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Engebret Cafe

#66 of 1,033 Restaurants in Oslo
#75 of 1,101 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, European, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The restaurant Guests enter the low corner building originating from the...
The restaurant Guests enter the low corner building originating from the 1700's, Oslo's oldest restaurant, where staff and guests could celebrate Engebret Cafe's 150th anniversary in 2007. When it opened, the restaurant was located right opposite the old Christiania Theater and was often visited by actors and audience. Engebret also provides banquet services, designed to accommodate both small and large gatherings.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Scandinavian Flairs at Good Price

My Scandinavian plate is packed with reindeer, whale, cod, herring, and many more. The whale steak itself was perfectly charred. Excellent service, and the price was surprisingly not as expensive as I expected. A great diner for travelers who want to try typical Scandinavian dishes approved by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Everything about Engebret Cafe is perfect. Having just returned from my evening meal there, (my last night in Norway on holiday) I cannot seem to wipe the smile off my face. Never have I ever smiled so much about a single meal, and never have I been wholeheartedly won-over by a restaurant such that I wish to buy the next... More 

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Llucmajor, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Following my own instincts rather than other reviews I went to Engebret just around the corner from my hotel Grims Grenka. Nice chat with the owner and off I went for a lovely meal of local and northern specialties accompanied by a decent glass of white Burgundy, main course Arctic Char line caught! Perfect!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My Scandinavian plate is packed with reindeer, whale, cod, herring, and many more. The whale steak itself was perfectly charred. Excellent service, and the price was surprisingly not as expensive as I expected. A great diner for travelers who want to try typical Scandinavian dishes approved by the locals. No, not a tourist trap.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As always - first class. The location is cozy, the food is first class, the wine is good and the service is friendly and eficient

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had the reindeer and it was quite delicious. It is a place where the food is fairly heavy. I would get something unusual. My husband had a steak of some kind and it was rather ordinary. The place is very classic and has a warm feel to it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I can't say it was horrible, but it wasn't good either. The setting is great, close to Akershus Fortress - it looks great too! The staff was very friendly and willing to explain. I had a salmon salad, a Norwegian speciality - it might not be to my taste, but it felt pretty "heavy" to my stomach. The salmon was... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sat outside- nice quiet square with a fountain. Had a glass of champagne, the seafood platter starter- both excellent. The salmon main with pickled cucumbers, butter sauce was excellent. Certainly worth the visit

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to Engebret Cafe to enjoy the history and for my daily seafood dose and was not disappointed. Starter was 'Bakte rodbeter' (baked beet) salad - very good (118). I explained to the server that I was a rabbit in search of lettuce so he asked the kitchen to increase the portion size which was much appreciated. Entree was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We wnt there for serious business on a warm summer evening, sitting outside enjoying one of the better seafood combinations in Oslo, The starter was ysters, plump and tasty. Plenty of lobster, crab, scallops, crayfish etc. And the white winw as served chilled. As usual. the servioe was friendly and efficient. To be highly recommended!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Kai and his team offer an excellent ambience in this very charming old house. For groups it's easy to get a separate room and the service is anyway excellent and over all there is Kai's competence and professionality. I particularly like his way of doing fish and seafood in his own way, but also for traditional Norwegian dishes this is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 25 25

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 38
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic

Description

The restaurant Guests enter the low corner building originating from the 1700's, Oslo's oldest restaurant, where staff and guests could celebrate Engebret Cafe's 150th anniversary in 2007. When it opened, the restaurant was located right opposite the old Christiania Theater and was often visited by actors and audience. Engebret also provides banquet services, designed to accommodate both small and large gatherings.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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