Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1392 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 course lunch & a drink £29, 3 course lunch & a drink £35 or 3 course dinner & a drink £40 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat (12:00-12:45 & 13:30-14:00) & dinner Mon-Thu (18:00-18:45 & 20:30-21:30) until 14 July 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and 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 1392 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (134)
  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (55)
  • business (439)
  • child friendly (7)
  • dinner (902)
  • entertainment (96)
  • large parties (87)
  • lunch (837)
  • luxury (586)
  • private dining (309)
  • romantic (679)
  • trendy (357)
  • value (180)
  • views (1050)
  • By Rachel C from London
    24 May 2019

    Amazing view, food and service was second to none!

  • By Joanne S from City
    24 May 2019

    Ox cheek and also pavlova delicious. Goats cheese tart very disappointing. Service good and views tremendous.

  • By Sheila C from Bournemouth
    22 May 2019

    We were celebrating a special birthday, and all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was unobtrusive but efficient. We had the 3 course set lunch and there was a good choice, the bread was especially good.! The setting is superb.

  • By Valerie H from London
    21 May 2019

    We 3 friends had a fabulous first time. The service was impeccable and non intrusive. Just right. The food was superb and beautifully cooked. We lost ourselves in conversation and glanced up at the view from time time to time and saw the sun setting around us. Sooo lovely. We were invited to visit the bar and finish our drinks and it was a good end to the night. I would recommend the Helix restaurant and the Iris bar most definately.

  • By Gary T from toronto
    18 May 2019

    The food was superb and the view was stunning. Need I say more?

  • By Pieter G from Gherkin
    18 May 2019

    Lovely food, service amazing location

  • By Trevor M from Gherkin
    17 May 2019

    Excellent place to visit, food was excellent experience of being at the top of the gherkin was a truly great experience

  • By Linda M from Essex
    17 May 2019

    The restaurant staff were superb, attentive and polite, friendly but not invasive. The food was superb our party of five females all thoroughly enjoyed all the courses and it was good value. My only issue was myself and my party did find it cold I’m the restaurant.

  • By Lynda Marston-Weston M from Henley-on-thames
    15 May 2019

    Fantastic, staff very helpful lovely food and wonderful view

  • By AWJ W from Kent
    15 May 2019

    Always a pleasant welcome and of course the setting is dramatic. Good idea to have a cocktail in the Iris bar before eating. Service attentive but understated, which is how I like it. The salted beets were salty as expected but perhaps a little too much so and my companion's ox cheek was over salty too. That said, the food was excellent, beautifully presented and very good value. Staff well trained and receptive re gluten intolerance. Music too loud and an odd choice; it was much less obtrusive on my previous visit. We had to move from our chosen position in the Iris bar because of the proximity of the speaker.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 course lunch & a drink £29, 3 course lunch & a drink £35 or 3 course dinner & a drink £40 per person
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person
  • Sunday Brunch at the top of the Gherkin- 4 Course Brunch including a glass of Champagne

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