temper Soho

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Steak
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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J
London
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A friend and I visited Temper for Sunday lunch. After reading the reviews we were looking forward to trying the dishes. We ordered the the roast porchetta and the cauliflower mole along with “roast garnish” (accompanying vegetables) for two. We were told that the food was sharing plates “family style” and two main course dishes would be enough. All the food was delicious, however we were surprised that the porchetta comprised of just two slices of meat for £10. The cauliflower mole was also £10 and for that price we’d expected a whole cauliflower, however we guessed we probably had a third of a cauliflower. If they’d positioned it as tapas style maybe we’d have ordered another dish but we were told one each was correct together with the sides. I don’t usually have room for dessert, but we both had dessert as we were still hungry. The cookie dish in particular was very very good.

ML
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The ambiance is nice but the music too loud, food was delicious but small portions only two when you want to share

TS
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Have eaten at Temper Soho several times. The only thing I can say is it is consistently inconsistent. The previous time I dined, it was fantastic..this time it was very underwhelming. The goat very overcooked, the goat cheese taco..was slapped together, the hispi cabbage (which I was told by the server was the same as last time I dined)....was bland and vastly different than the last time. My friend ordered the guacamole nachos (note to other diners- these are NOT nachos..they are crisp tortilla chips with average guac as a dip)...which again when we asked the server upon ordering if they were proper nachos with cheese, she enthusiastically said "yes!" All that said, the chocolate chip cookie dessert is always on point. So that is a good thing. The atmosphere is fun and buzzy...which I always enjoy and will probably return as 3 out of the last 6 meals have been good...so again the bad will fade in the mind and I will probably be back again..but they really need to work on their consistency.

temper Soho
Responded 2 days ago

TheresaS, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear your visits have been a little up and down - we're are pleased you keep returning though. We try our best to keep things consistent so hopefully next time you'll enjoy yourself more and that cookie will be just as delish as always. Kind Regards, Temper Managers

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

Some of the best food ever but my goodness it gets loud, I would also advise booking in advance a little bit as the late tables are awful, probably better at the bar

s
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Buzzy fun restaurant and great for dining with friends. Staff really helpful.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much sallyh, Hope to see you again soon - really pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. Best, Jemima and the Management team

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service

G
Sydney / NSW
22 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from the first greeting to the payment at the end was great. Staff great and very helpful. The Sunday Roast was delicious. Make sure you try the goat and sneak in a cheeseburger taco.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Gazman, Thank you for the 5* - amazing. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Team Temper

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SE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Sunday lunch was unfortunately a bit of a let down. Roast beef joint was good, as was the gravy, but veg was poor. Especially the roast potatoes. I know it's hard to replicate the ones you make at home, but they were very hard and dry - really disappointing! Such a shame as the restaurant has a really great feel to it and service was excellent.

temper Soho
Responded 2 days ago

Hi SamE, Thank you for your review - sorry to hear the veg let us down, usually people rave about it! Glad you enjoyed the rest of the experience though. Hopefully we'll see you back on a Friday night with some delicious tacos and smoked meats next time! Best, Team Temper

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w
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gorgeous lovely food across the board. Sitting at the counter, which I totally recommend , we were served tasters of each of the meats before ordering...sublime. Started with the goat taco and cheeseburger taco. Both incredible. Then on to 100g of each the beef, pork and goat with all the Sunday roast fixings. All was brilliant! The only thing I would say is the roast potatoes weren’t quite a 10/10 standard. Probably a 7/10. Everything else nailed it and I will be returning!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

The food was terrible! More fat than meat... really disappointed

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

- Service was good, almost too quick. Sat at the counter and asked the waiter to move to a table (as quite a few tables were empty) but waiter never came back to me
- Ambience was great
- Overall food was okay, did not blow me away though. T Bone flavour was good yet meat was chewy and full of fat which had not been trimmed. Considering that you pay by weight i am not sure this is fair.
- Fish was being cooked on the same grill as meat, not ideal for vegetarian.
- Had a good night, but i would not go again / recommend.

temper Soho
Responded on 6 October 2019

Hello, Thank you for your comments - a shame that some parts didn't live up to expectations. We are glad that you joined us and that you took the time to feedback. Kind Regards, Temper Management

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. Ray who looked after us was very charming & helped us navigate the menu. Definitely worth sharing food. We had the mezcal negronis which were great. We ordered a wide range of dishes from across the menu. Highly recommend the tacos & the fire cooked steak. A fantastic fun restaurant with great ambience.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi Oliver! Thank you for your kind words so thrilled to hear you had a great time with us. Lookinf forward to seeing you again soon for more of those delicious mezcal negronis! Best, Jemima and the Management Team

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RB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

awesome food, theses guys know how to cook meat!! very tasty and plenty of it

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Responded on 6 October 2019

Hi RobertB, Looking forward to seeing you again - thank you for the 5*! Best, Jemima and the Management Team

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HB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic people and great food, we‘ll be back! Especially the porterhouse was a dream.

