The Facts
NAME: Temper
IT'S: a barbecue restaurant that specializes in live-fire cooking

08-11-2016

OPENED: November 08th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Neil Rankin
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 25 Broadwick St.
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Wednesday
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3879 3834
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Temper

OPENED November 08th, 2016

‘BEST OPENINGS OF 2016’ WINNER

Temper, a meat lover’s paradise by Neil Rankin in the heart of Soho, is one of Central London’s best new restaurants

If you are a lover of barbecue, you will have heard of Neil Rankin. He helped to launch the original Pitt Cue, which started the barbecue craze for London diners back in 2012. His new restaurant, Temper, is all about live-fire cooking.

Unlike the old Pitt Cue, this place takes reservations; expect booking lines to be busy, with the chef’s adoring fans eager to try his latest creation.

Choice and Quality

Live-fire cooking, Temper’s speciality, is exactly what it sounds like: a method of tempering meat by grilling or smoking it over a live fire. Temper cooks their meat whole before chopping and seasoning it.

At Temper, it’s all about choice. Portion sizes vary: meat is offered in 100g+ cuts and also available with a range of plates that emphasize seasonal vegetables.

Beef can be served in just about any way you want it, including smoked whole rib, leg shawarma or grilled joints, among others. Not in the mood for beef? Pork, lamb and goat are available, cooked with the same care and expertise.

Temper sources their meat from small UK producers offering specialist breeds.

More Than Meat

But specializing in meat doesn’t mean sacrificing quality in any other domain.

Sides are creative and flavourful, ranging from the classic to the surprising and new. Some options include oyster ceviche; avocado with Sichuan pepper and lime salt; and aubergines with oregano, lemon and tahini.

We’d also recommend giving their tacos a try. The tortillas are homemade using excess beef fat (part of Temper’s zero-waste policy) and heritage corn imported from Masienda.

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A carefully selected list of New and Old World wines complements the meats. Leave room for dessert, too, like the fire baked cookie with dulce de leche ice cream or the kouign-aman with bacon butterscotch.

The restaurant’s centerpiece is the green marble counter that overlooks Rankin’s open kitchen, allowing the 42 diners seated there to get a firsthand look at the cooking process.

With an emphasis on great flavour, innovative dishes and plenty of style, Temper is a strong addition to the Soho food scene.

Other recently opened restaurants in the area include Bonnie Gull and Lobos Soho. Our interactive map of new places to eat in London updates weekly, so keep checking back for more dining options in the city.

Words by Baldwin Ho

The Facts
NAME: Temper
IT'S: a barbecue restaurant that specializes in live-fire cooking

08-11-2016

OPENED: November 08th, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Neil Rankin
LOCATION: Soho
ADDRESS: 25 Broadwick St.
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday - Wednesday
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: 020 3879 3834
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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