temper Covent Garden

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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.

Support temper Covent Garden during COVID-19

Offers

London Restaurant Festival:Mezcal Festival £75pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Daily 17:00-23:00

Start with tempers smoky version of an old classic, Momma’s Mezcal Margarita,Continue with a 3 course menu, each course served with a mezcal shot.

Supper Club £29

Aug 6, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Mon-Wed 17:00-19:30

£29 pp for 300g grilled rump, temper fries and choice of temper sauces, along with 90 minutes of unlimited wine (our selection of wine). 90 minutes starts at the time of the booking.

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Dine Local: 50% off food (up to the value of £10)

Sep 3-30, 2020·Mon-Wed 17:00-21:00

Temper Restaurants are exciting to extend Eat Out to Help Out for lunch & dinner service and can be used in conjunction with other offers such as our steak supper club. Up to the value of £10 per diner. Only for bookings made on-line.

Brunch £39.50

Aug 6, 2020-Sep 30, 2020·Sat 12:00-15:30

39.50pp  for a barbecue feast and bottomless cocktails, wines and beers (our selection of drinks). 90 minutes starts at the time of the booking.

What 545 People Are Saying
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EN22
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal celebrating my friends birthday at Temper. The staff was really good espically the male manager who was serving us! He is the BEST! So friendly and attentive. Great food and atmosphere would definitely reccomend for group meals.

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Manu
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was nice enough for a date. Sat outside, service was a tiny bit slow however but didn’t mind.

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Tami
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great evening , loved the atmosphere and food.
All the was staff amazing great customer service

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Alex
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak (I had the T-bone) - very well seasoned.
Also had the truffle parmesan chips as a side, which were delicious.

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DanielB
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice enough, but nothing special - especially given what you pay.

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TAM1
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food. Well cooked steak. The nachos and the Halloumi cheese were really good.
Cocktails were not special.
Overall very pleasant experience and I would come back again.

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MelissaF
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and service, couldn’t fault Temper! Can’t wait to return.

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PatriziaP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good staff and food,environment and most of all the bill...

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steak experiences I have had. We took advantage of the Monday steak club which made it incredible value with unlimited wine for 1.5hrs. Service was impeccable and I would highly recommend a counter seat where you can see the cooking in action and speak to the chefs who are very passionate about their craft.

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JanA
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I had as I just loved the different flavours coming through. We had the beef carnitas and shared a side of burrata and a side of cabbage. All of it absolutely delicious. Loved the lime dessert (margarita) too. Good atmosphere. Great restaurant. Will definately go back

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davidf
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, amazing friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.

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AdrianG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, accommodating staff. Food and drinks were all of great quality.

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AdamK
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and even better staff. Would highly recommend.

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vipGourmetBunny2014
London
103 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely evening. We have the steak meal which was a generous size piece of steak and drinks were unlimited for an hour. So a very good deal especially as they were still doing the Eat Out offer. My steak was slightly over cooked for medium.
Staff were friendly and helpful. I liked the modern decor.
If it was busier then the table spacing would have been too close.

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paulGurski
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the service was top class. The staff were welcoming, friendly and made the dining experience there really inviting. The food was excellent, my partners steak was cooked to perfection and finally a restaurant that gives you more than 5 chips. Would recommend everything about this restaurant. Thank you

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AndrewB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at Temper. Great atmosphere around the open kitchen, food was great, staff were super friendly. Will definitely be back.

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HungryBen
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were seated in the basement even though there seemed to be plenty of space upstairs. Service was pleasant but patchy.
Food was good for the small dishes but steaks were disappointing.

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standardbeast
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Supper club offer is amazing value also. Will be coming back soon I’m sure!

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Mkay
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

They ran out of goat (lovely) and the portions were tiny, tasteless and just sloppy. The only delicious thing was the truffle fries. Very disappointed and won't be going back. Do not recommend...

