Artist Damien Hirst has revived his Notting Hill venture Pharmacy (long RIP) as Pharmacy 2 at his gallery in Vauxhall. The day-time canteen and evening restaurant at Newport Street Gallery, opened in collaboration with Hirst’s long-time mate and supporter Mark Hix (The Tramshed, Hix Oyster & Chop House etc) on 23 February.
The menu reflects Hix and Hirst’s shared passion for food and includes: Brick a l’oeuf de carnard with harissa; Shaved winter squash with treviso and Graceburn cheese; Crispy squid with green chilli, garlic and almonds; Mark’s interpretation of the traditional German dish, ‘Heaven and Earth’; Reg Johnson’s duck curry with basmati rice; Soft white polenta with a Burford Brown egg yolk and shaved Wiltshire truffles; Pineapple upside-down cake; and poached Yorkshire rhubarb with saffron ice cream.
The restaurant also serves breakfast during the week, brunch at weekends, and roasts on Sundays.
Pharmacy 2 exhibits site-specific work from a number of Hirst’s most iconic series, including the Medicine Cabinets and butterfly Kaleidoscope paintings. It also features etched glass windows depicting DNA strands.