REVIEW: Temper




Review – Ariane Placidet-Aubry


Temper smokes it’s way over from Soho to the heart of the City. Located a few steps away from Throgmorton Street in a quiet walkway you are welcomed with the gradual sound of a lively atmosphere as the smoky flavours of BBQ meat hit your five senses on entry…

With floor to ceiling windows to match the reflection of The City, you already feel the vibe of happy foodies, flowing conversations, passionate chefs at work and welcoming staff as you walk in. For the full experience, a marble chefs counter located in the centre of the restaurant provides you with plenty of eye catching moments from the chefs at work while you enjoy their extensive gin & tonic menu offering over 20 brands of gin or select wines from the New World.

Recognised for its slow cooked meat over oak and charcoal open fire, Neil Rankin focuses his secret smoking techniques to create a unique eclectic menu that will continue to change throughout the year. At present, we highly recommend tasting the crab beignet which delicately melts on your taste buds and is mildly drizzled with a secret sauce. If you are spoilt for choice the mutton roll is also a must!


The main dishes are partitioned into two sections, the Curry / Thali plate or the Tandoori / Grill. The Thali plate comes with a circle of sides to tantalise your taste buds and control your preference of spice or tone your dish down with a choice of yoghurt and tamarind. You are then given the choice of fish or meat starting from dashi chip shop chicken all the way to lamb scotch bonnet and black pepper stew. On the other side of the menu, the grill greets you with kimchi lamb skewers and to add a little variation, the sirloin is cooked in the Tandoori Oven.

Temper City is the perfect restaurant for strolling in after work for dinner, lunch meetings with a buzz, or a fun social on the weekends, Temper City really defines the relaxed yet cool-sophisticated atmosphere and is highly recommended a visit. The menu price is incredibly competitive for The City with main courses starting at around £12.00 per dish, giving you the ideal reason to return more than once.

If you are looking for an eclectic fusion, great choice of gins and a little piece of Soho in the City than look no further than Temper City!