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi MKay, Thanks for the review! Apologies for running out of Goat, its as sad for us as you as its our site favourite. With regards to the food, we are often complimented on our excellent range of menu choices and flavours. Hopefully we will see you again soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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vipMichaelP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place, fantastic food and great service every time I visit.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hhi Michael, Thanks for the review - looking forward to seeing you again soon! Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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RosannaG
London
26 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall we had a wonderful meal , food and drinks were all perfect. Only sour note would be that we were made to feel very conscious of going over our allotted time and yet we hadn’t been asked if we wanted dessert/anything else until 15 minutes before the end of our slot.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Rosanna, Thanks for the review. We do have turn times on all tables in the restaurant, especially on busy nights as was last Monday. If you require additional time on the table that is always an option! Hopefully we will see you again soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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NicC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was fantastic. The music was right up our street. Can not wait to go back

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Nic, Thanks for the great review! Glad you like our music, we all do here to. See you soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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RhiannaC
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, great service and really lovely atmosphere. I'm very softly spoken so it was very difficult for me to be heard over the noise but my group seemed okay. If you're looking for somewhere quiet where you can talk - maybe not here but otherwise the food and service are great.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Rhianna, Thanks for the great review! We do like our music here - if you request a quiet table we are more than happy to accomodate that for you. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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KelleyA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both amazing! Can't wait to come back to London, will definitely come here again

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 3 September 2020

Hi Kelley, Thanks! We are looking forward to you coming back to London and visiting again - Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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FIMACCA
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday
Delicious food and great service
Highly recommended

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KatherineP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, delicious food, excellent service and very well organized from a COVID secure perspective. Looking forward to coming back. The steak was incredible!

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KJRUK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a vegetarian and took my meat-eating friend there- more than enough very tasty selections for both of us (maybe I even enjoyed it more??) Cozy place—and service was amazing. A lot of restaurants can learn from this place. One caveat: the heat from the open grill can be a little overwhelming...

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jayb
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

ordered the most expensive steak on the menu, order a long a wait it came out cold!!
drinks are terrible, service felt like they didn't really care. wouldn't recommend at all!

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 29 August 2020

Hi Jayb, Thanks for taking the time to review. I do apologize for what seems to have been an out of character experience here at Temper. We pride ourselves on out efficient service and awesome steaks. Hopefully this has not deterred you from visiting again soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent food but incredibly loud music upstairs- not ideal for social distancing

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 29 August 2020

Hi Sarah, Thanks for the review. All noted with regards to music in the venue - we do offer a lively and upbeat dining experience for our guests. Hopefully we will see you again soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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vipCharlotte
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious ! Great location, great vibe and delicious steak. My only critique was that the fries were too salty

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 29 August 2020

Hi Charlotte, Thanks for the great review - i will pass this feedback onto the kitchen! Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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CalumK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food with incredible staff. The food is just outstanding.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 29 August 2020

Hi Calum, Thank you for the great feedback! Jemima did mention to me you had come back again which is always a pleasure to hear. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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GarethL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall, food was wicked. Music a bit loud but that’s it

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MatildaB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

I know this is common in central London but it was like sitting in a night club, we couldn’t have a conversation becuase our table was so wide and it was so loud. Not a pleasant dining experience. The food was not anywhere near worth the price and very under-seasoned. It would be lovely if it was half the price. So disappointed as I’d wanted to try Temper for ages.

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DJMuks91
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and Service. very cool atmosphere with the open grill cooking

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Katie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not only was the food great, but the service was amazing too. We ate from the steak supper club menu, which was superb value for money. And the steak was delicious - we’ll definitely be going back!

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CarlosSilva
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All perfect. The experience couldn't be better. I would like to thanks Ben for the amazing service on top of the amazing food.

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Abbi
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the Covent Garden location on Saturday evening for an early dinner (18.30). V quiet when we arrived but quickly filled up. Amazing food - we had tacos, rib eye, a selection of sides and the amazing deep dish cookie for dessert. Could not fault the food. Great service, particularly from a lovely young blonde woman who we did not catch the name of. She really made our evening out amazing. Will definitely return to both here and Soho location which we have visited previously.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi Abbi, Thanks for the great review! I will pass this onto the team. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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KellyP
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening at temper. Staff were great and food was amazing. We loved the music!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fantastic service. We probably ordered the wrong food, had pork rib - which was not what I expected. I thought it was going to be a rack of ribs but turned out to be a grilled pork slice which was mainly fat, my companion had beef skewers which again were not what we expected. We did end up ordering steak, as a 3rd meal which was really yummy. We spoke to the server afterwards who suggested next time to try the bottomless brunch which is every Saturday. Will probably try that in the future.

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Joshua
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great brunch option... good service team. Very accommodating

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