Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1667 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
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Top offer

Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. 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 1667 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (167)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (67)
  • business (503)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (1042)
  • entertainment (114)
  • large parties (101)
  • lunch (991)
  • luxury (657)
  • private dining (346)
  • romantic (779)
  • trendy (410)
  • value (223)
  • views (1238)
  • By Michael M from Leighton Buzzard
    1 February 2020

    Enjoyable experience. Food considered to pricey for what it was. Our lamb was more medium/rare rather than medium/well done as we asked for. Our plates were cleared very quickly after we had finished each course and next arrived in no time at all, leaving us feeling we were on a limited time slot.

  • By Elissa M from london
    31 January 2020

    The atmosphere was amazing as soon as we entered the door , i came with my eighty year old aunt for her birthday . All the staff were lovely , polite helpful and very efficient . The restaurant was wonderful with stunning views of London . The food was beautifully presented and delicious . An all round wonderful experience . Thank you to all staff.

  • By Karen H from London
    31 January 2020

    Loved the views and the deal is very good value. Food was perfect and service was too. Would like to go back.

  • By Sarah H from Ospringe
    31 January 2020

    Amazing experience. Beautiful restaurant.

  • By Carolyn M from London
    30 January 2020

    Lovely food in a fantastic location. Great views from the restaurant and bar. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience.

  • By Eva B from Stockholm
    30 January 2020

    We got seated just in front of the window, with the beautiful view! We took a 3 course lunch and the food was very good. We liked the salmon starter, the pear desert and the wine best. The main the cod was good.

  • By Lynn B from London
    29 January 2020

    Always a pleasure to eat here.

  • By Ian &Josie T from Berkshire
    29 January 2020

    Extremely professional staff , courteous polite but also friendly , our waitress Clementina was delightful . We had the 6 Course Tasting Menu which was very tasty the Sommelier (sorry didn’t ask his name ) was very knowledgable on the pairing wines and fully explained on why the wine was chosen for each course. each dish had its own merit so very difficult to say which one was our favourite- The views are spectacular it was a clear day so we were very lucky. We had booked for 1.30 but arrived early which didn’t cause a problem and we definitely were not rushed Overall a very enjoyable celebratory lunch and will definitely return .

  • By Kevin S from Brighton
    27 January 2020

    Lovely dining in a spectacular setting. Excellent food, service & ambiance

  • By Ian W from Market Harborough
    27 January 2020

    Excellent meal in amazing surroundings. Staff were brilliant. Will definitely return.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person
  • Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person (parties of 5+)
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person
  • Brunch at The Gherkin – 4 course brunch including a glass of Champagne - £49 per person
  • Mother's Day four-course feast with a glass of Champagne - £69 per person.

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