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The Natural Philosopher

489 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED, England
+44 7492 499993
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Great hidden place

Lovely place with good cocktails but quite strong .the staff is very nice.i kindly suggest to book... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
kévin p
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London, United Kingdom
Cosy and Cool

Amazing cocktails, really friendly barman and its such a nice space. Would recommend! I tried a... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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Quirky hidden cocktail bar under a Mac Repair Shop. Cocktail menu changes monthly based on different themes every month.
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4 days ago
“Great hidden place”
1 week ago
“Cosy and Cool”
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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489 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place with good cocktails but quite strong .the staff is very nice.i kindly suggest to book during the weekend .

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adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kevin, I am glad you enjoyed your visit. We pride ourselves on the robust​ approach that we have to cocktails, so I am happy you noticed it. Warm regards,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cocktails, really friendly barman and its such a nice space. Would recommend! I tried a cola and red wine cocktail and a whisky based one. I don't remember exactly what was in them but they were so tasty! I'll pay more attention next time...More

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adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Fenn, It looks that your review made it through at the end! The red wine and cola cocktail is a version of the basque drink 'Kalimotxo'; we also add vodka, berry liqueur and soda and we call it 'Kasimotxo'. It ​was a pleasure hosting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cocktails were very inventive and interesting. It is a cozy place good for dates or meeting friends. A bit off the beaten path which isn't a bad thing as it is easy enough to get to. Would suggest booking a table ahead.

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adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thanks for the review! We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and grateful for sharing it on TripAdvisor. Please, do revisit us; we are now changing the cocktails on the menu monthly ​while keeping the best-sellers on it. Warm regards,

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

On an unassuming stretch of Hackney Road, the Natural Philosopher is a cosy, welcoming little spot for well-mixed cocktails. The music choices are fun and unpretentious, fostering a friendly vibe. Bartender/owner Alf is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, and can help decipher the intriguing menu. We...More

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adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Rachel, I know this review comes very​ late, but we just wanted to thank you for stopping back way back in November and for your review! I hope we see each other soon

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Busy Saturday night in London. Especially during Halloween weekend. Managed to booked a taxi to arrive just after midnight. Their google page says they open until 01:01 so I assume I can still go and have at least one cocktail. Sadly this wasn’t the case....More

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adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alphaprech, I know this comes very late but management changed lately and we are taking over social media and I wanted to know ,if you remember, what was the reason given for not having a table. We do have a very tight bar in...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

An unexpected venue in an unexpected place. Cocktails are fabulous! Would recommend the beer (hey) and the French .75. The Sissi portrait by Wintherhalter was 're formatted'. All I can sayMore

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adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Agrippa1, I know this comes late, as management has changed, but we are giving TripAdvisor the importance it deserves to connect with our customers. We are glad you enjoyed the place nine​ months ago. Please do check our website to have a sneak peak...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere in this cosy bar was amazing! We went quite early on a Wednesday evening and it was getting busy later on so it would definitely be lively at the weekend. The cocktails taste amazing, and they certainly don't hold back on the alcohol....More

Thank Siobhan R
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adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Siobhan, After almost a year, we have decided to use the tool that is TripAdvisor more, and reviewing the comments we have found yours, We are glad that you enjoyed the place. Please, visit our website, at which you can check our new cocktails...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to sit down and enjoy drink and som good music, this is one of the place you have to visit.More

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adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Said, After almost a year, we have decided to use the tool that is TripAdvisor more, and reviewing the comments we have found yours, We are glad that you enjoyed the place. Please, visit our website, at which you can check our new cocktails...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Immediately feeling of welcome during one of the Wednesday blues and bourbon nights. Great music in an intimate space with a refreshingly easy to understand cocktail menu.

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