temper City

4.3
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£26 to £40
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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 save spots for walk-ins.

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4.1
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was good

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FoodFun20
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and the staff really looked after us, couldn’t ask for a better service.

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RebeccaB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and a lovely atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and gave some great recommendations.

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vipAndyY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good but food could be more refined and some dishes over priced

temper City
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hi Andy, I am sorry we couldn't quite hit the spot in your recent visit. Next time you are in ask for me and I will ensure you will have a brilliant evening! Fabrizio

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EgleS
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing steak, the star of the show. Will definitely be back!

temper City
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hi Egle, We will be very happy to have you back! Thanks for the great feedback, Fabrizio

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PavC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great setting

temper City
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hi Pav, Thanks for your great review! I ll pass it on to the team, they will be happy. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Aweosme

temper City
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hi there, Thanks for the amazing words. Hope to see you back soon for some more!! Fabrizio

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MoJo8
London
58 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like this place and the variety of options. The non steak meat dishes are great as well as the vegetarian side dishes - burrata and grilled hispi corn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A very disappointing visit to Temper City. The restaurant was very quiet at 8:15pm! Always a worry when you walk into a quiet restaurant when you have walked past restaurants that were heaving and we had a drink in one round the corner in St Paul’s and it was soo busy!
Service is very mixed. We sat at the bar looking into the kitchen, chef obviously bored as they were chatting all the time in a open kitchen!
Food was a little meh. Taco starters at £9 tiny! Pork nibble was good but couldn’t really not be, off cuts of pork belly deep fried!
Mains were the most disappointing £30+ for a T-Bone which is fine but it was so thin! And hardly any fillet on it, the cooking was a little off as well asked for MR more like M. Sitting by the kitchen you could see how they cook the fries, left over cooked ones cooked again with fresh ones so you end up with some that have been triple cooked and hard. Desserts were not great and only 4 to choose from had the “cookie” which was a soft dough with a little chocolate sauce at the bottom very uninspiring!!
Waiters asked if everything was ok but it felt more like robotic procedure then actually caring. When I said it was ok they just replied ok thanks.
Overall a very disappointing night.

temper City
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am terribly sorry we didn't manage to meet your expectation and I would like to discuss your experience further. Please contact me at fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om as I would like speak to you in person and get things right on your next visit. Regards, Fabrizio

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vipAnu007
London
60 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Will return again

temper City
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Anu Thanks for the great feedback. I am glad you had a fantastic time with us. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio

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Stephen
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was amazing, unfortunately service didn’t even nearly come close. Waiter communication/English was much to be desired. Desert didn’t arrive. Beers took an age to reach the table.

temper City
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your feedback, I will work hard to ensure communication from my team is spot on. Please feel free to contact me privately if you would like to come back as I will ensure you will have a brilliant time. Regards, Fabrizio fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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vipContentedDiner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always!

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EmmaL
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, a bit expensive but worth it. Service was great

temper City
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Emma, I am so happy you had a great time with us! I ll pass your great feedback to the team! Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service could have been better and I was originally informed I'd have a booth for the meal, but was placed in front of the kitchen. However, the food was excellent and we both throughly enjoyed our visit!

temper City
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback, I am sorry about the miscommunication regarding your table request. I am glad that you had anyway a great time and please feel free to contact me directly when you want to book with us again. Regards, Fabrizio

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JaneP
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent evening

The staff were friendly and accomodating
The steaks were to die for

Well worth it

temper City
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi Jane, Thanks for the amazing words, I will pass them on to my team. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely evening - everything was lovely. Thank you

temper City
Responded on 17 February 2020

Hi There, Thank you so much for your great feedback! I am glad you spent a great time with us. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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RossB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Absolutely stunning steak, beautifully cooked. We are never disappointed with the food at Temper.

temper City
Responded on 24 February 2020

Hi Ross, Thanks a lot for your fantastic review. I hope to see you back soon! Regards, Fabrizio

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nclo
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff, amazing smell from the BBQ in the open kitchen.
We weren't rushed so had a lovely evening.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thanks a lot for you fantastic review. Glad you had a brilliant time, and we hope to see you back soon. Have a fantastic day, Fabrizio

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
48 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The menu is varied with some great dishes. I love the fact that they cook the food in the middle of the restaurant so you can see them at work.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your experience, and I am happy to see you enjoyed yourself. Have a brilliant day, Fabrizio

