What: temper Covent Garden
In a nutshell: Pizza, meet fire and vermouth
Summing it all up: Neil Rankin's temper restaurant once again reinvents itself, this time the fire-based chain will focus on pizzas with an extensive list of vermouths too.
So Neil Rankin's been a busy bloke - hot on the heels of opening Temper City, he's just announced plans for a third restaurant in the growing chain, this time in Covent Garden. It'll open in Spring in Mercers Walk, which is a new office/retail/restaurant development just off Longacre.
As Temper City switched focus towards Indian food, temper Covent Garden will pivot toward pizza - serving up cured meat pizzas - cooked in wood oven naturally - with plenty of vermouth to go alongside that. There'll be two types of pizza to choose from topped with ragus using game, goat and pork.
Early birds will be pleased to hear that this will be the first temper serving up breakfast. That wood-fired oven will be cranking out fresh croissants along with home-cured bacon and sausages.
More about temper Covent Garden
Where is it? Mercers Walk, Covent Garden, London
When does it open? Spring 2018