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Forman's

#1,155 of 17,712 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Stour Road | Fish Island, London E3 2NT, England
+44 20 8525 2365
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12:00 - 17:00
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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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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Shayon S
Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In London for a weekend read the reviews and booked. It's a very off the beaten track place but very worth the adventure. Amazing food, friendly service ..behind the scenes tour including the gallery. Felt like we had some sort of private dining experience...not expensive and so glad the service charge is a cover charge and more than acceptable..lovely British... More 

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Thank Karen R
Essex
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to start with the smoked salmon - it just melts in your mouth, absolutely delicious. Not an extensive menu but what they do is superb. I had the lamb that was just so tender and great flavour, the other two diners had the salmon which was beautifully presented and by all accounts delicious. Puddings - you have to... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have had lunch here before West Ham game. There is a small menu but everything is delicious. We had the fish and chips and it was great also the restraunt has a selection of English wine all of which are good. The staff are very good the quality of the food very high. Also... More 

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Thank Paul S
Suffolk
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Second visit and just as good as first. Friendly, helpful staff and wonderful food from limited menu. Good value, decent portions and well presented. Love their home delivery service and will get back when I can, but ,limited opening makes it difficult form where I live in Suffolk Only small problem is I come by train and walk and signage... More 

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Thank GentlemanTraveller
UK
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105 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were given the gift of a salmon carving masterclass by a friend. The whole experience from beginning to end was fantastic. We were greeted by Darren Matson (who holds the Guinness World Record for salmon carving) and immediately felt at ease. Darren is very friendly and knowledgeable and also has a great sense of humour! He took us on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for our anniversary lunch! It was a tricky to get to as it is on the hub of industrial site! However once in inside the view was magical watching barges going by and in front of the Olympic stadium! Staff were attentive and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Food was very very good. Prepared with care,... More 

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Thank Lin2482013
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent location and ambience. The food and service excellent and staff were very attentive and friendly. Information in regard to the history of Formans and explanations of what was on offer for tourist was great. Highly recommend a visit

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Thank PennyFurseman
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place. I love their high quality produce and the venue is a great location on a canal hidden in the jacket wick warehouses. The staff Alex super lovely but the decor and food is like experiencing a time warp to the late 90s and this journey comes at a cost, the meals are not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited Forman's this weekend; a hidden gem for more than one reason.. We walked through Queen Elizabeth park and over the bridge to reach this restaurant. You immediately spot the curved salmon coloured building as you come over the bridge. At odds with it’s immediate surroundings this a 5 star restaurant all the way. With views looking out over... 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$12 - US$62
Cuisine
Seafood, British, European
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
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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