Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1478 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3-course lunch & Gin Trio £42, 3-course dinner & Gin Trio £45 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat & dinner Mon-Thu until 31 August 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 1478 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (148)
  • al fresco (16)
  • breakfast (58)
  • business (466)
  • child friendly (9)
  • dinner (948)
  • entertainment (102)
  • large parties (91)
  • lunch (886)
  • luxury (606)
  • private dining (327)
  • romantic (710)
  • trendy (375)
  • value (194)
  • views (1107)
  • By Leigh B from London
    17 August 2019

    The restaurant was amazing great food and stunning views . The staff were friendly and thoughtful and left enough time in between courses to enough the amazing views. I would return again .

  • By Myriam B from France
    16 August 2019

    Great view Friendly service Tasty English cuisine

  • By Judith C from Harrow
    15 August 2019

    Went with friends for the Trio of Gin Lunch offer. The food and service was excellent. We had a window table which had a wonderful view of the city. Beautiful surroundings and would definitely visit again. Highly recommend.

  • By Marisa L from London
    15 August 2019

    Views were incredible, food was amazing and cocktails were great, loads of options. The bar with live singer was amazing too. Would definitely return!

  • By James S from Marlborough
    15 August 2019

    Excellent good, attentive service and a stunning sunset. We were very well looked after.

  • By Ayo D from London
    14 August 2019

    Nice view of London

  • By Erika L from London
    14 August 2019

    The place looks amazing particularly the bar, the service is very good., attentive without being intrusive. We had an excellent meal and I can only recommend the place highly and will visit it again for special occasions or entertaining friends or relatives.

  • By Anthony F from Leeds
    13 August 2019

    Not impressed. No atmosphere, the food was average at best. It's like dining in an office canteen or museum cafe. Basic tables and chairs, little attempt to dress the table or room.

  • By Craig W from London
    13 August 2019

    staff were rude to my elderly mother when she was trying to order food. we were the only ones in the restaurant at this point so I can't even put this down to stress of being too busy. I used to be a member of the private club here and the service has gone massively downhill and put a sour tone on the whole experience

  • By Karen F from Croydon
    12 August 2019

    Staff very friendly andnprofessional and food lovely

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 3-course lunch & Gin Trio £42, 3-course dinner & Gin Trio £45 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
  • 6-course tasting menu & accompanying wines £140 per person

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