temper City

4.3
192 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Barbecue
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
Spice, fire, big cuts, gin & wines make up the menu at Neil Rankin's second restaurant in the heart of The City. Situated a stones from Bank Tube, this grand industrial dining room seats a maximum of 250 guests and 300 to stand. The dining bar surrounds our open fire pit sit, where whole cuts are tossed onto the grill to slow cook as guests enjoy the show. Our main events space, The Mezzanine, offers semi-private dining for up to 60 guests seated or standing, with a private bar and dedicated service team. The Mezzanine is perfect for any celebration, dinner or meet. Whatever your requirements, just let us know. Outside we have space for up to 50 people on our terrace. We also have a dedicated bar where you can get the best gin martini in the square mile.
We take reservations throughout the day for any area of the restaurant and we always try to save spots for walk ins.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Meat, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri
12pm -11pm

Sat
1pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 3004 6984
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Neil Rankin
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Area
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Cross Street
Threadneedle Street
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Public Transit
Bank Underground (1 minute walk)Liverpool Street (7 minute walk)Moorgate (6 minute walk)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

temper city is a fantastic new venue in the City. Fire, Curry 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 192 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The restaurant really looked after us. The waiting staff were amazing. Music was fabulous. We had a huge feast, we were given a really informative tour of the kitchen and complimentary dishes and the food was incredible. We loved it at temper thank you for having us we will be back.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Avoid! I wouldn't go back here if the food was free. Worst food ever and total rip off.

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1.0Dined on 7 August 2018

I found the meal to very expensive for what it was - almost £100 for 3 x main courses and 2 x sides - left feeling hungrier than when I went in.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2018

I’m not normally got a sweet tooth, but the Bananaramadrama was out of this world...! And great house g&t, only £4.50 before 7pm

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Not only is the food out of this world but the chefs take the experience to a whole new level. Chef Ali kept us entertained all evening and allowed us to ask as many questions as we wanted. The Chef for the evening (I believe he is usually second in command) was fantastic! Would definitely recommend to everyone I know and make sure they sit at the bar to get the best possible experience.

Would recommend the squid for starter and the chicken and beef rib for main. Outstanding. The surprise of deep fried mars bar at the end of our dinner topped it all off! We left very full and very happy.

Thank you!

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2.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Worst service I’ve had in years!

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2.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Walked past on many occasions and decided to give it a go but was a little underwhelmed. The starter was nice (squid pakora) but thought the Thali was average and expensive for what it was.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Food was exceptional. Up there in my top meals ever and beats a number of Michelin starred restaurants. We attended on a Tuesday evening in late July so it wasn't very busy, hence my 4/5 for ambience. The music is amazing and really added a lot to the experience. I scored 4/5 for service as they were a little slower than I like on a couple of occasions, particularly with drinks, surprising when it wasn't very busy. I would still score 10/10 over all and will 100% be back to try the rest of the menu.

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Think this place is great to go if you are a group of people so you get to try many dishes. Being only 2, the plates were very big so it was enough but we would have prefered to have lots of smaller plates to sample a bit of everything. Great cocktails and wine list!

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Great food, lovely venue and not crazy expensive. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Great place for a different business lunch, tasty food, good service, reasonable price, excellent location

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4.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Great food! This food and flavors are unique and delicious! I highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Great food, Amazing Staff.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

Really great lunch, the £15 express is amazing value.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Got to sit at the counter, the chefs (particularly the sous chef on duty that evening) were amazing, spoke to us about the various foods they use and gave us a great insight into the ethos of the restaurant.

Total meal cost £125 for two courses with beer and wine (plus some crazy irn-bru based shot at the end of the night) but could have easily spent £20 a head for good food and a couple of beers.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a more casual venue with excellent food in the heart of the city!

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5.0Dined on 3 July 2018

The food is fantastic, the service is friendly, the restaurant is massive so you never feel like you're on top of the people next you. They did great at making sure people could eat while also watching the World Cup. One of my favourites.

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3.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Over all a nice place. But with the competition so high in that style of cooking I feel that there are better places to go. Sorry because I have been wanting to visit for a very long time. I just didn’t leave feeling truly satisfied with the flavours. I’m bench marking against Smokestak & Smoking Goat. For mean and spice for me they are the benchmark.

