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Formans Restaurant, London,
Formans Restaurant, London,
Formans Restaurant, London,
Formans Restaurant, London,
Formans Restaurant, London,

Formans Restaurant

4.4
4.4
452 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
A riverside Restaurant and Bar specialising in Forman’s world famous smoked salmon and seasonal British foods. The restaurant boasts the “best view” of the Olympic Stadium (The Times) and also a viewing gallery into the smokery, as well as outside terrace and river side seating. Email us at restaurant@formans.co.uk to be added to our newsletter for special events.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Fish, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Thursday - Saturday Dinner Menu: 6pm - 11pm Saturday Brunch Menu: 10am - 3pm Sunday Lunch Menu: 12pm - 4pm
  • Phone number
    020 8525 2365
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Lloyd Hardwick
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Forman's Fish Island is a corporate event and party venue with three spaces holding up to 1000 people for a standing reception. All rooms have views of the 2012 Olympic stadium and have already been host to spectacular events including many of the Olympic sponsors and athletes.
  • Area
    Hackney
  • Cross Street
    Bream Street
  • Parking Details
    Private car park and Free parking on Stour Road on Sundays and week days after 7:30 pm
  • Public Transit
    Hackney Wick Station (London Overground) - 7 mins walk.Stratford Underground and Train Stations - short walk across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station - 12 mins walkBusses: 276, 339, 488
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 452 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseQuiet

452 Reviews
  1. TracyD

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, lovely food we all enjoyed our evening

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  2. Shendorn

    London

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were really well looked after. The salmon, OMG! Amazing!!! And the portion sizes were quite generous for the price. We really enjoyed our lunch.

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  3. SimoneB

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food, smoked salmon the best we have ever tasted. What a shame to spoil it all by only serving English wine.

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  4. JeanW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious and service you cannot fault. This is my second time dining here and manager always recommend a delicious red wine to go with my fillet of beef.

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  5. clairev

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place to catch up with friends : you can have a conversation without having to shout. There is no loud music, it's relaxing and the food is lovely. I particularly like the choice of English wines on the wine list. We tried a red and a white English and they were both perfect with our choice of food. I love eating there and will be back soon.

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  6. ClareB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second visit for Sunday lunch. The food was excellent but the experience a little spoiled by two families dining with toddlers who allowed their children to run around, climbing on chairs at empty tables, pulling bark out of the planters, making a racket unchecked by their parents. The waiters were then distracted, having to shepherd the children and make sure they didn’t harm themselves or break anything. We will return and recommend the food highly.

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  7. LondonBrian

    London

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    For fish lovers, cured or fresh, an ideal choice. The must have starter is a platter of cured salmon in a variety of ways, large enough for two share. The turbot which followed was cooked to perfection. For carnivores some interesting dishes and to finish a voice of English favourites. The wine selection is British and ours was very good and inexpensive. The menu is not long but there is sufficient selection to go back and not repeat your choices. It was a relatively quiet evening but the staff were attentive and caring. We were a party of four and all of us enjoyed the evening.

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  8. NickM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service on our visit. Will definately go again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All round wonderful, unique

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  10. BrendaM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant serves delicious smoked salmon, as you would expect and the starter was excellent. We ordered the halibut and the turbot which were very tasty but were not served hot enough to really enjoy them. The same was true of the mashed potatoes which were lukewarm. The chips, however, were hot and really good. Service was excellent.

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  11. TerrieA

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was as expected - OK but the service was quite poor.

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  12. GillB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, as always, and the vegan options have improved a lot. The smoked eel was a revelation, and the turbot as delicious as ever. The smoked salmon is, of course, reliably very good!

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  13. Superhoop

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small menu, but the food quality and service was superb.

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  14. AlexL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like fish, this is the perfect restaurant for you.

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  15. LadyL

    London

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The salmon is absolutely delicious!

