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Searcys at The Gherkin

30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
+44 20 7071 5025
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well not sure how to start, the welcome from main reception to the restaurant and bar reception was impeccable. Please try the Bloody Mary as the spice level was just right and put a good start to a lovely lunch. The views as the light...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere and great views. Will definitely book again - would like to see the views at dusk as the building work in London does spoil the view a touch. Very attentive staff and very discreet.

Thank NJ72R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was here for a business dinner in the evening when the views across the city are stunning, possibly more magical than during the day. it's a long time since I have been to the Gherkin and the dome at the top with its fractured...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have decided to have my 50th anniversary at the Searcys because of the wonderful view. The management team around Persiana [--] and her assistant Tahmin Ramos managed with their ultimate incompetency and endless arrogance to turn an enjoyable evening into an absolute nightmare. Not...More

Thank Alexander1040
Reviewed 6 days ago

4 of us went here on a special deal, £35 for 3 courses. We only had a limited menu but all the food was well-cooked and delicious, our only small moan was that the portions were quite small and we didn't leave feeling full; just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant for the first time with friends. Be aware you need some photo ID as security is an issue. The views from the bar on the top floor are spectacular and worth a visit. The restaurant below is beautifully set out with...More

Thank happyholidaygirl059
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us who occasionally lunch together booked Searcys at The Gerkin. The iconic building, on the site of the Baltic Exchange bombed in 1992 by the IRA, is a Norman Foster award winning spectacular. The restaurant on the 39th floor of this 180 meter...More

Thank Grahamthetraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went to the bar with my boyfriend and his parents and was really impressed with the views and the way it had been decorated inside with skis and lodges etc. The cocktails were lovely and had a lot of variety, the staff were...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Security precautions did seem a little excessive but happy to comply if thats the way to stay safe dining on top floor of iconic city building. Amazing views day and night. Staff rather functional but efficient, possibly too efficient ? Food was very good. A...More

Thank Paulsmithcasty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Searcys at the Gherkin over the weekend and the dining experience was fantastic. Sublime views of the city and great customer service. Best mince pie on the menu, perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Thank Andrea B
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 neighbourhoods. 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
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Lily M
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
No. They let you in if you are dining.
Joanna C
4 July 2017|
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Response from Roses_travelgram2016 | Reviewed this property |
We had the three course meal a glass of prosecco and a glass of red wine and the bill came to £175 the food was great plus the views so worth the prize. Enjoy
17 July 2016|
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Response from Jessups | Reviewed this property |
We booked I would alway suggest that to avoid disappointment
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 47 - US$ 73
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7071 5025
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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.
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