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Forman's

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Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such a disappointment. Despite booking the restaurant wasn't prepared for our group - the food was substandard and staff were unhelpful. We waiting for at least an hour for our food and we're not looked after or compensated in the slightest. The muffins were hard and bacon and eggs were really over done and really wasn't worth the money.

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Thank Andrea F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this place after scouring Tripadvisor for decent restaurants near our hotel in Stratford. There weren't many (if any options) so we settled for the first place of which the menu and the pictures spoke to us. Arriving at Forman's was already something of itself, since the place more or less lies in an industrial district. When we finally... More 

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Thank Ana P
Wallington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say! I choice for my main Poched turbot, scallops, clams with a chorizo froth and baby carrots sounded great, the dish came up three small pieces of fish on a bed of lumpy mash potatoes (the mash wasn't mentioned in the discription of the dish), four clams, scallops, but no chorizo froth but a sauce with no... More 

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Thank felixppascal
Lloyd H, General Manager at Forman's, responded to this review

Good morning In response to your comments above can I ask what evening you dinned with us and what name was it booked under Regards Lloyd More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, party of 6, arrived for brunch at 12 yesterday, the table was booked. The menu was only breakfast, at 1.30pm most of the food arrived, my eggs on toast were ok, the hot-smoked salmon was gorgeous but what took them 1.5 hours to put it on a plate? My friend ordered kippers with roasted tomatoes, 1 solitary kipper arrived... More 

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Thank CHRISTINE I
London
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had a nice ambiance. Salmon is clearly their specialty. Their second specialty was the tasty Golden Syrup Sponge Pudding with Crushed Praline Ice-cream. Other courses were enjoyable. Service a little slow and restaurant cold at times given people exiting to smoke.

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Thank Pokumon_London
london
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255 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

happened to be passing and popped in to try the smoked salmon. I can only comment on this one dish (various different types of smoked salmon) and treacle pudding. The salmon was really good - it tastes unlike smoked salmon i've tasted before. Very subtle and delicious. Treacle pudding was good too, but the ice cream was straight from the... More 

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Thank stevenss4
Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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767 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

If you love smoked fish and wondered about the process, look no further. Forman are the foremost smokers of salmon in the world and continue to be run as a family concern. The tour is fun and informative followed by an excellent salmon lunch. The restaurant us superb and well worth the visit.

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Thank ChefCliveM
Epping, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was our third visit to Formans, the first being in June 2010 when I last reviewed here(I think the first ever TA review for them). We had not previously seen the enlarged dinining area which is sumptuous in its decoration and ambience. Putting aside the challenge of getting there from Hackney Downs station in the dark...the evening was perfect.... More 

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Downham Market
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We visited Foreman's as part of a large group. The whole experience was fantastic - a tour had been arranged which was informative and entertaining. This was followed by a great 2 course lunch - which, of course, included their delicious artisan salmon. We plan to return for a meal with family.

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Thank 60sck
London
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food is good, maybe the best on fish island but the atmosphere is quite cold and the wine list a bit poor. Good view over the Olympic stadium

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Thank Sarapa8373
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Our wine list is small as we made a decision when we opened the restaurant 8 years ago, only to serve English wine. This is to match our seasonal British food. When we started promoting English wines in our business some 10-15 years ago, many thought it was a joke, but now people are coming to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$65
Cuisine
Seafood, British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
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
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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