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Searcys at The Gherkin - Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin, London,

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

4.2
4.2
979 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Searcys Helix restaurant at The Gherkin offers sky-high contemporary all-day dining with majestic views across the city. A proud celebration of British produce in one of London’s finest landmarks, the menus put seasonal and local produce center stage. 

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 12:30–15:00 Bar Tue–Sat 17:00–21:30 Dinner Tue, Wed 17:30–21:30 Thu–Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    0330 107 0816
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Darren Deadman
  • Catering
    Home to one of London’s first skyscraper restaurants, Helix on top of the The Gherkin in now open for a new weekday menu and Champagne partnership with Lanson, alongside their first Afternoon tea for guests to enjoy. All-day menu is now being served at the very top of the building on level 40, as well as level 39, marking the expansion of the restaurant over two floors, offering stunning 360-degree views of the capital. Set to the backdrop of spectacular panoramic views, the new menu will focus on the best of seasonal produce and ingredients. In celebration of all that makes London great, Searcys will pay homage to the markets across the capital, with dishes inspired by iconic food markets such as Billingsgate and Borough Market. Dishes will include Roast pumpkin velouté served with Caraway toast, apple and almond; Miso Cod loin with roast cauliflower, verjuice and grapes; and White chocolate cremeux, passion fruit, baked chocolate and mint.
  • Private party facilities
    Our team at The Gherkin will be on hand to create bespoke menus and event set-up, including business meetings, intimate engagements and celebrations, all while adhering to safety and hygiene measures. Our events team is on hand to help you plan your event. Please contact us at exclusive.events@searcys.co.uk.
  • Area
    Liverpool Street
  • Cross Street
    30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF, United Kingdom
  • Parking Details
    City of London parking restrictions. Free of charge weekday evenings after 7pm and free of charge on weekends.
  • Public Transit
    The Gherkin is found in the City of London's financial district, close to Leadenhall Market, The Monument and the Bank of England Museum. There are 12 London bus routes serving the area around 30 St Mary Axe. It can also be reached by Tube via Liverpool Street station or Aldgate and Bank Underground stations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 979 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

979 Reviews
  1. Malcolm

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pleasant staff to meet and greet. Good spacing between tables and good waiter service. Unique setting, with good view over the city, so very good ambience. A nice, but discreet, touch with the 'happy birthday' plate for my wife's birthday. Wine a little expensive, but not unexpected and served at correct temperature. All food courses good quality and nicely presented.

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  2. TeresaLee

    Essex

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Main course was cold, service was poor & quite rude

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  3. Rosebud

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Over zealous air-con, inexperienced staff, adequate food.

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  4. asdfgtyhu

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience

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  5. MarkM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good location with excellent views. Would recommend

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  6. TeresaM

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff. Delicious starters and amazing views

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  7. PaulG

    Southwest Florida

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    2nd visit was a total disappointment- had to request a different server before ordering the meal - server was absolutely and totally inexperienced for this type of dining, 1- dirty flatware knife on the table 2- when asked about a certain listed wine, the reply was “I don’t know, I don’t drink wine, let me find out. 3- seemed to be her first time opening a wine bottle, she even managed to break the cork! At this point I request to speak with the manager and advised I wanted a different server. Manager Mark took it upon himself to serve my table which saved the meal- he was very gracious. Food is nowhere near as good as it once including the menu creativity- gnocchi was nowhere as lite in texture as before and the corn sauce was too heavy and rich to complement the dish. For reasons given, the Gherkin is no longer our favorite restaurant

    1 person found this helpful

  8. FLaw

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food portions was tiny, The flavors were below par. We left there still hungry.

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  9. LoveEatingOut

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’d always dreamt of eating at the Gherkin Helix restaurant. Having had the opportunity to dine at many wonderful restaurants this was slightly disappointing. The toilets were clean and but dated. Small details like the quality of toilet paper could’ve made a difference. I wish I had visited it about 10 years earlier and not gone to the Shard but saying all that I think it worth a visit remember to take some ID.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience we thoroughly enjoyed our night!

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FAQs

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin is rated 4.2 stars by 979 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, ec3a8EP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF, United Kingdom
  • Area
    Liverpool Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Tue–Sat 12:30–15:00 Bar Tue–Sat 17:00–21:30 Dinner Tue, Wed 17:30–21:30 Thu–Sat 17:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    City of London parking restrictions. Free of charge weekday evenings after 7pm and free of charge on weekends.
  • Public Transit
    The Gherkin is found in the City of London's financial district, close to Leadenhall Market, The Monument and the Bank of England Museum. There are 12 London bus routes serving the area around 30 St Mary Axe. It can also be reached by Tube via Liverpool Street station or Aldgate and Bank Underground stations.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Darren Deadman
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0330 107 0816
  • Catering
    Home to one of London’s first skyscraper restaurants, Helix on top of the The Gherkin in now open for a new weekday menu and Champagne partnership with Lanson, alongside their first Afternoon tea for guests to enjoy. All-day menu is now being served at the very top of the building on level 40, as well as level 39, marking the expansion of the restaurant over two floors, offering stunning 360-degree views of the capital. Set to the backdrop of spectacular panoramic views, the new menu will focus on the best of seasonal produce and ingredients. In celebration of all that makes London great, Searcys will pay homage to the markets across the capital, with dishes inspired by iconic food markets such as Billingsgate and Borough Market. Dishes will include Roast pumpkin velouté served with Caraway toast, apple and almond; Miso Cod loin with roast cauliflower, verjuice and grapes; and White chocolate cremeux, passion fruit, baked chocolate and mint.
  • Private party facilities
    Our team at The Gherkin will be on hand to create bespoke menus and event set-up, including business meetings, intimate engagements and celebrations, all while adhering to safety and hygiene measures. Our events team is on hand to help you plan your event. Please contact us at exclusive.events@searcys.co.uk.
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