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48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
+44 20 7240 4179
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
12 Dec 2014
12 Oct 2014
“Good pasta”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

So I started coming here for the coffee, it's quiet by day so you can have chance to catch up on emails, paper work or a good book. The sandwiches are prepared fresh on the premises and they know how to make a decent coffee!!!...More

Thank Henry G
Reviewed May 6, 2013

A 1 minute step off the dirty Strand take you into this tiny wine bar like a shaft of Italy in Charing Cross. The staff are exceptionally friendly and we were made to feel like old friends the first time. The food menu is limited...More

Thank Philip11111
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It may have been cold outside, with a hint of snow in the air, but inside this intimate bar it was forever Italy. Laid out on marble slabs were little Italian snacks, aubergine gratin, single mushrooms, mini bruscetta - all free with a drink. In...More

Thank Josephine Y
Reviewed December 29, 2012

As has been said on other reviews, this little restaurant didn't really jump out at first, mainly because it looked more like a coffee bar. But once we were inside, the hosts were friendly and welcoming, and the sandwiches that we had were some of...More

Thank 186363AmandaH
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Great little spot for drinks and aperitivio. Small selection of tasty bites that accompanied our aperol spritz's perfectly. Not overly busy, so somewhat surprised at the hit and miss service from the male staff, who seemed more interested in the Italian girls sat at the...More

2  Thank stewart2726
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went for pre-theatre drinks and nibbles. A lovely bottle of Prosecco during 'apperitivo' time. This is NOT a restaurant - it is a tiny bar with amazing nibbles. There's only seating for 20 or fewer... the apperitivo bites are delicious. I look forward to...More

Thank 5_9_2_8
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I booked a table here on Saturday on a visit from Leeds. Wanted to go for a drink with our daughter after a days sight seeing before eating chinatown but didn't want to go to a pub. thank goodness the area was full of rather...More

Thank ptfc1876
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Walked a long way to find this place and was slightly disappointed. My front room is probably bigger and the menu was very limited - only really had cheese or meat platters on it. The prosecco (they also sent over some nibbles which were nice)...More

Thank Speedmark17
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Amazing Italian food what else can I say.... Love this place. Excellent ambiance perfect in every respect. Well done

Thank David J
Reviewed November 26, 2012

ILTempo is a small restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere/music. The perfect place to eat if you would like a cheese and/or meat board with some fantastic Prosecco. We highly recommend IL Tempo. Something a little different on Chandos place and very easy to find. Please...More

1  Thank ABongo
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opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$19 - US$48
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Chandos Place | London WC2N 4HS, London WC2N 4HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 4179
  • E-mail
We are extremely passionate about good food and wine; we are independent, and eager to bring you a genuine Italian lifestyle experience in the heart of London.Il Tempo is the sort of local café/bar that you can find in every Italian city. Open from early morning, we offer authentic Italian coffee, made by coffee experts in the real Italian way. Our breakfast menu is all about quality products, for a light and energetic beginning of the day; we serve fresh fruit, home baked croissants and pastries, to enjoy in or to take away.Our lunch offer is varied, and presented as an open table, where you can handpick your meal from a wide variety of Italian bites. You can pick and choose amongst our varied daily selection, according to your taste. Enjoy it in or take it away.As the evening approaches, Il Tempo turns into the very first open table/authentic Aperitivo Bar in London. Discover what the Aperitivo is all about.After the Aperitivo we offer a selection of platters, premium Italian products and ingredients, from hams, salami and cheeses to smoked fish and vegetarian.
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