Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

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

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses & a welcome drink £29 or 3 courses & a welcome drink £35 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Thu until 30 April 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
(based on 1324 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • large parties (77)
  • luxury (570)
  • private dining (295)
  • romantic (650)
  • views (1002)
  • value (163)
  • business (423)
  • afternoon tea (126)
  • lunch (792)
  • al fresco (13)
  • trendy (342)
  • dinner (860)
  • entertainment (94)
  • breakfast (50)
  • child friendly (5)
  • By Gill D from Winchester
    8 March 2019


  • By Hoa N from London
    7 March 2019

    The staff were proficient and helpful. The food was well presented. My starter soup and dessert were superb, but my cod main course was too salty and the spices did not blend in. However, all in all the great view and service at the restaurant made the whole experience great!

  • By Diederik D from london
    7 March 2019

    Very good service. Much better than other restaurants. The restaurant is a bit lacking in atmosphere, Tables are a bit too much like a cafeteria.

  • By Tihana S from London
    26 February 2019

    10 stars!! Amazing restaurant, food menu is small but hence every dish is spectacular! Would recommend artichoke soup to start, the venison loin as main and chocolate mouse with honeycomb for dessert! But all dishes are great. The venue is really beautiful with beautiful views on Thames river, tower bridge, hms Belfast. After dinner they offer you to go to the bar which is at the top of The Berlin and the views are spectacular!

  • By Maggie E from Hemel Hempstead
    21 February 2019

    Beautiful views. Lovely staff. Food out of this world, especially the Featherblade beef....perfection.

  • By susan wadey W from wallington
    19 February 2019

    Overall very happy.

  • 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

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses & a welcome drink £29 or 3 courses & a welcome drink £35 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
  • Feast on London - 3 course lunch & a drink £35 or 3 course dinner & a drink £40
  • WILLIAM CURLEY CHOCOLATE TASTING MENU- £75 per person or £140 per person with matching wines

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