Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

(1547 Reviews)
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Modern European
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 2/3-course lunch & a drink £35/£42 or 3-course dinner & a drink £45 per person

Available lunch Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00 & dinner Mon-Thur 18:00-21:00 until 1 November 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 1547 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (155)
  • al fresco (16)
  • breakfast (61)
  • business (475)
  • child friendly (11)
  • dinner (983)
  • entertainment (106)
  • large parties (95)
  • lunch (915)
  • luxury (623)
  • private dining (332)
  • romantic (731)
  • trendy (389)
  • value (204)
  • views (1155)
  • By Patricia M from Hitchin
    11 October 2019

    Had excellent afternoon with close friends celebrating my 60th birthday. We all enjoyed our meal and loved the view. A special thank you to the lovely staff, all friendly and especially for my happy birthday cake and message.

  • By Peter W from London
    10 October 2019

    Lovely restaurant with fantastic views and excellent service. The bar on the floor above has even better panoramic views.

  • By Dale R from Chicago
    8 October 2019

    It was a very nice experience and we are glad we did it. I am sure the view would have been amazing but unfortunately the evening we went it was raining. The service was excellent and the food was very good.

  • By Norman O from Wanstead London
    4 October 2019

    Meal was nice but portions small & no vegetables,therefore overpriced.View was tremendous.I would suggest just going to the Bar for the view rather than the restaurant.

  • By Nicholas B from London
    4 October 2019

    Had a drink in the bar which is located right at the top of the building This is a great space with some awesome views. We then went down a floor to the restaurant. We had a table next to.the window, again a good space and with the sun setting between the 2 opposite buildings, made the whole evening a bit special. The food and service was excellent, and we had a very good evening. Thank you. ??

  • By Iain R from chichester
    4 October 2019

    wine list too expensive. otherwise very good

  • By Julia M from Hertfordshire
    4 October 2019

    Enjoy are lunch

  • By Paul S from London
    2 October 2019

    Wonderful window view over the city- attentive but not fussy service. Decent food.

  • By John K from Buntingford
    2 October 2019

    The food was superb and of course, it is a brilliant location. I take my overseas visitors there and they are always impressed.

  • By Lucila A from London
    28 September 2019

    Really nice dinner. Excellent food and service. Magnificent view despite the rain. Just as an improvement point would have preferred that they leave the champagne bottle at the table because we saw that they haven’t served all of it while we paid for it.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2/3-course lunch & a drink £35/£42 or 3-course dinner & a drink £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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