temper Covent Garden

4.3
612 reviews
£26 to £40
Steak
temper Covent Garden is in-house butchered steaks, corn tacos and barbecued meats. Sit around the open kitchen and watch the chefs making your food or order cocktails from the central bar.

Situated on Mercer Walk, temper Covent Garden it is a great lunch and pre-theatre location, with dedicated menus for both and a spacious outdoor terrace to enjoy them on.

Larger parties of up to 24 can make use of the upstairs Feast Table or, for something more exclusive, private hire is available downstairs for up to 55 guests.

Please note we currently do not accept Open Table dining cheques.

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What 612 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kikierc
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice food and amazing athmosphere. Fun place for the last dinner before tier3!!!

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Beth
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really nice restaurant and would definitely go again. Good was delicious but some of the portion sizes were small for their value e.g. the tacos. The Ribeye steak was cooked really well and the chicken, lamb and cauliflower small plates were good too. The lighting was a bit dark but the restaurant in general had a cool vibe. Thanks for a lovely meal :)

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JennyS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible first time at Temper. A truly special experience, would be great for a special occasion particularly. Incredible food, great ambience and impeccable service. Definitely returning!

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ChristopherH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Don’t bother. Can’t hear yourself think, dreadful music choice.

No steaks, instead the lamb was over smoked / dry as anything, very gamey. Sides were just downright lazy. And £91 for the pleasure.

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vipRyanD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing team from start to finish. A fantastic welcome at the door, interaction with floor staff and chefs throughout the meal and lots of friendly goodbyes. You can see they all love working there together.
The food...incredible as always. With the kitchen in the centre of the restaurant you get a great view of prep/cooking when sat at the counter. It's difficult not to keep ordering more when you see all of the dishes coming together.
Lovely seasonal cocktails and a top quality bottle of red.
Great atmosphere with music at just the right level.
See you in Tier 2!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were sat downstairs and the atmosphere was very different from the lovely upstairs which was a shame. The service was quick but all the food came instantly and at once. Felt like they were trying to turn tables quickly to get more customers. Wouldn’t go back

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Ralph
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice and worth the money. Went on a date got tipsy had fun

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AdamS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Tell your chef to stop yelling at everyone. All I could hear was him over the people I was with

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I loved the food apart from one thing: we ordered medium rare rump steak and we got this steak that was basically fat and completely rare. So i was not satisfied with that at all

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shannonc
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautiful, lamb, chicken, beef nachos, even the chips were gorgeous. Lovely atmosphere in there and the service was very good. Will be going back after Christmas!

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MarkC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and well paced service, certainly would recommend to friends and family.

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Krista
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious steak, cabbage huge surprise. Cocktails were super nice!!

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Nick
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fabulous service and amazing cocktails. Sex and violets in particular...

We sat outside in the courtyard and they kept us warm with heaters and blankets

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LeeG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food lovely. Had no larger but won’t complain as food was lovely and staff mega friendly. Would go back. Staff impressive how hard they worked all evening and cleaned the kitchen really well at end of the night. We had front row seats to watch it all. Good work team.

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JamesM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food but it all came WAY too quickly. We had 3 courses and were in and out in under an hour. Bit of a shame as it would have been nice to have a break between courses rather than everything arriving as and when it was ready.

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MaherH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent customer service. Love this place.

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MxLdn
11 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, unusual and a great ambiance. We sat at the counter and could watch the chef grill meat live. Can’t wait to be back!

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SiobainM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Temple Covent Garden. All the dishes were delicious. It was supposed to be our wedding day that day (sadly got postponed due to covid) and Benedict gave us complimentary champagne and desserts to cheer us up! Great service- will definitely be coming back!

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Seb123
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were amazing, so tentative and friendly. Atmosphere was great, good music a really lovely buzz about the place.
Food was good, although some of the 'small' plates are a little pricey for what you get. Will defo go back and try the steaks next time!

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AlfredDublin
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too expensive for the little portions they serve. You'll end up hungry unless you are willing to spend double of what you normally would.

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AnujM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Bad tasteless food unfortunately. Can't complain about the service.

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BaileyD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing steak, melted in my mouth would definitely come back

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DeenaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain about. One of the best steak restaurants me and my husband have been to in a long time. Now making it our regular. Happy staff, good atmosphere. Love the open kitchen of watching the chef. A must go to in london :)

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GeorgeC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location to enjoy some extraordinary food. Great fun and look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - as always!

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VictoriaC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lunch at Temper. The staff were excellent and the food was very good.

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BethR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food and cocktails, excellent atmosphere. If you get the offer to sit in front of the oven definitely take it. On the pricier side but totally worth it for the quality of everything.

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My issue is with the cleanliness of the place, my cutlery and glass was not clean and I asked for another one. They bought me new ones but that was dirty too. It took 3 tries until they could get it right. It’s not acceptable.
Food is good but the cleanliness ruin my experience.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Supper Club and the deal is amazing - £29 for steak, fries and unlimited wine. And even better, it was £19 with the Eat Out To Help Out discount. There was a great vibe in the restaurant and we loved being able to watch the chef's cook in the open kitchen. Can't wait to go back.

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MaxineE
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was awful - do not order beef brisket Carnita was dry and tasteless.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant in London! Can’t wait to come back! Everything was incredible.

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RobertaL
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & delicious food, would definitely recommend

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Abc333
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Clearly not managing the service, staff was running around. Guacamole was the worst I’ve ever had - literally pieces of avocado with no seasoning, salt, or any additions to it. Ribs were good.

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STR84
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Had been to Temper Soho before twice and couldn’t want to come here. The food and wine was excellent as expected. However the night was somewhat spoiled by the food taking nearly an hour and a half to arrive. The Government restrictions at 10pm, our food didn’t arrive till 9:35!! It wasn’t even that busy. 2 minutes later, our waiter told us that the kitchen was closing in 15 minutes and would we like to see the dessert menu - just after we’re starting to eat our main course! Given the options available for great dinners in the West End, this was a massive disappointment. 🙁

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1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Terrible service

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JosephC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant restaurant! Now one of my favourites. Servers are brilliant as well! Really knowledgeable and friendly.

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PatrickC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for the monies

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was quite slow - however staff continued to be very polite. I was on my own and didn’t expect perfect service because they where very busy. Food was fantastic despite maybe a little overpriced for the portion size.

Overall would recommend to anyone that likes meat

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AnthonyT
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice evening, Benedict our server was very attentive and we followed his advice with all recommendations. We shared lots of different dishes. Great spot for meat lovers like myself.

Would definitely return and recommend to anyone.

Thanks again

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LAMC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - we went for the supper club - unlimited wine (wow) - steak was incredible and service was great. We were a mixed household group and was great to be able to sit outside under cover which was perfectly comfortable on a blustery wet Oct evening!

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 612 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.