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Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

(((() Modern European
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
  • Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin - London
Main course: £27
Food spend: £60
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 16:00.

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

James 08 June 2019
from OKC

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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.

Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Contact +44 3301070816

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Customer reviews for Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin

4.5 (((() (based on 1474 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (326)
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  • breakfast (58)
  • al fresco (16)
  • child friendly (9)
  • ((((( 29 July 2019 by Milica from London

    Food and service were great

  • ((((( 28 July 2019 by Glyn from London

    Excellent bar
    Excellent meal
    Excellent staff

    Thank you for a lovely evening

  • ((((( 28 July 2019 by Maggie from London

    I had lunch with a friend at the resturant on a weekday. We had the three course offer menu with the three gin deal, which was £42. The security is good and you must register all guest names when you book. Our meal was excellent and the service was prompt but not overbearing. We had a window table with a lovely view and had coffee in the bar upstairs after our meal. The whole experience was most enjoyable and I am happy to recommend this resturant.

  • ((((* 27 July 2019 by George from London

    Excellent food well presented and delicious we had the sharing steak which was fabulous , loved the views definitely an experience

  • ((((( 27 July 2019 by Hank from 2755 Chokecherry Ave.

    The food was excellent, the employees were nice and the price was acceptable.

  • ((((( 27 July 2019 by Christine from WOKING

    Booked in to celebrate a birthday with family ( all adults) and were very impressed with the dining experience. We had booked a three course dinner with a gin tasting menu. The service was exceptionally good and the food excellent. The views from the restaurant were stunning and although small with limited tables we were not hurried at all. The staff suggested we visited the bar upstairs before we left to enjoy the view and we were not disappointed. Great value for money considering the location.

  • ((((* 27 July 2019 by Liza from Watford

    It was very good. The food was excellent with reasonably sized portions. Waitresses were lovely too.
    A few things we didn’t like - we had to order the dessert with the starters and main course. None of us have had to do this before.
    Additionally, meals were brought to the table when we weren’t all seated and table clearing commenced before we had all finished.

  • ((*** 26 July 2019 by Tracy from Oakland

    This dining experience unfortunately was very disappointing. It was even more so of a let down since our family was so looking forward to it based on a recommendation from a friend. We found the entire experience off-putting from the start. Upon arrival, there was not a host to greet us. After a couple of minutes looking around, a waiter carrying plates made eye contact but no vocal or any other indication that someone would be there to greet us. That same waiter returned to the front to address us and it turned out she was the hostess. She informed us our table was not ready yet and we could wait at the bar upstairs. We went upstairs but realized that we didn't know how we would be notified so my husband went down to ask procedures. This hostess proceeds to snap at my husband informing him she is too busy to address his question. What?! We try to shake off her rudeness once we are sitting down to finally dine (20 min delay) figuring maybe she is over worked at the moment. But the food was completely unimpressive from end to end course. We found each course to be lacking in taste, presentation and imagination for such an expensive restaurant. Also, a very drab environment with little appeal with the exception of the view. We expected so much more and this restaurant fell short in so many ways. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone let alone return myself. So many more wonderful restaurants to dine in London without the snooty, rude attitude and bland food.

  • ((((( 23 July 2019 by Angela from London

    The Summer Set Menu was superb, the food could not be faulted. The idea of trying your own choice of 3 gins with the meal was delightful and we thoroughily enjoyed our gin tasting. And the view as usual wonderful.

  • ((((( 22 July 2019 by Sally from London

    We had a lovely lunch. The food was excellent, service exceptional and everyone was so helpful and friendly. Very nice champagne too!

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