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Searcys at the Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

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  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
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  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  • Searcys at the Gherkin - London
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:00

Really enjoyed our lunch at Searcy’s restaurant. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. The venue and the service was exceptional.

Linda Marsh 14 March 2018
from Broxbourne

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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

Contact +44 2070715025

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  • ((((( 16 March 2018 by Bob Massey from Chelmsford

    this was another of those lunch deals, at Searcy's at the top of 30 St. Mary Axe, the 'Swiss Re' building, known to everybody as 'The Gherkin', a three course lunch and a drink for thirty five quid each. 

    We arrived early (twelve noon) for our twelve thirty lunch and negotiated the inevitable security checks. 
    Access to the 39th floor requires a change of lifts (IIRC) at the 34th floor.
    Once we arrived at the 39th floor we were warmly greeted and shown to a table at the window, overlooking Bishopsgate and the Moorgate area. 
    The lunchtime ‘meal deal’ offers three selections each of starter, main and dessert. 
    Bread and butter was offered promptly, along with a carafe of tap water, and a Mimosa cocktail - another part of the three course offer.
    I ordered a reasonably priced, and most enjoyable, bottle of rose wine.
    For a starter I ordered the smoked salmon, which was delightfully subtle (and I’m learning a LOT about smoked foods), served on a delicious ‘super-seed’ multi-grain bread that ticked all the boxes. A friend ordered the Broccoli soup which he enjoyed creatly.
    For mains, while one of our party ordered the spiced cod, two of us ordered the Venison with soy, ginger, pomegranate and miso glazed parsnips. 
    The venison portion wasn’t overly large, but was beautifully cooked - medium-rare - and the side vegetables were delightful. 
    The baked spiced fillet of cod with turmeric roasted cauliflower and coriander was described as ‘exceptional’. 
    For dessert, one chose the clementine sorbet, again described as delicious, while the others of us tried the cheese of the day. Again, not the largest of portions, but tasty and creamy.
    After lunch we were invited upstairs to the bar to finish our drinks and enjoy a coffee and the spectacular views across London.
    While the guys on the table next to us were clearly dining off the main menu, at no time did we feel that we were any less important to the staff or the restaurant, a nice touch.

  • ((((* 14 March 2018 by Lynsey Frost from London

    Lovely restaurant. Great staff and pleasant food.
    Great for a special ocassion celebration.

  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Rachel Livingstone from London

    Fabulous view, even from the tables furthest from the window. Friendly, efficient service. Excellent food, well cooked and beautifully presented. Wine on the expensive side, with cheapest bottle over £30.

  • ((((* 14 March 2018 by Tom Tilby from London

    Slightly disappointed with the service, when you go to top restaurants you expect not only the best food but also the best service. After about 15 mins I had to ask a waiter can we order some drinks, also while we were choosing our food, no one bothered to tell us the pheasant was unavailable. People next to us were already on their starters before I think we got our drinks. Enjoyed the food, can’t fault that. I would go again and hopefully next time the service is tip top.

  • ((((( 14 March 2018 by Linda Marsh from Broxbourne

    Really enjoyed our lunch at Searcy’s restaurant. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. The venue and the service was exceptional.

  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Lesley from St Albans

    Very good meal, with welcoming and friendly staff. Particularly enjoyed the venison main course. Will certainly go again. Views spectacular, even on a wet day.

  • ((((* 12 March 2018 by Andrew Gross from London

    A great location, and would have been a fantastic view, apart from the fact it was very low cloud and raining. Other than that, it is a really nice looking restaurant from the inside, and the location of the bar right at the top of the dome is amazing. The food was a very limited menu which was good, although not outstanding.

  • (((** 12 March 2018 by Robert Gschiel from London

    The location is always great, we have been there the second time now. Tried a selection of appetisers which was nice, mains were OK, a couple of items were run out of from the menu although we arrived late. Table service line staff was very friendly and helpful. Wine selection is nice, atmosphere I remembered differently from last time.

  • ((((( 12 March 2018 by Christopher Brewer from Hever

    A most enjoyable experience much appreciated by my guests

  • ((((( 11 March 2018 by Kelly Hooper from Sevenoaks

    Beautiful, exquisite food, excellent wine (and recommendations) absolutely fantastic service. Loved this evening, it could not have been more perfect.

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