Helix at The Gherkin

British, International·
London, EC3A 8EP ·Website ·Call0330 107 0816

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, International
Cool, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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COVID-19 Update for Helix at The Gherkin

Updated on 17 Mar 2021

WE CAN'T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU BACK ON 17 MAY, serving daily lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Our popular Sunday brunch is also back. Look our for our celebration party on 22 May, tickets available at https://searcysatthegherkin.co.uk/.



At Searcys we understand your first priority before visiting one of our restaurants, organising or attending an event at one of our venues, is your health and wellbeing. 

We are committed to reassuring you and keeping everyone safe. With the new hygiene measures in place, you can relax at the knowledge that you are in safe hands. We have carefully crafted a range of new safety measures to make sure every moment of your visit is a safe one to enjoy. We will continue to monitor and act on advice from the UK government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation, regarding precautions on COVID-19 and we will adjust the controls within our safety framework accordingly.

As we are reopening our restaurants, cafes and venues, we are ensuring that each space receives “We’re Good to Go” industry accreditation, launched by VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourist board.
This means that each venue adheres to the Government and public health guidance, that we have carried out COVID-19 risk assessments and that we have the required processes in place for you to visit us safely. 

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About Helix at The Gherkin

Restaurants in skyscrapers are no longer the novelty they once were, but the dining room on floor 39 of the Gherkin was one of the first to do it in the capital, and the experience still delivers. One of London’s best-loved venues, dining here means witnessing first-hand those iconic diamond-shaped glass panes which give a strong sense of place.

Focusing on seasonal, British ingredients make the carefully honed menus really sing. Dishes include sweet roast pumpkin velouté served with caraway toast, apple and almond; miso cod loin with roast cauliflower, verjuice and grapes; and an indulgent sounding white chocolate cremeux with passionfruit, baked chocolate and mint. These fresh takes on classic combinations play homage to the many markets of London, highlighting the world-class produce available at spots like Borough and Billingsgate. These menus change regularly too, to reflect the best bites of the moment.

The new Monday-Friday all day dining from Helix is perfect for business lunches in the heart of The City. With the combination of impressive views and top-class food, the offering is ideal for impressing clients with or treating colleagues to. Also, for the first time ever, Helix at The Gherkin has begun offering afternoon tea which would make a lovely alternative way to entertain. Here you can expect traditional finger sandwiches as well as scones and mini sweet treats. For those looking to really indulge there is a limitless Lanson Champagne option for £79 per person, although there are menu choices that start from £35.

As with all of Searcys’ venues across London, Helix is run by a helpful and enthusiastic team who are always on hand to guide and advise diners with drinks pairings or menu suggestions, as well as being able to assist with dietary requirements.

Interiors are a beautiful mix of modern finishes that help create a wonderfully convivial atmosphere. Spread over two floors guests are treated to 360 degree cityscape scenes from both the 39th and 40th level of The Gherkin.


What is the ambience at Helix at The Gherkin?

There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Set to the backdrop of spectacular panoramic views, our top-of-the-building restaurant Helix is a popular spot for leisurely all-day dining and afternoon tea, business lunch. Ideal for special occasions, celebrations and first dates.

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Does Helix at The Gherkin offer gluten-free options?

Absolutely. Our executive chef Darren Deadman and his team will cater for your dietary requirements. To ensure we are ready for you, please drop us a note before your visit.

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Can you book at Helix at The Gherkin?

We are open for all-day dining Monday to Friday from 13.00 until 19.30 with the last seating at 18.45. Afternoon tea is also available daily. We are open 2 Saturdays in October - 10th and 24th, for afternoon tea and early dining. Pre-booking is required, please visit https://searcysatthegherkin.co.uk/helix-restaurant/

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Location for Helix at The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

0330 107 0816


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 11:00-13:00
Mon 13:00-15:00
Tue 13:00-15:00
Wed 13:00-15:00
Thu 13:00-15:00
Fri 13:00-15:00
Sat Closed
Sun 13:00-16:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 13:00-16:00
Tue 13:00-16:00
Wed 13:00-16:00
Thu 13:00-16:00
Fri 13:00-16:00
Sat 14:30-16:15
Sun Closed
Mon 16:30-19:00
Tue 16:30-19:00
Wed 16:30-19:00
Thu 16:30-19:00
Fri 16:30-19:00
Sat 16:00-21:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Helix at The Gherkin

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5 Reviews 


14 September 2021   - Verified Diner


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23 June 2021   - Verified Diner

the view and the domed glass roof was fantastic. Great service, friendly and quick. The food was good. The only thing was that it was cold and there was a cold breeze, im sure to keep the windows from steaming up. Overall we had a nice time just the drinks got cold easily

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Lorraine S

06 August 2019  
Ambience was great and set menu was good value for money.

Chris H

Dinner at the Helix
12 September 2018  
I had a 3 course set dinner with a glass of prosecco for £40. My companion chose from the a la carte menu. All the food was delicious. They have an excellent cheese board. They also have an interesting cocktail list. We then had drinks in the bar upstairs. Well worth a visit.
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Mary B

27 June 2018  
Interesting and relaxing locations with good views over London. Very good food and super service.
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