temper City

4.3
182 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, Contemporary Indian, Contemporary Asian
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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)
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Special Events & Promotions
We will be hosting a number of exciting events throughout the year, so please do
keep an eye on the website for up to date happenings at temper City or better yet, sign up to our newsletter for all things temper!
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

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 182 People Are Saying
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London
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

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

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FF
Hawaii
4.0
Dined on 12 July 2018

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

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 12 July 2018

Great food, Amazing Staff.

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G
London
5.0
Dined on 10 July 2018

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

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined 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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WH
London
5.0
Dined 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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OT
London
3.0
Dined 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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d
London
5.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Great space, fun desserts, meat options were great

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R
London
4.0
Dined on 27 June 2018

Great food for sharing!

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A
London
4.0
Dined on 27 June 2018

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

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Very relaxed, great food and attentive service.

Thanks for a great night

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JL
4.0
Dined 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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AD
3.0
Dined 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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FO
London
4.0
Dined 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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OT
London
5.0
Dined 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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EK
Glasgow
4.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

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

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L
London
5.0
Dined 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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LJ
2.0
Dined 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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KS
London
3.0
Dined 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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f
London
4.0
Dined 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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NT
London
3.0
Dined on 16 May 2018

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

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MT
4.0
Dined 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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DP
London
4.0
Dined 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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S
London
4.0
Dined 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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OT
London
4.0
Dined 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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LS
London
3.0
Dined 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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AH
London
5.0
Dined 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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AM
London
4.0
Dined 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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A
London
5.0
Dined 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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G
London
4.0
Dined 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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A
4.0
Dined on 26 April 2018

Excellent food but 2 meals arrived cold and the replacements took over 20 minutes so were eventually cancelled. Service could have been better dealing with that. Would definitely still go again however, the food we did have was delicious.

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F
London
3.0
Dined on 23 April 2018

I really wanted to love Temper City, but I was disappointed. I didn't feel that the concept they were trying to achieve, of curries/thalis + charcoal/BBQ meat worked together (it should have done, as so many Asian restaurants have curry and tandoor options that totally work but the meat was not spiced enough, the curries were not hearty or substantial enough, the bare thali option which is recommended is just full of trimmings that work better with rice, like bombay mix, matchstick potatoes and pickle) the portions were too small and overpriced in my opinion. The venue is gorgeous but was only 1/6 full and so it was totally lacking in atmosphere. As the restaurant got slightly busier, the good service petered out too.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 19 April 2018

Only slight issue was that starters, sides and mains all arrived within 5mins of each other. While I didn’t matter too much due to type of food and may have been intentional, it is still good to let patrons know as it was my first visit. Thanks

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J
Toronto
4.0
Dined on 18 April 2018

Delicious menu with interesting flavours and mix of different cuisines. Friendly staff with good service. Would recommend for a date night or casual evening with friends.

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FB
5.0
Dined on 14 April 2018

Dined with my wife on a Saturday night - was surprisingly busy for a Saturday night in the city. Food was delicious and delightfully different - Indian flavours meets BBQ. The squid pakora and pork belly curry were particular highlights. Vibrant atmosphere - can imagine this being a great place to go with a group of friends as the drinks list is great and the strong flavours stand up really well to free flowing booze. Altogether a really fun night with brilliant food and service.

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v
5.0
Dined on 13 April 2018

Amazing service! As soon as I entered the resturant there was a member of staff to assist me to the waiting area. Food was delivered speedily. Overall a great experience!

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AM
London
5.0
Dined on 13 April 2018

Another fantastic meal at Temper. We've been a few times now and it's been brilliant every time. I tried the octopus starter and it was delicious, really tender. My chicken main course was equally yummy and was served with a salad, so I felt very healthy (hides the beer). I didn't have room for dessert but managed a spoonful of the husband's bananadrama - fantastic.
Great location, friendly staff, delicious food, and change out of £100. Great music too!

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 10 April 2018

Excellent food and service- the chef Neil Rankin was known to us and was the specific reason for visiting the restaurant- and we were not disappointed on any level. The menu is adventurous and dishes were all incredibly tasty (4 starters, 4 main course. and 2 deserts). Highlight Korean Haggis (nice twist), mutton roll and crab cakes- rump steak and beef rib. Service was outstanding and friendly/ truly 5* and highly recommended

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SC
4.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

Abbiamo cenato molto bene , carne ottima i condimenti forse troppo speziati per palati italiani ma per il classico tutto perfetto , i camerieri erano simpatici e il locale molto bello

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DE
3.0
Dined on 7 April 2018

I reserved a table at Temper City for a Saturday dinner for four people with the intention to order the Feasting menu they list on their website. Unfortunately we were told when we arrived and were handed the standard menus that the Feasting option was not available and had to be prearranged in advance. Is does not state this anywhere on the Temper City website, nor was it communicated when the booking was taken. This was very disappointing because I made the reservation at this restaurant specifically for the Feasting menu. The food we did order instead was decent, and the staff were friendly and attentive to our table.
Apart from this, the ambiance of the restaurant was awful. We noticed as we arrived that the music was quite loud, booming through the very large restaurant space that on this particular evening was quite empty regarding customers. We asked the waiting staff if the music could be turned down, we believe it was slightly but only for it to be turned up even louder later in the evening. The customers present were trying to enjoy their food and talk with friends across their respective tables and were having to shout at each other to do so. I don't know what type of venue Temper City is trying to be, but for me music is fine in the background as long as it doesn't drown out the entire space. In general, places like this are either a restaurant or a club type venue, not both at the same time.

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