temper City

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354 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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ET
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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AJ
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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KK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a mouse on the floor in the restaurant!!

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was good, however portions weren’t huge and the BBQ mains didn’t come with much aside from the meat and a bit of sauce. The service was average, our waiter went missing for a while and we ended up being served by someone else. The space is very well designed and lit, and liked seeing the kitchen in the centre

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RT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was great, we could not have asked for a better waiter. However, we preferred the old menu.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibrant atmosphere. Very friendly helpful staff. We sat at the bar and watched the chefs preparing and cooking the food. Excellent!!

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey but great fun, delicious food (meat) and had great service.

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MS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

If you order the Lamb and you do not like floppy and excessive fat then ask the waiter /chef to cook that bit much longer and make it partially crispy and easier /tasty to eat.
Nice ambience but tables and stools near the large window made it fill draughty and cold (was a very cold day to be fair)

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacos were amazing. Steak brilliant. Get the El Bulli beer.

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BM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good all round. Service and food was excellent.

I can see why they are famous for meat, recommend at lest one meat dish from mains.

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FL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Temper on a Sat night and my husband and I both had the 'Saturday Feast' menu which was fantastic. Sitting at the bar, we had a great view of the fire-pit and were able to watch all of the meat being cooked which was great fun. Everything was really tasty, and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, and seemed to genuinely enjoy working there which is always good to see. Will definitely be returning!

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M
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Nice food, but overpriced and the music is way too loud.
I must start by saying that the meat is excellent, but it is very expensive for what it is.
Unfortuantely the restaurant has tried to create atmosphere by having music blaring very loudly. We were one of 4 or 5 tables present and we had to ask to be moved so that we could actually hear each other over the sound of the music. The meat and cocktails were excellent, although the price tag just didn't justify the meal, and the service was quite slow once we were tucked into our table away from the main bar. I have heard such great things about the other Temper restaurants, but this one felt like the prices had been hitched up for the city audience and visiting on a saturday night hoping for a less hectic dinner meant we we ended up paying over the odds. A nice idea, but it feels as though you are paying for the sqaure footage of the place. Won't be coming back sadly.

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AA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Brilliant dinner at Temper last night. We hadn’t been since it had changed from curry and we spoke to the chef (we were sitting on the bar stools overlooking the kitchen) and he recommended some dishes and cooked us up a small amount of goat to try.

The cheeseburger tacos were so good we ordered a second portion and the goat was fantastic but it wasn’t the food which made this meal so special, it was the team there from our waiter, to Michelle who made our dry January cocktails to the chefs and sous chefs. They even all came and sang happy birthday to me!

It was a fantastic evening with great food, we will definitely be going again.

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great vibes and imaginative menu - some dishes much stronger than others, for example the fish tostadas are excellent, whereas the much acclaimed cheeseburger tacos are disappointing. The real star is the meat though - you can tell the quality so make sure you do it properly and get a selection rather than from the bbq section. Atmosphere is buzzy, be prepared to shout to your companions but enjoy watching the open kitchen! Service on a busy Thursday night was very slow, although great personalities when the waiter did come to see us!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service !

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was atrociously slow and cold when it came out. Server said nachos would be out in a couple of minutes and then took almost half an hour.
Main course - steaks were incorrectly cooked and cold when brought out.
And for this money, this was seriously disappointing.

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food and great ambience. Will definitely go back to try something different from the menu. The Pork Rib main and Cookie dough with ice cream dessert were amazing!

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit here. The staff were extremely friendly, attentive with good humour. The food is fantastic and you see it cooked on the barbecue in the restaurant.

Might just be one of my favourite London restaurants this year.

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h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Let’s just say I’m a regular here and always bring someone new with me! My mate loved the personal attention to the food and drinks.

Great vibe and atmosphere it’s my go to place!

The perfect way to start the week!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noisy! Good food thoufh

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great portions and very friendly staff. You will not be disappointed! Will be coming back regularly.

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N
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The guy who served us was awesome, it was a quiet night in the city, and he really was able to spend time with us explaining all about the food and concept

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff were nice and very helpful. Food was tasty. Great music. Will definitely be going back.

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NS
London
32 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue with a good selection of grills and wines. I had the tandoori fish which I thought was somewhat confused...lacking any real taste. Colleague had the steak and loved it. Would probably fo back and choose more wisely

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drinks amazing. Good choice from the bartender when asked to close wine based on my tastes.

Food awesome as always.

Service tends to be a bit slow, but very friendly and knowledgeable. Just a shame it take 5-10 minutes to get a waiter’s attention. And it wasn’t even THAT busy.

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KS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food here - one of my favourite restaurants and always done so well!

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LC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, our guy was amazing but it was busy and the food it take long to get to the table but once there the main course was not so long. Great selection of meats. The Beef Nachos was so yummy and dont forget the dessert.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I really enjoyed the creative cuisine here. The initial service on entering here was good the waiter was very attentive made a good recommendation on a delicious red - but after being seated at the table the service to go downhill from there. We felt like we were forgotten about, we had ask several times for drinks we ordered although I can appreciate staff may have been busy I just didn't feel this was acceptable. This is a real shame because the food was very good I would go back I just hope the service has improved.

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OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. Food was great, was very busy and staff had to be asked several times for some drinks but overall a great meal and would definitely return

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RB
London
190 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Temper City is a great spot for a special meal. The food is fantastic and the staff are really friendly. I’ve been a few times and would definitely return again.

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k
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding steak, good wine list to match, super attentive and friendly staff - get the spot in front of the grill and you will be salivating well before your food arrived. can't recommend this more

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