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Engebret Cafe

Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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Ranked #76 of 993 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $41
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Merelbeke, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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
40 reviews 40 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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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Oslo, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went there for a big business dinner. I love Lutefisk, and had heard that this was the place to have Lutefisk in Oslo. The food was a big disappointment. The fish was quite ok, but the sidedishes really werent very good. Adding stressed waiters to this - and the whole experience was a big disappointment.

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Northern California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I booked this restaurant two full months ahead. We arrived to an empty dining room. We were then seated at the worst table in the restaurant. We asked to move to a table away from the service area and were refused a change to another table. We will not subsidize such a restaurant, especially when there are so many restaurants... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This is the place in Oslo to enjoy the famous and traditional "lutefisk" and the corresponding beverages. We booked a table for 5 colleagues early afternoon, and we got a nice table in this old traditional restaurant. We were swift served this special fishdish, and as expected, the fish and all the sidedishes were delicious. And of course, the nice... More 

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

One of Oslos oldest and most spectacular cafe/ restaurants go for a meeting and enjoy the surroundings. Their Xmas dinners are great, I had lutefisk others had rakfisk and pinnekjøtt. Everything was great and the service was perfect. Ask for a separate room at 2nd floor they are really nice.

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Additional Information about Engebret Cafe

Address: Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
Phone Number: +47 22 82 25 25
Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 41
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian

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