Establishment neighborhood
Pharmacy 2 (Closed)
Newport St., Lambeth
A collaboration between Damien Hirst and restaurateur Mark Hix, this restaurant, located in the artist's own Vauxhall gallery is—fittingly for Hirst—all about spectacle. Decked out in Hirst's trademark pills and pharmaceuticals everywhere from the seats to the walls, stained glass windows and bar, the interiors are basically one massive piece of art. Meanwhile, the food is exactly what you'd expect from Hix—solid, modern British and an excellent Sunday roast. Bring the kids, there's a menu designed especially for them, and they'll love the space.
The Manor (Closed)
148 Clapham Manor St., Lambeth
The trek out of the center of town to Clapham is worth it when it means heading to The Manor, where a good dose of Scandi influence on Modern British cuisine is hard at work with all the pickling and fermentation that comes with. Dishes like hay-baked Pigeon, pickled girolles, and crispy chicken skin with kimchi may sound fastidious—they are—but they're also light, elegant, and delicious. What balances it all out is the care-free and downright fun, almost pub-like vibe. Plus, for dessert, you can build your own gourmet sundae at the bar. This is a place that takes the food on the table and the service seriously, but—refreshingly—not itself.
Sunita Dhokia
252 Streatham High Rd., Lambeth
Using a mix of yoga, herbal remedies, bodywork, and nutritional therapy, Sunita helps clients through everything from back pain to skin conditions and hormonal issues. It's no wonder she's well-versed in a variety of modalities, as she grew up helping out at her family business, Maitri, a natural food store and holistic health center in South London. Nowadays, she's the clinical director there, where in addition to practicing a variety of holistic therapies, she mixes her own custom herbal remedies for clients.