Searcys at the Gherkin



We can't wait to welcome you back, serving daily lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Look our for our new Sunday Brunch and Sunday Roast and a special one-off post-lockdown dinner on 22 May. 

There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. 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 starters of Searcys smoked salmon and crab, candied fennel, apple or Baked heritage beetroot salad with roast hazelnuts and nasturtium. Mains feature fresh chervil gnocchi, sweetcorn velouté, grilled corn, Parmesan and Goosnaugh chicken, asparagus, morel and tarragon fricassee.  The dessert card boasts the delicious Searcys Summer pudding with mint creme fraiche and light Citrus panna cotta, lemongrass and chilli.

Booking is essential and visitors must register their names online. The 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, 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.  We are taking bookings for weddings, anniversaries, parties and business meetings for 2021 and 2022. The venue is fully equipped for hybrid events. To enquire about your event, please drop us a note at 

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 13:00 20:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Tuesday 13:00 20:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Wednesday 13:00 20:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Thursday 13:00 20:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Friday 13:00 20:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Saturday 14:30 21:00 Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Sunday 11:00 18:00 Sunday Brunch and Afternoon Tea

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Saturday 5th June 2021 18:30 21:00
Saturday 26th June 2021 - -
Sunday 27th June 2021 - -
Saturday 10th July 2021 - -
Saturday 31st July 2021 - -
Saturday 7th August 2021 - -
Saturday 14th August 2021 - -
Saturday 21st August 2021 - -
Saturday 28th August 2021 - -
Saturday 25th September 2021 - -
Saturday 9th October 2021 - -
Saturday 16th October 2021 - -
Saturday 23rd October 2021 - -
Saturday 20th November 2021 - -
Saturday 22nd May 2021 14:30 23:30
Sunday 20th June 2021 13:00 18:00
Thursday 20th May 2021 13:00 22:30
Friday 21st May 2021 13:00 22:30
Thursday 27th May 2021 13:00 22:30
Friday 28th May 2021 13:00 22:30



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
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Gherkin Private Dining Rooms Private Room 60 60 - - -

In line with government guidelines, The Gherkin is ready to open 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.

For a more intimate experience, it has got to be bubbles in one of the Gherkin’s private dining rooms for groups up to six, with larger celebrations from 21st June. For uninterrupted views of the city, host private dinners, business meetings or hybrid events in one of the five private rooms or on top of the building on Levels 39-40, with options for bespoke menus and event set-up. There is no better place to host a get-together in London.  

Our adaptable private dining spaces can be hired as single rooms, or combined as double rooms and shaped to fit your occasion.


18 boardroom 25 theatre 25 reception 20 banqueting


24 boardroom 35 theatre 35 reception 30 banqueting


30 boardroom 60 theatre 60 reception 50 banqueting

Please check our Covid-19 Security Protocols here.

Searcys at the Gherkin Levels 39, 40 Venue Hire 140 260 - - -

The Gherkin was the building that first changed the landscape of the new London skyline. Levels 39 and 40 of London’s iconic Norman Foster-designed building are available for event hire. The Gherkin can be hired out for parties, special occasions, weddings and corporate events.

There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin. Whether booking a private dining room or the top of the building, you are guaranteed the most majestic views across the city. Pair this with Searcys signature hospitality - a proud celebration of British produce, where the menus put seasonal, modern dishes centre stage, expertly paired with wines and signature champagnes.

Level 40

160 reception 140 banqueting 140 theatre 70 cabaret  70 semi-exclusive reception

Levels 39 and 40

260 reception 140 banqueting 140 theatre 70 cabaret



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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