temper Soho

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Dear guests,
We are sorry to inform you that Temper Soho will be closed from Wednesday 18th March until further notice.

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 our meats alongside tacos, parathas, made in house and mezcal cocktails.

Each week we have our Sunday Roast that is perfect for a table of 2 or 10 with it's sharing style platter.

We have 180 seats which you can book but we always reserve room for walk-ins.
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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ok I had a porterhouse steak med rare but was medium to well

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! And the service too was very friendly! Music was awesome.

E
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great welcome when we arrived. Great table, very comfortable. Food was delicious but apart from the fish, which was hot , the food was tepid in temperature. The beef in the carnitas was amazingly flavourful ! House salad was disappointing as it was a small handful of leaves and for some bizarre reason had coconut in it which I can’t stand. £5 for the salad was expensive. We tried a number of sides including hispi cabbage and the burata with lime. Both delicious. Overall we had a great meal and would come back again. Prices were a little on the high side but not too much to dissuade us from returning.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar and have the cheeseburger tacos.

V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The atmosphere is great, music is cool, food is excellent and staff is nice. Good for evening with friends or even business dinner.

ME
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Roast was really nice, we had the ribs, lamb and goat. All really delicious. We felt it was a bit light on the vegtables, this could have been solved easily as i imagine is the cheaper part of the meal.

GB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit. Great location and great ambience. Was on the expensive side for what you got especially 2 small tacos for £12, but would give it a try.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The cocktails were watered down and the main courses food were cold when they arrived, but the icing on the cake was that we were asked to leave within “a few minutes” because they needed the table. We were not offered dessert, coffee or anything because there wasn’t time! Not going back...

SG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing. Very friendly waiter boded well but then drinks and all 5 dishes were brought immediately and all at once. Chicken wings were cold and flabby. When asked they were microwaved but not much improved. Other dishes were quite tasty but had all been cooked a while and standing around. Smokestak and Black Axe Mangal do it much better.

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great atmosphere, great food. Service could of been slightly better, but it was a busy Friday evening.

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theatre meal. Would recommend to others and would come again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Firstly, we had a person who was gluten free and received mixed messages from our waiter and the lady who brought our food about what did and didn't have gluten in it which was confusing and I think unacceptable and dangerous for people with an intolerance.

Our waiter was extremely rude from the beginning and got progressively worse as the night went on. Not all the food we ordered arrived - which we highlighted to the lady who brought it but she obviously did nothing about it as it still didn't arrive. Then after we had eaten what did arrive we decided we were still hungry, so we told our waiter that instead we would like to order some steak. He did not tell us at the time that this could take up to 30 mins (which is ridiculous anyway for 1 medium cooked steak!) and given that he knew we had already eaten I feel this was especially relevant. After 30 mins we complained about how long it was taking and he assured us it would be with us in a couple of minutes. After another 15 mins the steak had still not arrived and we'd had no communication from him, so after failing to attract his attention I went up and waited for him to finish with another table so I could talk to him. He saw me and tried to ignore me again but couldn't, at this point he gave me some attitude like I was wasting his time and it was a chore to talk to me. When I told him to forget the steak and we'd have the bill instead he just said he'd have to talk to his manager, then proceeded to bring the bill over, with 12.5% service charge added to it! When he came back for payment I said we wouldn't be paying the service charge. He then brought a revised bill without even questioning it or saying anything. At no point did we receive any sort of concern, apology or care that we were still hungry after waiting 45 minutes and dissatisfied enough to leave without paying the service charge. Not a single word!

We paid £36.50 per head for a small amount of food and a lot of aggro, which is unacceptable!

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Sadly the food was cold, for a wood fired place this was ironic.

Service was unenthusiastic

Sad as I had been before and it was great!

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Waiter was unhelpful, vague and didn’t explain the menu properly
Consequently we ordered incorrectly and had to re-order some dishes and had too much of others

Not a great experience

The food was delicious

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We had a waiter who was either not happy with being at work on a weekend or not happy serving us. Made it a poor experience

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish we both had an amazing time. The food was delicious. The music was interesting and a joy to listen too. Our server was patient and explained the whole process clearly. Will come again with friends

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for your lovely review! Looking forward to having you back with pals soon! Team Temper

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KS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, would include more sauces with some of the tacos e.g. the mushroom ones because otherwise its just seasoned mushrooms on a taco. Otherwise, food delicious, great atmosphere, music and service, and the food costs how much it is worth. This is still my favourite restaurant in London - but bring back the chili bone marrow taco!!!

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi KatS, Thank you for the feedback - glad to hear we are still your fave. And I agree, the bone marrow flatbread was the BOMB!! Hopefully we'll get it back on the menu one day... Team Temper

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C
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great space, brilliant ambience and loved the music. Goats cheese taco to start was delicious, but the carnitas to follow weren’t great. I think the food here is good but would just choose differently next time and go for the steak. Bottle of Pinot noir was stunning and good value, but for what we ate it felt overpriced. Will definitely return to try the steaks and I can’t fault the staff on their helpfulness with my strict gluten free requirements.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi Caspar, Thank you for leaving us your review - sorry to hear the carnitas didn't blow you away, although I am pleased to hear everything was delicious for you! We take dietary requirements very seriously, so I'm glad the team were helpful and accommodating for you. Kind Regards, Jemima Assistant General Manager

