Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1700 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
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Gherkin Afternoon Tea ( £35- £79 )

This offer is available from September 21, 2020 until November 30, 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 1700 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (169)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (69)
  • business (508)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (1054)
  • entertainment (114)
  • large parties (102)
  • lunch (1003)
  • luxury (663)
  • private dining (352)
  • romantic (788)
  • trendy (412)
  • value (224)
  • views (1252)
  • By Sophie R R from London
    29 February 2020

    Delicious food. Great staff experience. Busy but a good atmosphere

  • By Dennis F from London
    29 February 2020

    The food was exquisite, complements to the chefs, the staff where very pleasant and made sure we had an amazing Dinner, the view was a simple bonus to the beautiful evening we had. All in all It was amazing and i will definitely recommend this restaurant to who whether wants a great dinner and experience. Many Thanks, Dennis & Alice

  • By Anna D from Oxford
    28 February 2020

    We went for the 6 course tasting menu. The food was lovely, however the service was a real let down for such a restaurant. Staff didn't seem knowledgeable about the dishes. The tables/chairs look "cheap", and the toilets were in a sub standard condition. Paying top price for the privilege to "dine at the Gherkin", but that's really much it sadly.

  • By Claire H from London
    28 February 2020

    The food, service and views all fantastic. The haddock and the starter artichoke soup were great. The dessert pear tart was also nice but as it was a big tart for two, it needed more ice cream as it got a bit dry towards the end.

  • By Gabriel S from Skara
    27 February 2020


  • By Karla B from London
    25 February 2020

    Wonderful view and lunch!

  • By Lilia C from london
    24 February 2020

    not as good as last visited.. but still not bad

  • By Dawn D from London
    23 February 2020

    Had a wonderful view of London on the 40th floor whilst eating Sunday brunch with my husband. The food was well presented & very tasty. The cocktails were lovely,service was fast,if not a little lacking in friendliness.Not once were we asked if everything wss ok with our meal but that being said we had a very nice afternoon.On requesting the bill there seemed to be confusion as we only received a bill for cocktails,when pointing this out to the staff they then pronted up a corrected bill but again it was only drinks....3rd time lucky we actually got the correct bill for brunch & drinks.Good job my husband & I are honest as no one seemed to understand we hadn't paid for our brunch,they seemed to be in a complete muddle when it came to settling up!!

  • By Debra O from London
    21 February 2020

    Fabulous experience. Food was excellent and the Staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely visit again.

  • By Amanda H from Kent
    21 February 2020

    Excellent venue Very sow service in the bar. Our drinks order was taken. After a long wait a maitre de approached and asked to verify my son’s age and his girlfriends age. This I do not have a problem with, but my son felt insulted and rather uncomfortable when he was told “you just look so young”. I thought the Maitre de looked pretty awful for his age actually but I am more polite than he is and kept my thoughts to myself. We also ordered bar snacks which never materialised. Lunch in the restaurant was very good. Food and wine were excellent. We were not rushed which gave us the opportunity to enjoy all the views.

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

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