The Natural Philosopher is an intimate 45 person neighbourhood cocktail bar on Hackney Road in East London. 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 bottled lager & cider, wine, fizz, spirits & mixers and of course non-alcoholic cocktails for those not drinking.
As always we highly recommend booking to ensure you get a table as we tend to fill up quickly, especially on weekends. You can book a table using the form at the bottom of this page.
We also 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.
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Please note that bookings require a £6 deposit per person to confirm. This will then be taken off the bill on the night. 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 25-45 please head to our private hire page.