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Pharmacy 2 – Damien Hirst’s new restaurant in collaboration with Mark Hix – is open to visitors to the exhibitions during the day, and evening diners when the gallery is closed. Serving classic British and European food, the menu reflects Hix and Hirst’s shared passion for quality food made from fresh ingredients.
Whilst the gallery hosts exhibitions of work from Hirst’s collection, the restaurant features site-specific pieces from a number of the artist's own series, including the Medicine Cabinets and butterfly Kaleidoscope paintings. Designed entirely by Hirst, Pharmacy 2 also has etched glass windows depicting DNA strands, marble inlayed flooring and a bar that incorporates a stainless steel and glass vitrine.