Welcome to Roster. We have two floors and different kinds of tables to choose from. Chef’s Tables and Private Dining also available.

Book via booking service, email or simply just call us.

Booking service
Larger groups & private events julia@rosterhelsinki.com
Bookings via phone  09 61286089
Same day reservations  +358 50 462 2939

And you can always just show up. If our tables are full you can start with a drink and snacks in our bar, and we’ll do our best to arrange you a table.

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Roster Helsinki

Roster is a Bar & Restaurant and a vibrant meeting place in the heart of Helsinki. We strip away from the formalities of fine dining and rather focus on high quality food made from the best of ingredients, superb service and great ambience.

Kick off with some drinks and snacks at our Bar before heading downstairs for dinner. Or book one of our three Chef’s Tables next to our open kitchen and watch our chefs do their thing. Our hidden Omertà lounge is the perfect setting for groups seeking for private and bespoke dining experiences. Evenings at Roster continue until late and the Bar is a great place to sip our cocktails inspired by the sense of Helsinki.

Make yourself comfortable and embark on an international culinary ride brought to you by Chef Kari Aihinen and Boss Paul Hickman and the dedicated Roster team.

 

Mid summer opening hours:

Friday-Sunday 23rd to 25th closed

Monday 26th we are open normally

Location, Location, Location

Roster Helsinki
Pohjoisesplanadi 17,
00170 Helsinki
Finland

Booking service
09 61286089

Larger groups & Private events:
julia@rosterhelsinki.com

Same day reservations:
+358 50 462 2939

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Roster is perfectly located at the corner of Pohjoisesplanadi and Unioninkatu in the Tori Quarters ­– That’s right next to the Helsinki market square. Another landmark right next to Roster is the Havis Amanda fountain.

Roster is spread over two floors. Big lounge bar and dining area make the top floor. Open kitchen with chef’s tables and a cozy dining area are downstairs. On our terrace we serve food and drinks when the weather gets nice.

Open every day

  • Mon
      • Open
      • 11.30 - 00
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      • Lunch
      • 11.30 - 15.00
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  • Tue
      • Open
      • 11.30 - 00
    • |
      • Lunch
      • 11.30 - 15.00
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  • Wed
      • Open
      • 11.30 - 00
    • |
      • Lunch
      • 11.30 - 15.00
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  • Thu
      • Open
      • 11.30 - 00
    • |
      • Lunch
      • 11.30 - 15.00
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  • Fri
      • Open
      • 11.30 - 02
    • |
      • Lunch
      • 11.30 - 15.00
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  • Sat
      • Open
      • 12 - 02
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      • Lunch
      • 12 - 15
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  • Sun
      • Open
      • 14 - 22
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Kitchen open from Monday to Saturday until 11pm and Sundays ’till 9.30pm.

Kape the Chef & Paul the Boss.

Eat & Drink With Us

The Food

Our food is made with passion and drive from the best of ingredients. It is food to feed your curiosity. It is food for fun dinners with friends or just when you want to grab a quick bite. No formalities or too much fooling around. Honest and great tasting food above all. Check Our Menus.

Roster Vol. 1 menu is passion, drive, the best ingredients and a pile of inspiration from across the world.

Come and experience our menus Vol. 5

Mrs. Pulpo – Grilled octopus, romesco sauce, avocado, chickpeas and parsley.

Johanna & Annis

Our kitchen roster is built around three guys – Kape Aihinen, Olli Kolu and Burt Kotkavuori, who all landed here from the fine dining world of Savoy – a landmark restaurant in the Finnish culinary scene. In the kitchen downstairs Kari Aihinen and the team strip away from the formalities of fine dining and blast out a menu that has it all. Cheers from the kitchen!

Meet the chefs: Kape, Kolu, Burt

All in!

The Wine

Our wine roster boasts a selection of exceptional wines. We have uplifting sparkling wines, Burgundy classics, all natural wines, rarities and some odd ones, as well as familiar classics with excellent value for money.

Meet our wine guys: Paul, Olli, Deniz

At Roster you can order a glass of wine, half a carafe, a carafe or a full bottle. This model makes it possible to try a variety of wines without having to order the whole bottle. We keep the wine prices reasonable with our fixed margin, so by providing excellent wines with great prices we differ from the mainstream. In fact, we want to do our part in changing the Finnish wine culture.

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Our own wine is a unique collaboration between Roster Helsinki and German winemaker Friedrich Becker. The red is a finely constructed blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Portugieser and Merlot grape varieties. The white is made from Grauburgunder grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks.

The Bar - Sense of Helsinki

From berries to herbs, mushrooms to liquorices, you name it, we’ve got it. Let us display our vision of what Nordic flavors and the sense of Helsinki can taste like, when brought to you in the shape of a cocktail.

roster bar ice cube tattoo

Ice Ice Baby

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All day, all night

Bar menu – Our Bar menu is available all night from the Bar

Sunday Roast

Our Sunday treat is the Sunday Roast, a relaxing afternoon (14-22) for family and friends. Join Roster family! Check Our Menu.

roster sunday roast girls menu eating waitress

Roster <3 Sundays

The Chef's Table

Our distinct Chef’s Table area is found right next to the heart of Roster – our open kitchen. Watch the action in our kitchen and have a chat with the team while enjoying the set menu and perfectly matched wines.

The three tables are perfect for groups of 4-6 people. The whole area can be booked for larger groups up to 18 people.

chef

Book the inspiring Chef's table for groups.

Experience the full Roster

The Design

Roster’s design by Bond complements the style of the cuisine. It is a mix of captivating elements, custom made furniture with vintage twist, both raw and refined materials as well as hand picked design objects. The interiors are fit for both social and more private occasions. We have booths, social tables, bar ambiance as well as more private corners.

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Design by BOND

Accessability

For Guests accessing with a wheelchair to our restaurants “street level” will be helped by our co-operative staffmembers.

Wheelchair access to the restaurants cellar floor is through Unioninkatu, former Havis Amanda entrance, using a chairlift.

Our staff is more than happy to answer to any questions conserning accessability to our restaurant

The Roster is

Kape Aihinen
Paul Hickman
Olli Kolu
Burt Kotkavuori
Annis Lassila
Johanna Hiltunen
Ronny Nikiforow
Max Hanhike
Olli Nurmilahti
Deniz Löktas
Bond
Laura Kiuru
Cia Ingnatius
Maiju Åstedt
Tanja Titova
Liloz Hassan
Jishan Ahmed
Julia Backman
Mimmu Laulumaa
Javier Olivera
Malla Poutanen
Noora Herlevi
Christos Toupe
Le Trang
Ville Vikström
Taneli Huuhka
Marko Kärkkäinen
Adele Kinnunen
Lari Saarinen
Rasmus Holopainen
Pyry Pöyry
Anna Tähti
Teppo Säkkinen

The restaurant’s name refers to the vision of the founders Kape and Paul to build a great team of pros, a roster. It also refers to the selection of food, wine and drinks that we would like you to eat and drink with us.

Private Dining & Events

Spread over two floors, Roster can cater for variety of events and happenings. Our hidden Omertà lounge is available for private dining experiences as well as meetings and events up to 14 people. The Chef’s Table area can be booked for groups up to 18 pax. Larger events can also be arranged by booking one, or even both of our two floors. We also do food design and catering for events outside Roster.

Contact us.

roster omerta secret room

Dine in a beautiful secret room.

Hiring

Want to join the Roster family?

Please apply to paul@rosterhelsinki.com or kape@rosterhelsinki.com

Include your CV and a small poem or quote that tells us why you should be part of the team.