Temper, Soho

Vegetarians, look away now. This isn’t for you I’m afraid.

Meat lovers? I have found utopia.

In an Aladdin’s cave in Soho you won’t just find some of the best food in London, but some of the best food I’ve ever had anywhere.

Check in upstairs and you’ll be led down into the belly of the beast, complete with velvet sofas.

And cocktails.

Once the rest of your party arrives (as you know I’m forever tragically early for dates) you’ll be guided to your seat.

Personally I recommend the bar.

Pull up a stool and watch the show.

The restaurant is set around a series of fire pits, upon which huge, glistening slabs of meat smoke, sizzle and hiss.

Peruse the menu and drool a little as you watch a kitchen staff of Thor’s descendants stoke, turn and slice.

If you’re lucky they’ll even pass you a few slices to nibble on.

Try not to swoon, girls.

I know I promised a meat feast (it’s coming!) but the starters are a little more balanced.

Pil pil prawn tacos.

Perfectly cooked, gently spicy prawns with a beautiful garlic oil that soaks into the freshly hand made taco.

Light, fresh, zingy, exceptional scallop ceviche tacos.

And then there’s these.


The aged cheeseburger tacos.

Is it possible that London’s best burger isn’t a burger after all?

Then there’s the mains.

A veritable feast!

Chilli & bone marrow flat bread.

Smoked goat.

Smoked lamb shoulder.

Smoked beef, my favourite of the mains, melt in the mouth slices of fat marbled meat. Served simply with flaked sea salt.

And all the sides!

Smacked cucumbers, burratta, grilled corn with lamb fat bearnaise, Jhal muri,

and beef fat potatoes with Ogleshield.

Just a light meal, really.

Polished off with something refined like peppermint tea…

…or a deep fried cookie with ice cream!

And Butterscotch kouign amann.

A sort of rich, hearty croissant dough drenched in butterscotch sauce and topped with dolce de leche ice cream.

Heart stoppingly good.

As you can probably tell, I thoroughly recommend a trip here.

It’s called Temper, it’s in Soho, you need to book.

Take a date and sit at the bar, or grab a group and take a booth. It’s noisy, buzzy, packed and a total hoot.

You could say it’s a great place to meat…

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  • Oh my goodness, it’s only 9 am but this all looks so delicious!! I’m not one to usually comment but I read your blog religiously and absolutely love your content, Rosie! I always get worried when there’s no new blog post from you in like two days haha…. Hope you have a great day! xx Michelle

    • Rosie

      Thanks Michelle! It’s so lovely when quiet readers suddenly pop up with a kind comment, makes it a little more real that I am actually speaking to real people! That way I feel a little more like a pen pal than some crazy lady shouting into the ether!
      Sorry I haven’t been terribly consistent with the blog posts recently, a few extra curricular things have taken over a bit… but I should be back on track soon!
      With any luck the newsletter will FINALLY work soon, so you know when there’s a new post! xx

  • The deep fried cookie looks naughty and wonderful!

    • Rosie

      Work of the devil, I’m sure.

      • Ana Simões

        I snorted out loud at work when I read that :)))))

  • There’s nothing here that I don’t want to eat immediately…nothing wrong with eating your weight in tacos and BBQ right?

    • Rosie

      Interestingly if you eat your weight in anything the calories disappear, it’s some scientific thing I don’t really understand so I won’t question it.

  • I’m not a massive meat eater but I’d try this place! That deep fried cookie looks incredible!

  • Hannah Golibersuch

    Rosie, I am a devoted reader of your blog from the US! When we get a chance to hop across the pond and visit London, I’m using your blog as a resource for all food related ventures! Everything looks SO delicious!!

  • This looks amazing! X

  • Jet
  • Absolutely amazing pictures! I must go here!! xxx


  • Bailey Schneider

    Salivating! That looks delicious!

  • Holly

    I recently visited the new Temper City restaurant and loved it! Bar side stools make for the best dining!

    Holly x

  • Jemima Carvill

    I was the girl who looked after you when you came in to Temper. I’ve been following your blog for years, long before I even moved to London and started working my way up in the restaurant industry! So, I am extremely proud of this lovely post and so happy you enjoyed yourself! Lots of love, Jemima