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About us

The Natural Philosopher is a neighbourhood cocktail bar on Hackney Road in East London. We take inspiration from the natural world around us, using foraged ingredients to create cocktails themed around herbal medicine.

We are a 'Pay It Forward' bar meaning you can buy a drink for the next person to pay their bill or if you donate a cocktail via ko-fi.com/thenaturalphilosopher £5 from every cocktail bought will be used to reduce a visiting guests bill by up to £25!

An update about Coronavirus

After the government has released guidelines for opening from the 4th of July we are aiming to open on Tuesday 14th July.


We are using the time between now and then, to create and implement effective measures for the prevention of Covid-19. These measures will include reduced capacity, entry by booking only as we need records for track and trace, mandatory face masks when walking through the venue, distancing guidelines, hand sanitiser on entry, clear signage and hand washing guidelines in the toilets.


We'll also be implementing a cocktail collection service for people who order ahead so as not to disappoint our local community and to allow people to enjoy cocktails in the safety of their own homes.


We look forward to welcoming our beloved guests back to our special bar and serving East London once again.


For further details and enquiries about Covid-19 measures at the bar please email info@naturalphilosopher.co.uk

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489 Hackney Road


E2 9ED

You can find the bar inside The Macsmiths Apple Mac Repair shop on Hackney Road.





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