DESIGN · LONDON

#LONDON – PHARMACY 2 RESTAURANT BY DAMIEN HIRST

ENG: What do you think of dining in a pharmacy? Just like that. For no particular reason. Well, had you have that urge, now you can satisfy it. Launched in collaboration with Mark Hix, Damien Hirst’s Pharmacy 2 restaurant caters for visitors to the exhibitions of the Newport Street gallery throughout the day, and evening diners when the gallery is closed.

When Rita (my soulfood gal) visited me in London we booked a table in the restaurant and discovered it as much as we could. Being a pharmacist, she was super excited about going there, and I was curious of the design.

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The whole place felt very cold to me, there is nothing cosy about it, which I guess is understandable – how cosy a pharmacy can really be. It is full of reality – medication boxes, medical equipment all over the shelves (I had the chance to dine next to a vaginal speculum, thank you very much), the bar stools are in the shape of pills, medical signs are used as design elements, and the bar is a transparent drawer full of weird things. As a one time experience it is cool, but would not go there again.

As for the service – the staff was absolutely friendly, professional and great, which I cannot tell about the food, unfortunately. Rita’s falafel salad was extremely over salted, my eggs Benedict tasted as nothing but vinegar, I was sooo disappointed! However, the steak was perfectly done, and the guys were also happy with their creamed mushrooms on focaccia. As an overall mark I would give it 7 out of 10.

www.pharmacyrestaurant.com     Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ

pharmacy 2 restaurant by damien hirst, anamiblog

HU: Mit szolnatok egy ebedhez a gyogyszertarban? Csak ugy, semmi kulonos ok nelkul. Ha valaha is ez volt az almod most valora valthatod Londonban, ugyanis Damien Hirst (korunk legjelentosebb brit muvesze, bar errol megoszlanak a velenyek) ujra megnyitotta gyogyszertar ettermet, ami a Pharmacy 2 nevet viseli, es a muvesz Newport utcai galeriajaban kapott helyett. Rita londoni latogatasa soran meg is neztuk, o mint gyogyszeresz, en mint enterior dizajner voltam besozva tole.

pharmacy 2 restaurant by damien hirst, anamiblog

Az egesz hely nagyon ridegnek hatott, ami talan ertheto is – mennyire lehet kellemes egy gyogyszertar (bocsi Ritus). Dizajn szempontbol az ember azt kapja, amit kb elvar a koncepcio hallatan – gyogyszeresdobozok, orvosi muszerek (en special egy huvelytagito mellett kaptam helyet, koszonom szepen), tabletta barszekek, a barpult teteje atlatszo, amiben egy csomo medikai kellek lathato. Van benne par erdekes otlet, de nagy resze szerintem klise volt, legalabbis nem kiemelkedo, eredeti dizajn. A masik oldalon viszont mennyire lehet valoban feszegetni a kreativitast, fantaziat, ha egy etteremrol van szo, ahol barmennyire is kotelez Hirst neve az elvontsagra, megiscsak az a cel, hogy az emberek otthagyjak a penzt az etelert cserebe.

pharmacy 2 restaurant by damien hirst, anamiblog

Apropo, az etel… Hat, nem voltam elragadtatva! Rita falafel salatajat teljesen elsoztak, mig az en tojas Benedictem az eceten kivul semmilyen mas izt nem kinalt. Annyira vartam az ebedet, ehes is voltam, talan ez is hozzajarult csalodasom extra melysegehez. A fiuknak viszont izlett, amit ettek, dragam steakje valoban tokeletes volt. Megjegyzem a kiszolgalas szinten hibatlan volt.

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Mindent osszevetve egy miset meger, erdemes megnezni, de torzsvendeg biztosan nem leszek. Tizes skalan en max hetre ertekelem ezt az elmenyt. pharmacy damien hirst 5pharmacy damien hirst 6pharmacy damien hirst 7pharmacy damien hirst 8pharmacy damien hirst 9pharmacy damien hirst 10pharmacy 2 restaurant by damien hirst, anamiblogpharmacy damien hirst 13pharmacy damien hirst 14pharmacy damien hirst 15pharmacy damien hirst 17

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