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5.0Dined on 29 June 2018

Great space, fun desserts, meat options were great

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Great food for sharing!

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4.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Always brilliant. Amongst the best Indian food in the City.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Very relaxed, great food and attentive service.

Thanks for a great night

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4.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We had a lovely time at this restaurant. Very spacious, good service, lovely food and really nice wine!! I will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined on 12 June 2018

Interesting food, slightly spoiled by less interested service, and a booth in the corner at around 40degrees...

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2018

The service was brilliant, banging 90ties tunes, and a great looking restaurant. Although the menu looked good the chicken, lamb, and fish curry were too similar, no distinction, and flat. Thalis were good and for an Indian restaurant I found it strange that they served no rice only roti.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We visited Temper earlier on today (Saturday afternoon) and had a great time!
Our waitress was incredibly friendly, welcoming and attentive. She was full of great recommendations!
We went for the Saturday bottomless lunch menu, which was free flowing with prosecco and offered a chance to taste lots of various dishes. All of them were delicious!
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exciting Saturday lunch.
We will definitely be returning soon :)

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4.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Great food, music, experience and see ice. One of my favourite places in london

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Great brunch, excellent service. Shame there weren't many groups, which would have added to the atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on 23 May 2018

We were let down by the service at this restaurant. We asked several times inorder to order our drinks and then our starters arrived before any drinks. Our mains took over 50 mins and were not particularly hot when they arrived. We ordered two portions of fries and only one portion arrived. Overall the quality of the food was quite good, with the exception of my friend that ordered the vegetarian dish that was meant to be a mushroom dish, however it was 90% onions and only had 4 slices of mushroooms. Won't be back again.

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3.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Decent but no exciting. Food was good tasting but menu was a bit one way - meat in sauce.
Service was okay but not too attentive.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Was interesting sitting at the bar watching the chefs prepare food... a bit expensive but interesting take on traditional Indian thalis... g&t menu extensive with some hits and misses.

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3.0Dined on 16 May 2018

Nice burrata starter but disappointed with mains, very expensive for what it was.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Had a really enjoyable leaving meal for a team member. The food was really great with lots of choice (including quite unusual but excellent dishes such as haggis) - the team really enjoyed it. The service was great.

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great food. I much preferred this menu to the soho one. Very friendly kitchen staff but the service on our side of the bar was all over the place. Had to keep chasing things up. Great cocktails once they arrived. If there’s just 2 of you get a seat at the bar

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Temper is incredibly cool - love the slick decor and the menu is brilliantly imaginative - especially the desserts!

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4.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Eaten at Temper city several times. The food this time wasn’t up to usual standard. The thali ate was relatively ‘bare’, the steak overly salty and the goat swimming in oil. Service was great as always.

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3.0Dined on 4 May 2018

I am a big fan of Temper Soho but was less keen on the food concept at this version. The waiter recommended the naked thali and to get 3 dishes and a side. I thought £5 for the thali was steep and there were a lot of random elements that didn’t add much. 3 dishes was too many and we ended up leaving half a dish. We had assumed portions would be more like the Soho version. Overall I was a bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

service was superb as soon as we entered we were greeted with a beaming smile by a lady who asked if we wanted to sit outside but we opted for inside and had an amazing waitress Itinoo? I told the manageress she was outstanding for her help with the menu and not intrusive but always available and informative

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Another great visit to Temper in the City. Highly recommended as an alternative to the bars in the area if you're looking for dinner before heading off somewhere. Service is quick and friendly, the food is delicious (I keep ordering the octopus), and the drinks menu is more interesting than the usual offerings.
We're going to try Temper Soho next time we're over that way.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Absolutely loved it! Great food, fantastic atmosphere
Sat at the talking to the chefs who were giving us bits to try which was awesome
Will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Took my husband for his birthday, as he's seen the reviews and was really keen to go. Not disappointment, the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The meal was very enjoyable we both went for the beef, different options both were very good. Although disappointed with the crab starter. Altogether great evening, would definitely recommend and would go again, maybe get a seat at the counter.

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