Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

4.4
977 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.  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.

NEW this winter is our Sunday Lunch serving traditional roasts.

We are offering Afternoon Tea in partnership with Perrier-Jouët Champagne (from £39 per person). Limitless Champagne Afternoon Tea at £79 per guest.

Open daily from Monday to Saturday 1pm-7pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm, For same day bookings, please contact the restaurant directly on 03301070816.

Please ensure that your booking adheres to the current Covid-19 Government Guidance.

Support Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 12:00PM - 6:00PM

What 977 People Are Saying
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Kris
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Possibly the most average dining experience of my life.

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vipemmas
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!!!! Amazing venue at the top of the Gherkin. The food was superb as was the service. Such an enjoyable evening and will certainly return. Thank you

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Ducarta
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the lighting and general ambience, this is definitely a place we want to visit again once lockdown is over. As for the food, it was equal parts delicious and inventive. A great place for a couples date.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Expectation of a restaurant at the top of the Gherkin was very high and this place disappointed. Staff service was was normal, food was great, location and view was 5 star, however the interior design was definitely not 5 star.

The area felt very sparce, there was no real ambience and the decor look very dated.

Would recommend to a friend only for the view.

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lara22
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

nice food. The views were amazing. Not what I expected tho

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BeverlyJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Amazing view, nice service and good ambience. But the food is not very good though the price is not very high.

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highstreet
London
52 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went to Helix and opted for the set lunch which was excellent, if a little limited in terms of the options available. The views over London were as impressive as the food and service. Overall a truly memorable lunch.

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vipSimonR
London
108 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great venue - fascinating building with amazing views. Food was good, wine choice great and lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my cousins 50th birthday

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carolinea
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate here at lunchtime on the set menu offer. The choice of food was adequate and they dealt with my dietry requirement very well. Surprisingly they don't do Prosecco by the glass (only Champagne) which I thought was unusual for this level of establishment but the wine which came included within the set menu was lovely so not an issue. We were not rushed throughout the meal which made for a very pleasant lunch and I would certainly recommend and go again.

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jenjen
Norfolk
95 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It is a stunning location and great to be able to take advantage of set menu. Service was nice all food lovely except pear dessert was a bit dissapointing a bit dry.it was just the tonic for a Monday night catching up with my friend

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night, food was unbelievable good! Drinks were served super quickly. All staff were very helpful and friendly.

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HelenA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing views from the restaurant and the bar. Food really nice

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not bad. Really nice view

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vipkaty
London
39 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was much better than before, we had a lovely and polite as well as attentive waiter.
The background music was Not too loud so we could talk. Overall we had a really nice time.
Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The first obvious point to make is that the view from the top of the gherkin comes at a premium. The food menu was short and less varied/exciting than I would have expected. Portions were adequate; food was well cooked and nicely presented. Wine list was both extensive and expensive - very little choice under £80 a bottle. In summary, an enjoyable meal but I’ve paid less (bill was £270 for two) for better food in establishments closer to street level.

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aldorg8
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Increíble lugar para amantes de la arquitectura; El bar es accesible sin reservación

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adamM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

went for lunch on a friday. Restaurant half empty but even so had to chase up the staff for our glasses to be topped up. Food very disappointing. Crab lacked taste and the sirloin was tough.

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AnnaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & view!!!

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vipNickKore
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a best experience thanks

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vipLCS1
London
42 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue with great service and delicious food. Lovely for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak could be better but staff very really excellent. Starter was really good.

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Ursule52
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

it was a special celebration and the restaurant did tick all the right boxes

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, views and overall dining experience. Definitely go to the bar before/after - excellent drinks in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

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Chris
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, lovely views. Ideal lunch spot in the city.

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viphamburgerloore
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

If you want to see the view, got to Helix bar. If want a meal, there 100 places in London that will give you a better food selection and quality for a lot less money. Honestly, if the food were 1/2 the price, I still would have found it boring and bland....but that view was killer and the architecture of the building is majestic.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Got there to be told they restaurant was closed due to a private Google event and we couldn’t eat. It turned out that had tried to contact me 6 hours previously to let me know the situation, however they could not get through due to my work schedule. Considering the meal was booked and then confirmed via phone 12 day previous I find it ridiculous that they couldn’t contact me any of the days prior, rather than the day of the booking. To make matters worse the meal was for a birthday dinner. To their credit they offered us seats in the bar on the top floor and a free glass of champagne but the entire evening was still a major letdown. :( the scores given reflect this.

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Mrsmart
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant & amazing service. With an incredible view

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Bit noisy but perfect

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MRHAPPYFROMKENT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

For a go to venue the food was very good. Staff were very obliging and helpful. The view was stunning and security was good enough not to be a pain in the derrière.

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SiFrew
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The chips ordered were forgotten &, when this was pointed out, staff were uninterested. The crackling on the belly pork was not crisp. When I arrived it was not pointed out they did not have the name of my guest, so she had problems getting in. We asked to go to the bar after lunch & staff did not tell us it was close. Just making a complaint about all this.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The view is amazing. The service is terrible.
It is worth it to go at least once, but only for the view and experience of being on top floor of the Guerkin

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MarcL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

food average, location great, staff OK. I think that the shard is better, shame.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great view and ambience.
Would recommend Iris for drink rather than Helix for dinner.
Our medium rare steak for £89 turned out to be well done.
Salmon good but not exceptional.
Value for money average: £190 for two with one cocktail each.

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ShaneC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Overall this was a pleasant experience for the ambiance, service and views, but seemed like this was possibly off-site food prep delivered on-site as the quality of the food was not good. I'd certainly recommend for a drink before going to a nicer food experience elsewhere but close-by.

On the plus side the service is very good and the views are quite spectacular.

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vipGreg
London
18 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Booked in for the £45/person set menu dinner for a special anniversary dinner. Disappointed with the limited menu choice (3 for each course), scattered & frenetic service from varying servers, and an un cooked berry crumble dessert, which the manager insisted was the proper way that they served it. Would not return.

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Oscar42
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous lunch at The Helix, can't wait to go back.

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KALOYAN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

First impression is the loud chatter noise as in a school canteen, interior is nothing special, we were lucky to have a table direct by the windows and in the middle which was great as the view is breathtaking and is by far the very best of this restaurant, service is also good, food is average - some dishes were very good other quite ordinary. The bar upstairs we liked much better as you can enjoy the music without the chatter noise a d the view is even better. They are not strict on dress code, there were guys in t-shirts.

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Bangers
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous venue - right at the top of he Gherkin. Amazing views. Food was lovely. Service nicely pitched - formal but friendly. Had a set menu which made it more affordable than the a la carte.

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MartaT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food very average not adequate with the beautiful scenery. If you like to go here I will suggest just a booking at the bar as the view is stunning and service is good. But do not book restaurant as a experienced foodie compared with other places the food is very basic for the price

FAQs

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

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin is rated 4.4 stars by 977 OpenTable diners.

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gifts.searcys.co.uk/locations/the-gherkin/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.