Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1571 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European

Top offer

Star Deal - 2/3-course lunch & a drink £35/£42 or 3-course dinner & a drink £45 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 & dinner Mon-Thur 18:00-21:00 until 30 December 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.

Customer reviews for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin
(based on 1571 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (158)
  • al fresco (17)
  • breakfast (61)
  • business (481)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (994)
  • entertainment (108)
  • large parties (96)
  • lunch (931)
  • luxury (626)
  • private dining (334)
  • romantic (741)
  • trendy (393)
  • value (205)
  • views (1172)
  • By Sue T from Helix Gherkin London
    7 November 2019

    Very good lovely views good price very small portions

  • By Peter J from Cardiff
    6 November 2019

    The location is very good and reception via security etc was smooth. I felt welcomed and service was prompt and unobtrusive. There was space between the tables and therefore this was a good venue for private dining. The food was good - each course well prepared and served in a timely fashion. The stand out was actually the dessert - best rhubarb crumble and vanilla custard for a long time! The wine list is good but generally overpriced cheapest red £38 a bottle for example. There are some interesting options.

  • By Christopher O from Bath
    1 November 2019

    High quality, great atmosphere and stunning location. From start to finish a joyous experience.

  • By Mary K from London
    31 October 2019

    Wonderful views and helpful staff food was ok just very small portions

  • By Annabelle B from London
    30 October 2019

    Great restaurant and bar upstairs is good too

  • By Beverley F from London
    30 October 2019

    Fabulous views of course, we had a great table. Food was average, wine very good, service excellent. Enjoyed the experience.

  • By Peter R from london
    30 October 2019

    We enjoyed the set menu with a drink. The Food & Service was outstanding. Can't fault anything. It was done at a leisurely place. We really enjoyed the food & the Views. Afterward we went upstairs to the Bar and viewing area. It was excellent too. It has the best view of Tower of London & Tower Bridge. So really enjoyed ourselves and expect to return sometime probably sooner than later. Cheers

  • By Mike T from Colchester
    29 October 2019

    Excellent food quality, staff superb. I’m sure day time dining has spectacular views but we were surrounded by office blocks! Dining room a bit utilitarian, more like a office canteen.

  • By Julia M from London
    28 October 2019

    Had a lovely lunch one of my favourite place to have lunch love the food

  • By Gail D from London
    25 October 2019

    The experience started off poor as we were put on a really wobbly table next to where the waiters bring out the food, this was very uncomfortable, not just because we had to hold it stable so we didn't lose our drinks but the feeling off people walking closeley past you every minute. I asked to be moved and thankfully we were after approximately 10 minutes. The service was attentive and friendly, the food was great (we opted for the 3 course set menu) and of course the views, whatever the weather, are amazing. After the lunch we headed up to the bar and the views there are even better. A really lovely place for a date, business meeting or a birthday treat.

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

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