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 ragù.
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.
Ragù 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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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.30pm (12.00am Fri & Sat, 10.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express