temper Covent Garden

4.3
860 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: Summer Sundays

    £39.50 per person

    Jul 4 - Aug 29, 2021

    We're on a mission to make up for lost time and enjoy the most of the summer sun, so we're going to be offering our Bottomless Brunches every Sunday, from 4th July until the August Bank Holiday, only at temper Covent Garden! Our famous Bottomless Barbecue Brunch includes a brunch platter (meat or non-meat option available) plus 90 minutes of free-flowing drinks and is usually only available on Saturdays, but after the success of our Bank Holiday Sunday brunches in May we're extending the offer. Book a table, meet up with your mates and raise a glass to the return of real life.
  • Steak Supper Club

    £39.50 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at temper Covent Garden every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-7pm, for our Steak & Wine Supper Club. For just £39.50 enjoy a rare-breed British rump steak, fries, a sauce of your choice and 90 minutes of unlimited wine! Bookings are essential.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 860 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! The waiter was friendly and was able to offer expertise with the food selection choices. Would definitely come back. We had several different tacos and the porterhouse steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lively. Steak and sea bass are a must to try! Great date night spot!

BW
BethanyW
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been half a dozen times this summer and I've never had a bad meal or bad service.

The beef brisket paratha is my favourite closely followed by the beef skewers. And the cocktail list is to die for! And I'm not a big desert person but I always end up ordering the cookie to split for the table and it's always a big hit.

Also a very nice outdoor dining area in the courtyard which isn't too busy but nice for people watching which is hard to come by in London.

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Thecorianderkidldn2021yo
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were super nice and helpful from the start, as we were celebrating our anniversary. Really great knowledge of the food which helped us and drinks were great also. Definitely returning! Thank you

HM
HarryM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely but the staff were absolutely lovely and helpful. Very attentive and made it a lovely meal. Will 100% go again

AC
AlexCF
London
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d been to temper before and found it “good”. This time, with a newer menu, it was epic. We loved it. Also to add, we had our 13 month old with us, so for any mums and dads, the high chairs are perfect height on the outdoor tables, and the straps for some reason kept her from escaping! There was plenty of things on the menu that she could eat. Great lunch!

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sophias
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had another lovely meal here. Best steak I have had in a long time. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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vipsmyum
London
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely last minute dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Unfortunately there was so extreme weather conditions during our visit. We had a dog but were still made to sit outside. I think prob an exception could have been made rather than allow 6 humans and one very small dog sit outside in the pouring rain. The food on the bottomless brunch menu was very average, not what I have experienced from the other restaurant which was really good. Just didn’t enjoy the food as was cold and wet.

Can’t comment on ambience as we were obv outside.

The main lady running it did her best with some wine on the house and puddings and was generally very good but prob should have made the call to sit inside, especially as I am 7 months pregnant.

Layout of restaurant really confusing and disorientating also.

We were celebrating three birthdays and will go down and one of the worst!

SG
SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was brilliant. Food fresh and well cooked. Drinks flowing. Cocktail glasses small but refilled as much as required. Would definitely recommend

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mmaria
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They should just tell us that the terrace closes at 10pm but otherwise it was great!

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HOLLYD
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, very friendly and helpful service, reasonable value very good vibe

LS
LynnS
Essex
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast flowing drinks. Good music and our host was great

DJ
DeeJay
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and cocktails! Steaks are sublime - loved the small plates

AB
AlanB
Perthshire
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Seated in the basement, not great. Food and service very good but rushed. We were in and out in 50 mins. Sorry not great value.

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davidb
London
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Reliable - just great food in a nice environment

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

No one had any interest in us from we literally walked in the door.. a girl asked did we have a reservation then asked us to wait while she did something else, then didn’t come back. The food wasn’t great, and because we could see it being cooked… so that was interesting too.. and it was obvious they were all starting to wind down for the evening. Lots of silly screaming and banging about and stuff getting threw about the place. Very bizarre experience.. and I was served warm coke in a really tiny glass

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very linited menu, Half menu was run out, What did come was dreadful!!!
Don't bother!!!

BS
BrendanS
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was amazing but main plates came really quickly after starters so we felt a bit rushed.

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StephanieS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the waiter was great and the manager was lovely!

KS
KerryS
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night, lovely good and very good service. Would definitely recommend

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Mariana
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, I would say the caramelised spicy corn was way too sweet but the prawn tacos and the pork rib were some of the best dishes I've ever had! The music was amazing but insanely loud when we walked in and the manager was great and put it down to a perfect volume.

JW
JulietW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely atmosphere… lovely place for a lunch out in the sun.

DE
DanE
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Order two mains and they came at totally different times without being warned that would or could happen. For the money, food not great. Staff addressed the concerns in the restaurant, which was appreciated. This was my second time at a Temper but will be my last.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Was really looking forward to our meal at temper it was so disappointing.
Service was slow didn’t have enough staff on shift to cover
Food was very fatty and covered in large amount of oil apart from the goat cheese taco…

MS
MathewS
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice spot and great food - will definietley go again.

MM
MoragM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The tastiest food in a really fun atmosphere, we love it here! Sit at the bar seating for the best experience.

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vipSpiaro
London
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Interesting and exciting flavours. As a meat lover I was surprised that 2 of my favourite dishes were the humitas and goats cheese taco. The aged beef skewers were outstanding too!

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Beth
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous night out - delicious food, excellent service - so much fun! Can’t wait to return. Many thanks xx

JC
JamesC
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Starters, mains and sides all arrived at once. They didn’t fit on the table so dishes were stacked on each other and we ate off plates half hanging over edge of table. All food coming at once meant half of it was cold by the time we ate it. Shame as the food was good and deserved to be savoured not rushed. Manager not interested when we told him it had detracted from enjoyment of meal. Wouldn’t be coming back.

SD
StuartD
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service throughout, food was super tasty. We had a variety of dishes mostly from the medium plates menu, can’t wait to go back!

AM
AntheaM
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Steaks are beautiful (and huge!) and small plates an adventure. Disapointed they don't come on the lovely fluffy flatbreads they used to, now a thinner, tortilla-like bread, but still yummy. Service very good, music a tad on the loud side for me personally but very good disco soundtrack for a Saturday night! Nice to be seated in one of the booths, felt a bit more private.

DD
DaniellaD
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Temper- been to both Soho and Covent Garden and just love them! Food is delicious and the service is outstanding! You can tell the staff love what they do! Nothing is too much trouble!
Next time I’m gonna try their Bottomless Brunch- it looks INSANE 🤩🤩🤩

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ChiomaE
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for bottomless brunch, great food, great drinks, great service, great quantity and quality.

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Dolcevita
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a bottomless brunch with friends . Fantastic service by Josh (and others). Drinks replenished constantly lovely food and atmosphere.
Would definitely go back.

AR
AlexR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very very disappointing. Over priced and bad tacos.

ES
EmmaS
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place )
Would definitely go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the brunch. Temper is ideal if you're looking for a chilled out place with quality food. The cocktails are great too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious food, staff and ambience were outstanding. In particular our waiter Josh was the epitome of professionalism, positive energy and exemplary service.

MB
MalcolmB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Started slowly after being sat somewhere different to our booking. Was treated differently as a small group compared to some larger groups booked in. Although all.improved after a conversation with the manager, redeemed the situation and we left happy after a good experience.

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 860 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.