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 strongly believe in community and so operate a 'Pay It Forward' scheme where guests can buy a drink for the next table to request their bill.

Happy Hour runs Tuesday-Thursday 6-8pm with £6 Selected Classics - Old Fashioned, Negroni, Daiquiri, Tom Collins, Espresso Martini and Aperol Spritz.

We're taking part in London Cocktail Week which this year is running the whole of October! As a partner venue, wristband holders will be able to drink £6 selected cocktails and you'll be able to validate and collect your wristband from us too! Be sure to buy your ticket today to enjoy all the perks in a huge range of Covid safe London bars

Covid-19 Update!!!  To comply with new government regulations, we will now be closing at 10pm. Facemasks will be worn by staff members throughout their whole shift and guests must now be wearing a mask when entering the bar. These can be removed once sat at a table. They must be put back on when leaving the bar or popping to the bathroom. We'll be opening at the earlier time of 3pm on Saturdays and 4pm on Sundays to continue to serve our East London community in a safe and cosy environment.

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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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