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Engebret Cafe

#83 of 1,018 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tradition in the walls :-)

Been many years since I visited last, and then it was for the traditional "lutefisk". Was very happy to be back to this historic place. The building is old and very charming, many histories in those walls ! We had beautifully cooked cod, was served to our table directly from the casserole, steaming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Torunska
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Been many years since I visited last, and then it was for the traditional "lutefisk". Was very happy to be back to this historic place. The building is old and very charming, many histories in those walls ! We had beautifully cooked cod, was served to our table directly from the casserole, steaming hot. It was served with cod liver... More 

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Lleida, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent, though expensive, traditional Norwegian food in historic building. The owner and daily manager simply strive to deliver best service in Oslo. Incredible cod dishes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

The place is located in a quiet area if Oslo and with in a short walking distance from the central station. We tried the fish menu to get a taste of Norway. The food was not any diffrent than the food you would find in a lower priced restaurant and the service was okay. We really enjoyed the

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was taken to this restaurant about 5 years ago and had a memorable meal of reindeer--my first! I always wanted to return for another delicious meal and did so on a Saturday evening. We went earlier than our reservation and had no trouble getting a nice table. The restaurant was surprisingly not busy, although we were told it would... More 

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Merelbeke, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A nice place for a salat. The restaurant's interior is stylish furnished. It is pleasant sitting outside on the terrace on a small square. The food was very good tasting, and you get a lot. Minus was the price of the water : 50 nok/50cl. This was too expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a Christmas dinner here - great place and you really got into the Christmas feeling. Good food, but quite pricy. But for special occasions this is a great place in Oslo. Historic place.

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Trollhattan, Sweden
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went for a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner with lutefisk and pinnekøtt. The food was great and portions are huge. The restaurant itself provides a setting that brings you back a hundred years or more. The place to go to if you want to get into the proper Christmas spirit. The place was packed but provided good service.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I read about it from the trip advisor.. So i went there as a tourist visit a historic place... Wow .. For the building, location, history... The Dining halls upstairs it's look like as if you are in a palace.. I tride the desert.. The vanilla marzipan cake wow wow realy.. And the chocolate cake very delicious.. The best.. Even... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have to confess - I was wooried. It 's few places in this city that is more "christmas" than this restaurant. I prepared myself for luke warm mass produced meals, to many people and slow service. I was disapointed - the food was delicious, service was great and we had a great time. Go before it's to late!;-)

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Oslo, Norway
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great atmosphere in a building dating back 200 years. Food is good, service good but it does not come for free. Definitely worth a visit.

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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?