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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.

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: 7:30–10pm

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Lunch | Dinner

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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: 7:30–10pm

View menus:
Lunch | Dinner

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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.

Seasonal Dining Experiences

Celebrate Sicily’s exquisite cuisine with a range of seasonal fine-dining delights

Afternoon Tea

Choose from a selection of 12 teas for the perfect pairing with your afternoon tea treats. Savour finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and classic scones as piano notes fill the air in our Otto Geleng Living Room.

When: Fridays and Saturdays in December from 5pm onwards
Where: Otto Geleng Living Room

Traditional Afternoon Tea
Assortment of sweet and savoury delicacies

Champagne Afternoon Tea
Includes a glass of Champagne Ruinart

Celebration Tea
Perfect for a celebration, includes a special cake

Celebration Tea with Champagne
Perfect for a celebration, includes a special cake and a glass of Champagne Ruinart

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Christmas Lunch

Gather family and loved ones around the Christmas table at Timeo Restaurant where we’re serving an indulgent festive feast complete with a visit from Santa himself.

When: 25 December
Where: Timeo Restaurant
Price: €120, excluding beverages

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New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

Fine-dining and dancing, all with a champagne sparkle. This New Year is set to swing with our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Celebrate with music through the ages from swing to rock & roll as 2019 arrives.

When: 31 December
Where: Timeo Restaurant and Otto Geleng living room
Price: €420, includes wines pairing and a bottle of champagne per table

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New Year’s Brunch

Start the New Year deliciously with a special brunch at Timeo Restaurant. Choose from delicious eggs benedict, scallops in mornay sauce, classic Sicilian meatballs and more tasty treats—a perfect way to bring flavour to the first of January.

When: 1 January, from 12:30 to 3pm 
Where: Timeo Restaurant
Price: €90, excluding beverages

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Sunday Brunch

Sunday is a day to savour with our contemporary buffet brunch. Enjoy a selection of delicacies from locally-sourced seafood to traditional Sicilian dishes, and eggs a la carte, of course.

When: Every Sunday in December, from 12:30 to 3pm
Where: Timeo Restaurant
Price: €65 (kids up to 12 years old €30), soft drinks are included

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Afternoon Tea

Choose from a selection of 12 teas for the perfect pairing with your afternoon tea treats. Savour finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and classic scones as piano notes fill the air in our Otto Geleng Living Room.

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Christmas Lunch

Gather family and loved ones around the Christmas table at Timeo Restaurant where we’re serving an indulgent festive feast complete with a visit from Santa himself.

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New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner

Fine-dining and dancing, all with a champagne sparkle. This New Year is set to swing with our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. Celebrate with music through the ages from swing to rock & roll as 2019 arrives.

Discover more

New Year’s Brunch

Start the New Year deliciously with a special brunch at Timeo Restaurant. Choose from delicious eggs benedict, scallops in mornay sauce, classic Sicilian meatballs and more tasty treats—a perfect way to bring flavour to the first of January.

Discover more

Sunday Brunch

Sunday is a day to savour with our contemporary buffet brunch. Enjoy a selection of delicacies from locally-sourced seafood to traditional Sicilian dishes, and eggs a la carte, of course.

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Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Celebrating 145 years as the most glamorous retreat in Taormina, we have created a new culinary sensation running for just 100 days. German painter Otto Geleng was the first guest at La Floresta mansion, and convinced the family to transform their home into the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo hotel in 1873. Executive Chef Roberto Toro has created a menu that tells the story of Sicily. Dishes combine Sicilian tradition with Roberto's modern interpretation, complemented by the best local and international wines. Savour each moment, while admiring the view that captivated Otto’s imagination.

Otto Geleng is now closed, but will reopen in 2019.

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Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Celebrating 145 years as the most glamorous retreat in Taormina, we have created a new culinary sensation running for just 100 days. Executive Chef Roberto Toro has created a menu that tells the story of German painter Otto Geleng's adventures in Sicily. It was Otto who convinced the family of La Floresta mansion to transform their home into the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo hotel in 1873. Dishes combine Sicilian tradition with Roberto's modern interpretation, complemented by the best local and international wines.

Open 8 - 10pm until 15 September, for just 16 guests each evening.

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Pool Restaurant and Bar

Pool Restaurant and Bar

Take a seat in the shade of a vine-covered pergola. Whether a simple Sicilian lemonade or fresh seasonal salad, our lunch menu is a fine complement for lazy poolside days.

Seasonal light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a locally sourced salad buffet and freshly grilled fish are just some of the delights on offer. Savour alongside panoramas that span Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea.

Open from mid-May to mid-September.

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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