Tempus Gourmet Garden is the best of the new crop of American burger restaurants that have been popping up in London’s Bethnal Green. Situated along Roman Road, Tempus Gourmet Garden is steadily impressing locals and itinerant burger fans with its excellent customer service, stripped-back decor and, of course, a selection of delicious burgers, steaks, grilled meats, and healthy salads. Mocktails are a favourite, and all the food’s halal, too.
American-style burger joints are a dime a dozen in London these days, with rusticated diners serving super-sized portions of everything American popping up – only to sink back down into the merciless deep-fryer that is London’s dining scene. So what’s the secret to staying power? Judging by the noise fans of Bethnal Green’s Tempus Gourmet Garden, it’s not so much super-sized servings but super-friendly service, innovative menus, and a place to eat that is as kind to the eyes as it is to the wallet. Oh, and super-sized portions. It’s a bull market when it comes to burger restaurants in London, but it looks that with Tempus Gourmet Garden down the Roman Road we’ve got a new kid who ain’t leaving the block any time soon.
London’s Tempus Gourmet Garden wants you to keep a clear head while you tackle the mountainous burgers on offer here, so they’ve whipped up a stellar selection of mocktails to slake your thirst while you attack your custom stack. The Tempus Wings are a must-try, if only to try decrypting their secret sauce. An excellent Caesar salad is on offer for those who can’t bring themselves to indulge in the next round (or for those getting ready): the burgers. Tempus Gourmet Garden’s American restaurant-style burgers are formidable – we heartily recommend the Mexican-style Flamin Gringo Burger. Steaks, grills, and milkshakes (Oreo!) can’t be forgotten either. Head down Bethnal Green’s Roman Road and look for the horns – the home of the Tempus Gourmet Garden cowboys.