Happy Clients

Testimonials from some of our clients

This is the legacy we are getting in advance.
Formans is a shrine to smoked salmon.

Boris Johnson
London Mayor

It has been delightful to work with you, not just on Friday on the event itself but in the preparation. Thank you for your professionalism, positivity and all round helpful efficiency in dealing with our event. You may be surprised how many venues do not have such great staff. My client was very pleased and was only sorry that the group left the hotel too late to be able to spend longer in the restaurant! Do please pass on our compliments to Chef and the kitchen staff too. I hope that we will have the opportunity to work together again before too long and I will certainly be singing your praises to my clients.

Operations Director
Wedgewood Britain
Rugby World Cup Function

You really exceeded the brief of showcasing Formans to the Academy. I just wanted to thank you not only for opening the doors of Formans world to the Champagne Academy but also for serving such an incredible lunch. The generous canapes were a real treat, from the quails eggs, to the salmon on belinis, but the best was the vapourised vodka. That salmon and samphire is always a great combination and the samphire was tender, the champagne sauce complimented it beautifully. On to baked Alaska, a triumph and great way to finish lunch, the mulled wine was so subtle and washed down with the Krug what could go wrong. All in all a wonderful day out and I have had many a email to that fact.

Champagne Academy
Champagne Reception

The party was quite tremendous, and I enjoyed it immensely. So did all my guests, and so many of them were very impressed with how you managed it all. There was high praise for the food, for the service, for the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, for the venue, for the tour of the factory, and for the entertainment of the prize-winning salmon carver! The programme for the evening worked so well, thanks for that. The pace was just right. Thank you for generally being so helpful. I think many of the guests will find their way to Formans restaurant some time in the future. And I will too. It was a most memorable event, as it should be for such a significant birthday!

Private Birthday Function
Formans Event

The group had a great evening and very much enjoyed their dinner at Formans. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all the staff; they did a marvellous job. The group leaders were particularly impressed with the service and extremely helpful attitude of your staff. Thank you.

Tours International

Myself and my colleagues had a lovely morning. It's such a great and warming event space. The entertainment was brilliant too. LBC/Capital came along too and had a great morning. They have just come back buzzing from the event - they particularly liked the performance. It was very clever, great idea. What a lovely way to start the day! Really positive feedback from our team who attended. Thanks for organising - we had a great time.

Global/Capital Radio team
'Book of Forman' - Open Morning Event

We would like to thank all of you for treating us to a most fascinating day. I have received many expressions of gratitude for the great welcome and professionalism in the organisation of the day, and entertainment!

IBM Retired Group
Group Event

I just wanted to say thank you very much for the kind invitation to your breakfast event this morning. And what an event! Clearly a lot of hard work and effort went into pulling this together but it certainly paid off, the people I spoke to were all very positive. Thanks once again.

Commercial & Private Banking
Formans Event

Thank you for a wonderful event yesterday. Food was great, entertainment too and we just loved the whole Forman's vibe. I know I will have to come for a meal soon. So pleased that you sent me the invitation.

The Jewish Chronicle
Formans Event

Just to say thank you so much for yesterday. It was fantastic and your hospitality and the owner coming to see us was really a very nice touch. We will be sure to come back again with more groups in the future.

SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange

Thank you for a splendid morning's entertainment! It was great to visit the venue again and to re-connect with the team, enjoy the view and artwork, eat a delicious breakfast and meet some interesting people.

Chief Executive
Mayor's Music Fund

Thank you so much for organising our event for us and your kind hospitality. Everyone commented on your wonderful venue and the food was amazing.

Leaf Bell
Fortnum & Mason

Thank you so much for your hugely entertaining talk today – which everyone appreciated greatly but particularly because of all the information and history which you shared with us. It was a very special time and I am so grateful for your sparing time to be with us. I shall be grateful, too, if you will pass on to your colleagues our thanks for all they did to make our visit so good: everyone present found it extremely interesting and entertaining and you were all so good to us! I look forward to my next visit to Forman’s – but in the meantime thank you for all you did to make this one so memorable.

Judith Rich
O.B.E. Honorary Secretary
Broad Street Ward Club

First of all many thanks for all your hard work and professionalism in making yesterdays event a huge success, we have had very good feedback from the guests and indeed Duncan Lawrie staff. The food was excellent and it was a very successful event!

Sheila Thompson
Account Director
Noble Events

I have brought a different group of friends on each occasion and they have thought that everything has been outstanding.

