temper Covent Garden

4.4
940 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.
  • Steak Supper Club

    £39.50 per person

    Sep 7 - Sep 29, 2021

    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
What 940 people are saying
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SophiaT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
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

MG
MoniqueG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

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Rami
Oxford
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Went for a pre-theater dinner. Showed up at 5:30 and did not get a drink or order until 6:00 after I got up to find the waiter. We asked for a few more crisps to finish our guacamole and loaded nacho dip and they never came. Food was good and ambiance was great in the outdoor patio. It’s a shame the service was so poor and unreliable especially before a show in theater district.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, friendly attentive and gave us lots of drinks at the Bottomless brunch

JM
JackM
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch and service were absolutely fantastic, would do again

LM
LiamM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was amazing, staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious we will defiantly be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and excellent service

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BasilK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice ambiance, although I thought the Cheese Burger taco was the highlight of the meal as the steak was served cold and a little under seasoned. Unfortunately I will not be returning as I feel there are better steak houses around

KH
KendraH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and the food is amazing!

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Agevn
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Highly recommend. Staff are very attentive and kind always a great place to come to.

SB
SarahB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, and drinks were good too but service was slow and therefore we only had three drinks before the 90 minutes ended.

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Sven
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue the food cooked was amazing and was great to sit at the bar watching the chefs prepare the food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We where sat outside and had the t bone steak which was delicious.
The small plates large plates was confusing and they bought the courses as they cooked them so we didn’t eat together however the food was Really good

NP
NaldaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! Return visit here as my first visit was fantastic. All I can say is what an exceptional meal!! First class cut of meat, perfect atmosphere, amazing staff and our server was awesome. Bold statement but this is my favourite ever restaurant!!

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EdVfoodie
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fantastic if a little small portions for the price.
The chicken carnitas and pork bites were especially phenomenal.
Our waiter was very friendly down helped us decide on menu items.
The cookie skillet was pretty disappointing, but every other thing was full of flavor.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing! Enjoyed the starters amd small medium dishes more than the steak but great experience!

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RobB
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service, quite nice food. The chicken tacos, potatoes, pulled pork tacos were loevly but the cabbage & beef skewers were a little bland (skewers are more like koftes - mnce beef)

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StefanG
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and very tasty food. Would recommend the small plates.

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NdubuisiN
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The starters were lovely, but the Rum steak needed a bit more seasoning. Overall the food wasn't outstanding

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Chrees
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor and outdoor seating. Excellent service with friendly staff. Food freshly prepared and full of fresh herbs and spices - good selection of sharing plates. Great unusual cocktails as well as standard ones and wines. Not cheap but not expensive for central London.

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susieq
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

limited choice of food.
no atmosphere
overpriced for rather unimaginative food.

JS
JacqueS
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal - service very good - steak was delicious

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Shania
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was incredible!

JM
JoM44
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, a nice change from the usual offerings

BR
BenRobinson000000
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, food good but not great. Not quite an immersive fire experience which was expected

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rachel07
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious but took 1.5 hours to get any sort of food onto our table. Could see they were busy but would prefer to spend less if this happens! Still had a lovely time once everything arrived and the staff worked very hard, but not a great start to the Friday evening

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OliviaH
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff. We even got a complimentary glass of bubbles. Thoroughly recommend the sweet and sour rib. It’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

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LaurenE
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love temper - incredible food, amazing service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wings were cold twice however the manager put it right and looked after us very well. I’ve been to temper many times, it’s a lovely place to go, cool, chic and great service

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SarahF
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere, and excellent service from Camilla who ensured our drinks were kept topped up during the bottomless brunch!

JK
JayK
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious steak!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was very poor and not at all enjoyable, especially for the price!! Considering they advertise themselves as a barbecue restaurant, they T-bone we ordered was tough, tasteless and hadn't been near an open flame. The beef dripping potatoes were a couple of boiled new potatoes with a bit of melted cheese and red onions on top. The charred hispi cabbage has so much lime juice on it, it was inedible! To be fair, the atmosphere and the staff were pleasant but I will never spend my money at this restaurant again.

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AlStep
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food but could’ve done with a bit more seasoning on some of the dishes. Fantastic service

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Alex
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The pork rib was especially delicious

EC
EmilyC
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and customer service! Couldn’t fault anything!

MO
MiraO
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I have booked the restaurant about a month prior booking so then to be placed on the ground floor with no people was a disappointment.
The whole experience of the restaurant for my family was to be in the busy area to get the feeling of the space.

I would prefer the table to be reserved specifically and not to lol for the table on arrival. Especially if I was called to confirm the ta me 24 h prior coming.

CK
ClareK
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and staff were friendly. We had a great time.

JP
JoanneP
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Didn’t go much on my meal as an overall dish. Glad I ordered a side of potato. The salad was awful, as was the sauce and tortilla. Way too expensive.

FAQs

temper Covent Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 940 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.