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Responded 2 days ago

Hi HannesB, Thank you for your review! So pleased to hear you'll be joining us again - Looking forward to having you back. Big Love, Team Temper

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

What a load of B0ll0cks! I read a rave review in Time Out and thought it would be a cool place to meet some friends at. Too cool for school more like. 8:15 pm on a Friday evening. The Sh1t music was 1980’s throwback played at excessive volumes that I couldn’t hear the conversation of my friend opposite me on a circular table. The waitress couldn’t be heard explaining the concept of this dungeon that it was plates for sharing. The T bone steak I ordered was too thick, too rare, tough and cold served on a cold plate. Never again! The fish plate was a really smelly mackerel with tiny flat breads and the radicchio salad was nasty, watery and really bitter tasting. Save your cash, there are better places in London than this hell hole!

temper Soho
Responded on 6 October 2019

Hello there, It's a real shame to hear that you didn't enjoy anything about the visit and that we didn't live up to your expectations from what you have heard or read; we understand 80s vibes and basements aren't for everyone. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. Kind Regards, Temper Managers

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very cool! Great service!

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Responded on 6 October 2019

Hey NYCFoodie, Thank you for letting us know! So pleased you had a great time! Kind Regards, Jemima and the Management Team

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great visit, really lovely people working, great food and atmosphere.
I had not been for over a year because the last time I was there, one of the supervisors was really rude to me.... there seems to have been a compete change in their attitude which is refreshing to see.

temper Soho
Responded on 6 October 2019

Hi richardw Thank you for your review - and we are thrilled that you decided to return given a previous bad experience. Really hope you come back and again and pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. Kind Regards, Jemima and the management Team

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I am afraid I did not have a good experience. The table next to us had a group of 4 people who were so loud it prevented us from talking. The table was much too close also I am afraid I found the music too loud also. I was also unable to ready the menu without the light from my phone. The waiter did not ask how I wanted my steak cooked and it cam medium when I like it rare but it was too dark to see exactly how it was. The steak was also full of fat and again it was too dark to be able to cut it all off.

temper Soho
Responded on 6 October 2019

Hello SandieM, I'm sorry to hear you didn't have the best time with us. It's true, the atmosphere is quite buzzy and dark and we appreciate that isn't for everyone. It's a shame the steak wasn't right for you; we want people to experience the food the way they want it, however we also try to let the chefs do what is best for the meat, hence why we love the flavour in the fat and keep it all on! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. Kind Regards, Temper Managers

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MT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, fun atmosphere. A nice balance of a restaurant where you can still get dressed up, but have a fun meal at the counter. Great experience all round.

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Responded on 2 October 2019

Hello MiiT, Thank you for the review! Glad to hear you had fun with us, looking forward to seeing you again for more, dressed-up fun at the counter! Best, Temper Managers

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ambience is really good, especially sat at the kitchen bar watching the chefs perfectly prepare delicious steaks over wood burning barbecues. Interesting wine list and scrumptious desserts. Service is professional, attentive and friendly. Definitely will return and recommend.

temper Soho
Responded on 6 October 2019

Frequentlyout2dine, Thank you for leaving your lovely review. It is really lovely to hear that you've had a great time with us. Hopefully we will see you again very soon. Kind Regards, Jemima and the Management Team

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great Sunday roast but portions were a bit small on the meat side.

temper Soho
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi JamieW, Thank you for your review - the portions, try, can be a little small as they are designed for sharing, but we always appreciate honest feedback. We hope you join us again - maybe for a midweek A La Carte next time? Kind Regards, Jemima and the Management team

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JK
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Very cool place. The service and food were very good. However (and I know it’s a “hip” place) but it was too loud to have a conversation. It would have better to go by myself and sit at the bar than with a group. But I’m still glad I went bc it was very good and it’s a unique experience so I would definitely recommend just go realizing it’s going to be loud

CA
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, good service, excellent meat, but the tables for two are under the speaker and the music was so loud that we couldn't hear each other

HH
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat on the counter seats and we were very lucky we sat right by where the steak was being cooked! Was an amazing evening food was incredible, the staff and chefs were so friendly too

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food - especially the beef carnitas and the rump steak! Delicious cocktails and attentive staff too. Dessert was slightly underdone (the deep dish cookie) which was disappointing, but overall a great experience and would go back to try more dishes!

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Had the porterhouse steak. The meat was tasty, however, the steak comes pre-cut! A complete no no for many. Secondly, 50% of the meat was solid inedible fat. I informed the waiter and responed by saying: The steak will come with fat on it.

Well I know that, but I don’t expect it to be inedible. For 500g (including the bone) at £37, i expect to be able to eat everything and even nibble the bone! Manager gave a £25 discount off the bill.