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T
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Terrible service backed up by fairly average food. The waiter couldn’t have cared less if he tried. The starters were average at best (avoid the haggis taco), but the mains were certainly better, nothing amazing though. Wouldn’t recommend or go again.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi Teak, Thank you for your review. If you have the time, please feel free to email me on Jemima@temperrestaurant.co m as I would like to investigate your visit further as this sounds very disappointing behaviour from your team. Kind Regards, Jemima

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great the staff at front of house were very helpful when we asked to get seats at the bar and our waiter was excellent. Food was top notch got the porter house steak up there with one of the nicest steaks I’ve had. Only problem was the place was a bit dark but I would 100% come back again.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you for the lovely review robbiem, looking forward to seeing you again soon! Team Temper

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OS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can easily recommend with Temper... Great food, great service... Really good value

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you OrnS, so pleased you enjoyed everything about your visit! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Team Temper

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I LOVE their steaks. Mainly Ribeye and Porter House.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Thank you Amir, pleased to hear it! Team Temper

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PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The concept of the restaurant is great. Small dishes and large steaks sliced to share. Cocktails are nice as well. The energy of the venue reflects this, groups chatting and couples not really there for a quiet evening for two. Unfortunately our service didn't match, they weren't welcoming, uninterested and felt like they'd rather be somewhere else.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 March 2020

Hi there PaulB, Thank you for taking the time to feed back to us. This sounds very out of character for our team. My email address is Jemima@temperestaurant.co m if you have the time, I would really appreciate some more information as I would like to investigate the matter further. Kind Regards, Jemima Assistant General Manager

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c
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening, good food ,excellent service loved watching the chefs cooking

JA
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely sunday roast, beautiful wine, excellent value. Thanks!

W
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We visited two 30th birthdays, despite noting in advance of the special occasion the restaurant did not acknowledge this at all.

Somehow, they also managed to completely forget the fact that we ordered a 900g Chateaubriand, which was expected to be the heart of our dining experience. They also omitted a few of our side orders, it was as if they reviewed our order and crossed off the things they didn’t want to cook. To add insult to injury, we were even given steak knives like some kind of sick joke...

Señor manager did his best to resolve the situation, albeit after a rather heated discussion in which it was assumed that we received said steak. He was happy to provide us with alternative (inferior) cuts, and was generous in ensuring we were taken care of thereafter, yet it didn’t make up for the disregard we were treated with before kicking up a fuss. We were in the corner booth and this just added to the lack of service, as it very much felt as if we were an afterthought, frequently left with empty glasses.

Overall: we all left feeling more smacked than temper’s smacked cucumber.

J
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you fancy for good beef, go somewhere else! But desserts were good. We were a party of 8 but had to squeeze in a table for 6! They just simply to lazy to set up a proper table for us. The restaurant was only 1/3 occupied. As a party of 8, I had to pay service charge, but they indeed did not deserve!

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food with entertainment thrown in watching the amazing team of chefs prep your meal. Great music, buzzy atmosphere, reasonable prices

temper Soho
Responded on 29 February 2020

Thank you Jopwales!! Great news - so pleased to hear you had a great time with us. Can't wait to have you back soon - will tell the chefs they are putting on a fabulous show! Best, Team Temper

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MH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service excellent and the house wine almost perfectly matched the steak. However if you are of a rotund stature try not to be seated around the chefs in the middle of the restaurant as my husband was extremely uncomfortable throughout our visit as the seats are bolted to the floor and are very close to the bar.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food wines and excellent steaks Only issue was music far too loud and could hardly hear yourself talk If the music was quieter would revive top marks

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

GREAT steaks. Rib eye is awesome. Porter house terrific. Steak heaven.

PB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Tamper with some friends, the food was definitely good.
I loved the vibe, maybe just a bit dark but never mind.

G
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Avoid booking the last timing slot: They do accept reservations 15 minutes before kitchen closing. you won t have time to read the menu and won t get the possibility to request more stuff in the end. Honestly, the managers would better take out this slot from the online booking.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Staff were average to interested. Food was fairly basic for the dream you're sold on social media and the menu which is a big shame.
Meat was so salty, needed about 2 gallons of water the next day!
Cocktails were delicious.
Overall after really looking forward to this I'm extremely dissapointed and don't feel as meal was worth the money at all

AF
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food but quite loud. Service wasn’t as prompt as normal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I had dined here before pre-theatre and enjoyed it very much.
On this occasion it was a group of 6 friends.
The table booth was excellent. The service was fine.
The big BUT- the music was ridiculously loud so that you could only talk to the person next to you or shout very loudly which is very tiring for an evening get-together with friends.

The food was not as good as the previous visit. The concept of sharing worked for the meat dishes but not for the ‘whole plaice’ which wasn’t clear when we ordered it.

I would not go here again for a get together.

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Table booked in advance but end up sitting next to the kitchen area. Very small space, not thought through. Can't move around. Not pleasant experience. Even restaurant wasn't full stuff tried to squeeze as many people around as possible. Food very avreage and overpriced. Service ok.

V
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food smelt nasty. Served me the wrong steak . Over priced. Limited menu. However they didn’t make us pay when we declined the meal because of how disappointed we were.

FK
Bath
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant - valentines date sorted! Stunning bar, large open-fire cooking, whole animal BBQ,
amazing ambience. Great range of wines.... what’s not to love?! The team were superb... we’ll definitely be back, thank you!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meat perfectly cooked. Great cocktails too!