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. The restaurant is open Monday to Sunday, from 1pm with the last seating at 18.30. 


Searcys is taking bookings for December and January. An a-la carte daily Christmas menu features Gravadlax, whipped cream cheese on rye bread to start with, Roast bronze turkey, fig and thyme stuffing with Hassel back potatoes, cranberry relish and Steamed plum pudding, whipped rum butter, vanilla cream) from £35 person for three courses. Festive afternoon tea is also available (from £39 per person). 


Each Saturday, our private dining rooms on Level 38, with the unrivalled views over the City, are playing host to our new Searcys Aperitivi Evenings, from 16.30 until 21.00 (last orders 20.45).

There are few things more quintessentially British, than a Sunday roast. An ultimate comfort, there is something reassuring in the choice of very best cuts of meat for the mains (or our own signature vegetarian options), sides and naughty desserts. Searcys at the Gherkin has launched its sky-high Sunday Roast menu served at the very top of the skyscraper on Levels 39 and 40.  

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. For the rest of 2020, we are taking bookings for weddings for up to 15 guests and business meetings with lunch or dinner for up to 30 delegates. 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.


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  • Wheelchair access
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 13:00 21:00
Tuesday 13:00 21:00
Wednesday 13:00 21:00
Thursday 13:00 21:00
Friday 13:00 21:00
Saturday 14:30 22:00
Sunday 13:00 18:00 Sunday Roast available from 8 November

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Sunday 14th March 2021 - -
Thursday 1st April 2021 - -
Friday 2nd April 2021 - -
Saturday 3rd April 2021 - -
Sunday 4th April 2021 - -
Monday 5th April 2021 - -
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 16:30 21:00



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


Liverpool Street

Nearest Station

Liverpool Street (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Afternoon Tea, European and British food.

  • A word from the chef:

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

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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