Searcys At The Gherkin Review

Searcys at The Gherkin is one of those places that has been on my bucket list since I moved to the UK. Most likely due to the fact that Searcys is an iconic venue in London as well as my 3 year old nephew calls The Gherkin his “cell phone”.

Searcys has brought all-day, sky-high dining back to the City with new menus, Lanson Champagne and launch of their first Afternoon Tea.

Lanson Champagne is the way celebrate in style and we certainly enjoyed ourselveslooking out at 360⁰ views overlooking The Thames with a glass of delicious Lanson Père et Fils in our hands. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t the greatest when we went but by the time we left, it was like Searcy’s had waved a magic wand to clear the skies up so we could get the views we also came for.

The afternoon tea was also certainly one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of dining on. 

Searcys Executive Chef Darren Deadman has designed a crowd-pleasing menu including a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, alongside sweet treats of Passionfruit mousse, Black Forest Gateaux and Lemon Macaroon. Our favourites were definitely the Scones and the delicious finger sandwhich well. We unfortunately didn’t get to try the Macaroon on the day but it wasn’t missed as the rest of the desserts were excellent! The smoked salmon also deserves a mention as it was delectable! We actually can’t say a bad thing about this afternoon tea.

Gherkin afternoon tea starts at £35, Sparkling afternoon tea with a glass of Lanson Père et Fils at £45 and £79 for limitless Champagne afternoon tea. For the location and the ambience, the price is amazing value and definitely worth it! 

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Written by Tegan LeBon