Searcys | The Gherkin

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Searcys|The Gherkin is available for exclusive hire for corporate and private dinners, receptions and celebrations on levels 39 & 40 at the top of the 'Gherkin.'

Also available are the private dining rooms on level 30 that can be booked Monday - Friday for breakfast, lunch, dinner or all day events or for weekend events.

The Members Lounge can also be hired exclusively for weekend events.

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Opening Times

Opening Times

The Restaurant

Monday - Thursday lunch from 12.00 - 15.30

Friday lunch and dinner from 12.00-15.00 and 18.00 - 21.00

The Bar

Monday - Thursday 09.00-16.00

Friday 09.00 - 23.00

Venue Details & Map

Searcys | The Gherkin

30 St Mary Axe
0330 107 0816
Public transport:
Tube - Liverpool Street, Bank, Aldgate

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Bathrooms available with emergency call system
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in large print
Menus available in large print
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Emergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Level access, ramp or lift to the lounge
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Booking Facilities
Advance booking only
Cancellation policy
Group bookings accepted
Members only
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Civil Partnership licence held
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Trade vehicle access
Wedding service
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Good views
Internet access
Wi-Fi access
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Searcys | The Gherkin

3.0 out of 5
21 July 2017
by Simon W.

Pretty good view, although the proximity of the Cheesegrater limits the view back to the West ( up river). Food as you'd expect; service OK. Getting up here a little fiddly as it's necessary to switch elevators. more

1.0 out of 5
02 June 2017
by Elise W.

Zero stars. They ruined it all for us

Our last night in England with his parents. We wanted to treat them as it will be years since we'll see them again

We had booked this online and got a confirmation email. We showed up on time only to be told we didn't have a booking. Only when we showed the confirmation email did they change the tone.

They explained they had cancelled our booking. No... more

4.0 out of 5
06 July 2016
by Sheetal M.

I decided to bring my partner here for his birthday as I thought that it would be fun, exciting and the food would be decent!

When you book, you have to give the names of yourself and whoever is in your dining party as your IDs are checked on the way in. Probably because its a working building as the restaurant is only at the top.

We were seated to a lovely seat by the window, overlooking... more

3.0 out of 5
04 September 2017
by Angel C.

The 3-star designation reflects a blend of a truly outstanding space and some off colour service. The iconic venue is open to the public (with reservation) on occasion and our group of 15 had made such a booking for a networking drinks gathering. With all the secrecy and security measures and restraint around patron treatment, you would think the place were teeming w guests however it was... more

4.0 out of 5
06 August 2017
by Jennifer L.

The food is good here but you really come for the cool view over london much better thab the shard to my opinion.

We went for the Coastline menu:

Starters: salmon fish cake, homemade pork pie and langoustine and crab salad.

Mains: fish and chips, bubble and squeak and lamb.

Desserts: victoria sandwich and earl grey ice cream, bread and butter pudding and whipped rice pudding.

Overall good... more

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