temper Covent Garden

4.2
588 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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Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 588 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

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OliviaK
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and lovely staff, food was outstanding!

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Javier
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steak, relaxed, fun atmosphere. Will definitely come back

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a cracking restaurant and night out. It was my wife's birthday and I wanted to take her out for a lively dinner in London. We were not disappointed. We sat at the counter and really enjoyed the company of the chef's as well as a great food and wine. It was a lot of fun chatting to 'Irish' the butcher about the different cuts and cooking temperatures.

A touch expensive but we did order far too much food and two bottles of wine! I guess that would explain that..

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Superb steaks, succulent and tender. At c£30 each - great value.

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vipsmyum
London
39 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner and great value. Would be great if they had more green side options other than cabbage.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jemima was brilliant! I couldn’t fault her at all!

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FNem
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My Béarnaise sauce split, and got a small ramekin of french fries for 4£
what was mostly crumbled bits of potatoes.
However Steak was allright and had good flavour.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Although due to Covid closure time of 10.00pm we were told we werent allowed a desert at 9.15pm which was disappointing as it doesnt take long to dish out Ice Cream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are wonderful, drinks are delicious, food is DIVINE

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine, ambiance and service. Thank you!

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to temper in Covent Garden and it won't be our last. Perfect place for a great meal. Friendly, fun and knowledgeable staff and a amazingly relaxed and warm atmosphere. We definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night! From the food, service and atmosphere it was all on point! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipFoodbaby
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Prime cut steaks were great but service throughout quite poor. We called a server over multiple times to ask to order, but each time they kept coming over and then just walking away to do something else and forgetting. Would have also been nice to be given a warning that the kitchen closes at 9pm. We don’t read online about when the kitchen closes and when you’re at a meal this isn’t something you rmb so please try to be the service industry that you are and think that this sort of warning is just what customers want.

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vipStephanieL
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Stick to the tacos and sides which were nice. I think there are better places for steak though.

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JoeL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager on shift whose name I unfortunately didn't get, was exceptional. One of the finest experiences of dining's I've ever had from the manager to the waiter. Kudos to the staff involved.

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KevinB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Temper and trying their Supper Club offer on a Tuesday. Absolutely amazing quality all round with the food. The starters so so good and the steak heavenly and cooked perfectly. Along with the unlimited wine what more is needed??!!

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JenniB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great value on eat out to help out, but will definitely go back even without the offer

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vipKevinS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

All the food was excellent from starters to grilled steaks. Nice atmosphere with music. We were let down by the service which didn’t let us know when the kitchen was closing and hence couldn’t order more food. We understand the new restrictions to leave by 10pm is hard to manage. We tried to order more around 9pm and were told that was too late and we already ordered a lot of food.

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OGMM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food and drink were very good, as always. My first waiter may actually have been the manager. I'm not sure about that, but he was faultlessly welcoming and professional. Later on, I had a different waiter, who did get me what I asked for, but also seemed remarkably keen to get me to leave. I was in Temper from about 18:10 to just short of 19:30 and spent £83, which amounts to more than £1/minute. I think any customer deserves more respect than I received from that second waiter, but especially one who has already spent a serious amount of money on the premises.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome as usual. Mini cheeseburgers and goat carnitas are super tasty and different.

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SophieS
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, great service, and good atmosphere sat at the grill watching the chefs cook. Will definitely visit again.

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vipTweedytrixie
London
42 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was so great, and we loved our super tasty food.

THANK YOU

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JeffT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall the restaurant is pretty good. Food portion is slightly smaller than we expected, but quality was great. The service can be a bit too busy due to EOTHO offer.

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.2 stars by 588 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.