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Experiences for all the senses

An evening at the opera or the ballet is an experience for all the senses. The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and in the interval. Delicious local food and organic produce, stylish settings and carefully chosen products will make your evening complete.

The Opera House, including the wine lounge in the main foyer, opens 1.5 hours before each performance; groups may book an earlier opening in advance. Other restaurant services are available from one hour before each performance.

Our restaurant service provider is Kanresta.

A taste of our spring season

Asparagus buffet

Start your evening with a sumptuous asparagus buffet

In May our performances really appeal to all the senses. We’ll be laying out a sumptuous buffet in the sun-drenched Main Foyer, with the seasonal specialty asparagus in the lead role. The buffet is served with the following performances:

Wed 16 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval
Sat 19 May at 1 pm and in the 1st interval
Mon 21 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval
Thu 24 May at 4 pm and in the 1st interval

See the delicious menu and pre-book your 40-euro buffet online.

Order refreshments here

Spring 2018

You can order refreshments to the performances in Autumn 2018 Opera Restaurant services. 

Book your refreshments beforehand online or at the Opera Restaurant sales desk; you will have a much wider range to choose from, and you will not have to queue in the interval. Download the seating plan of the Opera Restaurant (PDF).

Opera Restaurant sales desk
Tel. +358 9 4030 2377 on weekdays 09.00–11.00 and 12.00–16.00
Service desk beside the box office in the Opera House foyer on the Töölönlahti side open from Tuesday to Friday 12.00–16.00

Order refreshments here (Kanresta's website)

Autumn 2018

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our new online store. Please note that the refreshments for performances in season 2018–2019 are currently available in our online store only.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Orders refreshments in our online store
Tarjoilut yritystilaisuuksiin
Tarjoilut yritystilaisuuksiin
Oopperan kummitus -leivos
Donitseja ja suklaatikkareita
Jätskiä Healthy@Ballet-tuotevalikoimasta
Hunajaa omista mehiläispesistä

Locally sourced raw materials

The Opera Restaurant prefers Finnish local food and organic produce. Kanresta grow their own carrots and red beets. And few people know that the honey used on the roasted almonds and other delicacies produced by the Opera Restaurant comes from beehives at the Opera House itself.

This season has produced a full-bodied honey with hints of toffee that shows the taste of five-leaved ivy and linden, both of which grow abundantly around Töölönlahti bay.