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The Natural Philosopher Cocktail Bar

East London's hidden gem since 2015

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"Really cool little bar. Great staff and delicious drinks. Will definitely be back"

-Ben T

"Delicious cocktails, helpful mixologist and fun quirky bar! Will return ASAP."

-Miriam S

"Great drinks, great place, wonderful service"

-Matthew H.

Why you should visit us

Hidden away through a genuine Mac repair shop, The Natural Philosopher is a quirky London cocktail bar like no other nestled in the heart of East London. Among all the bars Hackney is home to, this hidden gem has stood apart since 2015.

The Natural Philosopher is more than just one of the many bars Hackney Road has to offer; it's an intimate experience, a haven from the city where anyone seeking a touch of the unusual and a taste of the extraordinary can find their home. We offer an unforgettable journey of taste and discovery, bringing you innovative and unique cocktails crafted with foraged ingredients, sourced right from the UK's diverse landscapes.


Our intimate, antique-filled venue buzzes with a relaxed, welcoming ambiance, evoking an overgrown oasis for city dwellers seeking an escape from the day-to-day. We're the perfect basement bar for date night, special occasions, or just hanging out with friends. Our TERRAIN cocktail menu is a philosophy of nature, using foraged ingredients from 8 different terrains around the UK to highlight the wonderful ingredients that can be found in these isles. 


We believe in inclusivity and excellent service for all, and our team is dedicated to introducing our guests to flavours and combinations they might otherwise never experience. This is especially true in the case of our world famous picklebacks, which are the best London has to offer! We are experts in our craft, blending unique and delectable ingredients with seasoned expertise to create extraordinary cocktail experiences.


We are not just a bar; we are a cozy hideaway, a destination for the curious and the adventurous, and a celebration of the richness of nature hidden in plain sight.

What's more, we love to spread happiness every single day! That's why we've introduced a Happy Hour not just on weekdays, but weekends too, from 6-8pm. Fancy a sophisticated evening tipple at a delightfully discounted rate? Well, look no further. Click the link for more tantalising details on our Happy Hour offering. Cheers to good times ahead!

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