Nigel O’Sullivan

I just wanted to send you an email and thank you for hosting our wonderful member’s party on Sunday, as well as for accommodating our guests throughout the Olympics games. We’ve had so much great feedback about the venue, especially from Sunday’s party! Well done to you!

Jennifer Johansson
Bars & Clubs Specialist, UK

Just wanted to drop a note to compliment you on yet another great experience at your restaurant. We have visited several times, each time experiencing a different aspect of your menu and venue. We found the food exquisite, the exhibition interesting; the venue stunning for the unique view, together with the fabulous attentive and friendly staff makes it a destination of choice for us.

Loraine & Martin Midda

Every year Poupart goes in search of a unique and exciting venue for the company's Christmas Dinner & Dance. Being 2012, and with its stunning views of the Olympic stadium, Formans Fish Island was the perfect choice. From start to finish, the service provided by the Formans team was impeccable. The meal was exquisite, the wine excellent and hospitality second to none. I would like to thank Lance and his team for a fantastic evening, which will certainly be remembered by all of our guests.

Emma Parsons
PR and Brand Manager

Thank you for all your help with our lunch last week, it went really well and the feedback has been great. The lunch location was fabulous and unique. Please pass on my thanks to Robin and his team, it was a bit hairy at times with timings, but we sailed into the park and even had enough time to visit the shop (despite the queues!). Thanks, all you help was greatly appreciated.

Tracy Holmans
VIP Events Executive
Serco Global Services

I would like to reiterate my thanks to you and your team for all your help with the Atkins event last Wednesday. Special thanks should go to Lloyd, Alex and Darren. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always there when we needed them. In our business, we have been organising events for many years around the world. Only a few venues stand out in my mind and Formans is certainly one of them. We had some excellent feedback from the guests, who were not only wowed by the fantastic view of the 2012 stadium but who were most impressed with the creative food and the excellent service. We have already been promoting Formans to our other clients as a great place to hold an event and will continue to do so. So let's hope that we can work together again soon.

Susan E Hill, Managing Director
Corporate Event
Associated Conferences & Events Ltd

Just a quick note to thank you for hosting our annual YO! Sushi Managers Meeting today. The Forman's offices really are a great venue. The space, natural light and the facilities were fantastic not to mention the absolutely beautiful food. We really could not have asked more from a venue.
Thanks once again.

Robin Rowland
YO! Sushi

I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for providing such a splendid spread for our meeting today. The food was excellent and went down extremely well with our Royal guest. Thank you for providing at short notice.

John Armitt
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)

I just wanted to say a personal thanks again to you and Arthur for your help on Tuesday morning with the hockey World Cup bid launch event at Formans. We are very pleased and have received some great coverage. Your venue certainly left an impression on a number of our guests.

Lawrence West
PR & Sponsorship Officer
2014 World Hockey Cup London Bid Launch

Docklands Business Club was seeking a stunning new venue to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of our annual Business Awards. We found the answer at Formans Fish Island. DBC mounted a black tie dinner for over 200 guests including VIPs, award winners, sponsors, members and their guests. Its success was evidenced by the many tributes and expressions of thanks received for a truly memorable event. This result was in large part due to the support and expertise extended to the DBC team by Formans. High standards set during the preparations continued throughout. Our delicious meal and excellent wine were complemented by hospitable service and enjoyable music. All delivered within a uniquely colourful, contemporary environment that ensured a quite remarkable East London business occasion.

Rita Beckwith
Chair, Docklands Business Club
Docklands Business Club Awards

I wanted to thank you for giving us all a truly splendid evening last Saturday. I am aware of how much meticulous organisation goes into making such an event a success and I am most grateful to you. You have been most generous and I greatly appreciate all your kindness. Please also pass on my thanks to your charming and professional staff for helping to make the evening so outstanding.
The evening was greatly enjoyed by everyone, particularly as it was such a contrast with the usual run of the mill charity event in a hotel or restaurant. It is going to be very difficult over the coming months to plan events that come up to the standard of this one as the bar has now been set very high. Once again, very many thanks.

Councillor Brian Coleman AM FRSA
Mayor of Barnet
Mayor of Barnet's Charity

A huge thank you to you both and all your wonderful staff for such a superb and memorable party last night; the building and its setting are stunning, the quality of food is 6 star, the service courteous and unobtrusive, and the combination of art, photography, chatter and talks made for a really succesful and enjoyable reunion. We do appreciate the enormous amount of work you put into the planning and preparation of quite a complex event, as well as the night itself.

