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Temper Restaurant, London

Taco starters from Temper Restaurant, London
I decided to check out Temper in Soho, London after hearing about a new restaurant that was featuring Tacos and Mezcal. If you're like me, anything mentioning Tacos and Tequila I'm down but Temper actually ended up being much more than that, meat is their specialty. This new, somewhat large restaurant is in the subterranean depths of Soho, a number of restaurants add significant square footage by going underground and one is MASH - another restaurant that takes meat seriously and incidentally host the biggest USA wine selection in the UK. I was surprised to see that despite the PR of Tacos and Mezcal, they had only three Mezcal options on the drinks menu, however they did have a good selection of wines.

Range of cuts and ways of cooking meat, Temper, London

I actually think if you're not a big Mezcal fan you will love the wine options and to be honest I think they are a better match for the main plates that are mostly meat centric. The Tacos were soft corn tortillas as far as I could tell they were genuine - I could taste the unique flavour of masa harina. The tacos were infinitely small, I mean sheeeesh they're small - check out my last pic below, another restaurant I came across this at was The Palomar - I call them miniatures. I actually don't mind this at all because at Temper the main meat plates more than make up for it.

Nachos, typically underwhelming but Temper completely changes that

I would say their Scotch Bonnet Chilli Nachos were extraordinary! I think this comes down to using flavoursome cuts of meat, rather than minced beef. Nachos are typically a very underwhelming fill-in dish and unassuming, nothing even closely compares to the nachos at Temper, if you visit Temper you must put this on your list to try. If you're not used to scotch bonnet, meh. Sorry nothing I can do for you - you have been warned.

Smoked, grilled meat from Temper, London

When you get to the mains meat options you have a choice of Beef, Pork, Lamb and Goat. Each is served on a flat bread. You can pick what portions size you would like, 100g or 200g - we had 200g as pictured above and it was an ample serving for two people to share. The meat was juicy, very smoky too you could tell they were putting time and effort into the flavour and texture of the meats. If you want somewhere special for the man in your life - it definitely lives up to the hype. Even I am excited for the next time I go. It had only just opened when I went in January so service was a little off but this is normal for any new restaurant. It had a great ambience and you will feel very sleek inside.

Tacos from Temper, London

Tacos start from £5 to £9
Chilli Nachos £5 - you won't want to share this so consider getting two
Meat plates start £5 to £10 for 100g, 200g is more £'s

Small Tacos from Temper, London

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