Pharmacy 2

Pharmacy 2

| South London

One of the biggest restaurants of the 90s - albeit for a very short time - has returned as Damien Hirst has brought back Pharmacy restaurant to his gallery space in his Newport Street gallery. And Mark Hix is in charge of the menu.

Restaurant details

Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ
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Telephone number: 020 3141 9333

Opening times: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–midnight
Sundays 10am-6pm

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Newport Street, London SE11 6AJ


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kathryn Flett Telegraph
Reviewed on April 15, 2016
"I like pretty much everything about Pharmacy2 – the food is pitched perfectly, the visuals remind me of a time when I still knew what was No 1 in the pop charts – back when London felt like a playground rather than a finishing school." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on April 01, 2016
"I wanted to thrill to this place, I really did. But apparently, these days, I’m older and more cynical. And so, perhaps, are Hixy and Hirst." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Tania Ballantine Time Out
Reviewed by March 15, 2016
"Hix’s food is perfectly pleasant: you’ll usually find classic Brit, plus the occasional exotic dish. But of course he’s not actually running the kitchen, and on my visit the cooking was lacklustre: solid, rather than sensational." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on March 20, 2016
"The menu is a collection of random dishes from around the world that remind you of first-class lounges in Middle Eastern airports, but it all worked rather well, with the medication and the dystopian, bright tone of the room. It might have been the menu for last meals in a Dignitas clinic." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Steve Dineen City AM
Reviewed on March 08, 2016
"We enjoyed a lovely meal, my imagination and I. While the décor is as bright and gaudy and opulent as you’d expect of Hirst, the food is simple and precise, prepared by a chef who rarely puts a foot wrong." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on March 02, 2016
"My verdict: this is a very, very modern restaurant." READ REVIEW