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Cocktails, cuisine and views worth writing about

Savour superb regional cooking, classic Italian cocktails and sensational views at one of the most celebrated Taormina bars. Favoured by some of history’s finest literary greats, D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams all drew creative inspiration from our ambient Literary Terrace. Take a seat here at sunset to discover why.

Otto Geleng Restaurant

Otto Geleng Restaurant

Be one of just 16 guests to join us each evening for a culinary sensation inspired by German painter and Taormina legend, Otto Geleng.

Executive Chef Roberto Toro’s Michelin-star menu is a culinary riff on classic Mediterranean fare. Each dish is an enticing play on tradition and innovation. Savour every delectable moment as you admire the views that captivated Otto’s imagination.

Dress code: elegant
Children aged 12 and over welcome

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    Timeo Restaurant

    Timeo Restaurant

    Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Timeo Restaurant’s striking location is complemented by a superb menu of locally sourced Sicilian favourites. 

    Featuring mouth-watering cuisine alongside an expert menu of regional wines, our atmospheric terrace beckons for an unforgettable alfresco feast.

    Opening times:
    Lunch: 1–2:30pm
    Dinner: 7:30–10:30pm

    Lunch menu | Dinner menu

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    Timeo Restaurant

    Timeo Restaurant

    Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Timeo Restaurant’s striking location is complemented by a superb menu of locally sourced Sicilian favourites. 

    Featuring mouth-watering cuisine alongside an expert menu of regional wines, our atmospheric terrace beckons for an unforgettable alfresco feast.

    Opening times:
    Lunch: 1–2:30pm
    Dinner: 7:30–10:30pm

    Lunch menu | Dinner menu

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      The Literary Terrace & Bar

      The Literary Terrace & Bar

      Classic cocktails and breathtaking vistas afford The Literary Terrace a reputation of excellence among Taormina bars. Marvel at the ever-present Mount Etna, or let the Bay of Taormina steal your gaze while sipping a cool Etna Spritz. 

      Inside, the Bar’s elegant Sicilian carpentry and antique fittings evoke the magical atmosphere of a 19th-century winter garden.

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        Pool Bar

        Pool Bar

        Take a seat beside the sun-splashed pool for an refreshing spritz or traditional cocktail. Whatever you order, stunning views of Naxos bay are the perfect accompaniment.

        Open during the summer months from 10– 6pm

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          Dinner Under the Stars

          Arrive at your table on our secluded Greek Theatre Terrace and raise a toast to the art of romance. Our Michelin-starred chef, Roberto Toro, serves an exquisite menu created just for you. While you’re not gazing into each other’s eyes, take a moment to admire the stunning views. From up here, the sparkling lights of Naxos Bay unfold before you. Marvel as the ancient ruins of the Greek Theatre and majestic Mt Etna glow under the starlight.

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          Dining Experiences

          Whether exploring the restaurants in Taormina or enjoying a romantic beachfront barbecue, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is at the forefront of Sicilian gastronomy. Indulge in an afternoon tea beside the sea, or have our chef create a dream picnic to enjoy volcano-side. Just bring your appetite—we’ll do the rest.

          Candlelit Dinner on the Beach

          Come twilight, the private beach of sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is a magical place. The lull of waves and a sky punctured by stars, make it a prime setting for a romantic feast.

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          Afternoon Sea Time

          Discover our version of English afternoon tea at sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea. Swap the teapot for champagne, and scones for just-chucked oysters and raw fish appetizers, fresh from the Sicilian sea.

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          Picnic Chic

          Relax on our manicured lawns and sample mouthwatering specialities prepared by our Chef. Expect marinated skewers, al dente pasta and flakey piesall served up by your own picnic butler.

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          Candlelit Dinner on the Beach

          As the sun sets, take a stroll hand-in-hand along the sands to your table.

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          Afternoon Sea Time

          Savour the irresistible alternative to a classic afternoon treat.

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          Picnic Chic

          Sit back, admire the garden panoramas and savour a delicious medley of freshly prepared picnic bites.

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          Private Hire

          Let us help you plan an unforgettable event.

          Take over the entire hotel for a celebration your guests will never forget. We can customise every aspect of your stay.

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          Entertain guests in a stunning environment and treat them to a tailored menu of regional cuisine. We have private dining facilities to seat up to 250 people.

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