temper Covent Garden

4.1
576 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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London Restaurant Festival:Mezcal Festival £75pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Daily 5:00PM-11:00PM

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.

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

What 576 people are saying
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PatrickC
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for the monies

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 October 23, 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 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 October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and lovely staff, food was outstanding!

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Javier
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 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
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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vipsmyum
London
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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 October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FNem
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 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 October 10, 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 October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are wonderful, drinks are delicious, food is DIVINE

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine, ambiance and service. Thank you!

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AnnieL
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 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 October 2, 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 October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipFoodbaby
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 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 October 1, 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 September 30, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 26, 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 September 26, 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
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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SophieS
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 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 September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

THANK YOU

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JeffT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 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.

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OliviaS
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both glorious. Also really recommend to any one gluten free as so many delicious options!! 10/10 will be devouring here again

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EN22
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
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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Ash124
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A bit disappointed with the service here, food was okay but the waiters got our orders wrong so

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Manu
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Alex
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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

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TAM1
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
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
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PatriziaP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 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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temper Covent Garden is rated 4.1 stars by 576 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 reservations at the moment.