Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1672 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 1672 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (168)
  • al fresco (18)
  • breakfast (68)
  • business (505)
  • child friendly (13)
  • dinner (1045)
  • entertainment (114)
  • large parties (101)
  • lunch (994)
  • luxury (659)
  • private dining (348)
  • romantic (781)
  • trendy (410)
  • value (223)
  • views (1242)
  • By Debra O from London
    21 February 2020

    Fabulous experience. Food was excellent and the Staff were brilliant, nothing was too much trouble. Loved the whole experience. Will definitely visit again.

  • By Amanda H from Kent
    21 February 2020

    Excellent venue Very sow service in the bar. Our drinks order was taken. After a long wait a maitre de approached and asked to verify my son’s age and his girlfriends age. This I do not have a problem with, but my son felt insulted and rather uncomfortable when he was told “you just look so young”. I thought the Maitre de looked pretty awful for his age actually but I am more polite than he is and kept my thoughts to myself. We also ordered bar snacks which never materialised. Lunch in the restaurant was very good. Food and wine were excellent. We were not rushed which gave us the opportunity to enjoy all the views.

  • By Oliver S from London
    20 February 2020

    We started our dinner with drinks at the bar. Nice ambience, the views were marvellous (luckily, the gherkin is not yet surrounded by skyscrapers on all sides), and we were well advised by the knowledgable bartender as to which cocktail to choose. We were then led to our table, which we were happy to discover was at the window. We had requested it and it was nice to see that someone had read the e-mail. Table service was also faultless. The food was good in particular the radicchio starter and the lamb dish, but perhaps a bit overpriced (although the setting and the view made up for that). Also, we'd like to say thank you to the restaurant staff and the kitchen for remembering our wedding anniversary with a little "Petit Fours" at the end of our meal.

  • By Alison W from Farnham Common
    20 February 2020

    My friend and I had the sharing short ribs dish with the pairing wine followed by an espresso martini. All excellent. We had a great view from our table and the service was very good.

  • By Jade H from London
    19 February 2020

    Was extremely lovely, got moved to a window seat once the previous couple had finished. They moved all out stuff for us and we’re extremely lovely. Food was also incredible, nothing was rushed and it was all fresh

  • 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.

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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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