temper Covent Garden
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.
Porterhouse steak and the recommended bottle of red were fantastic. Had Tacos for starters which were extremely tasty, but small portions for the price. Overall, we were really impressed by the food, atmosphere and knowledge of the waiting staff.
Food was delicious. Service warm and quick. Great alfresco space.
Great service! Food is reasonably priced, would recommend!
Temper Restaurant has potential but it's not good value for money. We had a few plates to share on the table and ordered drinks (but they didn't have much which seemed odd since you can put bottles in the fridge when you restock, plus they could see they had many reservation so they should have been prepared. The waiter stopped many times to inform us they run out of things on the menu and drinks. That's not acceptable for a restaurant where you end up spending 56GBP per person.
Brilliant spot for fine steak and wine. With the uncertainties surrounding how best to dine out during Covid, and with stock (wine) setbacks within the industry, Temper CG were great at adapting to the 'new normal' with plenty to offer, alongside wonderful service and a fun, safe atmosphere. I look forward to returning soon :)
The waiters were very nice and helped you choose your menu. Food was great.
Great service, amazing food! Social distancing was exercised and everything was lovely! would definitely recommend.
Very expensive and really tiny portions . If you are hungry you are not going to feel full.
I was greeted by the general manager when I first arrived. He was absolutely amazing and easy to get along with. The staff were also amazing and I highly recommend Temper Covent Garden ! Food was outstanding, best steak I’ve ever had. Staff explained how everything works and helped me decide what to order. They’ve helped make my boyfriends birthday really special and we are very grateful. I hope to see the same faces when I go back for some more steak.
Really lovely evening sitting outside on the terrace enjoying some cocktails in the sun! The food was delicious, especially the prawn tacos. Also, recommend the potatoes cooked with cheese!
Great grill, great service, very accommodating. Shame they don't do their amazing roast on Sundays currently, but was reassured will be back on the menu soon enough. Enjoy now while Covent garden is devoid of tourists
Fabulous food - absolutely delicious!!! Great service, loved the actual restaurant - everything about it was fantastic! Will definitely be back - thanks
Delicious food and attentive service, especially with one of our party having severe food allergies. Ambience was great considering everything going on at the moment. Would definitely return.
Was my first visit and will defo go again. Food was so good. Only negative point is that they were playing rap music as background music. 🤣
Amazing food and drinks with lovely, knowledgeable servers. Will definitely be going back to try the rest of the menu!
Ray was an absolute star - I’d go back just to see him!
The energy at temper is amazing, polite staff. Took a beautiful women there on a first date, had such a good time that we fell in love within 30 minutes. Highly recommend
In this pandemic world, we weren't sure what to expect, but the restaurant took every measure one could expect, everything was clean and there was social distancing. The food was great, and we really enjoyed it! Would recommend.
Fantastic service, staff clearly very happy to be back at work! Slightly disappointed that the flatbreads are no longer on the menu but food was still very good.
a great place to eat, with fantastic staff and well-flavored food!
We were recommended Temper by a friend and it didn’t disappoint. The waitress was really friendly and helpful, food was delicious and the ambiance good. The only thing I didn’t understand was the need to state on the booking form whether it was for a celebration, as I said it was (it was for my daughters 21st birthday) and yet absolutely no reference was made to the fact. I didn’t expect anything in particular, just thought it might have been referred to at some point.
Food is OK but vastly overpriced for the quality and flavour. Service is poor as it seemed there were not enough staff and they seemed overwhelmed or poorly trained. Certainly not good enough for the price per head. The restaurant is also incredibly loud due to very loud music.
Hi SophieD, Firstly id like to apologise for the service received. This is certainly not to the temper standard as we rigorously train all of our team on our products and service standards. I admit, the restaurant is lively on a Saturday night. We spend a lot of time preparing, choosing and perfecting our recipes so id love to hear more on which dishes you had to see why the rating would be so low. Hopefully i will hear from you soon. Mark Girdlestone General Manager
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Hi Anonymous, Id love to hear more on your service and experience with us. Please do get in touch. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
This is a great place. The chef really made our night- giving us little tasters, chatting to us, and making sure everything was good.
