Machine No.3 Arrives in Hackney

You know we love a good find at Cut The Cap and today is no exception…

Machine No. 3 is a brand new neighbourhood bar on Well Street in Homerton, from the creative minds behind The Three Compasses – siblings Lauren and Antony Johns, and their French partner Briac Le Camus.

So what’s with the name? Yeah we thought the same… The name is derived from the extraordinary setting of the bar – a dilapidated old laundrette on the corner of Well Street which the trio have transformed into a cocktail focussed bar, with the added bonus of offering expertly picked craft beer, locally sourced cheese boards and charcuterie, as well as bio-dynamic and organic wines.


They’ll be in good company too, joining Well Street’s burgeoning small businesses from The Gun, Well Street Kitchen, Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop and The Dane and Josh and bringing the on-the-rise area a welcome injection of cocktail culture, Machine No. 3 provides an intimate, quirky space with an ethos of providing exceptionally good quality cocktails and locally sourced food at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment.

Lauren Johns, co founder of Machine No.3 comments, “We are so excited to be unveiling our brand new venture, Machine No.3 to Hackney’s blossoming Well Street. The area is already home to a number of brilliant pubs and restaurants and we truly believe our new bar will be a great addition to the landscape. Our ethos is to maintain a relaxed and fun environment yet take our drinks seriously and we cannot wait to welcome visitors through our doors to see for themselves”.

Retaining the roots of its original setting, an old launderette, the original washing machine covers now adorn the bathrooms and are the inspiration behind the bar’s name. Founders Lauren Johns, Antony Johns and Briac Le Camus have brought Robin Summers on board to manage the new destination. And with that you’re in good hands… with 6 years of experience in the industry as well as boasting an extensive knowledge of European and American craft beer cultures, contemporary and classic cocktails and a keen interest in natural and bio-dynamic wines, he’s the perfect fit for Machine No. 3, not to mention creating his very own extensive seasonal cocktail menu. Visitors will be able to sample the delights of expertly chosen cocktails such as the ‘Smoky Tommy’, the classic ‘Mr Collins’, or the mysterious ‘Black Feather’ all in the comfort of Machine No.3’s intimate and interesting surroundings.

Opening times will be 5pm – 12pm with table service from Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the bar close at 1am with DJ’s soundtracking the party vibes of the nights, and 5pm-11pm on Sunday for the perfect hangover cure.


Beefeater, Lime, Mint 6
The Right Hand
Havana Anejo Especial, Campari, Vermouth, Xocolatl Mole 6.50
The Left Hand
Havana 3y.o, Suze, Grapefruit, Vermouth Blend 6.50
Smoky Tommy
Gusano Rojo Mezcal, Agave, Lime, Salt Rim 7
Cardinal Sour
Jim Beam Black, Visciolata del Cardinale, Lemon, Egg 7


Mai Tai
Havana Anejo Especial, Lime, Sec, Orgeat 6.50
Rose Mary’s
Wyborowa, Elderflower liqueur, Lemon, Honey, Rosemary 6
Tequila & Tepache
Olmeca Blanco, Tepache, Aperol, Lime, Agave 6
Saddle Up
Jim Beam Black, Yellow Chartreuse, Ginger, Lemon, Wit Beer 7
Mr Collin’s
Martell VS, Peach Liqueur, Lemon, Soda 7


Black Feather
Baron de Sigognac VS, Lillet Blanc, Sec, Peach Bitters 8
Wyborowa, Martell VS, Dolin de Chambery Blanc,
Pineau de Charantes 7
Jenson’s Old Tom, Noilly Prat, Benedictine 8
Vielle Carré
Vielle Prune, Rittenhouse Rye, Vermouth blend, Benedictine 7.50
Well St. Manhattan
Jim Beam Black, Cocchi Amaro, Barrel Aged Bitters 8


Wyborowa, Raspberries, lemon, Fizz 6
The Long Hello
Calavados Vincent, Elderflower Liqueur, Bitters, Fizz, Nutmeg 7

Low & no

Stone fruit, Orgeat, Lemon, Honey, Soda 3.50
Espresso & Tonic 3.50
White Port & Tonic 3.80
Cynar Spritz 6.50


FivePointsPale ⅔ pint 3.40
Camden Unfiltered Hells ⅔ pint 3.10
Fivepoints IPA 330ml 5
Camden Gentleman’s Wit 330ml 4.50


Casa Maria, Spain 4.25 | 17
Albizu, Spain 4.25 | 17


Cheese Board 7
Comté, St. Marcellin, Bleu d’Auvergne, Pickles, Chutney
Charcuterie 7
Coppa, Mortadella, Bresaola, Pickles, Beurre d’Isigny
Kalamata 3 Bella Cerignola 4

Machine No. 3
271, Well Street, Homerton E9 6RG
Monday – Thursday: 5PM – 12PM
Friday – Saturday: 5PM – 1AM
Sunday – 5PM – 11PM