Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1590 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
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Top offer

Star Deal - 2/3-course lunch & a drink £35/£42 or 3-course dinner & a drink £45 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 & dinner Mon-Thur 18:00-21:00 until 30 December 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £27
Food spend: £60

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00.

Restaurant description

There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where HELIX restaurant and IRIS bar are open to the public for the first time. A proud celebration of British produce in one of London’s finest landmarks, the menus put seasonal and local produce centre stage, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top 3 levels of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.

The HELIX restaurant menu is led by seasonal and local produce. Highlights include Dorset crab with grapefruit, soy and sesame, and Rhug Estate Welsh lamb with bell peppers, aubergine, courgette, pepper and pine nuts.

Perched above Helix on level 40 is Iris bar, offering 360° views an extensive cocktail menu as unique as the setting. As well as cocktails which pay homage to the city below, an exquisite selection of champagne and English sparkling wine is also served.

One of London ’s most desirable dining experiences, Helix restaurant in The Gherkin is found 5 minutes’ walk from Aldgate Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin
(based on 1590 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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  • Value
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (158)
  • al fresco (17)
  • breakfast (63)
  • business (486)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (1003)
  • entertainment (110)
  • large parties (98)
  • lunch (942)
  • luxury (633)
  • private dining (336)
  • romantic (746)
  • trendy (399)
  • value (207)
  • views (1185)
  • By MaryP P from London
    6 December 2019

    We went for a birthday treat for my husband and it was fine, but not spectacular. The service was patchy - our cocktails didn't arrive until after the wine and starter had been put on the table. The food was nice, but nothing I couldn't cook at home - didn't really match up to the high end profile. The views were magnificent and I think I would have preferred to just go for drinks to see them, if that were possible, like at the Shard.

  • By Calum B from London
    6 December 2019

    Great atmosphere, views are stunning.

  • By Fran B from Leatherhead
    3 December 2019

    Very expensive but a lovely meal, great service and a fantastic view over London. The bread that accompanied our starters was delicious, and the cocktails were unusual. We all liked the fact that we could transfer our bill up to the bar and carry on drinking and chatting!

  • By Trish E from Borehamwood
    29 November 2019

    Great food , service and table had fantastic views

  • By Angie H from London
    28 November 2019

    I booked this for my husband’s birthday, and found it to be a special place for a celebration. The staff were attentive, smiley and pleasant, and the food was great. The icing on the cake was Bookatable reps arriving to present us with a jingle bill! £100 off the bill was a wonderful birthday present.... Thank you Bookatable.

  • By Caroline S from Hertfordshire
    27 November 2019

    The whole experience was amazing. Welcoming staff. All polite . Understanding of gluten free too with my own rolls which were excellent Wonderful views with plenty of photo opportunities. The menu was interesting. I was very happy with my choices as were my friends. My dessert which was rhubarb crumble was gorgeous.

  • By Mark W from London
    22 November 2019

    Really excellent experience, great food, great service, great view

  • By Anxhela G from London
    22 November 2019

    Great service and food!

  • By Erika L from London
    20 November 2019

    This was my third visit since July. I just love the place. It was my friends and former colleagues birthday. When we came up to the 39th floor the sun shone and my friend was owed by the beauty of the place. You are not going to believe it my waitress Clementine remembered me, she must have served hundreds of people since the 9th of October when I visited last. She again looked after us very well and my friend got a lovely piece of cake with happy birthday written on it. I had soup, my favourite belly pork and a chocolate cake with ice cream, the wine was delicious, my friend who is not a wine drinker even had a second glass. After our delicious lunch we went up to the bar as I always do. People who are unable to walk can ask the staff to take them up in the lift. I love walking up it is a lovely winding staircase. The bar had Christmas decoration and every time I go there it looks different but the view is as fantastic as always. I cannot wait for my next visit.

  • By Fabio M from Rome, Italy
    19 November 2019

    A view to die for and some lovely food. Food-wise, I would have liked a few more options on the menu. Especially for vegetarians. But the staff were smiley and polite and that was cool. A must-do experience on the whole.

Restaurant Location Map
Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2/3-course lunch & a drink £35/£42 or 3-course dinner & a drink £45 per person
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person
  • Brunch at the top of the Gherkin- 4 Course Brunch including a glass of Champagne
  • Sunday Brunch at the top of the Gherkin- 4 Course Brunch including a glass of Champagne
  • 6-course tasting menu & accompanying wines £140 per person
  • New Year's Eve 5-course menu with Champagne - £350 per person

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