temper City

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Steakhouse
Whole animal barbecue taqueria and steak house. temper City is similar to 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 dining bar surrounds 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 hackney 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 save spots for walk-ins.

Special Offers

Bottomless BBQ Brunch

...enjoy a selection of barbecue'd food and unlimited drinks. (90 minute sittings).

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 9 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 9 people

Starts: 7 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM

What 436 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The food was very average, and i think ‘bottomless brunch’ is a slight overstatement. The restaurant was also empty so there was zero atmosphere. It was a shame as we were looking forward to it.

temper City
Responded a day ago

Hi Matthew, I am very sorry to hear your experience was not enjoyable. Please feel free to contact me directly as I would like to discuss your experience further and ensure you'll have a fantastic time next time you are in. fabrizio@temperrestaurant.co m Fabrizio

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JG
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch - super food, ambience and customer service

temper City
Responded a day ago

Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for your great feedback. I wish you a great day and I hope to see you back soon! Regards, Fabrizio

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RF
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very enjoyable business lunch. The food was a little salty, but generally nice, creative dishes.

temper City
Responded a day ago

Hi Rayann, Great to hear you had a fantastic business lunch. I ll pass on your feedback on food to the kitchen. I wish you a great day, Fabrizio

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P
London
45 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Just can’t get enough of the tacos!

temper City
Responded a day ago

Hi Peach, I am well aware our Tacos are quite addictive. We hope to see you back soon. Fabrizio

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PK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Great food but unimpressed by service - had to chase people to get a bill, to order something. Orders were misunderstood on a number of occasions.

temper City
Responded on 10 September 2019

Hi Philip, I am sorry to hear that your experience was not great due to the service. We always aim to give a great time, and please I would like you to contact me directly next time you want to come in so I will ensure you will have a brilliant time. I wish you a lovely day, Fabrizio

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b
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good is slightly pricey food. Good choice of Spanish wine. It was a Monday but restaurant fairly quiet.

temper City
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hi Beetleboy, I am glad you had a good time and I hope to see you soon in. Have a lovely day, Fabrizio

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Temeper City is my go to place to impress friends. It never fails with quality food, service and ambiance.

temper City
Responded on 3 September 2019

Hi there, Thanks so much for this fantastic review. I am very pleased we keep giving you and your guests a great time. Hope to see you back soon. Have a fantastic day. Fabrizio

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is even better than expected. Great music and lovely location. Highly recommend the pork and pineapple tacos, goat carnitas and the cookie for dessert (and I’m not even a dessert person!)

temper City
Responded on 27 August 2019

Hi there, Thanks for the great feedback! We are glad you had a great time with us, and my team and I are looking forward to having you back. Regards, Fabrizio

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NC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was lovely however on the smaller portion size for what you pay for. Restaurant was empty for a sunny Saturday afternoon! However we sat outside which was lovely and service was good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Whilst the waitress was new to the branch she didn’t take the order properly and she took ages to get another round of drinks - we were into our mains without a drink. Too many people serving us meant the order got mixed up, there were delays and overall it was an average service experience.

MM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

First time at Temper, nice venue but pretty average food.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So I ate at this place 3 times from Saturday to Saturday. I had an extended stay in London, first work then vacation. I ate here on my own the 1st Saturday, the place was jumping which is crazy in the City in August. I took my UK colleagues on Tuesday, they were shocked to find it tucked away in the Square Mile and delighted with the food. Then I took my wife for date night on our last night in London and she loved it too. Staff were great, ambiance high energy yet intimate, food excellent. Highly recommended!!

HP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Still does amazing meat. But menu was more interesting a year ago. The goat stew poutine is missed.

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was absolutely exceptional - great variety and all tasted ridiculously good.

P
London
45 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, fun, different but still a high quality presence of meat/steaks/grills. Great lunch menu and the tacos are sublime

temper City
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thanks a lot for the great feedback. I'll pass this along to the team. You just made their day!!!

