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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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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
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Wallington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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London
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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london
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254 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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767 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 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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Epping, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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London
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 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 

Walton-on-the-Naze, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

"We're not a chain or branded restaurant and can do things our way". Actual quote from the manager who looked after us on a Friday night. After spending a quiet few moments upstairs in the art gallery and meeting the guest artist, we went downstairs only to find that we were the only guests at 20:15. Fortunately, this soon changed... More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to Forman's several times. The food is consistently superb and never fails to impress. They serve some of the best salmon that I have had the pleasure of eating. I would also recommend the grilled turbot and smoked eel. Although the menu has an excellent selection of seafood there are also a meat and steak option available.... 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$64
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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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