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.
Come and enjoy!
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.