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The Natural Philosopher

Open today: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Excellent service... even better drinks!!!

Best place for quality cocktails... Michael my server was very knowledgable and very helpful... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Callan M
via mobile
Amazing cocktails and great service

The cocktails here are absolutely amazing. Sensory overload of flavours. Michael the barman was... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Schalk P
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8 May 2018
“Excellent service... even better drinks!!!”
8 May 2018
“Amazing cocktails and great service”
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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489 Hackney Road, London E2 9ED, England
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+44 7492 499993
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Best place for quality cocktails... Michael my server was very knowledgable and very helpful... drinks are insane... have to try the blue cheese cocktail... thanks guys will be back!!!

Thank Callan M
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

The cocktails here are absolutely amazing. Sensory overload of flavours. Michael the barman was amazing and guided us through a selection of amazing drinks with unique flavours from blue cheese to truffle, just to name a few! Will certainly be planning an event here in...More

Thank Schalk P
Reviewed February 20, 2018

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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Thank kévin p
adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

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,

Reviewed February 14, 2018

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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Thank FennReynolds
adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

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

Reviewed February 14, 2018

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.

Thank dinenid
adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

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,

Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I live around the corner from this wonderfully eclectic cocktail bar. We've made two visits and both times have thoroughly enjoyed not only the cocktails but also the atmosphere and friendly and insightful service. We will definitely be making more visits in...More

Thank Kat T
adelportillo, Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Hi Kat, We are delighted you enjoyed your visits! Now maybe you even find different drinks each time, as we are changing our menu monthly, but no worries, we will keep the best-sellers on it. We are also running a local loyalty card program, so...More

Reviewed November 30, 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

Thank Racheltravel87
adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

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

Reviewed October 28, 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

Thank Alphaprech
adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

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

Reviewed May 19, 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

Thank Agrippa1
adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

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

Reviewed February 23, 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
adelportillo, General Manager at The Natural Philosopher, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

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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