The Glass

Bistro. Café. A rum bar. Come for a drink or lunch. For coffee or dinner. We serve you from morning to night seven days a week.

The menu

Nordic bistro with strong vegetarian foundation. Ingredients come locally and spices from afar. Classics and premieres. Multi course dinner or single bites, but always an experience.

The Location

It is difficult to locate more in the centre. Kämp Gallery and basement. Entrance from the mall or in the evening from the street Mikonkatu 1.

The Staff

Attitude, professionalism and customer appreciation. A top person who’s not shy to be himself. Humorous and authentic. That’s who we are.

responsibility

We have made and innovated ways to keep you and our staff healthy. To enjoy and not fear. We will be happy to tell you more about this and our other sustainable development activities.

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The Finnish Museum of Photography’s new exhibition space

It started as many good stories begin – from a restaurant. Two friends, both well-known professionals. Two glasses and a bottle of good Riesling. One throws out an idea and the other gets interested. A long conversation follows. Another bottle of Riesling. More discussion. Ideas fly and vision becomes brighter. Notes are being made on a napkin. A promise and a handshake. The Glass is born.

Helsinki’s most picturesque dishes

CUBAN NIGHT – LOS FABULOSOS
@ THE GLASS!

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Book a table

You are always welcome, but we recommend booking a table for dinner. You can arrive for lunch, coffee, a glass and a snack as you wish – even on a whim. Below is a link to our booking system (in Finnish). Welcome!

Buy a gift card

A gift card is a nice gift – the recipient can decide on using it for for food, drink or even tickets for a photo exhibition. Or to all of the above. Below is a link to our gift card store (in Finnish).

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Visit The Finnish Museum of Photography’s current exhibitions

Zanele Muholi

ZAZISE 4.2.–29.5.

Zanele Muholi: Thathu I, The Sails, Durban 2019

Zanele Muholi is a South African LGBTQIA+ activist and among the most influential international photographers working today. ZAZISE means “to make oneself known” or “to gain information”. Since the early 2000s, Muholi has documented the lives of black gender and sexual minorities in South Africa and across the globe.

The ZAZISE exhibition contains art from across two decades and also offers a view into Muholi’s self-portraits from different eras. Muholi’s breakthrough work Only Half the Picture is concerned with South African minorities who have been victims of hate crimes. By striving to break away from stereotypical methods of depicting victimhood, Muholi’s work provides a broader and more intimate angle into the lives of LGBTQIA+ people. In their self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama — “Hail the Dark Lioness” — Muholi investigates racism, exoticism, and sexual politics. The wearable installations and compositions of everyday objects are reminiscent of historical images from the era of colonialism.

 

Zanele Muholi (b.1972, South Africa) is a visual activist working with photography, video, and installation art. Muholi was born in Umlazi, Durban, as the eighth and youngest child of a family in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. They studied photography in Johannesburg and held their first exhibition in 2004. Muholi’s activism is centered on issues of race, skin color, gender, and sexuality. They describe themselves as non-binary, saying they rather “identify as human”.

Muholi’s work has been exhibited at festivals, galleries, and museums across the world, including Documenta (2012), Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum (2017), the Venice Biennale (2019), London’s Tate Modern (2021), and Gropius Bau in Berlin (2021–2022). They were awarded the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2015 and the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award in 2016.


Client Testimonials

“Restaurant is absolutely stunning and beautiful. Features the modern designs and matching themes makes it look bright and beautiful. The service is amazing, friendly people and nice employees, the food tastes great. I think this is one of the best if not the best restaurant I ever visited.”

The Divider

“Awesome vegetarian dishes with personal twist, wines perfectly matching.

Evening finished with delicious steak.

Coffee was thick and tasty, with some Rom Jeremy XO.”

Mika M.

“(Translated by Google) Great service, well prepared food and the place is quiet and comfortable. The experience was very good, the place was peaceful and relaxing and the dishes were very delicious.”

Rami A.