Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin
Open from Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for brunch, Helix restaurant requires bookings in advance and availability is open four weeks in advance. For same day bookings, please contact the restaurant directly on 03301070816.
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.
A great venue - fascinating building with amazing views. Food was good, wine choice great and lovely service.
It was my cousins 50th birthday
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.
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
Had an amazing night, food was unbelievable good! Drinks were served super quickly. All staff were very helpful and friendly.
Amazing views from the restaurant and the bar. Food really nice
Not bad. Really nice view
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.
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.
Increíble lugar para amantes de la arquitectura; El bar es accesible sin reservación
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.
Great food & view!!!
Fantastic venue with great service and delicious food. Lovely for a special occasion.
Steak could be better but staff very really excellent. Starter was really good.
it was a special celebration and the restaurant did tick all the right boxes
Lovely location, views and overall dining experience. Definitely go to the bar before/after - excellent drinks in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
Good food, lovely views. Ideal lunch spot in the city.
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.
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.
Amazing restaurant & amazing service. With an incredible view
Bit noisy but perfect
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.
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.
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
food average, location great, staff OK. I think that the shard is better, shame.
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.
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.
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.
Had a fabulous lunch at The Helix, can't wait to go back.
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.
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.
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
I booked a table for 7.15pm weeks in advance and a few days beforehand was called to say my reservation has been changed to 7.45pm. Not, would I mind if, just told that was the case.
We waited 45 minutes for our (overpriced) main course to arrive.
The furniture was cheap and somewhat uncomfortable -- modern school hall chairs.
There are so many great restaurants in London that are much better value for money.
Beautiful view, terrible service and average food - go to the bar for a drink instead. While the setting is incredible, our experience at Helix left a sour taste in our mouth due to the horrible service we received. We went for the London Restaurant Festival set menu, which came with a drink. While we had to wait over an hour for our main courses, no wait staff came over to ask if we wanted another drink, needed anything else, or would refill our water. We had to ask three times for more water and were met with an eye roll by the third. My friend is lactose intolerant and the waiter was not helpful with her asking for modifications. For dessert, since all the options included dairy, he said she couldn't have anything, despite us having a three course set menu. We pushed back as it couldn't have been the first time they had a dairy free customer and eventually he said she could have sorbet but wouldn't answer what kind it was and just walked away. Overall, go see the view as it's amazing but save your money and put it towards a restaurant that will give you the service expected at that level.
It was my birthday which was nice to enjoy with my parents and my friends
From the moment we arrived at this beautiful building we were made to feel extremely welcome. The food, the staff and the view was wonderful. I would especially like to thank the manager Tanya for going above and beyond to make our experience extra special. We will never forget our wonderful day.
Undoubtedly, the view is the best part about Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin. Absolutely STUNNING. However, I'd recommend not going before they close the restaurant for lunch (around 3:30-4PM) to prepare for dinner time guests.
They were VERY insistent to get my partner and I away from the table, practically rushing us out. When it came time to pay the bill, they had forgotten to put the bottle of prosecco we ordered on the bill. As a matter of good faith, we brought it to the attention of our waiter - he didn't even say thank you and proceeded to bring us a new and more expensive bill.
All in all, the view is immaculate but don't go to expect stellar service.
I looking forward to having an opportunity to dine at the Helix Restaurant with the Gherkin. I arranged to meet two of my main clients to join me, On arrival and once through the security vetting we caught the lift to the restaurant. Once we were there we stood had to wait for a good 5 minutes just to be shown to our table! Once seated the staff seemed in a rush to have us order and when we tried to order the "Tasting Menu" we were advised we were to late!, so we choses from the menus given to us. However we even had to call them over so we could order some wine, and despite requesting two bottles (Red & White) we were brought the wrong white at 3 x the price!! This was picked up by one of my clients before it was opened! surprisingly the correct bottle was then "was found". We enjoyed the meal but regretfully could not recommend the restaurant.
Food was average compared to other top London restaurants..
Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin is rated 4.2 stars by 970 OpenTable diners.
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