The Opera Bar


Mingle by the sea. The Göteborg OperaBar received a complete facelift in 2014 and now boasts brand new décor. You’ll find it on the second floor, above the main entrance. The OperaBar opens two hours before the performance starts.

“The Opera Bar has its own head chef and offers a fantastic menu, including the Swedish classic Open-faced Shrimp Sandwich. We also have a special wine menu which includes several unusual wines served by the glass. Many of the wines are organic or biodynamic”, says Ousainou Mbye, head waiter and sommelier of The Göteborg Opera.

If you’d like something to eat during the break all you need to do is place an order with us before the curtain call. If you’d prefer to just have something to drink you can of course order this at the bar at any time.

The OperaBar opens 2 hours before the performance at the Gothenburg Opera's main stage. The kitchen closes 40 minutes before the performance starts.

Reservations for the evening's interval can be placed at the bar itself, from when the Opera bar opens until the show starts.

The OperaBar has 60 bookable seats for diners before the performance on the main stage. Reservations can be made via our form for table reservations or our booking service on tel. 031-131300

The OperaBar is not open to the public on premiere evenings.

The Opera Bar menu
autumn/winter 2015/2016

Chanterelle soup with cheese toast
SEK 179

Fröja salmon sashimi, black radish and teriyaki pickled shitake mushroom
SEK 179

2 x Smørrebrod (Danish open faced sandwich)
- Roast flank steak with remoulade sauce, blackened soy pickled red onion and roasted onion
- Egg and anchovy mix with Norwegian matjes herring topped with trout roe
SEK 189

The Opera’s shrimp sandwich, with MSC certified shrimp on organic Danish rye bread with horseradish and lemon mayonnaise
Half SEK 149
Whole SEK 198

Steak tartare, thinly shredded potatoes, pickled chanterelles, tarragon crème, lingonberries, watercress, roasted onion and lightly salted egg yolk
SEK 189

SEK 49

Chocolate pate, blueberry curd and lemon meringue
SEK 89

SEK 49


Are you looking for something special for your next customer or staff event? The Opera Bar and all the opportunities it offers may just be the answer.

The Opera Bar is in a beautiful location, has an exclusive décor and is spacious enough to accommodate up to 200 guests, making it ideal for After Work, anniversaries, formal receptions and exclusive VIP events.

We offer you a world of possible activities to choose from - why not enjoy your pre-dinner drink here while being entertained by musical interludes featuring internationally renowned Göteborg Opera musicians or soloists. If you would like to include a presentation in your event everything we provide a small stage, sound and microphone equipment and a screen. Our kitchen uses local produce wherever possible and organic alternatives are available. Our aim is for you to enjoy a spectacular event - everything we do, from food and drink to service and attitude is first class.

Let us know exactly how you would like your event to be and we will tailor it to fit your wishes. We look forward to seeing you!


  • space for up to 200 people
  • beverages and light meals
  • performances by soloists and musicians
  • a Master of Ceremonies and/or performers
  • a small raised stage
  • sound and microphone equipment
  • the possibility to show images, films and presentations
  • guided tours in several languages
  • talks about the performing arts

Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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