temper Soho

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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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JB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went on a Sunday (early-ish) so the restaurant was quiet when we entered, although the music made for a good atmosphere - great playlist by the way!

Food was great and the theatre of the central fire-pit was definitely more entertaining than the show we'd just been to see.

Almost faultless food - the famous tacos are incredible, I wish we'd tried all of the flavours.

Service was good and unobtrusive, although it did take ages to get the bill at the end. This is a small gripe really, as the action in the kitchen meant hanging around was no hardship

GG
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Second time there, first on a Sunday. They mainly serve the Sunday roast, with different type of meats. Unfortunately very oily and fat.
Not busy, but waited long time for food and to order wine.
Won't recommend, at least not on a Sunday

AO
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food and wine was pretty expensive for the quality. The beef carnitas for example was very dry. The service, atmosphere and setting were better then the food which although good could have been better.

HE
London
80 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Just love temper. The whole experience is like restaurant theatre. Powerful punching flavours ("its all about the goat" ... well actually the steak, tacos, sauces, and of course the cookie as well), tongue tingling cocktails with professional, friendly and enthusiastic service. Coming as just two, we booked seats at the counter - great to see the meat-masters in action. Looking forward to coming back!

HJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and very good service. Beautifully cooked steak - sitting at the counter we could really see the care taken over each meal.

LG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my third visit and after loving Temper Soho the first two times, I really feel that it’s gone a bit downhill. Still good, but good not as good as it was, and service not as good either.

CF
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious, service giod and the staff helpful. I'd recommend to everyone except that it was far too loud!

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food that we got was amazing quality, loved sitting at the bar and there was a good vibe. Only reason we marked down service was that there was confusion over a dish that we ordered and the wrong one came and that it took them a while to take our dinner order. They did not have chips/fries to go with the meat which surprised my friend.

temper Soho
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi there, Thank you for leaving your feedback with us Helyeah. We are sorry to hear that the service wasn't up to scratch on this occasion although we are pleased you enjoyed the food (even if there were no chips!) Best, Temper Management

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RT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always just gutted the beef fat tacos are no longer on the menu.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such good food! Recommend the porterhouse!

temper Soho
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you so much for the 5*. We love the Porterhouse too! See you again soon. Best, Temper Management

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CF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! My husband said he had the best meal ever - he chose the rib eye on the bone as a main - and mine was certainly up there. The atmosphere was great and the service impeccable. What a fantastic experience.

temper Soho
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello CharlotteF, Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes us all very proud to hear such lovely feedback like this. We can't wait to have you and your husband back in the basement again really soon. Best, Jemima and the management team

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Didn’t enjoy the food but great atmosphere & music

temper Soho
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi SCOR, Thank you for your feedback - it's a shame to hear you didn't enjoy the food, but we are pleased you liked the vibe! Best, Temper Management

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, in a very modern enjoyable atmosphere. Staff were extremely friendly. Great value for money

temper Soho
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hi Damo, Thank you for the kind words, thrilled to hear you had a great time with us. Looking forward to seeing you next time! Best, Team Temper

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ED
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Amazing food. Terrible service. The manager is very argumentative

a
London
22 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really fun to go in a group, it’s a fun ambience. But the food is also great. We shared a few steaks and some tacos and a few bottles of wine and we had a perfect evening

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were given a table right next to the main cutlery station and so could not hear at all.
My girlfriend ordered the fillet steak, it took 25 minutes and a sirloin cut came instead, we mentioned it to the waiter and the chef assured us it was a fillet (it was 100% wasn’t).
I had the bone in rib eye which was over salted and over done.
Genuinely nowhere near as good as expected.

temper Soho
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hello Cdavidson23, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment with us. I am sorry to hear that your temper experience didn't live up to expectations, this sounds off the mark of our usual standard. I'd love you to return so we can show you how we usually do things temper-style. Please feel free to email me on jemima@temperrestaurant.co m

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D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great fun Friday night dinner. Service really helpful and efficient.
Some reviewers complain about the noise. OK its a bit noisy, but you are in Soho for heaven’s sake on a Friday. What do you expect?
The food is great - OK it’s not Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, but the steak, goat, haggis tacos etc etc are very different from standard fodder, are well cooked, and taste fantastic.
Chill out, have another beer. And enjoy yourself. You will live longer.
Definitely one to repeat.

