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Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
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British Wine bar

Crusting Pipe Wine Bar

27 The Market, WC2E 8RF London
Average price £14


Crusting Pipe Wine Bar

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Champagne Afternoon Tea

£44 per guest
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Pre-Theatre Set Menu - Two Courses

£19.95 per guest
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Restaurant menu

Last update: September 2023
Homemade soup of the day, artisan bread
Severn and wye smoked salmon, wasabi crème fraiche, crispy capers
Vine tomato, basil bruschetta, vegan feta, black olive tapenade
Pre-Theatre Set Menu - Two Courses £19.95
This preset menu includes: Starters + Mains + Desserts

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Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London
Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, London



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What diners said about this restaurant:

Fair value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Nicola N.4 reviews

    November 18, 2023


    First time I've been for years - always used to meet my sister a the Crusting.......we live miles apart and it's a good place to eat. I loved the food and wine consumed before our matinee BUT the service was very slow. We had to catch a waitress to ask to order. Busy ....yes, but there was no apology. We were going to have coffee after, but ran out of time....paid the bill quick and left. Yes, I'd return BUT the service needs to improve.

  • Sofia A.1 review

    October 22, 2023


    We were here 7 yrs ago and found it well worth the money. So it was a bit disapointing this time, not worth the money at all. Sorry but we are not coming back.


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    Johannes B.1 review

    October 13, 2023


    Service was not good.

  • Lydia L.2 reviews

    August 20, 2023


    Four of us went to the Crusting Pie for a Sunday roast. The meat were more than well done, more like eating cardboard, and the Yorkshire Pudding was a hard lump of dough. I have not had any worst Sunday roast ever.

    Crusting Pipe Wine BarOwner

    Dear Lydia, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am very sorry to read that your experience with us did not meet our usual standards. I would also like to assure you that we take the quality of our food very seriously and will be taking steps to ensure that this does not happen again and I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Kind regards, Dorota Assistant Manager

  • Cheryl B.1 review

    August 10, 2023


    Went there over 35 years ago can’t believe that. Had afternoon tea such exceptional value with glass of champagne. Just loved especially with talented singers and musicians.

  • Trevor P.1 review

    July 22, 2023


    We had an afternoon tea , we really enjoyed it there was plenty to eat and to drink , the atmosphere was great and the place was very clean . Also very friendly people!

  • Daniele F.7 reviews

    May 19, 2023


    We booked a table at this restaurant to have a drink before dinner. We were greeted by one of the waiters, a lady, who was polite and helpful but quite disengaged; another waiter, a man, did try straightaway to sell a bottle of some expensive wine (Brunello and Amarone were mentioned) which I found quite annoying, but to be honest this is touristy location and unfortunately I was not overly surprised. We ended up picking a bottle of a wine of our choice and some nibbles. Another young waiter came to serve us who was really nice. Overall it was an okay experience which I can’t really recommend or not recommend: I guess it is what it is.

  • Susan C.2 reviews

    April 30, 2023


    The Crusting Pipe never ever disappoints. Staff, service, food, wine, patience with my 16-month old grandson, all as always were again on top form. Thank you, team. See you soon. You make Sunday afternoons a complete joy.

  • Anne Elisabet Maria Ö.1 review

    April 14, 2023


    Vi fick vänta 45 minuter på afternoon tea, trots att vi bokat och beställt flera veckor i förväg…. Rejält torra scones och smörgåsar när de väl kom! Saknades toapapper på 2 av 4 toaletter på damsidan och tvål saknades också. Dessutom fel på fakturan till vår nackdel. Bara ryckte på axlarna när vi visade vårt missnöje! Vi var 4 personer, alltså 116 pund- INTE VÄRT DET!!!

  • Sabrina B.1 review

    April 14, 2023


    We waited more than 1,5 hour for afternoon tea, even though we had a reservation for it Food was not good quality, very disappointing Never again

  • Mike S.1 review

    April 12, 2023


    We returned to the Crusting Pipe as we had such a lovely meal there last time. We were not disappointed but glad we booked in advance as they sometimes get very busy.

  • Britta K.1 review

    March 26, 2023


    It was a lovely experience to enjoy our afternoon tea, it was a lot and really tasty. Service was good and friendly staff. We would go again. Nicely setup in Covent Garden we had a great time.


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  • Theresa C.1 review

    March 21, 2023


    We went to the Crusting Pipe Wine Bar for afternoon tea and it was fantastic! The food was delicious and varied. The staff was very friendly and professional. The ambience was cozy and rustic. We had a fine experience overall.

  • David L.1 review

    February 17, 2023


    What a lovely location and some friendly helpful staff, badly let down by unfriendly unhelpful and rude staff, who ended up serving us unfortunately. As regular visitors to the CP disappointed we won't be going back.

  • Brian M.1 review

    February 12, 2023


    This is a must-visit restaurant and wine bar right in the epicentre of Covent Garden. I always choose to be seated inside as the ambience and atmosphere are wonderful: the low cellar ceilings, relaxing light levels, multi-types of seating possibilities (from groups to intimate two-person tables and comfy chairs) and of course the impressive display of wines. The team are extra friendly and ready to accommodate any special requirements. Great food too - and it's tasty not pretentious!

  • Angus C.1 review

    February 10, 2023


    They did not have the beer on the menu I wanted, they didn’t have the starter advertised, and the coffee machine was broken. Otherwise all good. Then they wanted to charge 12.5 per cent service!

  • Rosie W.1 review

    February 4, 2023


    Excellent service, amazing food and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be visiting again! I had the afternoon tea which included beautiful sandwiches, scones and cakes.

  • Carla-Jayne H.1 review

    December 21, 2022


    We had an afternoon tea for 5 of us, when our group went from 4 to 5 they were very accommodating and quick to sort via email. Their afternoon tea was good, however the scones were a little drier than I'm used to. They were very busy so service was a little slow (understandable) and one was a little frazzled but all were polite. I'd definitely come again as we missed out on getting the cheese plate, because there was more than enough sandwiches and cakes to go around!


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  • Dalal G.1 review

    December 19, 2022


    Was lovely lunch, location great service great. Just one small pointer. We were sat by staff members cleaning / sorting cutlery. They were noisy! But otherwise would recommend.

  • Christina S.1 review

    December 5, 2022


    The staff were very welcoming and cheerful. They were always within easy reach without ever feeling like they were just waiting around doing nothing. Food itself was very fresh (no soggy vegetables here!). The wine bar itself was just such an interesting place. It felt very historic and interesting without feeling dated or out of touch. I will definitely be eating here again!

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27 The Market, WC2E 8RF, London, United Kingdom

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Central London, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, West End of London,


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