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.
Service was good
Lovely food and the staff really looked after us, couldn’t ask for a better service.
Great food and a lovely atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and gave some great recommendations.
Good but food could be more refined and some dishes over priced
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
Amazing steak, the star of the show. Will definitely be back!
Hi Egle, We will be very happy to have you back! Thanks for the great feedback, Fabrizio
Great food in a great setting
Hi Pav, Thanks for your great review! I ll pass it on to the team, they will be happy. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio
Amazing food. Aweosme
Hi there, Thanks for the amazing words. Hope to see you back soon for some more!! Fabrizio
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org om as I would like speak to you in person and get things right on your next visit. Regards, Fabrizio
Excellent food and great service. Will return again
Hi Anu Thanks for the great feedback. I am glad you had a fantastic time with us. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio
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.
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 email@example.com om
Loved it as always!
Really good food, a bit expensive but worth it. Service was great
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
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!
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
The staff were friendly and accomodating
The steaks were to die for
Well worth it
Hi Jane, Thanks for the amazing words, I will pass them on to my team. Have a lovely week, Fabrizio
Absolutely lovely evening - everything was lovely. Thank you
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
Absolutely stunning steak, beautifully cooked. We are never disappointed with the food at Temper.
Hi Ross, Thanks a lot for your fantastic review. I hope to see you back soon! Regards, Fabrizio
Great food, friendly staff, amazing smell from the BBQ in the open kitchen.
We weren't rushed so had a lovely evening.
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
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.
Hi there, Thank you for reviewing your experience, and I am happy to see you enjoyed yourself. Have a brilliant day, Fabrizio
Fellow diners ordered skewers. Not great was the general view. A side didn't materialise. Rare steak sandwich was ok. Wouldn't rush back.
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
Loved it....as always! Never let's us down
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
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+.
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
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.
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
Great atmosphere and exceptional food. Would definitely go again.
Hi Naomi, Thank you very much for your nice comment! I can't wait to welcome you back, Regards, Fabrizio
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!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org om
Food was amazing and service very quick and friendly.
Hi Anna, Thanks for the nice words! I ll pass the message to my team. Have a fantastic day, Fabrizio
Beautiful quality food, friendly and prompt service, .
Hi Steve, Thanks for you fantastic words. I ll pass them on to the team. Have a great day, Fabrizio
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.
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
First time there, and it was no better than OK. Reminds me of Tramshed but devoted to steak. As a comparison to Hawksmoor, Gaucho, New Street etc.. the food is no better and is the same price or more expensive. When you then compare the service and the quality of food, this restaurant is over-priced. It’s set set out like a posh burger joint and half the cuts of meat are under an ambiguous title of “specials”, then the bill arrives and a 400g fillet is £50! We ordered drinks with our main meal, chased the order and had finished eating before the drinks arrived - not good at all!
To sum up, good food, buzzing ambience, service not great and 15% overpriced
Hi Whealie, Thanks for taking the time to break down your experience with us. Of course we aim to give a top service in a bit more casual style, but that doesn't mean to have to chase drinks, I am very sorry for that. I will discuss this with my team and work on it to prevent this from happening again. I wish you a fantastic day, Fabrizio
Food was bland and the beers were warm
Hi Tommy, I am terribly sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. If you are willing to give us another chance I will personally ensure you will have a great time. Regards, Fabrizio
A different and refreshing take on a steak and chips eatery. Had a great kebab with kimchi.
Thought the chips were a tad greasy.
Delicious food. Thank you to the team for catering for all our food allergies.
Hi Melissa, Our pleasure! Thanks for the lovely words, I wish you a great new year, Regards, Fabrizio
Great food and very attentive service. All good.
Hi Phil, Thanks a lot for your review! I am glad you had a great time. See you soon in our venue, Regards, Fabrizio
Great venue for meat and girls who are cold in the winter. Bit of a wait at times for staff
Hi there, Glad to hear you had a good time with us. I will address the wait times with my team. I wish you a great start of the new year, Fabrizio
Food is fantastic. Very different and a real mixture of flavours. Everyone I've taken there has loved it.
Hi Paul, Thanks for the fantastic words, I will pass the message to my kitchen team. They will be pleased. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio
It was such a shame. I have heard good things, but the service was very poor. We arrived at 1.30pm and mentioned we needed to be gone by 3pm. We ordered drinks upon sitting down almost and the food order was in by 1.45pm. At 2.50pm we had to chase the waiters down, rather than them coming to us asking where the food was. They apologised but one of our parties effectively had to leave/eat extremely quickly and rush away. They didn't even have the courtesy to knock that meal off our give a discount, and still charged full service charge. Such a shame where our world is a lot of entertaining. Wouldn't be rushing back as a result.
Hi Louis, Please accept my most sincere apology for delivering a disappointing experience. We will be learning from our mistakes and work better to avoid situations like this again. Feel free to get in touch with me directly if you feel like discussing this any further. I wish you a great new year, Regards, Fabrizio Fabrizio@temperrestaurant.c om
We have been before. This time we tried different dishes, and again the chefs knocked it out of the park. Brilliant flavours, spicing and subtle smoking. And whoever chose the music that night (hearing "Swan Lake" by Blackalicious was a rather brilliant surprise!) deserves a medal - it was great without being too intrusive, and great without being too obvious. The cocktails, too, stellar. All in all one heck of a place.
Hi there, What a feedback, I' ll share it with all my team as an inspiration on how we want everyone to feel like! Have a fantastic start of the new year, Fabrizio
Superb lunch, steak was a little fatty, but still soooo good
Hi there, Thanks for the great review, we keep some of the fat from the roasting joint so it get even more flavour. Have a lovely start of the new year! Fabrizio
Great food and service as always!
Hi Mondie, Very pleased you had a brilliant time with us, Looking forward to having you back soon. Fabrizio
temper City is rated 4.3 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.
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