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Crusting Pipe Wine Bar

#1,050 of 18,188 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$British, , European
The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
+44 20 7836 1415
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Wine Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is in the heart of Covent Garden with a downstairs terraced areas where opera and operetta singers come to entertain. We had a window seat (requested in advance) - a must! The food was great. My 3 friends hadn't been...More

Thank helenbbyrne
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager, at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Helenbbyrne, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit and your repeat custom. I am delighted to read that we have left you and your friends with a memorable experience and you enjoyed the great atmosphere here at Crusting Pipe. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a birthday meal with friends. Table reserved was atrocious, two people couldn't sit upright without banging heads on curved back wall. Moved to another table and waited for our wine, pleasant waitress but totally inexperienced, not trained, finally came took our order for...More

Thank Pinktopsy
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Pinktopsy. Thank you for taking the time to review Crusting Pipe. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your main meals with us. However, I can only offer our sincere apologies for what I agree was an unreasonable delay in getting your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting the Covent Garden markets, the hunger came upon us so we looked for a restaurant and found this at the bottom part of the central market. The prices are fair enough and the food was delicious. Combine it with a very warm and...More

Thank Lukyjan
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is in the touristy Covent Garden, the Crusting Pipe served an enjoyable lunch. We had sandwiches and a bottle of wine while opera was being sung in the downstairs courtyard. It had a wonderful ambiance and recharged us for the rest of...More

Thank Kyllito
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Kyllito, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am very pleased to read that you found everything from the atmosphere to the food and wines to be excellent. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out in London so decided to visit Covent Garden. The lower level of the Piazza looked welcoming and the musicians (violinists) were very good. Sat at the tables and the initial waitress was pleasant and welcoming then another came along and took our order. She...More

Thank dav3com
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear dav3com, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Crusting Pipe. While I am very pleased to read that received a warm welcome and enjoyed the ambiance created by the musicians, I was of course very concerned to read that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant / wine bar several times over the years and have always enjoyed the experience although it may have changed hands. On this occasion we met with our daughter to enjoy an evening together. White port was suggested to us as...More

Thank N10BOR
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear N10BOR Thank you for your feedback and compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your return visit to us and all enjoyed your meals. we look forward to being able to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Sam Harris

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you tell a friend that you'll meet them at Covent Garden how can you possible know where you will actually get a seat at the desired time? We got lucky, we came in, turned right and turned left, went downstairs and Bingo!! Plenty of...More

Thank Gus S
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Gus S Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your glass of Wine with us and the menu options available at Crusting Pipe. We certainly hope that we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the service was really mediocre and inadequate. It all started when the waitress struggled to understand our order which resulted in the order being taken incorrectly, I should of known this when the waitress didn't write it down. The waitress then tried to argue...More

Thank anniek78
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Anniek78, Thank you for choosing Crusting pipe and taking the time to send us your feedback. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your sandwiches. I was sorry, however, to read that our service did not live up to your expectations on this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a Saturday lunch with the idea of taking our time, then ambling around Covent Gardens prior to a theatre booking. The Crusting Pipe proved to be the ideal venue. The food is excellent (we had a 3-course meal including scallops,...More

Thank HappyUKWanderer
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager. at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear HappyUKWanderer, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. I am very pleased to read that you found everything from the atmosphere to the food and wines to be excellent and the service efficient. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is our place of choice in Covent Garden, largely because of the various artists who play/sing to entertain guests. This time we had a very acceptable breakfast, at a very reasonable price, served by pleasant if busy staff, and with the best cup of...More

Thank gjw5050
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager, at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gjw5050 Thank you for your feedback and compliments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to being able to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Sam Harris

Nearby
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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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
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Description
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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