As a person who has a fair share of personal health issues, I have been really curious about Pharmacy2. What a great restaurant to go to… To celebrate anything- it’s been a while since I can say that a restaurant has really exceeded any expectations I might have! Birthdays, dates, doctors- whatever your excuse- you are missing out if you dot go!
An amazing vegetarian menu, combined with the best service I have experienced at a restaurant for a long time- our waitresses Davina and Sakina and all the staff at Pharmacy2 that we came across were knowledgable about the menu, full of recommendations and suggestions as well as being attentive and just fun to be around!
Totally in theme, this restaurant has crockery, chairs with a clinical yet artistic feel. It really does feel like you are in a pharmacy- especially with the big ‘prescriptions’ sign looming over the bar and the artwork on the walls adds sophistication and humour to the atmosphere.
My best friends organised this restaurant as part of a birthday surprise.. And I when I saw the beck wall filled with medicines I was able to laugh at the battles I face personally. It put a positive spin on my life!
The food is innovative and simply delicious. We shared a few starters on the advice from Sakina, including the brik a l’ouef with harissa and the soft white polenta with a Braddock duck white egg and shaved truffle. Both egg dishes- yet both so different and delightful. I loved them both and was so grateful not to see a goats cheese tart in sight! The Brik a l ‘oeuf reminded me of an indian ‘dosa’ but filled with egg. The soft polenta was gorgeous with the duck egg and shaved fresh truffle.
After asking Davina, I decided to go for the linguine with Wye Valley asparagus and snow peas. The food quickly arrived despite only ordering after starters! The linguine had a buttery taste and balanced perfectly with the veg. It probably wasn’t the most adventurous dish on the menu, but it was delicious. Next time I plan to try the apple pakoras and sweet potato and squash curry!
I still cannot fault a single thing about this place.. And it’s already time for dessert!
After Davina and Sakina’s expert recommendation we got a whopping 4 desserts! I was convinced this was not a good idea and food will be wasted- but the desserts are mini and so gloriously good that I wanted them all!
The creme brulée is up there with one if the best, I also loved the creme brulée at Lebab a couple of months ago. The dark chocolate mousse was succulent and smooth with a good crunch coming from the honeycomb. The white chocolate cheesecake had a lovely fruity tang and the pineapple upside down was a fun dessert reminding us of the good ol’ days- hearty and delicious with jersey cream. My favourite was the creme brulée but they all had character!
I find it hard to fault this restaurant- the only downside is its location being far in Lambeth North but quite tucked away. The staff were attentive, fun and can teach a lot to Duck and Waffle! They really provide 5* service! The food was amazing- and is a real treat for veg and non veg alike.
I would be very surprised to see a negative review here and you should book your visit here quickly!