Last November London was introduced to temper Soho and it’s safe to say, we welcomed it with opened arms – it’s been hugely successful, so now Neil Rankin is back with temper City and we’re predicting equally big things.
Fire and wine will still be at the core, with meat (which is butchered on site) being cooked low and slow over oak and charcoal, but this time the menu will be all about curries from different countries. There’ll be mutton rolls and laksa lamb belly stovies to start; lamb scotch bonnet vindaloo; dry goat; meatball marrow masala; Dashi chip shop chicken and crispy egg with katsu.
Unlike temper Soho, temper City will be open from breakfast and yes, they will have avocado, which you’ll find served with poached egg and sambal roti; other dishes include bacon congee; banana curry and roti and boiled egg and peshwari naan soldiers. During the week, a thali-style set lunch menu will be served with lots of fresh vegetables, breads and snacks as well as a choice of curry or grilled meat.
On the drinks front, the wine list will focus on New World with an emphasis on North and South America or if you’d rather you can choose from over 20 gins. Sourced from the UK and around the world, the gin list includes the likes of Xoriguer from Menorca, The West Winds from Australia and KI NO BI from the Kyoto Distillery, the first dedicated artisanal gin distillery in Japan.
Designed by Gundry and Ducker, the main dining room on the ground floor will have an open kitchen at its centre, which is surrounded by a marble top counter and banquette seating. There’ll be a mezzanine level, indoor bar and a small courtyard which is ideal for gin and tonics.
To mark the opening, they’ll be offering 50% off food from the 24th – 29th July.
temper City: Opens 24th July 2017, 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, Bank, EC2R 7HJ, www.temperrestaurant.com