Searcys at the Gherkin


There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where HELIX restaurant has reopened to the public for the first time. Pair high-end design with a range of carefully selected champagnes 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 now on both level 39 and top level 40, HELIX restaurant offers epic 360° views to the public. The new all-day dining menu is led by seasonal and local produce. Highlights include roast pumpkin velouté served with Caraway toast, apple and almond; Miso cod loin with roast cauliflower, verjuice and grapes; and white chocolate cremeux, passion fruit, baked chocolate and mint (£28 for 2 courses and £35 for 3 courses). The restaurant is open Monday to Friday, from 12pm with the last seating at 18.30. 

Searcys’ expertise in exquisite champagne, English sparkling wine and cocktails, alongside unrivaled London views, make every visit a celebration.  

Booking is essential and visitors must register their names online. Reservations team is here for you from Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17.00.

To check the venue's COVID-19 Secure Protocol, please visit 


The restaurant currently is taking bookings for up to 6 guests. Please contact the reception team to discuss the arrangements at


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 meeting, training session or even an intimate wedding reception, enjoy your own beautifully decorated private room with a view that stretches across our capital. To enquire about your event, please drop us a note at 


To adhere with  Government's Covid-19 Track and Trace  regulations and with The Gherkin's building security procedures, you are required to register all guests' details when making an online booking.

Please also note that an 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 HELIX restaurant in the sky-lifts.


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • London - Private Hire, London - Experience
  • Wheelchair access
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 19:00
Tuesday 12:00 19:00
Wednesday 12:00 19:00
Thursday 12:00 19:00
Friday 12:00 19:00
Saturday - - closed
Sunday - - closed



Searcys at the Gherkin, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8EP


Liverpool Street

Nearest Station

Liverpool Street (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
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Gherkin Private Dining Rooms Private Room 0 0 - - -

In line with government guidelines, The Gherkin has opened its stunning private dining rooms for small events, private dinners and meetings for those in the City. Searcys team at The Gherkin will be on hand to create bespoke menus and event set-up, including business meetings, intimate engagements and celebrations, all while adhering to safety and hygiene measures. Please check our Covid-19 Security Protocols here.

Searcys at the Gherkin Levels 34, 39, 40 Venue Hire 30 30 - - -

The Gherkin can be hired out for parties, special occasions, weddings and corporate events. For more information, please contact our team at

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

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