For faultless Italian cuisine in the multiethnic London enclave of Bayswater, many are turning to (or turning back to, or have never left!) Taormina Restaurant – family-owned and run since 1960. You can smell what’s on offer before you see it, before you taste it – almost the instant you turn down Craven Terrace after alighting from Lancaster Gate underground, just above Hyde Park, or from Paddington. And indeed gourmets and foodies from all over London are flocking to the restaurant to enjoy the cuisine and hospitality of the bel paese in dishes that actually walk the walk. While the menu is extensive and packed with rustic options made just like nonna would, you can, if you’re feeling ambitious, ask for a bespoke dish. These chefs know their way around their kitchen and are happy to cater to specific demands. Just like nonna might have...
The food was tasty, the portions were large. The staff was excellent, quick and very friendly. The mood was very high! Typically Italian restaurant! Recommended!
We had a fantastic evening and the staff were incredibly attentive. The stuffed Aubergines as a starter were incredible and I highly recommend them. We will be back for sure!
This is a neighborhood gem where the staff makes you feel at home immediately. The food quality/quantity is consistent and always tasty. Service is relaxed and excellent.