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  16. SandraB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - excellent service - wonderful experience would definitely recommend

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch, fantastic food in a lovely setting

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  18. Restaurant2go

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was very much looking forward to our meal with friends. The restaurant looked beautiful and we received a window seat as required. The starters were delicious, 3 having salmon, generous portions and beautifully presented. The main was disappointing as two required monkfish which looked lovely but couldn’t be cut, it was like rubber. The waiter did take them away but we overheard them saying that this wasn’t the first time that the monkfish had been returned due to the same reason. Shouldn’t happen twice. One diner didn’t really-order and one did with turkey which was delicious but as the other diners had finished it was not nice dining alone. The two meals and replacement weren’t charged, neither were the tea and coffees so there were no further problems. Don’t think we would rerun though.

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  19. Roadrunner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Top value, quality of food as well as service - which was very good and faultless. We will return.👍😊😩

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  20. HappyDiner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and friendly service. We will be back!

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  21. Pipsnosh

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious, especially the speciality salmon. The service was great and the view over the canal is fun, especially after dark.

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  22. BillieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, a little slow at first but best meal

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first visit to the restaurant and have to say it ticked all the boxes. Great food well prepared and presented and by very attentive staff. The restaurant has a really nice airy feel and felt comfortable and relaxed and great for conversation. We will be back without a doubt.

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  24. SteveR

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and nice setting, staff were friendly and knowledgeable with a good sense of humour, will definitely go back.

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  25. Joanna

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love Formans. It may be in the middle of nowhere but that's the treat. Went on Saturday night, service was attentive and courteous, food as ever was marvellous and the restaurant is so comfortable, spacious and elegant. It really is my favourite restaurant and worth a journey in from Kent.

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  26. GLove2018

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Delicious food served with care and talent.

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  27. AdrianN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My First visit to Foreman’s, service was of a high standard, fantastic wine selection, of UK wines waitress, was very helpful Food was of a high quality too

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  28. BradleyH

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Best smoked salmon in London.

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  29. RobertW

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding fish - especially the starter with a range of differently prepared salmons - and very friendly service

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  30. SueG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and the service is always great. Different but extremely good wine menu, all English wines, superb.

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  31. Vince

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very tasty and fresh food. We had a very good evening at Forman's. Maybe a bit quiet and intimidating at start but the staff is very friendly.

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  32. Mimi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place to go. The view of the stadium isn’t as good as it used to be but the restaurant itself still great. Lovely service with great food!

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  33. SilviaM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. It's kind of in the middle of nowhere and not close to the tube, this certainly drives away a lot of potential customers coming from afar. But if you're in East is a must try place - fish is to die for an reasonably priced.

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  34. TracyS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant in out of the way location. Food good but could have been hotter. I know food shouldn’t be served piping hot for tasting reasons however all four of our mains were warm. Still tasty though. Unfortunately there were a couple of items we ordered were not available which was a shame. Staff very nice.

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  35. JayneLo

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, generous portions, good value for money!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time at Forman's - I had the pleasure of dining with my parents for a Sunday Lunch. The Portion sizes were excellent. And the food was so fresh. The Salmon was exceptional and I loved the large selection of English wines and local beers. This is a restaurant worthy of your attention.

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  37. MK19

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good quality of food, the staff is very polite.

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  38. westhamsteve

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of my party were running late but the staff kept the kitchen open until they arrived. That was great customer service!!

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  39. BrianA

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Would definitely recommend this exceptional restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food.

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  40. JackiR

    Jersey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Amazing food and lovely wine in a lovely environment. Service was attentive and friendly

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Google Map for Formans Restaurant

Stour Road, Fish Island, London, E3 2NT

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bream Street
  • Area
    Hackney
  • Hours of Operation
    Thursday - Saturday Dinner Menu: 6pm - 11pm Saturday Brunch Menu: 10am - 3pm Sunday Lunch Menu: 12pm - 4pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Fish, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private car park and Free parking on Stour Road on Sundays and week days after 7:30 pm
  • Public Transit
    Hackney Wick Station (London Overground) - 7 mins walk.Stratford Underground and Train Stations - short walk across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station - 12 mins walkBusses: 276, 339, 488
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lloyd Hardwick
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 8525 2365
  • Catering
    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.
  • Private party facilities
    Forman's Fish Island is a corporate event and party venue with three spaces holding up to 1000 people for a standing reception. All rooms have views of the 2012 Olympic stadium and have already been host to spectacular events including many of the Olympic sponsors and athletes.
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