temper City

4.3
413 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.

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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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ZC
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AT
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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AA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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CM
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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GB
London
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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T
London
52 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CM
Chicago
5 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

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LC
London
1 review
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.

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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.

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

Fabulous rib eye as ever!

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

Satisfactory lunch with great service and quality food

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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.

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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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L
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here on Friday with a friend and it was lovely. The food was really good, we shared nachos to start were okay. The main was the best part, we shared a rib eye steak, crispy fried chicken with tomato salsa and chips. the food was really really yummm. We also had a bottle of prosecco too which went down very well.

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AG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Not as excellent as previous visits, bass civiche not a hit. No lamb at all and other items not available as well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, would definitely recommend the smaller plates (tacos, nachos, tostadas) over the main meals. Good service and an impressive venue - huge side of ages beef on show when arriving was very cool!

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AC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable - great wine and food. Pork Rib, smoked beef rib and the amazing cabbage salad. 👌

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server Anna is exceptional. Very detailed about food and very good suggestions. Great service all round and very impressive ! 😀

temper City
Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi, Thank you for your review. We will pass your wonderful feedback on to Ana, she is a credit to our team Many Thanks Dave

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GK
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I believe Temper Soho is better. I liked the last time that we ate at City when the theme was slightly indian. This time the Cocktails were not as good as the same cocktail from Soho. We waited a long time for anyone to take our order and in Soho where the helping staff advised us correctly that we had over ordered and might like to take one main out and replace with greens (lovely). This time there was too much with the fish on top of the platter for 3 and 4 starters.... no greens.

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VL
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect chilled out brunch/lunch in the Centre of the city. Gorgeous food, plus really good versatile options for everyone in terms of drinks - whether you want bottomless cocktails, a few glasses of bubbly (half price champagne!) or just to enjoy the food. So many places offer ‘bottomless brunch’ that focuses purely on the booze option, but if you love your food and appreciate steak, this is the option for you. Excellent service, laid back atmosphere, would definitely come again.

temper City
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hi VixLeyton, Many thanks for the great review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit on Saturday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and enjoyed the amazing steak and eggs brunch which is great value for money. Staff were amazing and even offered us a tour of the open kitchen and grills where the food is prepared. Highly recommended and I will be back

temper City
Responded on 20 March 2019

Hi JideO, Thank you for your review. We love to show off our smokers in the rear kitchen and it is always a pleasure for us to entertain our guests and educate them in everything we do. We can't wait for you to come back. Have a great day. Many Thanks Dave

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OT
London
27 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great venue. You can see the food cooked in the bbq in the restaurant.
Service was very good and the selection of starters was good quality.

temper City
Responded on 19 March 2019

Hey, Thanks for the review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many Thanks Dave

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very, very loud. Otherwise good.

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