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Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“salmon” (58 reviews)
“turbot” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 31 October 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 29 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 31 October 2017

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

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had been thinking of coming here for a long time ! Really glad we made the trek. Extremely impressed that the doorman knew my name in advance, and also that it was one of our birthdays ! A nice touch. The maitre D was...More

Thank Mike P
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Mike, Thanks so much for your kind comments. We don't advertise and rely instead purely on word of mouth, so we are grateful for passing on your thoughts. Look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Lance Forman

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Beautiful Décor, modern and spotless, wonderful food and staff that really make you feel special. Will definitely go again. Only downside is that the restaurant is in the middle of an industrial site but after all it is a working building and a family business...More

1  Thank Christine B
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Dear Christine, Thanks for your wonderful recommendation and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back Lance Forman

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great place with amazing food (salmon is a must) and amazing service (thank you Rebecca!!). Highly recommended and would definitely come again

Thank Erik v
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks so much for great feedback. Really appreciate it and look forward to your return!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Fascinating visit, with a rather large group, to see a most interesting and informative demonstration of smoked salmon preparation and slicing by the very modest (?) man whose name I unfortunately did not catch. Modern building and equipment and an attractive restaurant/hospitality area on the...More

1  Thank Eminence_gross
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We stumbled across this restaurant whilst walking the canal behind the Olympic Park (also recommended). It's a bit tricky to find but well worth it. The food, drink and service were all fantastic. A small, carefully chosen menu accompanied by English wines. Forman's has been...More

1  Thank MartinFAliT
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you stumble by again some time! We aim to please. Lance Forman

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is not strictly a review of the restaurant but the delivery arm Foreman and Field. I have had some lovely, indulgent, quite expensive food delivered from them in the past and ordered for our wedding anniversary last week. Due to problems outside of their...More

Thank jackthelaird
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Andrew T
26 October 2017|
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Response from Jenny L | Reviewed this property |
They had the catalogue available, and the smokery is on site, but I'm not sure if you can buy products there.
24 March 2017|
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Response from LanceF105 | Property representative |
Yes indeed and we have a wheelchair disabled WC too.
16 March 2017|
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Response from LanceF105 | Property representative |
yes we have our own secure car park for restaurant diners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$67
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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