The Natural Philosopher is an intimate 45 person neighbourhood cocktail bar on Hackney Road. Opened in 2015 the bar has been an East London hidden gem for 7 years. You'll find us through the door of The Macsmiths, a functioning Apple Mac repair shop of which we get to share the space.
We take inspiration from the natural world around us, using foraged and unusual ingredients to create cocktails themed around herbal medicine.
Whilst we are predominantly known for our excellent cocktails, we also serve a lager & cider, wine, fizz, spirits & mixers and of course non-alcoholic cocktails for those not drinking. For those feeling peckish we have a great selection of light bar food and snacks too.
We're always complimented on our playlist so here's our Spotify playlist to give you a feel for the atmosphere of the bar or for you to listen to at home.
It's a broad range of indie/electro/alternative that gives our bar a unique vibe and atmosphere that when combined with our delicious cocktails and great service, brings our guests to our little East London bar regularly.
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Please note that bookings require a £6 deposit per person to confirm. This will be refunded once your bill has been settled. We are unable to take deposits over the phone so reservations must be made via this form.
Bookings over 10 people will not be confirmed automatically, and instead an email with a deposit payment link will be sent if we have space for a larger party.
Cancellations must be made 3 or more hours before your booking to receive your deposit back.
If you are enquiring about a party of 25-48 please head to our private hire page.