Marcus & Sarah Setchell

Just a quick email to say thank you for making Friday the success that it was. Comments have included the best catering ever, wonderful presentation, best steak ever tasted etc, so thank you! Your staff were also excellent really friendly nothing was too much bother for them all in all fantastic.

Sue Meiners
Partnerships & Communications London Borough of Newham
Burns Night Dinner for 240 Guests

It was a GREAT evening last night - fantastic food and a wonderful location. You and your team looked after us all magnificently, I have never been to any event at which I have heard such lavish praise and appreciation for the catering, hospitality, venue - in fact,everything. I would also on a personal like to thank you for all your help and advice in setting up the painting exhibition. It really worked well and I sold a good number, between a half and a third. Thank you again and I wish you, Rene and Formans every good success in the future.

Rupert Head

Thank you to you and your staff team for hosting our staff away day. We thoroughly enjoyed the venue and the food was first class. We also enjoyed the opportunity to hear about the development of the area due to the Olympics so thank you for taking the time to tell us about it. We really liked the integration of the conference room with the factory function and aesthetic and the way the round windows enabled a view of the processes. It was also great to have a view across to the Olympic site. These elements appealed to colleagues from across all areas including architecture, art and design. The venue was very interesting and we will certainly recommend you to our friends and colleagues.

Pete Cobb
Acting Dean
School of Architecture & the Visual Arts, University of East London

Thanks for all your help with our event, which ran very smoothly. The Coca-Cola Enterprises team greatly enjoyed the visit to Formans and the Olympic view - not to mention the excellent food!

Joe Franses
Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Coca-Cola Enterprises Europe

Thank you SO much for all your help in making today's event a great success!! We are just over the moon at how well things went and how fabulous the venue and your staff were. I have never worked with such helpful, professional and efficient staff. Everybody from Claire, to Lance, to Robyn, to all the catering and coat check staff went the extra mile in so many ways to ensure a smooth and successful event. Everybody who attended said the venue was amazing and the food was outstanding. I really appreciate everything you and your staff did for us and I hope that we can work together on another event in the future. We already heard some rumblings of attendees who want to use your venue for their own events so I hope you get some business out of this as well. I would recommend Forman's to anyone moving forward and I will!

Christina Milovancev
London 2012 Sustainability Lessons Learned Programme
UK Green Building Council

Almost six months after our wedding and people are still raving about Formans. We have been told by so many of our guests that the food was the best they have eaten at a wedding, and the amazing space and view of the stadium has given us some truly original photos. Thanks to the whole team for all your help throughout the planning process as well as on the day and we hope that you host many more happy weddings in the years to come.

Caroline & Adam
Their Wedding 2009
Forman's Fish Island

Thanks for facilitating a fantastic day for us, it made a truly memorable event for all of our guests and I am sure we will be back at some point in the future.

Andy Dunkley
Fashion Show
Lee Cooper

Now that the dust has settled after the events of last week, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank yourself, and all the team at Formans for accommodating our international conference. The hospitality was beyond our expectations as was the amazing food, the evening meal was exquisite, although we had many comments from our delegates with regards to the lunch - very innovative. We achieved what we set out to achieve with the conference last week and Formans set the standard right form the start, we have received many positive comments on the venue and the fit with our joint heritage from our international visitors. Once again, sincere thanks,

Andy Helme, Global Brand Director
Fashion Show
Lee Cooper

We used Formans for a cross-regional staff day for 100 people in November and found the versatility of the space upstairs ideal for the range of activities planned. A month later and people are still commenting on how incredible the food was! Many thanks and I hope we can use your wonderful venue again, maybe when the Olympic Park has the benefit of sunshine to enhance the views. Best wishes, London & South East Region of The Prince's Trust

Rosemary Watt-Wyness, Regional Director
The Prince's Trust
Formans Fish Island

Many thanks for arranging the excellent visit yesterday, which was much appreciated by all those present. Needless to say, the food and wine were first-class, and your talk went down extremely well. The demonstration was an unexpected bonus, for which we were most grateful also. I hope that our visit will help spread the word in terms of what you have to offer, including as you will have gathered to Chile! Thanks again, Yours aye, John

John Andrews
Special Forces Club Visit
Forman's Fish Island

As a Programme Manager I recently took a group of Executives to Formans Fish Island. Lance and his team were formidable from start to finish. The correspondence before the event, the attention during the event and the quality of the food and the venue were incredible. Thank you very much for being so flexible, accommodating and professional. Thank you also for the exciting tour of the factory. It was truly a great day!

Anne Zappei
Business School
Formans Fish Island

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