temper Covent Garden

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Pre/post Theatre
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

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

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

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 487 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.6
Value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lolab
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

I would have preferred if the staff had been wearing a mask or visor. The service was poor as a whole, very slow and we often felt forgotten about; but the food and drinks were excellent and would defiantly dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a brilliant time at Temper Covent Garden for my husband’s birthday! Was great to feel a little normal after so long in lockdown but still safe with all the social distancing measures in place... Staff were fabulous and food was delicious - highly recommend.

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Steely
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We waited almost an hour for our main meal and when it came one of the dishes was I over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We received a friendly curtesy call on the day to confirm our booking. We requested outdoor sitting given the current climate in August 2020 and due to health reasons and they were able to accommodate, which was perfect for us. We ordered from the Super Steak Club menu which is steak, fries, a sauce of your choosing and 90-minutes of unlimited wine for £29. The only issue we had was the steak included in the deal was not available and therefore we had to pay a supplement for the steaks that were available. It was well worth the money the steaks were cooked to our preferences (medium well and well done) and the sauces were tasty. We only had the unlimited organic white wine which was really easy to drink. The indoor seating looked really nice with a centre cook station and music playing. The staff always made sure we had a refill, their knowledge on the different steak options was really helpful and all the staff were friendly to us, even just in passing. We had a wonderful dining experience and cannot wait to return.

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vipAmeliaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and staff were amazing - the only reason I didn't give the ambiance 5 stars is because it was quite hot inside the restaurant, which could have been avoided if the doors were closed and the AC was allowed to do its job.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Not the best steak was overcooked

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JHub
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Lovely evening, just a shame we were forgotten about a little. Took ages to get drinks and the bill.

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NicS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such deliciousness! Attentive service but mainly I was excited about the food.

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BenS
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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SarwarK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Service warm and quick. Great alfresco space.

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DawnW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Food is reasonably priced, would recommend!

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IsabellaL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

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HFAN
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 :)

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Serena
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The waiters were very nice and helped you choose your menu. Food was great.

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CarlosSilva
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The meat is absolutely amazing. One of the best beef I ever had.

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Elyy
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Social distancing was exercised and everything was lovely! would definitely recommend.

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ChristosP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Very expensive and really tiny portions . If you are hungry you are not going to feel full.

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SumayaM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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LynneH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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MariaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food - absolutely delicious!!! Great service, loved the actual restaurant - everything about it was fantastic! Will definitely be back - thanks

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BenK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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AttyH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

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. 🤣

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VarunS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks with lovely, knowledgeable servers. Will definitely be going back to try the rest of the menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ray was an absolute star - I’d go back just to see him!

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Amir
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LouiseG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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ChrisR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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HarS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a great place to eat, with fantastic staff and well-flavored food!

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NickiM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

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sophied
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

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.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 10 March 2020

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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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I felt front of

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 10 March 2020

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

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LJ89
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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!

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! The food was delicious and such a great vibe. I’ll be back for sure! The beef carnitas was delicious.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi anonymous, Thanks for the great review!! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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CantResi
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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 😊

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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JulieG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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NaldaP
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service. A gorgeous lunch, will definitely be returning!!!

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi Nalda, Thanks for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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AlexP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

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.

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

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

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BenJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service. One of the best meals I’ve had

temper Covent Garden
Responded on 5 March 2020

Hi BenJ, Thanks for the great review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Mark Girdlestone General Manager

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