Review on Temper Covent Garden

Neil Rankin added a third string to his bow when he opened his latest Temper restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden. While the Soho sibling is dedicated to smoked and grilled meats and the City has an Indian slant, this latest venture looks to Italy with pizza cooked in a wood fired oven, charcuterie and rag.

The interiors have been designed by architects Gundry and Ducker featuring a zinc-clad kitchen with counter seating taking centre stage. A bespoke steel staircase leads down to the basement with further seating where diners can view the dough proving room, and this can also used for private functions. A heated terrace area is available for dining al fresco.

Rag such as cabrito goat or aged Dexter beef is served with crunchy polenta or freshly baked bread, or there's pasta in the shape of St Marcellin fried tortellini, cheese filled fried tortellini and hot honey. If fish is your preference opt for the cod and mussel, baked cod, mussel emulsion and black caper butter. They offer two types of pizzas the square Detroit pizza, deep cheesy and light with a selection of toppings, as well as the Massachusetts a round ultra-thin 12 inch pizza ideal for sharing.

Alongside the carefully compiled wine list, there's vermouth, aperol spritz and negroni on tap, and a diverse vermouth menu featuring brands such as Regal Rose, Cocchi, Lillet, Belsazar and Asterly Bros.

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Neil Rankin

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 10.00pm (12.00 - 6.00pm Sun)

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Temper Covent Garden

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 144 covers


Temper Covent Garden
5 Mercer Walk
Mercers Yard
Covent Garden
Central London

Nearest tube station: Covent Garden

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