Temper

I’m going to keep this one short & sweet. Or rather, short & smokey.

Because you’ll see, there’s not much to say about Temper, except for the fact that it’s grill-iant.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Not that it should come as a surprise.

The first restaurant of London BBQ-master Neil Rankin (of the Pitt Cue & Smokehouse fame), this place has some seriously good breeding.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

The settings are quite simple (though they do look fancy): 180 seats, arranged around a central open fire pit, where everything is cooked using only wood and charcoal.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Ask for a seat at the counter, where you’ll be able to watch the chefs work their magic…

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

…and indulge in a bit of plate-spotting while you wait!

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Though a couple of the cocktails (On the Nose & Sage Advice) will also do the trick, if you’re not as nosy as I am!

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + WhiskyTemper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Best enjoyed with a side of Scotch bonnet chilli -a shredded meat concoction, hidden under a blanket of melted cheese, red onion & fire-y green chilli that”ll put any con carne experiment of yours to shame.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Though the menu also features tacos & Cornish seafood bits, we went for a feast of what Temper’s been acclaimed for -Meat,  with the sort of punchy, international flavours Rankin’s famous for.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

There’s beef, lamb and goat.

All butchered in house, grilled whole and served atop juice-drenched home-made flatbread.

All absolutely phenomenal.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Red curry beef skewer.

Spicy & zingy, and the perfect barbecue translation of the Thai classic.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Burnt end Thai larb.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

A delightful, clever nose-to-tail approach to my beloved Lao meat salad.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Burrata, lime & jalapeño – an instant summer favourite!

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Smacked cucumber -the perfect barbecue side, if you ask me.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

All in all the perfect tear n’ share barbecue feast!

After that, puddings are not quite necessary but absolutely compulsory.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

The butterscotch Kouign-Amann with dulce de leche ice cream is caramel inception in the best possible way.

Crispy, butter-and-sugar-enriched, caramelised puff pastry, topped with a silky caramel sauce, and then some caramel ice cream for good measure.

The dream.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

But then, there’s the dessert to end all desserts. The ultimate indulgence.

Temper’s chocolate cookie with fior di latte ice cream.

Just baked, soooooo goeyand absolutely irresistible.

Temper • London Restaurant Review • Cake + Whisky

Take any meat lover with a sweet tooth – it’ll take their breath away!

Temper, 25 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DF

Share:

4 Comments

    • 30-06-2017 / 10:27 AM

      I really want to be sorry, but can’t quite bring myself to it :p
      xx Sandra

  1. 29-06-2017 / 10:02 PM

    Oh. My. Goodness. All that food looks gorgeous! x

    • 30-06-2017 / 10:28 AM

      Gorgeous it was! Could easily have it all over again for dinner tonight 😉
      xx Sandra