The third of Neil Rankin’s restaurants is focussed on pizza, with a menu choc full of Detroit deep pan offerings that could make you weep. Temper Covent Garden is absolutely worth a visit either with bambinos or not. The central open kitchen like a theatre in the round gives way to navy leather and millennial pink accents, this is a masculine space but not unpleasantly so.
Temper have outdoor seating as well, which we took advantage of on a bright May day, partly because Max was asleep when we arrived and I was willing him to sleep through some of our meal (the change in noise always wakes him now) and partly because it’s so nice to sit outside and have a spritzer in the sun after a miserable winter.
He woke up anyway, so we fed him pizza crusts and sat about languid with very full bellies. They don’t skimp on the portions.
What’s good? The Detroit cheeseburger pizza. Oh boy. Oh and the warm nutella cookie. And the cannoli. Ooft.
Kid friendly? Surprisingly.
✓baby change facilities
✓cool with breastfeeding
✗loads of other parents
✓space for buggies