It’s BBQ season and as things warm up, white legs bared and linen takes pride of place in the wardrobe, Elldrew have a tip for anyone trying to serve the perfect grill, that won’t leave you hot and bothered, losing your temper. Put the tongs down, step away from the flame and let someone else to do it for you! Who you might ask? Aptly named Temper restaurant of course (see what we did there?).
Temper, located in London’s soho, is the latest BBQ themed restaurant to hit the scene providing a huge charcoal and wood open fire pit in the middle of their lower ground floor venue. It’s in good company with neighbour restaurants like Ivy Cafe and Michelin Starred Yauatcha (another favourite) on the same block, but we must not forget Smokestak restaurant to the East – arguably selling the best BBQ smoked beef ribs in London – and whilst Smokestak draws it menu from USA cooking techniques, Temper take theirs from Mexico.
Dishes are served tapas style offering a great selection of items such as tacos or chopped, smoked and grilled dishes served in 100g portions, hearty sides & vegetables as well as speciality sauces and sprinkles. Orders for the BBQ’d meat is by “species” and weight; you can’t choose the cut, it’s just whatever’s ready when you order.
Our ‘Star’ dishes were the aged cheeseburger tacos, the goat (lamb, goat and beef comes on a fresh baked flat bread), burnt end Thai larb, beef fat potatoes with Ogleshield, the grilled corn with lamb fat béarnaise & mint, and the pork, habanero and pickled onion sprinkles (think crushed Pickled Onion Monster Munch crisps with chilli flakes). Amazing!
With an average price of £40 per head (excluding alcohol), this might be a little more expensive than a home-cooked BBQ, but if you can create the amazing smells and flavours coming from the kitchen then Elldrew will happily accept any BBQ invite: we promise to bring a fire blanket and a bottle or two.
25 Broadwick St. London W1F 0DF