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Migster
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fellow diners ordered skewers. Not great was the general view. A side didn't materialise. Rare steak sandwich was ok. Wouldn't rush back.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Migster, I am sorry to hear your experience was average at best. This is not what we want for our guests as we aim to give everyone a great time for food and service. Please contact me directly if you would like to come back as I will ensure we will wow you and your party. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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vipContentedDiner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it....as always! Never let's us down

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your fantastic words. Glad we give you a great experience every time. We'll keep it up! Regards, Fabrizio

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SteveC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Sadly disappointed despite reading good reviews. We went on a Saturday night, and it wasn't busy. Starters we're very good, particularly the tacos, but everything else was underwhelming. We could barely drink some of the cocktails (and we're not particularly fussy when it comes to alcohol). And the steaks (we all had the ribeye) just didn't have the wow factor I'd expect for £30+.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry we were not able to provide a fantastic experience on this occasion. I truly believe what we do is special and if you would like us to give us another chance I would like to organise your next visit personally to ensure you will have a great time. Feel free to contact me at Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om Regards, Fabrizio

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vipHuggybear
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Loved Temper City's Bottomless food and drink and found out as I arrived that the bottomless Food and drink had become a bottomless drink only, yet the price charged remained the same. While the food is tasty and the cocktails are nice, it no longer feels like great value for money. Such a shame, was one of my favourite places.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback on the bottomless brunch. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the choice of having only bottomless drinks, but we believe that the platter we serve has a very good amount of food on it and therefore there was no need to a top up. I will pass on the message as your feedback will help us improve. Regards, Fabrizio

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Naomi
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and exceptional food. Would definitely go again.

temper City
Responded on 14 February 2020

Hi Naomi, Thank you very much for your nice comment! I can't wait to welcome you back, Regards, Fabrizio

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday - steak was amazing, staff were attentive and we managed to take advantage of the happy hour which was a bonus!

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Emma, I am glad you had a brilliant time with us. Please pass once again our birthday wishes to your boyfriend. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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CarlosV
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I love Temper and have visited several times previously. However, this was the first time that I have left disappointed. The staff weren't able to explain to me some basics about the menu, such as the difference between a T-Bone and a Porterhouse steak (which i had to Google instead) and nor did they know what the Picanha special was (I still have no idea).

the second disappointment was the T-Bone steak which I ordered. It was not a T-Bone at all but rather a Sirloin on the bone. There was no fillet at all. Secondly the steak was extremely thin (less than 1cm I would estimate).

This meal was with a client so I didn't make a fuss at the time, but do expect much better from Temper based on prior good experiences.

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Carlos, Thank you for the precious feedback, I will work very closely with my team to ensure nothing like this happens again. I would like to apologise for the disappointment experience. Please get in touch with me directly when you want to book another time and I will personally ensure you will have a great experience. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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Anna
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service very quick and friendly.

temper City
Responded on 25 January 2020

Hi Anna, Thanks for the nice words! I ll pass the message to my team. Have a fantastic day, Fabrizio

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful quality food, friendly and prompt service, .

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Steve, Thanks for you fantastic words. I ll pass them on to the team. Have a great day, Fabrizio

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ScottW
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Having visited the Soho restaurant in the chain and had an amazing night I was expecting another great experience but this was far from it.

The ambience of the venue das OK but was spoiled by the very loud 90s music that was playing. Seemed to be more for the staff than customers.

Staff just didn't seem bothered or wasn't to help. We ordered steak but had to ask for the special cuts. We were told they only had Chateau Briand but at 300g only. So we ordered two. When they were delivered we were told sorry they were actually 400g steaks. Why couldn't they have said this when we ordered or before they started coming them?

The steaks themselves were OK, they were medium rare as ordered but clearly had not rested as lots of blood on the plate. Aside orders were OK but nothing special.

Then when we got the bill we had also been overcharged for the wine. When questioned they said they had run out of the wine we ordered so just gave us a note expensive one and charged us more.

Overall, left very disappointed and would not return to this location. It is fine if there is an issue with food and drinks but I expect either to not be charged or to be told in advance not just hidden in a receipt.

temper City
Responded on 17 January 2020

Hi Scott, I totally agree on all the point raised and I will investigate this further. If you would like to get in touch with me directly I will be able to gather more info. I am deeply sorry your experience was spoilt and I hope you will give us another chance to show you what we are really made of. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om

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Whealie
London
4 reviews