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.