temper Covent Garden

(14 Reviews)
5 Mercer Walk, Mercers Yard,, London, WC2H 9FA
Steaks & Grills, South American
A la carte menu

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Average

Main course: £16
Food spend: £32

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 23:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Specialising in wood-fired meats, day-boat fish and signature corn tacos, temper Covent Garden is one of London’s most exciting barbecue restaurants, championing 'whole animal' cooking to minimise wastage. The rustic wood oven sits in the centre of the open kitchen, and is offset by cool, contemporary design and a grey & cobalt blue colour palette.

Offsetting its time-honoured cooking methods, the temper menu embraces innovation with its recipes and flavour combinations. Enjoy succulent beef skewers with kimchi or porchetta & almond mole from the grill, or taco fillings like goat, and soft shell crab.

The open kitchen at temper restaurant in London is surrounded by counter-style seating: offering full views of the chefs in action. There is also a carefully compiled list of world wines, beers and playful house cocktail concoctions.

Tucked away off the main throng on the quiet Mercer Walk, temper Covent Garden also boasts an outdoor terrace for relaxed summertime dining. Covent Garden Tube Station is a 2-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for temper Covent Garden
3.7
(based on 14 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (9)
  • entertainment (2)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (2)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (4)
  • By Sarah B from London
    27 September 2019

    I visited Temper (Covent Garden) in June for the Pizza & Wine deal. I told the waiter that I have a severe nut allergy. He explained that it wasn't a problem- none of the pizzas contained any nuts or traces and I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. I was really excited to return with some work colleagues last month. I explained to the waiter once again that I have a severe allergy and he went to refer this to a manager (I will say the waiter was really polite and helpful). A manager then came over and said that they could not guarantee that any of the food was allergen free and therefore I would be unable to eat there 'because of the issue with Byron'. I asked if any of the pizza's contained nuts. He said no. I asked if there were nuts in the kitchen. He said no, but they could not guarantee the ingredients that were bought in were all nut free. I explained that no restaurant can confirm this 100%- I can't even guarantee this when I cook for myself at home! So that wouldn't be a problem and I would be happy to eat there. He then said "well you clearly don't have a severe allergy then". I definitely do as I've lived with it for my whole life and carry an epi pen at all times! He then said something to the effect of "on your head be it". He also used the excuse that he had spoken to the owner who told him to refuse to serve me, which was bizarre as there was no owner in sight... I was so disappointed with the way this was dealt with in front of a busy table of my colleagues. I felt extremely embarrassed. I understand the industry is worried because of recent events and you do have to be really careful. I just think this could have been dealt with in a much better way, his manner was very negative and not understanding in the slightest.

  • By Jade H from London
    28 August 2019

    Amazing cheeseburger pizza!! Great service and setting!

  • By Lorna G from London
    17 August 2019

    Lovely restaurant, really great friendly staff and tasty food! Definitely recommend it

  • By Natalie G from London
    11 August 2019

    Lovely pizzas, house wine was ok and service was friendly. Found it strange that the restaurant closed at 7pm on a Sunday night in Covent Garden.

  • By Rachel P from London
    11 August 2019

    Hi! We visited Temper covent garden for my husband's birthday. We did the unlimited pizza and wine deal. I did this about 1 month ago with a friend for her birthday and it was absolutely amazing! This time for my husband's birthday it was still good, but the pizza had changed. The portions were smaller (which is fine, as it's unlimited!), but what was once my favourite pizza (the beef/bone marrow pizza) seemed to have a completely different recipe. It wasn't as good. The beef was not very nice and smaller bits, and the bone marrow wasn't cooked through and was cold in the middle, so we barely got any marrow. I think they must have a new chef or have changed the way of cooking their meats. The overall experience was still good, as there were other good pizzas and the staff is nice, but was a little sad about the changed pizza.

  • By Faye W from London
    10 August 2019

    Amazing experience from start to finish. I have previously visited the Soho branch so already had high expectations and Covent Garden did not disappoint. The bottomless BBQ and summer cocktails is a great deal! No compromise on the quality of the food and the cocktails were delicious too. As it was our anniversary we even received a complimentary dessert too which was a lovely touch! All staff very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be returning

  • By Ruth J from London
    7 August 2019

    Service was amazing. Our waitress was a credit to the restaurant. Friendly, helpful and good fun. Pizzas were delicious but very filling so definitely didn’t eat that much. Wine wasn’t cold so that was the only negative.

  • By Matt T from Newcastle
    1 August 2019

    Having been to Temper on multiple occasions, every time we come down from the North East, I have to say this visit was disappointing. Pizzas just weren’t warm, still tasty but definitely lacking over previous visits. We heard another table complaining about a similar issue also. Maybe it was an off day, we will be back.

  • By Michael patrick N from Alexandria
    29 May 2019

    Super tasty gourmet pizza ?? and flowing wine ?? or Prosecco with great friendly service from a London local.

  • By Azeem A from London
    23 May 2019

    fairly friendly on arrival and a nice setting. Pizza was very good, but was like trying to get blood out of a stone for drinks - could have been more attentive. Asked for another round of pizza which didn't turn up - did offer free pudding ( thanks) however two of those didn't arrive either. Quite likely this was an anomaly, but service was dire.

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temper Covent Garden
5 Mercer Walk, Mercers Yard,, London, WC2H 9FA

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