Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1701 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
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Top offer

Sunday Roast Lunch £28 - £35

This offer is available from November 1, 2020 until December 27, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £30
Food spend: £50

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 19:30.

Restaurant description

There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where HELIX restaurant has reopened to the public this September. 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 levels of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Perched high above the City, HELIX restaurant now occupies both level 39 and top level 40, offering epic 360° views to the public. The new all-day dining menu is led by seasonal and local produce. Highlights include Roast pumpkin velouté served with caraway toast, apple and almond; Miso cod loin with roast cauliflower, verjuice and grapes, and White chocolate cremeux, passion fruit, baked chocolate and mint (£28 for 2 courses and £35 for 3 courses).

The menu is accompanied by carefully selected champagne and wine list, and cocktails created by their own mixologist Alessio Aufiero. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday, from 12 pm with the last seating at 18.30.

New for 2020, is their daily Afternoon tea (from £35 per person).

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 1701 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (169)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (69)
  • business (508)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (1055)
  • entertainment (114)
  • large parties (102)
  • lunch (1003)
  • luxury (663)
  • private dining (352)
  • romantic (788)
  • trendy (412)
  • value (224)
  • views (1252)
  • By Daniele M from London
    2 August 2015

    Very nice indeed!

  • By Mike K from London Borough of Redbridge
    31 July 2015

    Excellent in all respects. Food wine and service spot in!

  • By Andrew W from London
    30 July 2015

    Apart from the restaurant changing my booking 3 times this was a really special evening in a truly beautiful building.

  • By Nicolas S from London
    30 July 2015

    This is a very rare opportunity for the general public to visit the restaurant with a six-week window of opportunity. Normally it has access limited to only those who work in The Gherkin and their invited guests and this is your chance to visit without needing that clearance. Then again be aware there is a dress code, security is tight so make sure you bring ID and prepare to go through airline-type security. Quality food and a substantial wine list but be advised this is not a budget venue! Glorious views towards the West of London though elements now blocked by the Cheesegrater and the Heron Tower. Better than the Walkie Talkie? No contest!

  • By Matthew A from London
    29 July 2015

    Friendly and professional staff, views that rival the more recent sky restaurants in the City and great food.

  • By Damian M from London
    29 July 2015

    Lovely time. Great experience. Food, service and atmosphere all excellent. Highly recommended!

  • By Matt E from London
    28 July 2015

    Great restaurant, with very friendly staff, great food and even better views. Usually, the food / prices in London landmark restaurants can be questionable... however, Searcy's at the Gherkin was a very pleasant surprise... the staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is quite good and the 360 degree views are impressive.

  • By Emma M from London
    28 July 2015

    Large wooden chairs which easily give you a splinter (watch out ladies, clothing will attach) in the bar area. Staff very distracted, poor english not very attentive. Some reeked of cigarette smoke. Not told where you can sit, only told where you cant when you try to take a seat. Resteraunt staff were better, food was good, view was good.

  • By Tim H from Hythe
    27 July 2015

    Amazing food and fantastic service, spectacular views would re-visit again.

  • By Suzanne C from Surrey Heath District
    27 July 2015

    great view and lovely staff very nice rasberry cocktail in the bar upstairs be prepared to pay london prices even with a booking .com offer cheeese trollley was fab dinner portions a bit small for the large nen on the table

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

Available offers

  • Sunday Roast Lunch £28 - £35
  • Gherkin Afternoon Tea ( £39 - £79 )
  • Set Dinner Menu 2 courses for 37 pp, 3 courses for 49 pp
  • Set Lunch Menu 2 courses for 28 pp, 3 courses for 35 pp

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