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HC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly staff. We will definitely be going back for another special occasion.

JY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The rib eye steak was perfectly cooked, so soft tender and juicy! Would recommend to meat lovers. Just be aware they only do large portion (500g) so make sure you come hungry!! Lively atmosphere perfect for a relaxing and fun gathering

temper City
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hey Jessica - Rib eye is one of my favourite cuts as well. Thanks for the nice feedback. My chefs will be happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good food done in an interesting fashion. The restaurant is done up well and the staff are friendly

AS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Meeting friends had excellent service and really tasty food.

TR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great attentive service with exactly the table we requested. However once we had orders everything slowed down and the food whilst good was in very small portions. Best yo over order!

ZC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. The meat is amazing. Service was good. Would recommend temper

AT
Cambridge
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at temper and absolutely enjoyed it. Waiter (Rey) was great, explained all the dishes and gave food recommendations. All the food was brilliant. Definitely going back!

AA
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Food is very overpriced and portions were very small. Best food item was the pork bites which were appetisers. Steak was average, carnitas and tacos were good. Cocktails were okay and for some reason were only filled half the glass.

Ambience of the place is poor, cleared out very early (was a Wednesday to be fair) and full of suits (is in the city to be fair).

Heard better things about the Soho Temper so would give this a miss and grab a tube to Holborn from Bank to go there!

GB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Date Night with my husband and it was perfect! Excellent atmosphere, great food and good service! We sat at the bar, so close to all the action, thoroughly recommend.

CM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Top notch steak, and happy hour when we arrived so great value wine. Good value for quality and great atmosphere

T
London
52 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual - standards never drop. Steak is good and tacos make for an excellent starter

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great steaks, a good wine list and relaxed, efficient service.

F
Wales
6 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and lovely staff. Really nice atmosphere and the music was really good too

GH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Food was good.. when it turned up. Didn’t bring a starter that was ordered, and same with the mains.. 4 out of 5 were brought to the table, the other was forgotten - therefore had to wait to be cooked from the start.

MR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been there a few times so far. The food is great, ambiance is excellent and the service is always very friendly. It dors get busy around 7pm, but tables are well spaced, which means that you can enjoy dinner without feeling squeezed.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was unbelievably good. Will definitely plan a return visit. The staff were friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. I would say this is the best restaurant I’ve been in for many years. Go there!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service. Very good food. Sensible value. Will return.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

100% perfect steaks and excellent menu selection. We had a great time. Great place if you want to enjoy a good conversation with friends since it wasn't noisy at all, just background music and whoever picked it has very good taste! Deserts maybe not 100% their strength, but we enjoyed them a lot nonetheless!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, service & ambience!

Special shout out to the chef, absolutely makes the place great as it is! Get this man a bucketbomb!

T
London
52 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as always. Tacos and steak. Sit by the bar and occasionally the chef shares an extra treat.

P
London
45 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The tacos are sublime! Very different menu that also keeps the steak lovers happy

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve eaten at this restaurant before and have had good experiences. But this time both the beef and goat carnitas were totally undercooked, to the point they weren’t really edible.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

seems unncessary to have the chef loudly banging meat in the middle of service. also waiter was new and didnt know the menu and his english language skills were sub-par, despite him being very nice. the noise from the kitchen didnt help the server.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a must experience if you like great food being served to you by warm, friendly and knowledgeable people. We love Temper City and will keep returning.

KI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Still with one of the best selections of martinis in London, Temper is perfect for a long, boozy session with friends. Comfortable and still with a nice low-key buzziness even on a weekday afternoon, the only thing that spoilt the visit was the tartare-style burger. Pink is one thing but raw is another and it made an otherwise tasty burger taste odd. Also a shame that their fantastically quirky ‘Mr Faulty’ cocktail isn’t served any more - particularly when it is still on the drinks menu. Would still recommend though, even with the odd misstep this time.

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