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There’s art, food and lots of pills at Damien Hirst and Mark Hix’s new restaurant Pharmacy2.


There’s art, food and lots of pills at Damien Hirst and Mark Hix’s new restaurant Pharmacy2.

Located within the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, south London, this is a venue like no other, starting with the bar that welcomes customers with the neon sign: “Prescriptions”, with images of pills everywhere, including the stools, which are simply but creatively made in metal and finished with – yes, you guessed it – pastel-painted paracetamol pills, instead of your average cushion seats.

Pharmacy2 serves as a gallery and artistic playground for Damien Hirst, as well as a modern British restaurant, thanks to the collaboration with his friend, chef Mark Hix.

During the day, visitors can take a look at Hirst’s own art, including his iconic series like Medicine Cabinets and Butterfly Kaleidoscope paintings. After 6pm, the gallery closes, leaving room to enjoy Hix’s quality, freshly-made British and European food. Pharmacy2 is a new dining experience: the medicine cabinets extend from wall to wall, as well as the massive illuminated pictures of all kinds of colourful pills, creating an atmosphere that can best be described as taking a psychedelic trip to the chemist.



Pharmacy 2 restaurant at Newport Street Gallery from Newport Street Gallery on Vimeo.

Pharmacy 2 Restaurant
Newport Street
SE11 6AJ

020 3141 9333

Opening Hours
Tuesday–Saturday 10am–midnight
Sundays 10am-6pm
Closed Monday

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