temper Soho

4.2
1861 reviews
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Steak
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temper is a unique BBQ, steak and open fire pit restaurant where we cook everything in front of your eyes using only wood and charcoal in huge 4.5m long fire pit in the middle of the room.

We only use the best produce available and source our meat from local farms and butcher it all ourselves in house.

We serve this alongside cornish fish and seafood on corn tortillas and flat breads we made in house.

Each week we have ‘Sunday sharing specials’ for the table.

We have 180 seats which you can book but we always reserve room for walk-ins.
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with a congratulatory drink as it was our anniversary, which was a nice way to start. My cocktail was delicious with its shot of mezcal on the side. The food was amazing. The stand out dishes were the smoked goat taco and the smashed cucumber, we had 2 orders of both. We debated desserts as we were quite full but decided to go for it. The cookie baked in the wood oven with fior de latte ice cream was worth the slightly uncomfortable walk home.

The atmosphere was perfect and our waiter was on point and amazing all night.

Would definitely recommend. A bit on the more expensive side as far as evenings go but we drank and ate with care so I think that's more on us then restaurant. Definitely worth the money paid.

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BW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service polite staff and a nice welcome on arrival
The food was superb the wine by the glass a bit expensive had 3arge glasses so maybe next time would peruse the wine list.
The restaurant wasnt busy and we look forward to returning during a busier session.Reckon the atmosphere would be great.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although service started a little slow our experience was good.
Food was amazing. Looking forward to returning sometime soon.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food, but confusing menu

Very busy on a Saturday night

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PK
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I've been to Temper many times and the food is always great. The only negative is that the prices in the last year (at least for the prime cuts) have increased by up to 50% in some cases.

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Y
London
27 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Mostly sharing dishes, with tacos and smoked meats dominating the menu and grilled steaks as specials. We enjoyed the beef fat popcorn, the ambience of the big meats cooking in the middle of the room.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really great food and a lively place to have a meal.

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F
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Vary nice ambience and great location with a very friendly service. Unfortunately the appetite the open grill created was not satisfied by the meat served. Below my personal expectations and pricing too high.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We left totally disappointed;
waiting for the food to come more than an hour; didn't have any salad in the menu; They didn't serve pepper on the table although we asked for it; lastly, our food came full of fat!

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PP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful surprise - great food, atmosphere and decor! Service was a little slow, sat at the counter, but it didn’t impact our meal.

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OT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Margarita I've had since Mexico!

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time at Temper, we were eight people and they really looked after us! Loved it!

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was disappointing and overall experience did not live up to the hype

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and attentive service. Very reasonable price

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and great sharing plate food

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GM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great music! I absolutely loved it - looking forward to coming back!

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I would recommend to a friend, but not for a Sunday.
The sunday menu was fine but limited, we weren't aware there was a different menu and this could have been clearer and the value for money was not great on this menu. This is a shame as the first time I visited (during the week) was excellent, however this visit was disappointing.
Service wise it was okay although staff slightly offhand - We decided to order more food as we hadn't ordered enough and were told it would take 30mins, that's okay but when we acknowledged it, the waiter - in a very rude manner - told us to look around the room and see how busy it was. We weren't bothered about the 30mins we were just surprised when he said it, so his reaction seemed unnecessary.
Overall, not our best experience and I wouldn't return on a Sunday.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

So disappointing. We have been several times and enjoyed but this restaurant does not seem to care any more. From the hostess who insisted on taking a lengthy phone call before seating us to the quality of the meat (the lamb was mostly inedible due to uncooked fat) the entire experience was disappointing. Will not be back.

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RG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and amazing food - as always, which is why I return as often as I have opportunity!!

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Great food. Great wine/ cocktails. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

From the very beginning to being the seated the staff were super smiley and our waiter was extremely friendly and welcoming and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely recommend for friends get together or date night as the ambience is lively and cozy at the same time.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went to Temper for our anniversary dinner. Loved the place and our waiter was friendly and approachable. The food was delicious, except for the chicken which was very pink and chewy. But that wasn't a big deal, they explained the reason and didn't charged us for it. Overall it was a great meal!

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CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was underwhelming. The service was great and so were the drinks! Not the food experience I had hoped for!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Really really poor. Meat over cooked and full of fat and gristle. I should ha e realised when I walked in as place was empty. Good staff but food terrible. Dobt go!

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Black Forest
16 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were here for the first time after having visited the temper city branch several times. Unfortunately, this place wasn't even close to the experience that we are used to. Lack of energy and ambience. We only had a snack which was good in quality but the service was not very attentive.

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AP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and a great atmosphere! I highly recommend the smoked goat and aged cheeseburger tacos, though everything that we ate was delicious.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience at temper and couldn’t have asked for better - server was fantastic and we just enjoyed every part of the meal. The cocktails were also fantastic.

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a
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful space and great atmosphere. Only disappointed by the service, some of the men were on the border of rude and when I went to the bathroom some of them were yelling at each other and did not even move to let me pass. Would still recommend as it may have been a one-off.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a group of work colleagues here to try the food and Temper did not disappoint. The food was tremendous. Well balanced flavours and meat that just melts in your mouth. Our waiter discussed the menu with us in detail and made recommendations that clearly came from experience and knowledge. This is restaurant is a must if you are in the soho area.

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B
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Quick service and great little place for something different

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AC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very nice but they had run out of ribs eye by 7pm on a Thursday evening. When you only offer 3 cuts of steak that is pretty rich.

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FA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, well seasoned, great flavours. Service was also very attentive and great quality. Cocktails were amazing.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Really good food and service, music was too loud. Overall would recommend it.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, great service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary just thought we would try something different. I loved the restaurant but not the food so much. I know it’s a smoke house but I found the flavours overpowering and my beef dish was very dry considering it’s low and slow? The wife on the other hand absolutely love it so I guess you either love that type of food or not. One final thing which did annoy me was when I ordered a gin and tonic they threw a handful of fennel seeds in it which just got in the way and ruined the drink that I had to return and say can we have less fennel please.

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BL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, will defiently be back

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a last minute decision and we haven't regretted it for one second. The open kitchen is a gem, the meat was amazing, the drinks very well thought out and the overall experience makes me want to go back as soon as possible. Highly recommended!

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waiter, delicious food and great setting.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed by our dinner at Temper, which didn't live up to our expectations after reading such good reviews. We thought the food wasn't great (very rich). The service was okay but the music was very loud (which made it hard to have a conversation).

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TB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience with lovely staff and fantastic food!

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