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Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

(((() Modern European
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:00

Wonderful evening for the two of us this Valentines. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our meal was modern and delightful. There was was a lovely atmosphere to the evening which was carried through into the bar upstairs. Thanks to all who looked after us.

Philip Clifford 15 February 2017
from London

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Boasting extraordinary views of London from its 39th-floor setting, Searcys at The Gherkin's 360-degree glass walls allow for uninterrupted city panoramas. Designed by Lord Foster and rising 180 metres above the city, Searcys sits in one of the world's most striking buildings.

A refined a la carte menu offers beautifully prepared dishes in a stunning, calm and luxurious setting. Sample the likes of sea bream with brown shrimp, or Gressingham duck breast with raspberry.

One of London’s most desirable dining experiences, Searcys at The Gherkin is found 5 minutes’ walk from Aldgate Tube Station. Please note, Searcys at The Gherkin requires each guest to present a form of ID when visiting the restaurant.

Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

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Customer reviews for Searcys at the Gherkin

4.5 (((() (based on 618 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • romantic (332)
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  • trendy (167)
  • private dining (149)
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  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Daiane Rudei from London

    Very nice view, good food and great service!

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Diana Boddy from Cambridge

    Quite good food but not as good as I expected it to be. Food presentation was better than the taste. The dessert was the best part of the meal.
    I love really good food so for me this experience was a bit disappointing. Not worth the money either.

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Keith Reynolds from LONDON

    Disappointing , will not be returning. Limited menu choice of 5 starters, 5 main, 5 desserts for set price of £45 pp. I say set, as it costs an extra £5 for cheese as a dessert ! Really !
    Both our main was tepid, my duck egg starter was basically egg soup - disgusting ! The worst starter I have ever had in my life,
    Location it its USP and that it what you are paying for - literally !
    But even that was just ok - the windows were filthy.

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Nichola Myhill from London

    Atmosphere was good, hosts were good on arrival. Great view. That's about where it stops. As the evening went on it felt a little chaotic. The first three courses came so quickly we didn't know what had hit us. Course 1 was tasteless. My parnters non fish course (which had been requested 3 times) was definitely fish. Food arrived when I was away from the table leaving a cold main course. There was then a 45 minute wait for a slice of cheese, my partner doesn't eat Brie, which again we'd told the waiter. Then dessert came very quickly. Wine took forever to come and we only managed to get one glass for the whole meal. Tap water was poured into my sparkling water twice.
    For over £200 I'd of expected better. Barry Tonks - high exepctations. Unfortunately left disappointed with a dent in my pocket.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Jane Calvert-lee from London

    The ox cheek just melted in the mouth. I enjoyed the crab but found it a little dry, otherwise an outstanding meal.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Richard from Atlanta

    This restaurant was stellar in every way. The location, view, service and food were outstanding and exceeded my expectations

  • ((((( 20 February 2017 by Annamaria Peter from London

    We had a wonderful time in your restaurant. We had a really warm welcome at our arrival. The staff was very professional, helpful and caring which made us feel special. So in one word the service was impaccable. The food was hot, delicious and nice looking, and served really quick. The price was also reasonable. We were absolutely delighted with everything. The only negative thing I would like to mention was the noise coming down from the bar which ruined the atmosphere of a nice romantic dinner a bit.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by TC from London

    Excellent food, service, and view.

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Steven Eckhardt from Uckfield

    service was fabulous, as was the food and a fantastic view!

  • ((((* 18 February 2017 by Margaret Nicol from shenfield

    Lovely evening - well presented food, nice staff and lovely setting. one minor negative - my starter - burrata was very salty.

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