Whichever of their three restaurants you find yourself in, Temper is a steely, suave location with a flair for serving comfort food with sex appeal. The menu has no single source of inspiration but picks highlights from all over: rich Korean gochujang flavours on carnitas, beef fat béarnaise on corn, barbecued duck with tamarind glaze – a kaleidoscope of far-flung flavours.
This isn’t the spot for a quiet, sophisticated date; it’s riotous, noisy and begging you to join in. Make sure to sit where you can see the flames of the firepit – the heart and theatre of the open kitchen. If you can’t handle the heat, cool things down with a margarita or two.