We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Searcys at The Gherkin

Claimed
Reserve a Table
Bookatable

Ratings and reviews

#2,030 of 19,188 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Mentioned in

Details

PRICE RANGE
$44 - $69
CUISINES
European, British

Location and contact

About
There are few spots on the London landscape as striking as Searcys at The Gherkin, where a taste of the high-life awaits. Pair high-end design with contemporary cooking, all while enjoying panoramic views from one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers. HELIX Restaurant open to the public for the very first time, offering sky-high contemporary dining at both lunch and dinner with majestic views across the city. A proud celebration of British produce in one of London’s finest landmarks, the menus put seasonal and local produce centre stage. 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 is open to all;
PRICE RANGE
$44 - $69
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (1,158)
Filter reviews
1,111 results
Traveler rating
555
294
130
79
53
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
555
294
130
79
53
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch crab starter ox cheek lamb tasting menu pudding iconic building iris bar glass of champagne window table special occasion set menu our table was ready fine dining cocktail bar wonderful evening three courses
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,111 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

I attended a business dinner in one of the private dining rooms last night. The view of the sunset through the neighbouring buildings was spectacular, but there was little else to get excited about. Service was over attentive and unfriendly, and I expected so much...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 125bernardc
Reviewed yesterday

A regular business lunch at different very good restaraurants and this was no exception except for the service..... We waited 45 minutes to place our food order as the waiters had great difficulty in getting eye contact!! Food was excellent - dorset crab with celeriac...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Studd2710
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great location and good food, unfortunately spoilt by poor, slow service, seemed to be understaffed

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Nick W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our teenage daughter bought us brunch here as a Christmas present (2018!) and whilst they extended the gift voucher to accomodate us I did find it odd that the only time available was brunch at 16:00! Anyway there are two sections of security to get...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Sandra M
Manager_Searcys, Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Sandra, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food at your Brunch, however, we are sorry that you were disappointed with other elements and your comments will be passed onto the relevant...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a Christmas present the food was lovely we had a champagne Sunday brunch everything was tasty and well presented excellent service and then we went upstairs for another drink

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank roseroota
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant on floor 34 gives fabulous views - Tower Bridge at night is especially beautiful. The food was no better than average (so it's not a five-star review) but the staff were excellent, especially Samanta (no 'h'), who looked after us wonderfullyMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MandE49
Manager_Searcys, Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food at Helix, we'd love to hear more about your experience so please feel free to contact us at gherkinreception@searcys.co.uk and we would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

34th floor of the Gherkin with it's panorama of London's financial district is a great backdrop to a well cooked and well served champagne brunch. Not hurried, we were able to chat, munch and view. The size of these skyscrapers is well illustrated when viewed...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank freetime_CB
Manager_Searcys, Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your brunch at the Helix restaurant and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are happy to pay a premium price for a great dining experience you are likely to be disappointed here. My wife and I visited today for lunch to celebrate a special birthday. We were happy enough to negotiate the tight security in the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Steve R
Manager_Searcys, Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Steve, thank you for taking the time to write a reply. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience, your comments will be fed back to the relevant teams. Please feel free to contact us at gherkinreception@searcys.co.uk where we would...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous first visit to this fabulous viewpoint. Staff were excellent and drinks were good too. We were seated with a view over Tower of London. Loved it

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank holidayhappy24
Manager_Searcys, Manager at Searcys at The Gherkin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time at Iris and your comments will be fed back to the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant combines it all, beautiful sunset view over the city of London, great food for good price and relaxed atmosphere. Service is very attentive and friendly. We shared the 45 days aged Shorthorn rib of beef and it was big portion, the pairing wine...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank HeijdenS
View more reviews
Nearby
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,134 nearby hotels
Travelodge London Liverpool Street
297 reviews
.15 miles away
Devonshire Club & Hotel
240 reviews
.17 miles away
Dorsett City London
566 reviews
.20 miles away
Andaz London Liverpool Street
4,248 reviews
.21 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 28,484 nearby restaurants
The Alchemist Bevis Marks
798 reviews
.06 miles away
Balls Brothers - Bury Court
124 reviews
.03 miles away
The Association Coffee
57 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7,405 nearby attractions
30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
404 reviews
.02 miles away
Lloyds of London
100 reviews
.11 miles away
Bevis Marks Synagogue
50 reviews
.05 miles away
Heron Tower
51 reviews
.13 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
tastelondon
September 11, 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from bramblyhedge8 | Reviewed this property |
There is definitely a lift to the bar at the top it’s a special lift for wheelchairs, no problems 😬
0
Votes
KKCROD
November 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from j0hnhill | Reviewed this property |
People were dressed in jeans, sweatshirts, jumpers and cargos on Sunday, we made an effort and felt totally over dressed
0
Votes
I8739ZUkaym
September 22, 2018|
Answer
Response from beckyarya | Reviewed this property |
There were no children (under 18) who I saw however that’s not saying children are not allowed. I do not know the answer but I would suggest ringing before making a booking and asking the question. Then at least you have a... More
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing