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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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4.2
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RobP
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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ChristinaT
London
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Emeraldpagey
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 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.

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Foodanddrink84
London
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar and have the cheeseburger tacos.

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Victor
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 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.

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vipMarcusE
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 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.

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GraemeB
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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...

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SarahG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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.

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GeraintH
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 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!

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vipDiglet
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 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!

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AlexT
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 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

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vipSmea
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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 March 4, 2020

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

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KatS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 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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Caspar
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 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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Teak
1 review
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 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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robbiem
1 review
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 2020

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

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OrnS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

temper Soho
Responded on March 4, 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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vipAmir
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I LOVE their steaks. Mainly Ribeye and Porter House.

temper Soho
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you Amir, pleased to hear it! Team Temper

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PaulB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 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 March 4, 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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clairer
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JoeA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWilliam
London
4 reviews