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Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Amazing views from the top of the Gherkin” are the most prominent highpoint at this 40th-floor dining room. Nowadays run by well-known caterers, Searcys, it won solid ratings all round this year.

Summary

£82
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The wow factor” of its “remarkable views by day or night” helps make this “fun and busy” space – the top three stories of this landmark City tower (originally restricted to those working in the Gherkin, now open to the public) – a “good choice for a special occasion”. The catering has its fans too, although critiques include that it can be “ordinary” or “very expensive”. Top Tip – “good set menu”.

Summary

£82
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The wow factor” of its “remarkable views by day or night” helps make this “fun and busy” space – the top three stories of this landmark City tower (originally restricted to those working in the Gherkin, now open to the public) – a “good choice for a special occasion”. The catering has its fans too, although critiques include that it can be “ordinary” or “very expensive”. Top Tip – “good set menu”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The view – ground-level to zenith – is breathtaking”, sitting on the 39th-floor of this London landmark: “go if you need to impress, especially an out-of-towner”. And – though “security to enter is (understandably) Draconian” – all-in-all performance defies the usual rules about rooms-with-a-view: it’s “so uplifting to combine great vistas with very competent standards”. Until recent times, entry was restricted to employees within the building, but the caterers rebranded and relaunched the space (fka ‘Searcys at The Gherkin’) in summer 2018, and it’s now open to all (including the top-floor ‘Iris’ bar).

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Helix (Searcys at The Gherkin) Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Helix (Searcys at The Gherkin) Restaurant in EC3A, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Helix (Searcys at The Gherkin) restaurant.
Richard F
Lovely view and fantastic service food was ...
Reviewed 2 months, 8 days ago

"Lovely view and fantastic service food was so so"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £49.00 £57.00

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑10 pm
ThursdayCLOSED
Friday12:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday2 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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