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 impromptu F from London
    25 January 2020

    Great views. Very nice and friendly staff. Good service.

  • By Jenny P from London
    25 January 2020

    Very nice ambience, very pleasent staff and good food. Loved the bar area upstairs. Shame the weather was misty and the views were obscured.

  • By Susan H from London
    25 January 2020

    Excellent value for money..really enjoyed the starter and main course..However would have preferred greater choice with the desserts..

  • By Kirk S from Middlesbrough
    25 January 2020

    Amazing experience from start to finish. Service was first class. The food was simply perfect. Took my partner for a Birthday meal she will never forget. The views were amazing, and such an intimate dining experience. Emailed the restaurant in advance to ask if there was anything they could do to make the Birthday memorable, and they did not disappoint! Would highly recommend.

  • By Jo L from Nottingham
    24 January 2020

    Superb food and service and amazing view

  • By Andy S from East Sussex
    20 January 2020

    Table had lovely views. Service was attentive but discreet. Food was amazing, all the courses.

  • By Richard C from London
    20 January 2020

    It was fine

  • By Sharon M from London
    19 January 2020

    Very nice dining experience. We had a good table next to the window. The service was efficient.The food was nicely presented and thank you for the “Happy Birthday” nod.

  • By Fred ROBERTS R from EXETER
    18 January 2020

    Great views - disappointing food. We had the set menu and none of the dishes was better than mediocre and a couple were poor. The service was not welcoming and the ambience not comfortable. I know it sells itself on the views, but at £140 for two I expected a better experience.

  • By Grahame G from London
    18 January 2020

    Good venue with view . Better during the day I would imagine as a little out of the way from central London . Entrance uninspired with little signage . Service a little haphazard and food average at best .

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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