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Artist Damien Hirst revives his Notting Hill venture of the same name (long RIP) at his recently launched gallery in Vauxhall as a day-time canteen and evening restaurant.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Mark Hix’s wilfully “sterile” dining room in Damien Hirst’s Vauxhall art gallery splits reporters – sometimes in the same sentence! “Tiny portions make for a disappointing and overpriced experience – but the food is lovely and the room is amazing” is one example. Another is: “this could be a disastrous concept, but in fact it seems to work quite well”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

As with the original Pharmacy (back in the day, on Notting Hill Gate) “there is a chalk-and-cheese clash between the sterile decor and warming food” at this new venture, “tucked away on a Lambeth backstreet”. But initially at least, more people find the effect “fun” and “love it” than find it “too bright for relaxation and enjoyment”. The food – “no particular stand out, but all competently done” – likewise is mostly well received, and only the odd cynic feels that “Mark Hix’s cooking is as predictable as Damien Hirst’s art”.

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Restaurant details

40
Newport St, London, SE11 6AJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday10 am‑6 pm
Wednesday10 am‑6 pm
Thursday10 am‑6 pm
Friday10 am‑6 pm
Saturday10 am‑6 pm
Sunday10 am‑6 pm

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