellent atmosphere, great food and good service! We sat at the bar, so close to all the action, thoroughly recommend.

CM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Top notch steak, and happy hour when we arrived so great value wine. Good value for quality and great atmosphere

T
London
52 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual - standards never drop. Steak is good and tacos make for an excellent starter

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steaks, a good wine list and relaxed, efficient service.

F
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and lovely staff. Really nice atmosphere and the music was really good too

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good.. when it turned up. Didn’t bring a starter that was ordered, and same with the mains.. 4 out of 5 were brought to the table, the other was forgotten - therefore had to wait to be cooked from the start.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there a few times so far. The food is great, ambiance is excellent and the service is always very friendly. It dors get busy around 7pm, but tables are well spaced, which means that you can enjoy dinner without feeling squeezed.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was unbelievably good. Will definitely plan a return visit. The staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. I would say this is the best restaurant I’ve been in for many years. Go there!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Very good food. Sensible value. Will return.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% perfect steaks and excellent menu selection. We had a great time. Great place if you want to enjoy a good conversation with friends since it wasn't noisy at all, just background music and whoever picked it has very good taste! Deserts maybe not 100% their strength, but we enjoyed them a lot nonetheless!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service & ambience!

Special shout out to the chef, absolutely makes the place great as it is! Get this man a bucketbomb!

T
London
52 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Tacos and steak. Sit by the bar and occasionally the chef shares an extra treat.

P
London
42 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The tacos are sublime! Very different menu that also keeps the steak lovers happy

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten at this restaurant before and have had good experiences. But this time both the beef and goat carnitas were totally undercooked, to the point they weren’t really edible.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

seems unncessary to have the chef loudly banging meat in the middle of service. also waiter was new and didnt know the menu and his english language skills were sub-par, despite him being very nice. the noise from the kitchen didnt help the server.

AR
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a must experience if you like great food being served to you by warm, friendly and knowledgeable people. We love Temper City and will keep returning.

KI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Still with one of the best selections of martinis in London, Temper is perfect for a long, boozy session with friends. Comfortable and still with a nice low-key buzziness even on a weekday afternoon, the only thing that spoilt the visit was the tartare-style burger. Pink is one thing but raw is another and it made an otherwise tasty burger taste odd. Also a shame that their fantastically quirky ‘Mr Faulty’ cocktail isn’t served any more - particularly when it is still on the drinks menu. Would still recommend though, even with the odd misstep this time.

CM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Creative menu, tasty food, good service. Loved it, especially the soft shell crab tacos

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service wasn't great and then they had the audacity to put on service charge - something we didn't realise until we had left. Our lunch took 50 minutes to come out, which isn't ideal when most people only have an hour for lunch. We asked several waiters when our food was coming and they all said in a few minutes (over the course of 20 minutes). Having to rush down our food completely spoilt the experience, in my opinion.

R
London
24 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I ate here just two weeks ago and it was really good. We all ordered fish and were then told there wasn’t any. The dish I had before was awesome so we all ordered that... this time round it was rubbish. My client had hardly any meat on his beef dish...a waste of time. Won’t be returning.

CD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous rib eye as ever!

ME
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Satisfactory lunch with great service and quality food

W
London
59 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I'd been wanting to visit Temper for a while and I wasn't disappointed. It's a large space dominated by the charcoal grill and prep area in the middle. Some of the cuts of meat are on display. Service is a bit hit and miss.

You need to be very hungry to eat much off the main menu as the cuts are huge. I plumped for the cheapest option which was the lamb chop at £18. It was probably the nicest I've ever had. My friend had the ribs, which were also reported as excellent.

The wine list isn't cheap and again we chose the "value" option - the house Tempranillo. Judging by the fact it came in an unmarked bottle I'm guessing they buy this buy the vat and it was drinkable, if a bit bland.

Overall, the quality of the food wins out and I'd definitely come again.

CK
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the smoked beef - delicious. They make a great cocktail as well - bar has a nice ambience

N
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening at Temper. The service was impeccable and the waiter was knowledgable and helped us choose what to order, as we didn’t know what to choose (all looked great!)

The food was amazing, every bite was delicious (especially the pork tacos and the pork ribs!)

We sat at the bar and the staff behind the kitchen were helpful and fun and the happy hour 5-7:30pm meant that 2 starters, 2 meat mains, 2 sides, 3 G&T’s and a Prosecco with service charge was just over £80!

I am already planning my next visit!

TD
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and delicious food combined with quality wine and service made this lunchtime visit very worthwhile and enjoyable!

h
London
108 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really friendly staff, very nice steak and cocktails included in the limitless brunch
Couple of large noisy tables but to be expected

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.

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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