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere..this was my third visit and will be going again soon

temper Soho
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hey Terry, We are so pleased you love it here with us - looking forward to having you back in the basement again soon! Best, Temper Managers

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening at Temper. Service was attentive and the food was great. Especially liked the cheeseburger tacos

temper Soho
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hey Laura, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment. And we love the cheeseburgers too! So pleased you had a good time with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Team Temper

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AJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I think the taco's are great and would recommend them but if you want really good steak then there are better options in my opinion (I love Goodman's but it is expensive!). It's good fun for a group but wouldn't go here for a date. Middle of the road I'd say but fun.

temper Soho
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hello AlexJ, Thank you kindly for leaving your feedback with us - next time you must try our smoked meats... the real showstoppers of the menu! We hope to see you again soon with friends. Kind Regards, Team Temper

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OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service felt a too rushed. Food was great but portions were a little smaller than expected so it would have been good for this to have been mentioned in advance so we could order appropriately.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal at Temper. Good meal, good service, reasonable prices.

U
London
26 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went here on Sunday for a family meal. To be honest we were a bit caught out that it was the Sunday lunch menu as our booking was at 5.30. The menu was based on different roasts being shared family style. We went with the sirloin and the goat, the veggies and Yorkshire pudding. The meat was very tasty and the portion size worked out well. The service was polite if not particularly engaging and it would have been good to have some explanation as to how the family sharing worked. Desserts were excellent!
The layout and design of the restaurant is really nice.
All in all we had a nice time and that's what family meals are all about!

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Sunday lunch menu has changed to be more of a sharing style, with meats ordered mainly by 100g weight. The meal was not as good as the Sunday lunch menu was before they made this change, which is disappointing. We also had the Cauliflower Mole which was quite raw and bitter and not to our taste (though this is likely to just be down to our preference). Disappointing this time around as Sunday lunches at Temper used to be worth shouting about and now I wouldn't be so confident.

r
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The starters and desserts were great but the main course was a bit disappointing in both portion size and quality. Overall still a good experience but it was good, not great.

DW
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

fantastic fun place good food and service, had the Sunday dinner with the family. The food size was ok but need more veg and Yorkshires for a Sunday.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food; loved the counter top experience watching the kitchen. Service could’ve been better but atmosphere was very fun and lovely.

HM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vibe in the restaurant especially seeing the huge fire pit.

Was hoping to see large cuts of meat at the table (as per the your tube blog) but the portions were smaller than expected vs. the cost of the bill.

Would go again as the quality was top notch!

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was lovely but the service ruined what would have otherwise been a great evening. We waited for close to an hour for our food and the drinks were slow too.

Management recognised that our food was slow but did nothing to speed up the process apart from reassuring us “the food is coming”.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Deffo coming back for more asap!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food!

L
London
37 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great option if you love meat! The beef kebabs and beef nachos were delicious, Thai larb was good too but a little too meat heavy. We got a free main and drink as part of the SpottedatTemper promo which was fab value but otherwise it is on the more exy side. Dessert delicious, cocktails were average though. Overall still a good experience and would be great for a date!

JP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak!

J
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I’ve paid a lot more money for excellent food but frankly our meal was a rip off!
The “cheeseburger “ starter at £9 is 1.5 mouthfuls of indifferent taste which I suggest is rebranded as something exotic to justify the price because it certainly is not recognisable as a cheeseburger
I guess it may be viewed a a mistake to choose fish in a meat lovers establishment but if it’s on the menu & you specifically agree that it can be filleted, then you don’t expect a cupful of bones on your plate!
That wine was ok and by comparison to the food, reasonably priced. Our waiter did his best & acknowledged that the fish was not good by offering us two free sweets.

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, some of the best meat I've ever had. Specifically the aged meat, and goat, and cookie dessert. Standout dishes. The steak was better than at most of the famous steakhouses out there.
Service was great, friendly and knew exactly the right things to recommend.
Literally the only slight I'd give this place is the music volume. A bit too loud for me, made it a bit difficult to converse.
But otherwise, with the view at the counter and the great vibe, excellent restaurant to hit up.

LS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal sitting at the central counter with great view of the prep and cooking. Lively atmosphere and attentive service. Wonderful Rioja, amazing goats cheese tacos and best steak in a long time. Recommend highly!

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This was such a birthday treat but we felt hugely let down. Very expensive for low quality food. The servers were helpful but obviously on the upsell. Very very disappointed and will be telling others not to go

temper Soho
Responded on 24 August 2019

Dear Martha, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we are very sorry to hear your experience on such a special occasion did not live up to your expectations. We would love to see you again at Temper Soho and make things right, please do not hesitate to get in touch and email alex@temperrestaurant All the best

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PA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Some of the food was great (starters, goat, filet) some not great. 2 dishes of Porterhouse where stone-cold, one ribeye got forgotten. The waiter was unfortunately over worked with what appeared to be too many tables - though I’m no restauranteur so maybe not qualified to comment but for sure he could not support us sufficiently. Shame as it really has the potential to be a great restaurant, sorry guys but at premium prices you expect good service.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent ambience, tasty food, and lovely setting. The meat dishes were great - the vegetables, less so. Still recommend though!

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall we had a great meal at Temper. The steak was delicious but the side dishes weren’t as tasty and the guacamole was disappointing.

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