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Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“salmon” (71 reviews)
“turbot” (13 reviews)
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great insight into the business of smoking salmon in a traditional way! Interesting introduction and business history by Lance Forman himself, followed by a demonstration of the curing and carving processes used by Forman’s. We finished up with a huge platter of six...More

Thank libbys249
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is precisely why we love doing these tours. The feedback is fantastic. Thanks so much for you kind words and we're glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back at the restaurant soon. Lance Forman

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting tour of Formans with London cure smoked salmon samples afterwards. Amazing demonstration of slicing smoked salmon and how the salmon is cured. Love the fact that local friendly people do the work and it's not mechanised. Lunch afterwards in the restaurant. Excellent starter...More

Thank sue289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The layout of the restaurant was absolutely amazing, however the drinks weren't mixed properly and table service was a bit disgruntled. I ordered the slow cooked lamb and it came out looking like someone had just thrown up in the bowl, however my girlfriends salmon...More

Thank Grassodot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Formans is a Brilliant place to visit. It has great food, the Salmon is beautifull. As are the other meals on the menu. The staff are all very friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere. After you have eaten, you can go onto the Veranda...More

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

Thanks for your wonderful comments and we are delighted you had a great birthday celebration with us. Hopefully we can make this an annual event!

Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Got the recommendation from a colleague who works in London (we live in CH). The outside is a bit scary as the warehouse / industrial area is not that easy on the eyes... BUT once you are inside it is brilliant. Decor, music and atmosphere...More

Thank Mark H
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write and recommend us. It's greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you back soon Lance Forman

Reviewed 16 May 2018

I visited Foreman's restaurant last Sunday evening with three friends. The food was very good quality and well presented. The décor excellent. By the time we finished our meal at 8 o'clock we were the only diners remaining but we were looked after very well...More

Thank derekp00le
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Thanks for your kind comments. We look forward to your return visit before long! Lance Forman

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Beatuiful restaurant, excellent british food, especially the fish, exceptional service, wide selection of whiskeys what else do I need?! Highly recommend for family dinners or business meeting for its athmosphere.

Thank Komlosi G
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I had visited this restaurant on the 03.05.18 for a leaving dinner party. We firstly had a very nice welcome drinks on the roof terrace, amazing place, if you have a special event to celebrate I would definitely recommend this location and the top roof!...More

1  Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Really great experience with friends, fantastic host by the spanish manager, great views and the food was simply fantastic, will definitely be back soon. Reasonable price for the type of food and the overall experience.

1  Thank Fer C
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Four of us came for dinner and were well pleased with our choice. The surrounding streets are a tad daunting as virtually everything stationary is covered in graffiti but persevere and you’ll get good food overlooking the River Lee. The restaurant still has a smokehouse...More

Thank Tony G
LanceF105, Owner at Forman's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back. The graffiti is ever changing, so you may see something else on your return!

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Teresa J
3 April 2018|
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Response from mistertof | Reviewed this property |
hi there, I have just checked on google maps and it says 10 minutes walk
Andrew T
26 October 2017|
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Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes they have a great catreerlog and its on the internet as well as good priices
23 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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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