Fantastic experience and would really recommend!
Hi LJ89, Thanks for the great review. Lovely to see our kitchen team interacting with our guests - this is definitely one of our unique selling points at the temper brand! See you soon - Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Amazing! The food was delicious and such a great vibe. I’ll be back for sure! The beef carnitas was delicious.
Hi anonymous, Thanks for the great review!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Perhaps something less spicy for kids would be beneficial. Our food was good though. Our waitress was particularly good - very friendly, helpful and great with our children. We would visit again.
Afternoon CantResi, Thanks for the review. I will pass this onto our waiting staff. We have a variety of less spicy options available on the menu, it may just need some adjustments! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
The service was good - although they do not actually do the pre-theatre menu on Saturdays, we showed them that the open table app said they did. They straight away gave us the menu with good grace.
Other reviews have said the service was slow but we did not find that at all. Overall very pleased 😊
Hi Anonymous. Thanks for the review. We aim to provide a quick and efficient service across all Temper branches so im glad you could see that! Hopefully see you soon Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
It's a shame the brunch menu isn't a little bit more brunch.
Having said that the location, atmosphere and service where all good. I would go back but stick to the a la carte menu.
Hi Julie G, Thanks for the feedback. Our brunch is a twist on the traditional brunch - is everyone not sick of Avocado on toast yet? Hopefully we will see you again soon - maybe for our Steak Supper Club or Pre Theatre Menu! See you soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Amazing food, outstanding service. A gorgeous lunch, will definitely be returning!!!
Hi Nalda, Thanks for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
The food was very nice and the service was generally good, however it was let down by our side orders not arriving with the mains. We had to ask for them 3 times, they eventually arrived after we had finished our meal.
Hi Alex, Apologies for any delay with the food. Our sharing concept generally ensures all food hits the table at the same time, however on occasion we may stagger depending on group size etc... Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Outstanding food, outstanding service. One of the best meals I’ve had
Hi BenJ, Thanks for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Food and service excellent. Would be good if you could include side dishes such as chips into your burger and steak meals. As separate pricing is a bit disappointing
Hi Margaret, Thanks for the great review on the food. I do apologise for the confusion in pricing however as our menu is designed to be a 'sharing' concept, we ideally price everything individually to allow for this. Hopefully we will see you again soon to try our Tacos / Meat on bread! Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Hi Lovefoodcom, Im sorry to see your experience was not up to standard. Id love to hear more so we can improve on any areas which may have fallen short on the night. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Service was abysmal, with food taking an hour to arrive at our table. Waiters kept forgetting items/drinks and needed reminding.
Food is horrible and feels very unhealthy, despite this being a "BBQ restaurant".
First visit, good decor, good vibe, music playing but not overbearing. Service friendly and efficient, food good, 2 of us had fish which was excellent, enjoyable experience.
Hi Andy, Thanks for the feedback. The atmosphere is key in the restaurant industry and im glad we delivered. Looking forward to seeing you again soon - Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
I love the vibe of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
Excellent food and service I would highly recommend this restaurant to family and friends. We were seated immediately on arrival and a waitress attended our table within minutes.
Went with my son for his 21st. Service was slow, however, the food was good, one of the best steaks I’ve had. The server also realised it was my son’s birthday and gave him a free glass of fizz. Lovely touch, thank you
Hi Sarah, Thanks for the review. I apologise if the service was somewhat slow when you were here - we usually pride ourselves on the efficiency of our kitchen and waiting team. I do hope we see you again soon - Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Nice barbecue place for meat lovers. Reasonably priced and good ambiance.
Hi Victoria, Thanks for the great review. Do let us know what we can do to hit 5*'s in future. Mark Girdlestone General Manager
Great food and atmosphere. Very slow service but was valentines weekend!
Hi Harriet, Thanks for the review! Valentines is understandably a busy night so i apologise if service was a little slower than usual. Hopefully we will see you again - maybe for our Bottomless Brunch or Steak Supper Club. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager
temper Covent Garden is rated 4 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.
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