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Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“salmon” (52 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fascinating experience learning about the history of this smoke house and watching a demo of how hand-made smoked salmon is prepared,culminating in an amazing tasting experience

Thank Noreenruth F
Reviewed 5 days ago

A truly great meal, a Nicely balanced menu with quality produce all beautifully cooked and presented. Great service, attentive, but not overbearing. I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, thinking it would quite a bit more

Thank joroberts2017
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your kind compliments. Glad everything as to your liking and that you felt we were good value too. Thanks for spreading the word on TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a London Blue Badge tourist guide and recently had lunch here with a VIP group. Not for the first time, it really was excellent - the food, service and ambiance. On this recent visit I would specifically like to commend the excellent service,...More

Thank Halaf
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Music to our ears! Thanks so much for your kind comments. Hope to see you back again soon Lance Forman

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here several times and are fascinated that it remains a secret as a restaurant. (The smokehouse enjoys a commercial wholesale reputation). There were 25 of us celebrating a family wedding. We were fortunate to have a lovely sunny day, so cocktail hour...More

Thank Sue S
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Sue - glad it all went so well. Do please send us some photos!! Hope too see you again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the canals around Hackney Wick and came across Foremans in fish island on a Sunday afternoon what a wonderful place the sun was shining so we sat outside right next to the canal . We shared a smoked salmon platter which was amazing...More

Thank Stuart C
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to seeing you back and we appreciate your review as we don't advertise and most of our custom is by word or mouth and recommendation

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked online from Australia on the basis I wanted my wife to visit a restaurant specialising in smoked salmon. We were not disappointed. Friendly service and first class food. It was a quiet night and we were fortunate to receive very personalised service, including...More

Thank timothygoodacre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a family meal here not really knowing what to expect and was blown away. One of the best meals I have ever had in my life. The food was outstanding, absolutely exceptional. The service was wonderful with everyone being very friendly and attentive....More

Thank AnnaJamesEL
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Anna, Delighted that everything was perfect for you and thanks so much for the kind review and recommendation. Hope to see you back here soon. Lance Forman

Reviewed August 17, 2017

We ate at Forman's on Saturday and Sunday to coincide with a visit to the Athletics World Championship. On both days the food was excellent. Couldn't fault it and we were also impressed with the range of British drinks available. A bold and welcome approach....More

Thank Sue P
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sue, Thanks for your email. Delighted that you enjoyed the food but sorry there were a few staffing issues. With the world athletics on, we were much busier than normal for that week with extra VIP events going on around our building, and so...More

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

With less than a week to go we needed to find a restaurant for lunch between sessions at the London Stadium (2:30 until 5:30) and after a lot of searching around the area using Google Maps we found that Forman's had a look able for...More

Thank Alan C
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks for lovely comments. We're delighted you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back soon. Can't promise Michel Roux will be here every time you dine with us!!

Reviewed August 7, 2017

Our first (long overdue) visit to celebrate my wife's birthday and what a fantastic meal it was. The restaurant was extremely clean, light and airy although the view to the Olympic Stadium is now spoilt by the building of a new school across the river...More

Thank lesliereid
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thanks so much for choosing us for your wife's birthday and for your kind comments. Glad it was well received and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Don't leave it till the next birthday!!

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March 23, 2017|
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Response from LanceF105 | Property representative |
Yes indeed and we have a wheelchair disabled WC too.
March 16, 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
$14 - $68
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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
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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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