Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1667 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
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Top offer

Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person

Subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. 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 1667 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
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  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (167)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (67)
  • business (503)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (1042)
  • entertainment (114)
  • large parties (101)
  • lunch (991)
  • luxury (657)
  • private dining (346)
  • romantic (779)
  • trendy (410)
  • value (223)
  • views (1238)
  • By Andreas M from Barnet
    15 February 2020

    Great setting, good food and music, although the food was not exceptional.

  • By Stoyan G from London
    15 February 2020

    everything was superb

  • By Craig R from London
    15 February 2020

    Overall great. Atmosphere, food and service great. Would have expected slightly better pudding and afters. The cheese was not the best choice and no alternative available. Otherwise all great

  • By Jimmy J from Jakarta
    14 February 2020

    We enjoyed our valentine lunch in Helix

  • By Seromi K from London
    14 February 2020

    The overall experience was very nice, kind staff, clean environment, and nice live music. It was also nice to be seated by the windows as we arrived. If I had to comment on the food, the starter salmon was too salty and the lamb had a strange smell. Additionally, I find it a bit pushy when the waiter kept asking if we wanted any more drinks. Finally, the optional service charge didn't feel so "optional" as I thought the meal was pre-paid and the water bottle was included.

  • By Giambattista L from London
    14 February 2020

    Me and my partner had a wonderful dining experience, loved the bar area at the top, very well presented, wonderful food with fantastic views of london

  • By Nerea M from London
    8 February 2020


  • By Aline B from wasquehal
    2 February 2020

    un moment agréable pendant notre week end... L'atmosphère de ce lieu est très agréable. On a aimé la vue et la structure en verre au dessus c'est très design... je vous conseille les tables près des fenêtres. Le personnel est agréable et avenant sauf la jeune fille au vestiaire assez sèche... Les plats servis étaient très bons (portion parfois petite) et nous avons un très bon moment.. nous y retourneront lors de notre prochain séjour à coup sur...

  • By Yvie P from Oxford
    2 February 2020


  • By Chris D from Milton Keynes
    1 February 2020

    After having a confirmed evening booking, this was subsequently cancelled by the vendor due to “Maintenance works” on the Saturday evening. We changed our booking to the Saturday lunchtime. We found out later that the maintenance work was actually a big celebrity celebration. Wish the venue had been honest. We were offered a bottle of champagne as compensation for the inconvenience which was excellent and very welcome. However the experience is not to be missed. Wonderful setting and view from the Iris bar and restaurant exceptional. Food was delicious. Staff were highly professional which is a welcome change and really does make a difference.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person
  • Star Deal - 3-courses & a drink - lunch £35 / dinner £40 per person (parties of 5+)
  • 6 Course Tasting Menu- £75 per person
  • Brunch at The Gherkin – 4 course brunch including a glass of Champagne - £49 per person
  • Mother's Day four-course feast with a glass of Champagne - £69 per person.

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