Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

4.1
983 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.

Support Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin during COVID-19

Offers

  • Gherkin Afternoon Tea with a glass of Champagne

    £56.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy a touch of sparkle while looking out at 360⁰ views over the City. Afternoon Tea at The Gherkin ranges from Classic to Prestige Extravagant. Each offering includes freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, alongside sweet treats of Victoria sandwich, Passion Fruit eclair and Caramel Craquelin. We are delighted that you have chosen Searcys at the Gherkin and one of our team will be in touch to confirm your provisional booking. Please be advised that we require a pre-payment in order to confirm this booking.
  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Sat 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 983 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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3.9
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went there for my wife s birthday and we really enjoyed every bit of the experience. The lift literally takes your breath away to start with , and then you see the view !!! That combined with the food and the SERVICE ! Amazing !! Our server Elena was really helpful in making our evening a special one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shown to a prepared table in the iris restaurant, staff very friendly and pleasant. Cocktail selection, good variety. Was relaxed and not rushed with our meal. Informed them at booking it was my birthday, they gave us a wee birthday cake treat which made it special.

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viviennec
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service in the restaurant 👏 not too good in the cocktail lounge service slow & miserable waitress

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MKV123
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and service was very good! Keep it up!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took 30 mins for bread to come out then watched it go up and down with waiter 3 times

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AFHH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch for my mums birthday - food and service was fantastic and really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Messed up my booking no alternative offered. Very unimpressed with the way it was handled. Didn’t even end up eating here despite having a confirmed booking. More could have been done to rectify the issue I feel.

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Adam
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Exceptional service - pity that the main let it down. I expected the roast to be exceptional, however my beef was unfortunately very tough. Thankfully, the dessert was incredible and made up for it!

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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
24 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
2 reviews
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
109 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
105 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
2 reviews
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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katy
London
41 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
8 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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NickKore
London
25 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a best experience thanks

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vipLCS1
London
43 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
28 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
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service - small portions

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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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hamburgerloore
New York Area
32 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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant & amazing service. With an incredible view

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 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.

FAQs

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

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin is rated 4.1 stars by 983 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.