IRIS Bar at The Gherkin by Searcys

Description

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. Pair high-end design with vintage cuvees and contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from the top level of one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Perched high above the city, IRIS Bar offers epic 360° views to the public, from 11am to 11pm. Previously the site of a members-only bar, IRIS bar is open to all; offering an extensive cocktail menu as unique as the setting whilst paying homage to the London sights and neighborhoods that can all be spied below from The Gherkin’s distinctive position. 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. 

Searcys’ expertise in exquisite champagne, English sparkling wine and cocktails, alongside unrivalled London views, make every visit to the Iris bar a celebration.  

Booking is essential and visitors must register their names with our Reception Team at Searcys at least 24hours in advance of their reservation. Reservations are available Monday to Friday 11:00 - 23:00.

GROUP BOOKINGS AT THE GHERKIN

Looking for a great place to host your event, we have availability on open nights for pre-booked group bookings in our Iris bar, choose from one of our fabulous packages. Bookings from 6-40pax

PRIVATE DINING AT THE GHERKIN

Private Dining never tasted as delightful as this. Here at the Gherkin, the private dining is both refined and secluded, offering a privileged perspective to impress your guests. From a special Birthday, a business lunch or even an intimate Wedding reception, enjoy your own beautifully decorated private room with a view that stretches across our capital. To book that special event check out The Gherkin's Private Dining page.

IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE

To adhere with The Gherkin's building security procedures, Photo ID is required to enter Searcys at The Gherkin. In addition, visitors are required to process through security checks at ground-level before being whisked up to IRIS bar in the sky-lifts. All visitors must register their names with the Reception Team at Searcys at The Gherkin at least 24hours in advance of their reservation.  

What's on

New Year's Eve at The Gherkin
Welcome in the new decade in style and celebrate sky-high from the top of The Gherkin. Located on level 40 in the glass dome, the Iris Bar invites…

Tue, 31st Dec 2019 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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Info

  • Splash the Cash £££
  • London - Private Hire, London - Experience
  • None
  • No trainers, No hoodies, Smart casual

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 21:00
Tuesday 12:00 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 21:00
Thursday 12:00 21:00
Friday 12:00 22:00
Saturday 11:00 22:00
Sunday 10:00 16:00

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Thursday 21st November 2019 12:00 14:00
Monday 30th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Tuesday 19th November 2019 7:30 21:30
Friday 22nd November 2019 7:30 11:00
Monday 25th November 2019 7:30 21:30
Tuesday 26th November 2019 7:30 11:00
Wednesday 27th November 2019 7:30 21:30
Monday 2nd December 2019 7:30 11:00
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 12:00 21:30
Wednesday 4th December 2019 12:30 14:00
Thursday 5th December 2019 7:30 14:00
Monday 9th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Tuesday 10th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Wednesday 11th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Thursday 12th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Friday 13th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Monday 16th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Tuesday 17th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Wednesday 18th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Thursday 19th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Friday 20th December 2019 7:30 11:00
Monday 23rd December 2019 7:30 11:00
Tuesday 24th December 2019 7:30 14:00
Saturday 28th December 2019 10:30 21:30
Saturday 23rd November 2019 10:30 11:00
Saturday 30th November 2019 11:00 21:30
Friday 6th December 2019 12:00 14:00

Location

Address

IRIS Bar at The Gherkin by Searcys, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP

Area

Liverpool Street

Nearest Station

Liverpool Street (Tube)


Getting there

Website Citymapper Google Maps Gett £15 off for first riders with code DMNGETT

Menus

  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The dining space and restaurant at Searcys serves an eclectic and unique menu of European favourites and international classics.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Private Room 0 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Our Review

Window To The Sky: We Drank Cocktails 40 Floors Up At Iris Bar

Window To The Sky: We Drank Cocktails 40 Floors Up At Iris Bar

Offering a panorama of the London skyline, the views should be enough to get you up there. Iris is the kind of bar that immediately puts a sense of occasion into you. Located in the 40th floor dome of The Gherkin, guests at this former private members area will find themselves eye-to-eye with thecity…

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