- Opening hours
- Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:00
It was excellent from service to food
13 October 2017
Boasting extraordinary views of London from its 39th-floor setting, Searcys at the Gherkin's 360-degree glass walls allow for uninterrupted city panoramas. Designed by Lord Foster and rising 180 metres above the capital, Searcys sits in one of the world's most striking buildings.
The refined Gherkin a la carte menu offers beautifully prepared dishes in a stunning, calm and luxurious setting. Sample signature Searcys favourites like sea bream with brown shrimp, or Gressingham duck breast with raspberry.
One of London’s most desirable dining experiences, Searcys at The Gherkin is found 5 minutes’ walk from Aldgate Tube Station. Please note, Searcys at The Gherkin requires each guest to present a form of ID when visiting the restaurant.
Searcys at the Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
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Customer reviews for Searcys at the Gherkin
((((( 13 October 2017 by Chang Chun ting from Taipei
everything tastes great.
The service is Lovely!
That was an impressive dinner!
((((( 13 October 2017 by David Mckay from Aberdeen
Exellent welcome and gin and lemon cocktail was delicious. Staff could not have been more helpful with the right amount friendliness. The mushroom tart was the favourite dish of my trip.
((((( 13 October 2017 by Elena Ivanova from London
It was excellent from service to food
((*** 12 October 2017 by Payal Savani from London
Tiny portions for a 2 course meal. On the plus side the views were great.
((((( 12 October 2017 by Kayleigh Widdowson from London
The restaurant and view is stunning. The service was great with staff very attentive and polite. The food was presented wonderfully, the starter and main were both delicious although we both found the main slightly too salty for our tastes, still lovely though.
We followed our meal with a drink in the bar again with beautiful views and architecture. We found the drinks to be lovely and reasonably priced considering the venue.
((((( 12 October 2017 by James Moore from London
A much more intimate setting than those Aqua restaurants in the Shard, better service and less commercial too. A lot of thought went into the food, unique combinations creating interesting sauce or dressings, even the ice-cream flavour was unusual and was smoother than other places.
((((( 12 October 2017 by Kathy Chow from London
Excellent everything was first class. Would recommend it lovely views.
(((** 12 October 2017 by Kat Perdikomati from London
We had a lovely lunch and were sat right by the glass window so very happy with our table.
I was a bit disappointed that the menu listed initially was not available . There was no Venison on offer as main nor was there an apple pudding, which was listed in the original advertising.
Service was very quick, but no one came to ask during the meal if we needed anything more. Tea selection at end was rather limited.
I loved the ambience and architecture and would recommend as an experience but with the proper a la Carte menu which has more selections than the limited London Restaurant Festival one. Literally every table at the vicinity were served the exact same thing. About 30 diners were having either beef or cod!
(((** 11 October 2017 by Maryrose Mercieca from London
Service not great ... food okay but beef too dry ... drinks extremely expensive ... we booked Bookatable two course dinner and we wanted cheese selection and where told no French cheese due to Brexit and too expensive !!!!!! And then where charged an extra £10 each plus another supplement of £10 a very expensive extra = £30 for very standard small portions of cheese big mistake ! Wine extremely expensive topped by service charge of £18 ! A very noisy private party on upper lever just above us ! .. views good
((((( 11 October 2017 by Hannah Ricketts from London
Was amazing! Super friendly staff, didn't haven't to ask for the different menu as they already knew. A lot of other places with discounted menu's give you the normal one first which makes it awkward. The staff gave us a window seat which I put in the request which was really nice! Food was really nice and included bread for the table too. They didn't rush us at all! Was expecting them to make us leave quickly as we were on a discount offer. The food was very generous and was way more filling than expected. The wine we ordered was amazing and really good value considering it was at a fancy restaurant. Would definitely go there again even on a non-special menu. We went to the bar upstairs after which was so good, and had some great cocktails too!
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