Just this week, he’s announced that he’s opening a restaurant with chef Mark Hix called Pharmacy 2, which is set to open on Feb. 23. “Pharmacy 2 combines two of my greatest passions: art and food,” Damien says in an interview with the Evening Standard. “I’ve always loved Mark as a chef and his approach to food, so it’s great we’re working together on this.”
Those who are familiar with Damien’s work will recognize the interiors, which he designed, are reminiscent of his famous “Medicine Cabinets” series. Interestingly, those works explore the themes of life and death—not exactly topics you’d want to discuss at the dinner table, but we’re guessing many customers will be willing to overlook that fact. After all, it’s a swanky new restaurant to see and be seen.
With regards to the food, the jury’s still out, but chef Mark promises a lineup of dishes that will be as exciting as the art on the walls. “It’s not going to be completely British. The ingredients obviously will be. We’ll do some classics and it’ll be a weekly-changing menu,” he tells the Evening Standard.
Take a look at the soon-to-open restaurant’s layout in the video below: