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Autumn 2020: always order refreshments in advance

In the exceptional situation of autumn 2020, we are taking the safety of our audience and employees very seriously. To ensure adequate social distancing measures are practiced in the foyers, all refreshments will be laid out on named tables. Please order your refreshments in good time through our online store, by telephone, at a customer service desk, or via the mobile app.

A small selection of refreshments will be available at the service counters in the foyer, but these must be enjoyed while seated. All visitors are guaranteed a seat.  

The Opera House doors open 1.5 hours before a performance, and pre-performance refreshments will be laid out on tables one hour before the performance starts. Service counters will also open one hour before the performance. Please note that the wine lounge of the Main Foyer will be closed in autumn 2020.

Please only visit us when you are feeling well! You can cancel your ticket and refreshments up to seven hours before the start of the performance.

Order refreshments online

Seating plan of the Opera Restaurant

The restaurant services are delivered by our catering partner Kanresta.

Our customer service is happy to help

Opera Restaurant

Order by telephone

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

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.

You can enquire about same-day table availability one hour before the performance time at the customer service desk by the Töölönlahti entrance.

Before you order

  • In our online store you can place a order for up to 20 people. For groups of more than 20 people, please email oopperamyynti[at]kanresta.fi.
  • 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.
  • You can also order interval refreshments on your phone through the Opera&Ballet mobile app. Download the app on App Store or Google Play.
  • 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.
Opera Restaurant

“The ambience and the beautifully laid table added the final touches to our ballet day.”

– Customer feedback

Locally sourced raw materials

Opera Restaurant

Loving local produce

The Opera Restaurant prefers Finnish local food and organic produce. Our catering partner Kanresta grow their own carrots and red beets.

Hunajaa omista mehiläispesistä

Honey from our own hives

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.

töölönlahti

“I really like the Opera House as a building. The wonderful view of Töölönlahti bay always lifts your spirits as you arrive early for a cup of coffee.”

– Customer feedback