July 2018: it's been reported that Neil Rankin is planning to tweak the Indian-style cuisine at his City temper, to become more like the original temper's Mexican-based cuisine. Slow lunchtime trade has contributed to the shift.
Neil Rankin is to open a second Temper, just months after opening in Soho: he has taken the last slot in Bank's Angel court devlopement. This sibling will be just as meat-focussed as its West End brother, but with Indian/curry influences (rather than Mexican ones, as in Soho). Watch this space for opening dates and details.
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“A place of worship for all carnivores!” – Neil Rankin’s “underground BBQ and fire pit yearling” in Soho “is like a descent into Dante’s dark and confusing world full of smoke” and “if you can sit at the bar, clustered around the firepit, you get the full-on smoke experience” – “a theatrical and fascinating evening leaving you with an understanding of the hard work that goes into flawless carnivorous cooking” (although “you may be smelling it in your clothes for days”). Most of the many reports say that “if you like flesh, it’s a must” – “simply cooked smoked meats; beef, lamb, goat served on a perfectly puffed flatbread or tacos, with a range of exceptional tapas and sides, delivering a truly multi-sensory event, with beautifully complimentary flavours”. Ratings are undercut however, by a disgruntled minority who just don’t ‘get it’: “for me, it just didn’t live up to the hype and the bill really stung!”. In July 2017, branch two opened in the City, in Bank’s Angel Court development, with more Indian/curry influences (rather than Mexican ones, as in Soho).
temper City Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Different, new and interesting idea. Weird 80's cruise ship décor!"
"The food is packed full of flavour. It's not fine dining, but it's not meant to be. Great for a team lunch and date I say a bit trendy. Very friendly and customer focused service"
"Different and delicious"
"food started out ok but then everything gradually began to taste the same. Highly but unsubtly spiced. This is fad food, OK once but something you probably rarely return to. Also left you feeling desparately thirsty."
12pm - 3.30pm, Sat 4pm
Last orders: 11pm, Sat 10pm