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Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

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

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

Daniela 13 September 2018
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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.

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

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Customer reviews for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

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92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 19 September 2018 by Tracey from London

    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.

  • ((((( 19 September 2018 by Scott from London

    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!

  • ((((* 17 September 2018 by Valdete from City of London

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

  • ((((( 13 September 2018 by Daniela from London

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

  • ((((( 9 September 2018 by James from Silsden

    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 !!

  • ((((( 1 September 2018 by Maria from London, UK

    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.

  • ((((( 19 August 2018 by Ann-britt from London

    Great food and great staff

  • ((((( 15 August 2018 by Susan from from Yorkshire

    An excellent dining experience, all dishes (pressed chicken starter, beef main and granita dessert) were generously portioned, and beautifully presented. we added some triple cooked chips (stunning) and some beetroot. No additional unexpected charges. Happy to give me tap water . Coffee came with chocolates presented on a shortbread crumb. We had a window seat and although two new skyscrapers do obscure the view, it is more 360 when you go upstairs to the bar after dinner. This is excellent value for money and we spent 2hrs dining.

  • ((((( 15 August 2018 by Lucy from London

    Lovely food, great service and incredibly impressive views!

  • (((** 10 August 2018 by Robert from Bedford

    Great veiws but the food was only ok.

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