temper Covent Garden

4.4
976 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

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Due to popular demand, our Bottomless BBQ Brunch is now available on Sundays, in the restaurant or out on the terrace! Our famous Bottomless BBQ Brunch includes a brunch platter (meat or non-meat option available) plus 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks. Book a table, meet up with your mates and raise a glass to the return of real life.

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
What 976 People Are Saying
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DaleD
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Portions were small, cocktail was tasteless. Food tasted ordinary. See bass was plain, steak was nicely seasoned but had come out rare rather than medium as ordered. £4 for fries that tasted as if they were reheated in a microwave.

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Melbournefoodie
Liverpool
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buzz around Temper’s BBQ pit did not disappoint! The starters and small plates were delicious and the 1.1kg ribeye on the bone was cooked to perfection! Highly recommend

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NatalieT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere, great service. We sat outside as was quite busy inside and noisy but it was great

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KaylaK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Music was very loud, so could only speak to person sat right next to me. Food was tasty, but a bit heavy on the chilis. Staff were polite and attentive.

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Thepiggy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Steaks were disappointing. Everything else was yummy

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Alias
Essex
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good meal, excellent service until we started being hassled to finish up and leave our table after only one hour. Within one hour 10 mins of being seated the server came and cleared the table of all glassware and then stood just to the side with cleaning spray in hand! Would have understood if we had been given a time limit when we booked and if there hadn’t been at least 4 or 5 tables empty that we could see.

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Lucie
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the lamb carnitas and also loved the lychilli margarita! Sat outside but couldn’t smoke so would have preferred inside I think as more of an atmosphere, would dine in next time

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Marco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and gave us an amazing service.

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LB92
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening last night. Jemima was great and so accommodating. Thank you - we had lots of fun!

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IainL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and location. Service was slow, leaving us wondering whether we had been forgotten several times.

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bob23
London
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, thank you so much. Our waiter was lovely and so helpful.

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Tara
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and the service attentive but not too pushy. Very trendy modern decor so fun but not romantic

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VickiR
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had to send 3 out of 4 meals back which resulted in us all eating at different times. When we did get the right food it was very nice

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Lisa
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Portions are simply too small to be in any way worth the money. Such as shame as I think it is great otherwise but not value for money and the food is not good enough to overcharge like that. Disappointing for the second and final time.

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AngelaC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already been to temper but at the soho location and wanted to experience the Covent Garden one. Absolutely loved it of course. Love love love the food! Definitely will be going again for a third time! You can check my full review with amazing pictures on my Instagram food page @hungry.hubby :)

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LauraA
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

One of the waiters in the outside area was particularly rude. Having asked us not very politely to step away from the door, he then proceeded to ask us to leave as we were blocking a fire exit. And yet our table was positioned directly next to it. Waited ages for drinks.
Food not visually pleasing. Steak slapped on the plate.

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Budgie
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Very average food in the expensive Bottomless Brunch. Was overcharged for my 14 year-old's meal. Service was good tho.

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SarahM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I visited temper for a bottomless brunch and really enjoyed it. The food was tasty and arrived quickly and it was very easy to get drink top-ups. The service was friendly and relaxed and, overall, I would recommend the restaurant.

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Natalie
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful steak, really tasty tacos will definitely be coming back 🤟🏽

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant meal. Dishes came out fast, food tasted delicious and service was friendly and professional

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HannaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We went on Sunday at 6.15, we didn’t realise they close at 8 it would have helped to know we had less than 2hrs on the table and for service to have been speedier in the circumstances. We were rushed to order pudding and it was served before empty mains were cleared away. We could also see our food sitting on the pass for some time. What we had was tasty and the staff were friendly but it could have been slicker and the food hotter

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AndyD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyable experience. The food was great and watching it being cooked was mesmerising. The waiting staff were all spot on, polite and attentive.

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food. Incredible service. Really loud music which isn’t for everyone but we enjoyed ourselves. Quite unusual cocktails. Quite pricy but definitely worth it for the food it was amazing

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Hannah
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a meal with family, and we were all very impressed! Excellent service, delicious food, great cocktails.

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Shana
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service and food were lovely 😊

MC
MarCLondon
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Food was very underwhelming and under seasoned. Portions were tiny
Volume of music was so loud I left with a headache, even though we came during the day at 4pm not night time. Server forgot our drinks so we sat around waiting.
The bill came and they added service charge for poor service and was so expensive for the amount of food.
Wouldn’t recommend

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adizavi
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly staff. Definitely coming again. Ive already recommended the restaurant to friends and family.

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TheHuttonDiner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the opportunity to try lots (too many) of different dishes. The standout one for me were the prawn tacos. 2 very small, but very tasty tacos with a major chilli hit. But overall we had no complaints about the food or the drinks. Very friendly staff.

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PeteC
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

With temper's popularity some items in the menu were not available unfortunately but service recommended other dishes which were fabulous. Amazing, fast and friendly service!

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DamienM
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun to be on the edge of an open kitchen. Good food but a pint pricey, but where isn’t in London.

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Caroline
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bottomless brunch. Food was fantastic & the drinks kept flowing. Would highly recommend. Plus our waiter and all the staff were absolutely outstanding & a credit to Temper. Will definitely be back.

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gianlucad
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Italian guy who looked after us was amazing. The stake was nice, but not very tender. Overall, we had a very good time and we will go back again

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a bday dinner. Our waiter was so friendly and attentive, made some excellent recommendations to us (cheeseburgers tacos were amazingggg). Food came so quickly, and the music, plus being able to see the kitchen in the middle made the whole place have an amazing atmosphere. Had a great night, thank you

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Lauren
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service - wonderful evening ! would absolutely go back

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HannahC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing at Temper. We will definitely be going again as had such a great experience.

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SophiaT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good time and the food was amazing. The only thing that could’ve been improved was the volume of the music- it was too loud

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MoniqueG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent, service superb, maybe a bit too speedy, so there was less time to savour dishes but understand the crowd is usually pre theatre. Noisy beyond belief but I’m getting old!

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HAlln
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

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Rami
Oxford
25 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and interesting food that was made for sharing. Definitely worth visiting again

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 976 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.