Will not return as I expect a lot more from a restaurant that charges £45-50 for just a main meal and a couple of sides! Perfection requires at that price!

FF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

It has taken along time to get a table for your restaurant, and to say I was thrilled to be able to get a table was great, however, was devastated at the poor service from the waitress she was so rude. My son and I were out celebrating my husbands life., only to be ruined by an extremely rude individual. I did mention this to the lady at reception who just said oh dear. Not the response I expected

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Good starters and cocktails. Mains appalling. Steak was barely cooked and fat didn’t seem to have even seen a match. These people need to goto Bazaar in Vegas to see how to cook meat properly. Fish was not deboned but was supposed to be for tacos. Staff throwing ice at each other and garnishes behind bar and kicking ice back and from between them. Avoid like the plague. Given the behaviour I would not be surprised if it closed down in 6 months. Management unable to refund on card or apologise for staff behaviour.

temper Soho
Responded on 4 October 2019

We thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. It is shame that you were unhappy with the experience - our steaks is something we pride ourselves on and it's unfortunate that it did not live up to your expectations from experiences in other establishments. Please don't hesitate to contact me on alex@temperrestaurant. co m if you wish to add any further comments. Kind Regards, Alex Thomas General Manager

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JB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant experience as always. I've been to temper 4 or 5 times this year and continue to recommend it to friends, family and clients.

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Responded on 2 October 2019

JeromeB, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love that you keep coming back and we're still impressing each time, it's great to hear. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Jemima and the Management team

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Know I sound old saying it (I’m 30) but it was just too loud (music turned up too much not helping). Struggled to hear back each other talk

R
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My hubby and I dined here on his birthday and we were so impressed with the ambiance, customer service and food. We fell in love with their tacos we ended up ordering different tacos and filled up on them that we didn’t have room for an entree. Definitely coming back.

temper Soho
Responded on 28 September 2019

Hi jenniferR, Thank you for your lovely review - can't wait to see you and your husband again soon for more delicious tacos! Best, Jemima and the Management Team

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b
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Great food. Kept to the non-steak dishes. Spicy and great tasting. Even the cauliflower! Very quiet over lunch. Sure atmosphere picks up in the evening.

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Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi bijanyoung, Sorry the vibes weren't on our side for the lunch you had, come the colder months even lunches are pumping! Hopefully next time you'll see how the magic really happens (including a repeat performance of the delicious smoked meats!) Kind Regards, Jemima and the Management Team

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JH
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Based on TimeOut recommendation gave it a try for a small family gathering. Food quality was excellent, interestingly served and drinks were superb. The meat dishes were all excellent and the sides (yorkshire and veggies were superb). The smoked beef nachos starter were a winner. Highly recommended and at the end the bill was very manageable.

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Responded on 28 September 2019

Hi JamesH, Thank you for leaving your feedback - we're pleased to hear you had a lovely Sunday with us! Looking forward to seeing you again really soon. Best, Jemima and the Temper Team

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MF
London
153 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great for lunch.

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Responded on 2 October 2019

Thank you MarFer - Maybe next time we'll see you for dinner when the magic REALLY happens! Best, Temper Managers

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. We sat by the meat counter and were beautifully entertained and advised by the staff.
Food was excellent,

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Responded on 24 September 2019

Hi MoyaF, Pleased to hear it! Thank you for taking the time to review, see you again soon. Best, Team Temper

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RF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

We went for my friend’s birthday. It was very busy and we waited for our food for quite a long time. The food was amazing, really nothing to fault, but the service was very slow.

temper Soho
Responded on 24 September 2019

Hi RemusF, Glad to hear you enjoyed our food. Sorry it was a bit slow for you on this occasion, usually here at temper we are pretty punchy! Next time, we'll make sure you're not kept waiting. Best, Team Temper

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Very noisy , found it focussed on gimmick rather than quality

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Steak was cooked medium when ordered rare. When I complained to the manager he assured me it was medium rare (it was absolutely not) and then 5 minutes later came back to tell me the chef said he cooked it to the right temperature. Have been to the one in Bank and wasn’t impressed. Now to the one in Soho and also not impressed. Will not be going again

EP
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were lovely and the food is fantastic, such a lovely evening. Definitely recommend!

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Responded on 21 September 2019

Hello EmilyP, Thank you for the kind words, we are so happy you had a lovely time with us! We can't wait to see you again in the basement soon. Please feel free to share the story of your visit if you have time. Kind Regards, Jemima and the management team

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The meat is not at the level You would expect of a restaurant claim to be, the tacos though were in a scale 1 to 10 a 8, I’m Mexican so I know. My two cents

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Responded on 24 September 2019

Hello, Authentic judgement is always appreciated, so thank you for leaving your review. I'm sorry to hear the meat wasn't up to scratch for you - hopefully next time, if you let us know you're coming, we can keep aside a cut of something special from one of our amazing British suppliers. Thank you again. Temper Management

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