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Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

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Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:00

Terrific service, beautiful setting, quality food.

David Bernard 17 June 2017
from Vancouver

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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 capital, Searcys sits in one of the world's most striking buildings.

The refined Gherkin a la carte menu offers beautifully prepared dishes in a stunning, calm and luxurious setting. Sample signature Searcys favourites like 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

Contact +44 2070715025

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Customer reviews for Searcys at the Gherkin

4.5 (((() (based on 764 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (584)
  • dinner (508)
  • lunch (460)
  • romantic (400)
  • luxury (352)
  • business (256)
  • trendy (195)
  • private dining (178)
  • value (83)
  • afternoon tea (70)
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  • large parties (51)
  • breakfast (23)
  • al fresco (6)
  • child friendly (3)
  • (**** 20 June 2017 by Luke from London

    We requested a window table given we were celebrating a special occasion and whilst I understand the restaurant can't guarantee a window view they did nothing to accommodate our request and were rude and unhelpful when we arrived and asked if we could have a window table. They easily could have suggested an alternative arrival time to maximise the chance to get a window table (e.g. earlier or later in the evening). Without the view there's no point of dining here. The food was average, portion sizes small, atmosphere stale, wine overpriced for the vintage. Overall a disappointing experience.

  • (((** 19 June 2017 by Michael Reilly from London

    The views were fantastic and staff were friendly and professional-

    The food was nice but I was disappointed in the menu options though - had requested an al carte menu but received a set menu of sorts

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Caterina Bastianello from Reading

    Beef Wellington

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Linda Robinson-stanley from London

    Lovely clean modern environment, with very polite staff. The views are spectacular from the restaurant and the Sky Bar above. The food was delicately flavoured and artistically presented. To start I had fras gras which came with a miniature brioche loaf and various accompaniments and was very intriguing. Others had crab which was both light and dark meat and included pea mouse which was less of a favourate. The beef wellington with red wine jue was succulent and others had the lamb with a tasty herb crust and sea bass as a healthy option.
    The standout element for us all was the desserts; chocolate torte; custard tart; rice pudding with strawberries. They were all so good.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Brenda Vaughan from UXBRIDGE

    Service was excellent and attentive. Food looked fantastic and was delicious. There was a good choice on the menu.

  • ((((( 18 June 2017 by Johanna from London

    Delicious food, great service, amazing view. Very good value!

  • ((((( 17 June 2017 by David Bernard from Vancouver

    Terrific service, beautiful setting, quality food.

  • ((((( 15 June 2017 by Daniel Quirke from London

    Probably the best view and food in London which combined with just the right level of service makes this one of my favourite restaurants.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Katherine Dreger from London

    Great place to catch the view with excellent food. Good service too.

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Mark Pullen from Windsor

    Fantastic restaurant with amazing views, great service and delicious food!

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