Kasarmi­tori Summer


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00130 Helsinki

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Kasarmitori Summer is here!

Kasarmitori Summer is an amazing oasis of terrace areas, which brings together 13 wonderful Helsinki-based restaurants. Customers will get to enjoy a diverse high-quality offering of delicious seasonal treats including breakfast in the summer sun, fresh lunches, delicious bagels, sourdough pizza, tacos, mezes, seafood, craft beers, excellent wines, cocktails, and much more.

Even the streets leading to the terrace will get visitors ready to celebrate and enjoy summer, as Kasarmikatu and Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu have been decorated with floral wreaths and converted into “summer streets” to appeal to pedestrians during the summer season. The sides of the summer streets also feature lounge areas – small marine-themed islets – that provide the opportunity to experience the art surprises arranged in the area.

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Approximately 7,000 terrace customers enjoyed Kasarmitori Summer’s offerings on the opening weekend – in addition to food and drink, an experiential art menu is also available

18.6.2021 | The opening of Kasarmitori Summer on Helsinki Day, 12 June, immediately attracted almost 7,000 lovers of good food and drink on the opening weekend. In addition to the…

Kasarmitori Summer about to open – a culinary oasis filled with summer surprises

10.6.2021 | The Kasarmitori terrace and related summer streets will open on Helsinki Day, 12 June. Until mid-August, Kasarmitori Square will provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the delicacies…

Kasarmitori Summer provides safe encounters and also involves a summer street trial

11.5.2021 | The layout concept and traffic plans for Kasarmitori Summer are now complete. The look of the terrace area and summer streets was inspired by the seaside areas of…

The restaurants for Kasarmitori’s summer terrace have been selected – Prepare for a delicious culinary journey around the world

28.4.2021 | The restaurants for Kasarmitori’s summer terrace have been selected. The two-week open application process brought in 121 applications, and twelve restaurateurs have now been chosen from Helsinki’s city…

Restaurant applications for the Kasarmitori Square summer season are open 6–20 April 2021

6.4.2021 | Restaurant applications for the Kasarmitori Square summer season are now open. If your company would like to be part of the Kasarmitori Square summer terrace, please act quickly…

Helsinki set to repeat successful open-air food court idea – this time in Kasarmitori Square

10.3.2021 | Last summer’s wildly popular open-air food court in the city’s iconic Senate Square will make a comeback next summer in a new location: an outdoor terrace is now…

Safety on the terrace

Please stay home if you are ill
Please stay home if you are ill
Remember to wash your hands
Remember to wash your hands
If you need to cough, use your sleeve or a paper serviette
If you need to cough, use your sleeve or a paper serviette
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Senate Square Summer 2020

Senate Square Summer 2020 managed to provide some 400,000 visitors with seasonal treats and a safe meeting place.

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Kasarmitori Summer FAQ

Open every day 12 June–15 August, 09:00-23:00.

13 restaurant operators

more than 300 arts and culture professionals

640 customer seats (initially 560)

950 metres from Helsinki Central Railway Station

Summer street trials: Kasarmikatu and Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu


Can you make reservations for the terrace? No. There are no restaurant-specific tables; the entire terrace is regarded as a joint serving area.

How has accessibility been taken into account? An accessible route to the terrace is available from Eteläinen Makasiinikatu. The terrace area also features two accessible toilets.

Are there giant screens on the terrace to watch sports? No. Kasarmitori is a screen-free area – we wish to focus on food, drink and art.

Are dogs welcome in the terrace area? Yes. Water bowls for dogs are also available in the area.

Has responsibility been taken into account? The terrace was designed and the partners were selected with due consideration to responsibility. For example, actual glasses are used on the terrace and all disposable tableware is biodegradable.  Kasarmitori Summer is also involved in the Think Responsibly service!

How was Kasarmitori (Barracks Square) named? Kasarmitori was named after the adjacent barracks, which currently house the Finnish Ministry of Defence. The barracks complex designed by Carl Ludvid Engel was completed in 1822.

What is the large statue that stands on Kasarmitori? Valon tuoja (Lightbringer, 2017), a monument to the Winter War designed by Pekka Kauhanen.