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Forman's

Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“salmon” (61 reviews)
“turbot” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are the surroundings incredible, the food is too. We started with their signature dish Salmon Plate, which is a taste of different raw, smoked and cured salmon, it was an incredible experience. I had the Hot Scottish Salmo which I loved, my fellows...More

Thank Chiara M
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What amazing taste you have!! Thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous from start to finish. You've got to find the place first admittedly but luckily for us it's pretty much on the back-street route we use to get to Stratford. Once you're in and up the stairs and into the dining room it's a world...More

Thank NeilPike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you have got through the front door the restaurant itself is very smart. The food was excellent. We started with sharing platters of different types of salmon, followed by steak/lamb/vegetarian mains and desserts. All very good. The Pinot Noir from the wine list was...More

Thank Alueng
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your very kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had my Dad's 80th dinner here on Jan 6th 2018 - a large group of 20 ranging from 82 down to10 years of age. We had the best evening possible. The location is so interesting and special but what really makes it is the...More

1  Thank StradballyTraveller
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments and so glad the party went well for your dad. Hope to see you all back for future celebrations. Best wishes Lance Forman

Reviewed 6 January 2018

We had a lovely experience today at Forman's! We were very well looked and most of all always with a smile! Thank you :-)

Thank mistertof
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind comments which are much appreciated. We will aim to change "most of always" to "always" next time!! :-)

Reviewed 2 January 2018

My partner and I dined at Forman’s on a Friday evening between Christmas and New Year. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant from the service, to the quality of the food, to the ambience and, of course, the views. A long and well-established fish...More

Thank Rob007Kent_UK
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words, which will bring a smile to the faces of my hard working team. Happy 2018 and we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Enjoyed a good meal here on Saturday night,taxi had a bit of bother finding it though. It's hidden away close to the Olympic park. The interior is fresh and modern,should imagine in the daytime it has some nice views too I had chicken liver parfait...More

Thank janegartside
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your meals. We don't advertise the restaurant - it's all word of mouth, so whilst the area is changing and we are relatively hard to find, some nights can sometimes be quieter - just means the...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Wonderful restraunt in the east end of london tube to Stratford then the overground that didnt work on a sunday had to take replacement bus but no one around to ask where the replacement buses were so had to take a taxi 5 stars as...More

Thank LORIAN65
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My friend took me to this restaurant after he dined the previous week. I absolutely loved it. The food was delicious! I had the chicken liver parfait to start. It was so tasty and I loved the dressing on the salad. Followed by the salmon...More

1  Thank Stop-her92
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for your great comments. Hopefully when people start reading reviews like yours, they will be flocking here. In the meantime we remain East London's best kept secret. Shhh...

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely Sunday lunch in a restaurant that appears to be built on top of the factory that ‘smokes the salmon’ - in fact you see the smoked salmon factory ‘working’ from a gantry with windows as you pay a visit to the...More

Thank Gazza415
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thanks for your terrific review. We do also offer tours of our smokehouse, so do check our website for details if interested.

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Andrew T
26 October 2017|
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Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall see a shop
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Sandsoftime1948
24 March 2017|
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Response from LanceF105 | Property representative |
Yes indeed and we have a wheelchair disabled WC too.
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16 March 2017|
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yes we have our own secure car park for restaurant diners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8525 2365
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Description
Formans' restaurant is based in the smokehouse of H.Forman & Son, the world's oldest salmon smokers. As well as having a viewing gallery into the smokehouse - a la Willy Wonka - the views out of the restaurant window to the Olympic Park are unrivalled. The food is the finest quality British gastronomy served in an informal setting. The wine list is exclusively English and all-British spirits are served from the bar. Forman's Restaurant has a delightful terrace and outdoor riverside lounge as well as a spectacular 1000sq ft art gallery which can be hired for private events.
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