20 August 2014

Searcy's | The Gherkin

Levels 39-40, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP

£63.00 Modern European Monument, Tower Hill, Aldgate

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  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £45.00
  • Dinner: £39.50/47.50 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm (Fri -11pm)

Square Meal Review of Searcy's | The Gherkin ?

This restaurant is open to all (not just members) from 21 July - 4 September

Restaurants in tall buildings are no longer the novelty they once were, but the 39th-floor dining room within the Gherkin still has an air of exclusivity – you can only eat here if you’re a member, or know somebody who is. You also get the chance to dine in what is still London’s most loved skyscraper, with those iconic diamond-shaped glass panes giving a strong sense of place and the Apprentice atmosphere reaching its zenith in the rooftop cocktail bar. The menu is more creative than the corporate surroundings might suggest: expect cockles with bread velouté or halibut with clams, yuzu and sea vegetables, as well as trusty expense-account pleasers such as a knockout starter of foie gras with macadamia nuts and figs, or mighty côte de veau to share. Look beyond Burgundy and Bordeaux and there’s a decent smattering of sub-£40 drinking too.

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  1. Searcy's | The Gherkin

    Levels 39-40, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
    Overall rating:
    The Stranger

    • Food & Drink: 1
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 1

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  2. Searcy's | The Gherkin

    Levels 39-40, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP
    Overall rating:
    Toby N.
      Gold Reviewer  (57)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Thursday, 17th July 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Searcys at The Gherkin

    To celebrate their 10th year at the top of the Gherkin, Searcys (a private members club) have opened their restaurant on the 39th floor to the public for seven weeks – hoorah! I was kindly invited along to a preview lunch to see what it’s all about. My first visit to the Gherkin was a really impressive one, but a lot has changed since then. Gone are the white tablecloths and the champagne trolley; the whole place feels far more relaxed now. What hasn’t changed however is that magnificent view – and it really is worth seeing...
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  2. Published : Sunday, 1st September 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Searcys at the Gherkin

    At the top of 30 St Mary’s Axe, more affectionately known as the Gherkin, you’ll find Searcys private members bar and restaurant. As the Gherkin is my favourite building in London (closely followed by the Shard) I was rather excited to be visiting for lunch. Upon arrival we were taken through airport style security then up in the lift to the 39th floor and into the dining room. To say the view was sensational would be an understatement – it was unlike any other view in London. Luckily for us the weather couldn’t have been any better so we could see for miles! We were seated at a table by the window and were both left speechless...
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