Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European

Top offer

6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person

This offer is available from October 13, 2016 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:15 & 18:00 - 21:00

Restaurant description

Open to the public daily for the first time, Helix restaurant on level 39 of The Gherkin offers sky-high contemporary dining at both lunch and dinner. With majestic views across the city, Helix derives its name from the shape of The Gherkin, an iconic landmark across the city.

From executive chef Daniel Loftin, the Helix restaurant menu is led by seasonal and local produce. Highlights include English green asparagus with Dorset crab, 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.

Customer reviews for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin
(based on 1282 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • lunch (762)
  • entertainment (90)
  • al fresco (12)
  • romantic (631)
  • child friendly (5)
  • views (972)
  • large parties (74)
  • dinner (830)
  • breakfast (46)
  • luxury (550)
  • value (157)
  • afternoon tea (122)
  • business (407)
  • trendy (330)
  • private dining (286)
  • By Annie M from Islington London
    12 October 2018

    Great food and service but the location of the restaurant is stunning. An unforgettable experience.

  • By Dr Albert L from Calgary
    1 October 2018

    I recently made a reservation for my two daughter's and their friend as they were only in London for a week - they absolutely loved the food, ambiance, the service and, of course, the view. They were impressed with how tasty and creative the innovative cuisine was and how fresh ingredients are sourced locally. A true 'bucket-list' experience - very memorable - the view (everyone has a 'window seat') looked like they were at the centre of the universe.

  • By Valerio A from London
    25 September 2018

    Really enjoy the experience Food was amazing service was great

  • By Scott F from London
    17 September 2018

    I took my partner to Helix for a birthday lunch and we were not disappointed. The lunch menu was well presented and delicious. The staff were professional and attentive. The views were great too :) Thank you for making it a meal to remember!

  • By Tracey C from London
    16 September 2018

    A treat for a friend's 'big' birthday...it didn't disappoint! The furniture may look basic but it's comfortable. The views are stunning. I'd mentioned the celebration when booking and luckily they were able to arrange a window table. Staff were attentive but didn't intrude, helpful and friendly. We were one vegetarian and one gluten free diner and the restaurant were great at offering advice and alternative options. Favourite dishes:. the smoked salmon on seeded bread and the cheesecake.

  • By Valdete A from City of London
    14 September 2018

    The Restaurant and the view are beautyful, but its real loud

  • By Daniela G from London
    11 September 2018

    It was so lovely. Excellent location. Staff were so nice. Made my mum’s 50th birthday really special.

  • By James T from Silsden
    7 September 2018

    The staff were really great, the tasting menu we had was fantastic in every way, the views were brilliant, I don't know why the restaurant doesn't have a Michelin star !!

  • By Maria P from London, UK
    30 August 2018

    The view is phenomenal! The restaurant was fabulous and the service friendly and efficient but not overbearing. It was expensive even with the offer but worth every penny. My only gripe is the deconstructed cheesecake was a little small because it tasted so great I wanted more of it! We went up to the bar after dinner for drinks and had the most amazing cocktail (The Kew Garden) and the 360 degree view just finished it off perfectly. Would definitely recommend and will go again.

  • By Ann-britt S from London
    17 August 2018

    Great food and great staff

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

Available offers

  • 6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person
  • London Restaurant Festival - 3-course lunch & a cocktail £35 or 3-course dinner £40 per person

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