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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.

The doors of the Opera House and the wine lounge of the Main Foyer open 1.5 hours before the performance. Early opening for groups can be arranged upon request. Pre-performance refreshments will be laid out one hour before the start of the performance. Other refreshments sales will also open one hour before the performance.

The restaurant services are delivered by our catering partner Kanresta.

Before you order

  • Online sales end no later than 24 hours before the performance. Please note that tables are often reserved well in advance, particularly for premieres and matinees.
  • We will email your table number and location to the address linked to your user account, no later than few hours before the performance. Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.
  • Refreshments can also be ordered by telephone (€5 /order). For Mon-Fri performances you can order by telephone until 4 p.m. on the same day. For Saturday performances we accept orders until 4 p.m. on the day before. The cost of orders made by telephone will be charged to your credit card during the call.
  • Enquiries about table availability for same day performances can be made one hour before the start of the performance at the Customer Service at the Töölönlahti entrance of the Opera House.

Order refreshments

Online store

Refreshment sales in the online store end no later than 24 hours before the performance.

We will email your table number and location to the address linked to your user account, no later than few hours before the performance.

Order here

Phone service

(09) 4030 2213 (pvm/mpm)
Mon–Fri 10–17

You can order refreshments for Mon-Fri performances by telephone until 4 p.m. on the same day. For Saturday performances we accept orders until 4 p.m. on the day before.

Enquiries about table availability for same day performances can be made also one hour before the start of the performance at the Customer Service at the Töölönlahti entrance of the Opera House.

Customer Service opening hours

Opera&Ballet app

The new Opera&Ballet app was born to make our friends’ lives easier. As an app user, you can order refreshments to be collected, even right up to the start of the performance. Download the app on your phone:

appstore Opera&Ballet_googleplay

Read more about the app
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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.