About Crusting Pipe

Crusting Pipe in Covent Garden is situated in a vaulted gallery and courtyard in the piazza of Covent Garden Market, close to the Royal Opera House. It’s the perfect place to enjoy an a la carte meal and a glass of fine wine before the show. That said, this prime location offers easy access to any number of London’s west end theatres, so why not book a 2- or 3-course pre-theatre meal during the week. You can even take in live classical music and opera on site, seven days a week. Early booking is advised at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar in Covent Garden.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Crusting Pipe
27 The Market Covent Garden, Covent Garden
London WC2E 8RD

Menu Highlights



Plate of smoked salmon, smoked salmon pâté, watercress, potato and horseradish salad


Parma ham with melon, burrata mozzarella and fig dressing gf.


Cornish crab salad with ciabatta toasts, lime and chilli


More about Crusting Pipe, London

Crusting Pipe is a wine bar that occupies a prime position for London’s lovers of music, theatre, and opera looking for some pre-theatre dining or an after show tipple. Crusting Pipe’s interior is all vaulted brick ceilings and rustic charm, crowded with curios but with plenty of elbow space in various nooks and crannies for an intimate rendezvous. Alternatively, soak up the charm of old Covent Garden Market, seated outdoors in the airy covered courtyard. This piazza is a beautiful spot to soak up live entertainment – both Covent Garden’s famed buskers and Crusting Pipe’s own selection of live chamber music and song – as well as delicious food and wine from Davy’s inimitable cellar selection.

A major drawcard at Crusting Pipe Wine Bar is the selection of aged steaks supplied exclusively by award-winning butcher Donald Russell, whose commitment to traditional techniques has earned him a Royal Warrant. Aged rump, fillet steaks, rib steak on the bone, and a grilled double Romney sale marsh lamb chop vie for your attention. Davy’s Classics offer another extensive list of must-try dishes, from the down-home Davy’s bangers and mash made a little luxurious with Madeira gravy, to their wild mushroom and courgette risotto with walnut pesto and handmade Harbourne blue goats’ cheese from Devonshire – all refreshing, renaissance takes on classic British cuisines right here at Crusting Pipe in London’s Covent Garden.

65 Crusting Pipe Reviews

65 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
James C.5 days ago · 1 review

The food is excellent, and reasonably priced for such a wonderful venue. I enjoy the music, paticularly the quintet and so ate in the patio area. The service was prompt and very courteous. Over all a very fine olace for lunch.

Vince B.12 days ago · 2 reviews

It was great listening to the various artistes in the atrium. Food, service and company also good. We ate inside where it was also possible to carry on a conversation but we could also her the music in the backgrouind.

Jackie P.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Enjoyed a lovely meal in pleasant surroundings whilst listening to the opera singer in the square, Very attentive staff who were very professional and prompt at a busy time of the day.