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“Great food, great views”

Searcys at The Gherkin
Ranked #515 of 22,671 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $70
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: Boasting extraordinary views of London from its 39th-floor setting, Searcys at The Gherkin's 360-degree glass walls allow for uninterrupted city panoramas. Designed by Lord Foster and rising 180 metres above the capital, Searcys sits in one of the world's most striking buildings. The refined Gherkin menu offers beautifully prepared dishes in a stunning, calm and luxurious setting. One of London’s most desirable dining experiences, Searcys at The Gherkin is found 5 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street tube station. Please note, Searcys at The Gherkin requires each guest to present a form of ID when visiting the restaurant.
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food, great views”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Private dining in one of the rooms seating 10 people, great food from the set menu, great service and fantastic 360 views from the 39th floor. Great for taking customers.

Visited February 2014
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Doncaster
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Actiderm Business Trip”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lovely Company, Lovely Food and Lovely Atmosphere .
Great views over London and cant wait to go back in the Summer for a summer view x

Visited February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“How to treat a client right”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

I recently took a client here for lunch and came away thoroughly impressed.

The venue is, obviously, the primary attraction. And what a venue it is: given the semi-exlcusive nature of getting access to the restaurant and the views it provides, it definitely provides a "wow" factor to clients. The restaurant is also ideally sized, such that noise is kept to a relative minimum (at least for a working restuarant), allowing for normal volume discussions. For me, this is a critical requirement for any business lunch.

Food was also very impressive, albeit not cheap. The menu isn't terribly volumnous, but has enough good options to cater to almost everyone. I shared the rib-eye with another and we all shared the sides. Side options were a bit disappointing, both in size and diversity, offering only chips/fries and a creamed cabbage dish. Dessert was equally impressive - I had a deceivingly-named "Textures of Peanut" or something simlar. Feeling a little adventurous, I tried it and had one of the nicest (but rich) puddings ever...I would certainly order it again.

The wine list was insane: both in terms of length, but also in price. "Cheap" wines were in the £60-85 range, with many (most?) being well above £100. We tried a bottle north of £100, which will now occupy one of the best I've drunk. So, in summary, the wine list is expensive, but the quality of the wines appears to be top notch.

All in all, it was a great experience and an ideal (if pricey) place to take clients out.

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“How to do a Christmas "bit of a do"”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

My boss took 11 of us here for our Christmas lunch and it was all wonderful, we had a lovely day re the weather so views were amazing and possibly even more amazing at night. Food was just so good we all had different dishes and all were great, the extra nibbles etc were also the best we have had, we had a lot of very nice wine and left feeling very happy. the bill was less than expected so that made for a happy boss. We all just loved the place. Service was also excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“great lunch, fantastic view and amazing food”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

me and my gf went for lunch at the gherkin for her birthday and the whole lunch was just fantastic. the service was great and at the end of the mea,l the chef had arranged champgane and petit fours. the menu was very seasonl and well planned out, and the food was amazing!! i would strongly recomend and the views are just stunning!

  • Visited November 2013
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