The British Seaside Is Coming To The Gherkin! This New Pop-Up Brings You The Best Of British

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We’re all going on a summer holiday… in the heart of the city! This summer, Searcys restaurant is giving us a chance to experience the best of the British seaside (minus the inevitable sand-filled sandwiches and seagull attacks) at their newest seasonal pop-up. Take a ride in the high-powered lift to the 40th floor of the Gherkin, where you’ll find beach huts, deck chairs, and candy floss galore, in a stunning city setting…

The pop-up will be split over two floors and features the ‘Coastline’ restaurant on the 39th floor – serving up British classics – and a seaside themed beach bar on the 40th floor. While this pop-up will have all the trappings of a seaside town, expect an event that’s anything but kitsch. With a 360° view of the city and a menu created by London Michelin star chef, Barry Tonks, you can expect a seriously high-end take on the high-seas.

Searcys are even collaborating with Plymouth Gin and British wine brand Nyetimber to bring you an authentically English drinks menu to enjoy alongside culinary classics, such as fish and chips. A far cry from the soggy fish and chip suppers of your childhood seaside holidays!

As well as the restaurant menu, high-end versions of your favourite British picnic fare appear on the bar menu, so you can enjoy your sophisticated gin-based cocktails alongside a hearty pork pie with picalilli. This condiment’s not just for dads anymore!


The ‘Seaside in the sky’ pop-up is open from Monday 24th July to Friday 1st September and bookings are open from 7th June. For more information visit their website.

You can find Searcys at Floor 39, The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

Feature Image: Searcys

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