Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - Ruby Bhogal’s 3-course menu & a cocktail £45 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Fri (until 18:45 & from 20:30) until 29 March 2019, subject to availability. 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
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Recommended for

  • private dining (294)
  • breakfast (50)
  • al fresco (13)
  • value (163)
  • dinner (857)
  • views (998)
  • luxury (568)
  • entertainment (94)
  • child friendly (5)
  • romantic (649)
  • business (423)
  • trendy (341)
  • large parties (77)
  • lunch (788)
  • afternoon tea (126)
  • By Justin F from London
    4 February 2019

    Beautiful setting and views. Service was very good indeed, thank you. Food was good, but not great. I wouldn’t rush back

  • By Lesley C from Hampshire
    3 February 2019

    Absolutely fantastic brunch on Sunday at the helix and drinks afterwards upstairs in the bar. Sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere, food lovely and the view on a sunny crisp winters afternoon was fantastic. My son was v impressed and it made his birthday very special. Would recommend the helix to everyone.

  • By Elaine M from London
    26 January 2019

    This was our first time to Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin and what a fantastic experience!! We had a window seat and the views were fabulous. The food (and wine) were excellent with attentive but unobtrusive service. All in our party thought that it was value for money and we all cant wait to go back.

  • By Ken P from Reading
    20 January 2019

    Having worked on the construction of the Gherkin it was a great pleasure to be able to visit the top of the building and have brunch there An extremely pleasant and satisfying experience dining in the Helix restaurant and finishing our drinks in the bar on floor 40 capped the day perfectly

  • By Ron P from London
    17 January 2019

    Service excellent. Staff very attentive and friendly. Wonderful view when we were dining. Had coffee in bar area above after. Magnificent panoramic views. We were incredibly lucky with the weather.

  • By Vladmyre H from London
    22 December 2018

    The view was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and arrived very quickly. When we booked the restaurant says it has a very strict dress code which we stuck to but it doesn’t seem to actually be enforced judging by the attire of the other diners. Would have been nice to know before we spent ages worrying about what to wear!

  • By Markos P from KIFISIA
    22 December 2018

    Poor restaurant environment in contrast with the breathtaking view

  • By Margot S from London
    13 December 2018

    Food was fantastic! Goid atmosphere. Will be back.

  • By Jeremy C from london
    11 December 2018

    Excellent venue, great service, warm and friendly welcome, fantastic food and Darren Ede was a very welcoming host

  • By Nicholas L from Brighouse
    5 December 2018

    On arrival we were left to wonder around to ask where to have a pre-meal drink in the bar. We then had to ask if our table was ready. We had requested a window table which we received but it was in the corner by the kitchen door and the till. Its not a bad business restaurant but would not go for a special occasion. The food was not very hot but was tasty.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Ruby Bhogal’s 3-course menu & a cocktail £45 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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