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Crusting Pipe Wine Bar

#1,163 of 18,147 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$European, British,
The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
+44 20 7836 1415
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
European, British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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The Piazza | Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RD, England
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1 - 10 of 716 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my favourite place for coffee and pastries in Covent Garden. It is great to sit down and listen to the classic singers that play there. The service is excellent and the staff made us feel welcome. The table beside us had afternoon tea...More

Thank Mike15abg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the Davy's chain. All their outlets have something special about them. This one has a great location in Covent Garden in the Piazza near the Royal Opera House. The food and service were average this time.More

Thank Ian G
CrustingPipe, Sales & Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ian G, Thank you for taking the time to review Crusting Pipe. I am happy to hear that you are a regular visitor to our wine bars and that you enjoyed our great location and ambiance in Covent Garden. However I am disappointed that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi. We went there today for a meal and I was really disappointed. I ate Pan-fried cod wrapped in pancetta with crushed new potatoes, pea purée and lemon caper butter £16.95. It was horrible.It was not even freshly cooked, fish was dry and potatoes were...More

Thank Monika L
CrustingPipe, General Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Monika L Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of Crusting Pipe. I am disappointed to hear of your recent experience with us. We take pride in the quality of our food and really try to be great value for money,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was by far average at absolute best. The service was incredibly poor and it wasn't even busy. Much better restaurants around here than this place.More

Thank Mrlemony
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mrlemony Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on your visit to Crusting Pipe. I am sorry, however, to read that you thought that service and food did not live up to your expectations, I will be sure to discuss your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the middle of Covent Garden where you can catch an act or two. Great food, so much choice as well and beers and wine great. Not too long to wait for a table on Saturday and well worth the wait. The acts add...More

Thank elained2012
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Elained2012 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 attentive. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to one of my favourite wine bars. Food is good and atmosphere is great with outside live music.More

Thank Mark H
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark H. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your return visit to Crusting pipe and am pleased you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An intimist wine bar where you can eat a good meal in a good company. The tables are primarly for two, the light is soft. Man wine and champagne options, fair cuisine.More

Thank baraovermelho2015
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Baraovermelho2015 Thank you for your kind compliments. We are so pleased that you had a pleasant experience with us at Crusting Pipe and that you enjoyed our food, wines and the friendly atmosphere. We hope to see you again very soon. Yours sincerely, Sam...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start?! If a waitress is not happy working in a service environment & can’t be bothered to serve a group of 9 then why is she employed to work in a busy restaurant? I really do not recommend this place... We had...More

1  Thank JM E
CrustingPipe, Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JM E, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your visit to Crusting Pipe. I am very sorry to hear that you felt that elements of the service that you received during your visit were poor. I can assure you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved this little place. would have missed it if it wasn't for a funny guy singing classical songs. food and wine were good and the staff very friendly. clean and cosy inside with that old feel.More

Thank stevezzr
CrustingPipe, Sales and Events Manager at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 12 October 2017 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 weeks 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

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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 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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