Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1414 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 course lunch & a drink £29, 3 course lunch & a drink £35 or 3 course dinner & a drink £40 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat (12:00-12:45 & 13:30-14:00) & dinner Mon-Thu (18:00-18:45 & 20:30-21:30) until 14 July 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu and 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 1414 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (140)
  • al fresco (14)
  • breakfast (57)
  • business (448)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (917)
  • entertainment (98)
  • large parties (88)
  • lunch (851)
  • luxury (588)
  • private dining (314)
  • romantic (691)
  • trendy (360)
  • value (183)
  • views (1066)
  • By Simon G from London
    13 June 2019

    We had an early reservation and got a table next to the window. Even though it was cloudy and bit grey the view was still amazing both outside and of the dome of the building. The dining area isn't quite at the top of the Gherkin, it's half of the floor below and if you're sat near the back then it's a bit limited in term of what you can see past the other tables and diners. Although the menu is limited when using one of the £40 offers the choices were sufficient and the food was a good standard and well presented. The downside was that the whole experience was quite rushed. I've never been to a restaurant like this and got through 3 courses in 45 minutes! As soon as we'd finished desert we were 'encouraged' to go upstairs, even though my dining partner hadn't finished her drink. The cocktails upstairs are a bit unusual (they do beers and spirits too) but service is slow and a bit haphazard - staff wondering around offering drinks to random people before being flagged down. They did get our order wrong but to be fair they offered free bar snacks (not really necessary after a meal) then waived the bill for the cocktails.

  • By Patricia A from London
    11 June 2019

    Unique experience. Went there for our wedding anniversary, the staff surprised us with an anniversary cake. Delicious food!

  • By Tracey G from London
    11 June 2019

    Good service and delicious food - would definitely go again

  • By Melanie D from Aylesbury
    7 June 2019

    Very enjoyable. The venue, meal and service was excellent.

  • By June H from London
    7 June 2019

    Thank you

  • By James L from OKC
    6 June 2019

    Amazing view, superb service. Very reasonable price for 3 course meal that was outstanding! Thank you again!

  • By John S from City
    6 June 2019

    location,views, not too crowded

  • By Anette Blixt E from Nyköping
    5 June 2019

    Very good service we had one person who is lactos and gluten intolerant and you fixed a good menue for here!

  • By Julie J from London
    5 June 2019

    Fabulous views and lovely food. The staff where extremely attentive and very helpful. Enjoyed drinks in the bar before and after the meal. Excellent gin cocktails. Recommend a visit.

  • By Patricia W from Stoke on Trent
    5 June 2019

    Fantastic Cordon Bleu food, fantasic views, staff really helpful and attentive, would definately recommend the Helix restaurant for a unique experience

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

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