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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.

For extra convenience, you can order your refreshments in advance from our online store. We will email your table number and location to the address linked to your user account, no later than 24 hours before the performance.

Please note that online sales end 48 hours before the performance.

Refreshments can also be ordered by telephone or through the FNOB box office. For Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday performances, orders can be made by telephone and in person until 4pm on the day before the performance. For Monday, Saturday and Sunday performances the telephone and box office sales end at 4pm on the last working day before the performance.

Enquiries about table availability for same day performances can be made one hour before the start of the performance at the box office at the Töölönlahti entrance of the Opera House. Please note that tables are often reserved well in advance, particularly for premieres and matinees.

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.

A taste of Christmas at the Opera

Celebrate Christmas at the Opera House! A sumptuous and delicious festive buffet will be laid out in the Main Foyer from 17 to 21 December from 5.30 p.m.

You can pre-order the Christmas buffet in the online store of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Online sales end 45 minutes before the evening’s performance. Until 4 p.m. on the day of performance, pre-orders are also accepted via our telephone service or the Opera House customer service desk.

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Online store

What can we get you? Choose your favourite refreshments from the season’s tasty menu. You can easily add drinks and snacks to the shopping basket when buying your tickets in our new online store.

Refreshment sales in the online store end 48 hours before the performance. Later than this, enquiries about table availability can be made via telephone.

We will email your table number and location to the address linked to your user account, no later than 24 hours before the performance.

Refreshments are available before the performance and during the interval. Buy in advance and avoid the queues.

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Phone service

We will help you choose and buy your refreshments by phone and at our customer service desk.

Download the seating plan of the Opera Restaurant here. (PDF)

Please find our current opening hours here.

Group service

We would be delighted to offer customized catering for your group. When ordering refreshments for groups larger than 20 persons, we will help you by email: oopperamyynti[at]

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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.