temper Covent Garden

4.4
797 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 45 guests.

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

Support temper Covent Garden during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Bottomless BBQ Brunch: Summer Sundays

    £39.50 per person

    Jul 4 - Aug 29, 2021

    We're on a mission to make up for lost time and enjoy the most of the summer sun, so we're going to be offering our Bottomless Brunches every Sunday, from 4th July until the August Bank Holiday, only at temper Covent Garden! Our famous Bottomless Barbecue Brunch includes a brunch platter (meat or non-meat option available) plus 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks and is usually only available on Saturdays, but after the success of our Bank Holiday Sunday brunches in May we're extending the offer. Book a table, meet up with your mates and raise a glass to the return of real life.
  • Steak Supper Club

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at temper Covent Garden every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7pm, for our Steak & Wine Supper Club. For just £39.50 enjoy a rare-breed British rump steak, fries, a sauce of your choice and 90 minutes of unlimited wine! Bookings are essential.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 797 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hannah
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Great food and great vibe.

MR
MeganR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff here are so brilliant! Food and wine were delicious.

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vipYasin
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavour, sizeable portions. One snack and small/medium plate can absolutely fill you up

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing! Service was good to start with, but towards the end got very poor, couple of people sat down at the next table to us and seemed to know the waiting staff. Seemed to get preferential treatment as we were left for half an hour with the dessert menu without ordering or any drinks, we felt a bit ignored which is a shame as the service was great to start with. Food was very good.

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Angie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely lovely. Our waiter, sorry I can’t remember his name, was absolutely brilliant. We travelled up to spend the day with my son who lives there. Thank you so much

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely reunion with friends - we had a great meal on the outdoor terrace in the sunshine.

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JonS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Incredibly noisy, with a soundtrack of awful 80’s music including the Ghostbusters theme…

Pork bites, pork rib and truffle chips were lovely. Beef brisket was bland, as was the house salad.

Wouldn’t eat here again and felt it wasn’t good value.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, especially the ribs. Loved the atmosphere.

RC
vipRiaC
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, cocktails were good however very strong. Defo be revisiting :)

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Murat
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was delivered late which is fine as they apologised but I thought they may have extended our time at the end as we had to rush our food to get more drinks in to make our monies worth. Cocktails are in a tiny glass which is fine but they finish too quick and the service wasn’t quick enough to catch up with our requests. All in all food was nice, staffed tried their best but I felt like they were understaffed.

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RegS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was very spicy, music too loud and cost benefit not worth it

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HayleyH
London
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, friendly staff. Cocktails seemed a bit watered down but overall we had a great lunch.

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MariaK
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, good ambiance - service was a bit slow at times but we didn’t mind as we weren’t in a hurry. Would visit again, especially on a sunny afternoon.

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Maddy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we’ve ever experienced in a restaurant and we eat out somewhere new every single week! Our server was super attentive it honestly felt like we had a conveyor belt of people helping us out. Literally as soon as we finished every plate it was removed, as soon as we wanted to order the next course someone was there ready to take the order, and food was really fast! And yet nobody was hovering over us or anything. Also, our server had really great advice on what to pick from the menu. Food was amazing - particularly the pork rib, prawn tacos and cookie dessert. Will be back for sure. We sat outside as it was quieter, music is loud inside so choose based on the vibe you are after.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great friendly service. Bright open restaurant.

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Ginny88
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab find. Amazing food and service, would definitely go back. Loved it

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RosannaC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious - the prawn tacos and sea bass were particular highlights!

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SusanB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzy great food and excellent service ! Our South African waiter was fab !!

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geotoine
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Not good value, too expensive for what it is. +50£ for average meat + side + drink

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RossMarkW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the bottomless brunch great service

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vipJHLondon
London
136 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable lunch with friends. Great food.

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Kissiesparklingshoes
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun evening with attentive staff and generous portions. An energetic vibe sitting in the heart of the kitchen.

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sophieI
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

When we arrived at Temper the service was initially excellent. We were shown to our table and asked if we wanted a high chair for our son. However from that moment on the service was non existent. We had to wait an age to order. Once the food arrived no one checked to make sure the food was ok. We both paid £33 for a 500g Rib eye steak and we shouldn't have. The steaks were full of gristle. They were also tough to cut and very chewy. Finally they hadn't been seasoned enough. Very disappointing. We also ordered beef nachos that were absolutely delicious as well as truffled parmisan fries that were also delicious. However, if you spend £33 on a steak you expect it to be decent. We won't be returning to Temper.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were wonderful and hugely accommodating to us ‘booking late, turning up early’! Even though it was Hamza’s 4th shift, he was really confident and looked after us to the highest standard!

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NS1995
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Rushed service, food a touch cold, only 1hour 30 for the table although it wasn't busy. Not that exciting, wouldn't go again.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

too loud, you can’t hear each other speak. Food isn’t bad but totally over priced. didn’t feel classy at all

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BrizBas
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Lovely evening. Felt a little rushed as we were all done in 45 minutes. Food delicious. Just felt a bit in and out.

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Archie
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Medium steak cooked over the woods is the 1st time we tried it, overall tasty, not much sides to it or sauces unless order it, waiter who took our order was friendly & helpful, service charge is not free unfortunately

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Gideon
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the service. Overall the vibe was good

AJ
ArunaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food and service was good after we received our drinks and food. I was disappointed that the menu was limited and this was not mentioned when I was booking. I have allergies and the limited menu was an issue for me. My partner was pleased with his food so thumbs up there.
I would visit again but I'd call in advance next time.

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DjWarder
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice terrace for outdoor dining, cocktails were good but food was a bit average. Not cheap either but service was great.

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VictoriaG
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!! Would highly recommend

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AlexB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Slow to take orders and very slow to bring out drinks!
10-15 mins to bring a bottle of beer and one cocktail is disappointing.
Would return however would double up on the drinks order to avoid getting thirsty!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced, poor service

PC
PhilipC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and brilliant service. Really interesting menu that we all enjoyed

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derek
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with lovely food and plenty of drinks, were looking forward to returning next time in London.

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johnr
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Manager was kind and helpful staff friendly after a while the drinks slowed up and the ice in the cups was more than the drink but hey it is what it is good food

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Bowroadfoodie
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant, good vibe, although the music was a bit loud (that’s probably be being old…it was a Saturday night after all!). Good was generally good, the stand out dish being the pork rib….that sauce was AMAZING!! Staff were lovely and the cocktails too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ulilow
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious, the service from the team on the floor was amazing and although they must be finding it tough wearing a mask all day they were happy to help and full of knowledge about the food! Amazing, such a wonderful night! Thank you!

CL
CarolinaL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really liked the food and the fact that the kitchen os an Open space

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 797 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.