Contact Restaurant Day

Quick Facts

  • Restaurant Day is a one-day carnival in favor of a free-spirited restaurant and food culture organized by volunteering individuals.
  • Restaurant Day takes place anywhere in the world. It is a day when anyone and everyone is encouraged to open a pop-up restaurant, café or bar in their own city.
  • Restaurant Day is held four times a year, in February, May, August and November.
  • The first Restaurant Day was organized on 21st May 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Press Inquiries

Press Photos

  • The Restaurant Day photos can be used free of charge only as part of journalistic communication about Restaurant Day and with a single right of publication. All other use must be negotiated separately with the photographer. The photographers name and Restaurant Day MUST be credited alongside the published photo in all cases. The names of the people, the photo captions and the photographer information can be found on the metadata. Photos must not be cropped or edited in any way that might change the main composition of the photo.
    In the case of print publication two copies of each magazine or newspaper MUST be sent to Restaurant Day, Mäntymäentie 2, 00250, Helsinki, Finland. In the case of web publication a link to the photos MUST be sent to
    If these rules of conduct are not fulfilled and these photos are published against this license, a fee of usage of 171€ (+VAT23%) per photo will be billed. These rules of conduct are legally binding and by publishing any of these photos you agree to this licence.



Restaurant Day is based on spontaneity and volunteering. If you have questions regarding running a restaurant, we suggest you strike up a conversation at: