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Crusting Pipe Wine Bar

) #974 of 18,196 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ European, British,
The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
+44 20 7836 1415
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I meet my friend 2 times a year. We always meet in Covent Garden . This restaurant is in the heart of the piazza. Huge buzz. Great food and staff. Reasonably priced . Well worth a visit

Thank Tricia115
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. The food is very good. My friends had the meze sharing platter which they enjoyed very much. I had the baked ham, simple but tasty. The desserts (sticky toffee pudding and treacle tart) were shared and everyone thought they were very...More

Thank helenbbyrne
CrustingPipe, Public Relations Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Helen, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. Your feedback is highly valued and appreciated and it will give me great pleasure to share it with the team. I look forward to welcoming you back at the Crusting Pipe very...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in the area and looking for lunch inside as the weather was quite chilly. We were comfortable in a small, crowded, but not noisy room. We chose the Davy's share platter. The chorizo meat balls were very tasty, but the chicken was over...More

Thank Travelheaps15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked the market and wanted somewhere where we could sit,see and listen to the Buskers. The Crusting pipe filled the bill. We had the Davy Board, as we were not very hungry, very unusual dish and filled the space adequately. Meat balls, chicken satay,...More

Thank 1Narrowboat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Crusting Pipe on a visit to Covent Garden as I have done on many occasions previously. We only had drinks which were served reasonably quickly. This is a great place to sit and listen to the classical musicians or opera singers performing on...More

Thank Kevin H
CrustingPipe, Public Relations Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear |Kevin, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed our lively atmosphere so much. I know how busy our Court Yard can be and I am happy to let you know...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following an unexpected afternoon in London I ended up at the Crusting Pipe. Book in hand and looking for a people watching spit the friendly staff were apologetic that no where was available outside and found a great spot for me indoors. Food and wine...More

Thank Elizabeth A
CrustingPipe, Public Relations Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your experience at the Crusting Pipe. Your compliments about our food and wine and helpful staff are extremely valuable to us and I will be sure to share these with the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here after a theatre trip. Despite the lateness of the hour, the staff were very welcoming and friendly. They did not rush us at all and the food was fabulous and very reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning. Thank you Crusting PipeMore

Thank Funnell5ir
CrustingPipe, Public Relations Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Funnell5ir, Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely compliments. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at the Crusting Pipe and I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the worst meal I've ever had in London , such a shame as it's in an amazing location !!!!!! The wine was awful , the meal was horrible , not fresh, no salad etc on my plate , just a small basic ,...More

Thank John H
CrustingPipe, General Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear John H Thank you for taking the time to review Crusting Pipe. I am sorry to see that you found the food disappointing and expensive. All of our sandwiches and soups are made from fresh quality ingredients daily by our chefs. We really try...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you like opera this is a treat of a location with impromptu music in the Piazza. The menu looked OK and we booked a table before a theatre show. The waitress was very helpful [for example changing table away from noise and responding to...More

Thank Richard-Annette
CrustingPipe, General Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Richard-Annette Thank you for choosing Crusting Pipe and taking the time to send us your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you liked the service you received during your visit. I was sorry, however, to read that our food and wine did not...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Went to eat here before a show. The staff watched us as we waited to be seated for a few minutes before bothering to come over and huffed when we asked for a table for two. After making us walk around the restaurant for a...More

Thank Sam J
CrustingPipe, General Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sam J Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Crusting Pipe. I would like to apologize for the service that you received during your visit and clearly there were elements of the meal that we have not delivered on. We...More

Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Response from ElderberryKombucha | Reviewed this property |
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Response from travelingfool33 | Reviewed this property |
no, there is also seating inside!! so it took me a while to get back to you!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$33
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 1415
  • E-mail
The Crusting Pipe sits in a plum position at the heart of London's famous Covent Garden Market and just minutes away from Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden and Leicester Square Underground stations. Customers seated in the outdoor terrace can often enjoy impromptu performances from local musicians and actors, while the indoor spaces with vaulted ceilings and lots of nooks and crannies, provide an atmospheric setting in which to enjoy the seasonal British classics on offer. Look out for the popular afternoon tea options, pre/post theatre menus and interesting range of wines.
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