Searcy’s at The Gherkin – Dining With A View


360 degrees of London? How could you say no? Searcy’s at The Gherkin sits 180m above the city at the very top of one of our most iconic buildings. Watching the sunset sweep over the horizon and the lights and buzz of a summer night in London come to life, is a memory to treasure. 

The restaurant is relatively small; with a bottom layer for the restaurant and I assume kitchen, and a top layer for the bar. A bit randomly, the theme of the restaurant is a sort of Cornish beach style, with rustic boats and starfish decorations. Pretty and well presented, but unexpected. Though quite a few miles from the coast, I’m sure there is a reason for this decor choice which felt logical to the creator.

As to be expected from a top London restaurant, the service was excellent, as was the food. Though I have to say, this is somewhere to visit for the views alone. Bring your sunglasses for the final few minutes of daylight and get ready to see the capital in a whole new light.

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