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H. Forman & Son & Mercedes Benz – The Best or Nothing.

Have you seen our Van’s out and about in city delivering our world class Smoked Salmon? Agile, but spacious, Mercedes Benz temperature controlled Vito Vans really are the crème de la crème; and Forman’s have now been chosen to represent them in their new #challengethevan campaign.

See how Vito helps them zip through the city with their precious cargo of Gourmet Fish (, watch closely and answer the question for a chance to win a Gourmet Food Hamper or Salmon Tasting Experience.







Here at Forman’s we care about what you want.

So, now we are going back to the tradition of the deli selection. This allows you to choose your favourite cut of Salmon to be hand sliced by our team on Fish Island.

Pick from either our famous London Cure or finest Genuine Wild Smoked Salmon and choose either the Fatty or Lean Cut.

This preference is something that polarises all who know and love Smoked Salmon and we were curious to find out what you preferred.

We created a poll asking our customers whether they favour Fatty or Lean Smoked Salmon and we received a staggering two thousands responses. The results showed 53% choose the Lean cut of Salmon and 47% preferred the Fattier slices.



Forman’s Smoked Salmon on the Menu at Buckingham Palace

Here at Forman’s we are delighted to have had our “London Cure” smoked salmon specially selected to be enjoyed at the Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace this July in the delicious John Lewis hampers.

Being served in the form of a ‘paupiette’; a smoked salmon parcel, on this occasion filled with crab and lobster, John Lewis describes H Forman & Son, as ‘London’s Finest Smokery’.   Why thank you.  We are most honoured.

For those not attending the celebrations in the Palace Gardens, why not enjoy Forman’s smoked salmon paupiettes which can be ordered directly from Forman & Field, to be enjoyed in your very own garden.  A starter fit for a Queen.  Click on the image below.

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Mo Farah at Forman’s Fish Island

Olympic here Mo Farah joined us for the announcement by Camelot of the Five Mile Run taking place in the Olympic Park this summer. Lance Forman has announced he will be competing, running in shirt number 2012. The 2012 will be crossed out, of course, so as not to infringe any Olympic branding!P1030665 - small


Sainsbury’s Summer Series

Sainsbury’s announced three athletics events to take place this summer entitled The Summer Series. Two events will be held in Birmingham culminating in a three day athletics event in the London Olympic Park.

Team GB members Robbie Grabbarz, Hannah Cockcroft and Josie Pearson made the announcement from a sunny roof terrace here at Forman’s Fish Island.

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Robbie Grabbarz, Hannah Cockcroft and Josie Pearson with Sainsbury’s Staff members.

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GB Athletics Chair Ed Warner, Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King, Sport Minister Hugh Robertson.


The taramasalata crisis

Forman’s makes its big screen debut next week with the release of Papadopoulos & Sons, a family comedy charting the fall and rise of a taramasalata baron filmed in part at our Fish Island HQ! The film features our factory, offices and hospitality venue above our factory where an awards dinner is hosted. See below for how to book discounted tickets and a special offer on our own handmade taramasalata to celebrate the launch of the film.

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Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made taramasalata millionaire reluctantly reunites with his estranged, freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. The film has already won the Audience Favourite Award at both the Palm Springs and Thessaloniki Film Festivals.

Click here to watch the trailer

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cineworld screenings – book tickets at 10% off
The film will be shown exclusively at Cineworld cinemas from April 5th, tickets booked via the following link with be at 10% off so do go and see it if you get the chance. Click here to book tickets online (from April 2nd)

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taramasalata special offer – also 10% off! 

Harry Papadopoulos may have cornered the fictional market in taramasalata but our freshly made version is the real thing! It was the FT’s top pick in a recent taste test and to celebrate the film launch we are knocking 10% off.

Click here to order taramasalata


West Ham announce takeover of Olympic Stadium from Forman’s Fish Island

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Open Day – Easter Egg Hunt results

Many congratulations to Filey Hathorn and Niki Stevens on winning the Easter egg hunt at Saturday’s open day. We’ll be sending each one of Paul Wayne Gregory’s fantastic handpainted eggs.


If you were puzzling over the locations they were as follows:


  1. Find me where we smoke our famous salmon­­­­­­­- ON THE KILNS
  2. Find me at the stall of the largest lowland organic farm in the UK­­­­ – GOODWOOD ESTATE
  3. I’m hiding with one of Britain’s biggest and best cheese suppliers – CHEESE CELLAR
  4. Ask the Shoreditch Blonde or Baltic Street Porter for a clue – THE REDCHURCH BREWERY
  5. Find the marzipan balls and you’ll find me too – SIMPLY DELICIOUS CAKES
  6. In Lancashire they make a very fine Italian dish  – find the producer – PUGH’S PIGLETS
  7. This egg is hiding with our favourite Easter ham – ALDERTON HAM / COUNTRY VICTUALLER
  8. Find this egg with its chocolate cousins – PAUL WAYNE GREGORY CHOCOLATE EGGS
  9. Look out for Lemony Lulu – she has an egg too! – LALLAPOLOSA BAKING




Find the Fish – the result!

Many congratulations to Mike Marshall who correctly identified all seven fish dishes in the picture below and was drawn out of our ceremonial competition hat this morning. He wins a pack of each dish, delivered to the address of his choosing.

Thank you to all of you who entered, the answers are below:

1  Royal Fillet of  London Cure Smoked Scottish Salmon

2  Taramasalata

3  Hot Smoked Eel Fillets

4  Dill Gravadlax

5  Potted Lobster

6  Salmon Scotch Eggs

7  Crayfish Cocktail with Wild Smoked Salmon and Keta Caviar

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Open Day – Saturday 23rd March – Timetable for the Food Theatre

We hope you will be able to join us this Saturday for our spring open day spectacular. If you have a penchant for a particular producer and want to make sure you catch their talk then here’s our provisional timetable for the Food Theatre.

11:00 – 11:15  Lance Forman - H. Forman & Son, the country’s oldest salmon smokery

11:45 – 12:00  Elyse Savage - Lallapolosa, cake baking demonstration

12:30 – 12:45  Owen Davies - The Redchurch Brewery, craft beer from East London

13:00 – 13:15  Lance Forman - H. Forman & Son, the country’s oldest salmon smokery

13: 30 – 13:45  Richard Pugh - The best porchetta this side of the Alps

14:00 – 14:15  Sam Newton - Wholesale manager Goodwood Estate Home Farm

14:30 – 14:45  Gillian Boateng - Creator of Cupcakes in Jars

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We still have limited places available – send us an email to to reserve yours if you have not already done so!


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