temper City

4.4
547 reviews
£26 to £40
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
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Experiences

  • Steak Supper Club

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at temper City every Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7pm, for our Steak & Wine Supper Club. For just £39.50 enjoy a rare-breed British rump steak, fries, a sauce of your choice and 90 minutes of unlimited wine! Bookings are essential.
  • Bottomless BBQ Brunch

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We're on a mission to make up for lost time and enjoy the most of the summer sun, so join us for our Bottomless BBQ Brunch in the restaurant or out on the terrace, every Saturday at temper City! Our famous Bottomless BBQ Brunch includes a brunch platter (meat or non-meat option available) plus 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks. Book a table, meet up with your mates and raise a glass to the return of real life.
  • Festival Moët & Chandon 2 Course Menu

    £39.50 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    London Restaurant Festival Moët & Chandon Menu, enjoy a glass of Moët Brut, a snack, tacos, a main, a sauce, a side and dessert priced at £39.50 for two courses
  • Festival Moët & Chandon 3 Course Menu

    £44.50 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    London Restaurant Festival Moët & Chandon Menu, enjoy a glass of Moët Brut, a snack, tacos, a main, a sauce, a side, and dessert priced at three courses £44.50
What 547 People Are Saying
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely waiter serve us. Monty was great at offering guidance on the menu and really made the meal enjoyable. Couldn't recommend him highly enough. The food itself was delicious. Id recommend the burnt squash mole, the ribeye steak and the duck fat potatoes, all amazing!

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CLATTS510
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Vibe good, quality of service and attention was lacking. decanted wine even before tried it to make sure not off - but worst of all brought our mains before we had even finished starters and then were told chef serves when he is ready not when we are as diners!! great espresso martinis though!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely place and great night but did feel the menu & food lacked a wow factor. The taco’s are a bit samey.

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LewisB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was a shame really, it started well, the crispy pork bites are amazing....incredible. He pushed the aged beef nachos, they were ok, nothing special. The steaks I don't think were well cooked or prepared. The fries didn't arrive till we'd finished our steaks and there were only two other tables with people in the whole restaurant. Everything was very greasy, very very greasy. Maybe if I had a stinking hangover I'd have liked it, or it would have made me violently ill. In this instance it just really disappointed me. Temper used to be sensational, all of them, but something happened and now I'd recommend avoiding unfortunately. The settings are great, well fitted out. The service was less than average but in the wake of covid it is rubbish everywhere. The menu needs sorting out.

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JenniferH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our first visit and it was excellent. both service and food was great and our waiter was very attentive without hovering. would recommend and will be back. thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Went for the bottomless brunch. The service was great, no complaints about the staff but the food and drinks were absolutely appalling.
I’ve eaten at both the Covent Garden and Soho venues and really enjoyed everything so assumed the brunch would be to the same high standards.
Unfortunately the burgers were dried out and in hard stale buns & the cocktails were ridiculous, served in tiny glasses with virtually no alcohol.
Unfortunately it’s put me off going back and definitely wouldn’t recommend the Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great brunch, really friendly team and good selection of drinks

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PaulJ
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed, refined setting. High quality meat dishes with open charcoal kitchen. 1st visit but definitely returning

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OpenTable Diner
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every moment. Attention to detail and food that tasted sublime made this a wonderful experience, not to mention the fabulous atmosphere.

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Duffers
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Had a porterhouse steak which was really good & cooked exactly as we requested. Small plates were average at best. Was fairly noisy so not the easiest place to have a conversation. Service was ok.

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vipLunchy
London
36 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steak and wine , will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner with Temper City. We were planning a simple birthday surprise for our friend, and the staff were so brilliant in arranging the plans. Our waiter was amazing, couldn't have asked for a better one. The food came out quickly, we do not need to wait a long time as we were so hungry from all the walking that day. Overall it was a perfect way to end a lovely day. What a experience. Will defo come back! Also, the music is SUPERB!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking time to wright a review. I am very happy that you've had a wonderful time at temper City. I will pass your feedback to the hole team. See you soon Monty Restaurant Manager

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Emily
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my boyfriend for the bottomless BBQ brunch and we were both so impressed! The food portions were so good, especially as you’re drinking so much it lines your stomach well!
The waiters are so conscious of your table and when you have finished your drinks and they’ll instantly provide you with refills.
The one aspect I was particularly impressed at was that you didn’t have to choose one drink and stick with that for the hour and a half. You can mix and match on the menu so we did get a variety and the cocktails are really tasty!
The music was good and at the right volume as we could still hear each other across the table.
Excellent - would rate more if I could!!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Emily, I am very pleased that you have enjoyed our bottomless BBQ at temper City. I will let all team know about your experience. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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Toma
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food! 100% recommend this place!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Toma, Thank you for a wonderful review. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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MellissaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Restaurant surprisingly empty and lacking atmosphere for a Friday evening. Steaks were disappointing - meal was saved by the small plates and the great service!

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Mellissa, Thank you for taking time to wright a review. I am very disappointed that you didn't enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant. We have open fire pit, 80s music, dimmed lights and beautiful candles. However, I am very please that you have enjoyed our small plates and the great service. Let me know when you are coming next time and I will personally look after your table. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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Abby
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner in a really nice setting. Great service.

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Abby, Thank you for your review. See you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service, food and atmosphere. Small mix up bringing a main as a starter but was all good.

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Mark, Thank you for your review. I will pass the feedback to our team. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really like this place. Excellent tacos and if you’re getting dessert, get the cookie! It’s amazing

temper City
Responded on 28 June 2021

Dear Becky, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you have enjoyed our tacos and desert. Cookie is always an excellent choice and a delicious desert that everyone must try when visiting temper. I hope to see you soon. Monty Restaurant Manager

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isolemnlyswear
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good place & good food .. it was practically empty for a Saturday night so they decided to shut the kitchen & bar at 8pm.. which economically makes sense for them.. but it was annoying to be rushed for food and drink orders.
£13 for two teeny prawn tacos was daylight robbery !! However everything else was nice.. not sure I’ll be back but a nice experience

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Kubla
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu did not have the greatest choice but maybe understandable in these times. What we did have - the rump steak and the lamb - was really tasty and enjoyable. It was quiet because we sat outside - it was noisier inside.

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SharonD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to brunch. Good food, space, staff and vibe. Would deffo go again!!

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GraceT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff, extremely helpful and gave great recommendations.

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Dining1
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great place to eat; so much is right about this place (our first time). Service, food, location and ambiance would call me back, but the poor wine list would stop me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
24 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
4 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
34 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always!

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EmmaLS
New England
2 reviews
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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temper City is rated 4.4 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

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