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Engebret Cafe

#76 of 954 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Delicatessen, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian
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Engebret Cafe
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Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
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Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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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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Dining at a historical setting
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
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Capisce
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North Vancouver, Canada

It is Oslo's oldest restaurant, being a landmark in Oslo, pointed out during touristic tours of the city, since it is a place where actors and artists met, since it is located in the... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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North Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is Oslo's oldest restaurant, being a landmark in Oslo, pointed out during touristic tours of the city, since it is a place where actors and artists met, since it is located in the theatre area of the city. The building is historical, having been built in the 1700's and it was home to Grieg and Ibsen. The restaurant is... More

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Oslo, Norway
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116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Engebret is an old restaurant with lots of history, and it is in a historic building, about 10 minutes walk from Oslo S (railwaystation). Interior, food and service are classic/old fashion. They serve traditional Norwegian meals, and are well-known amonst locals and business people for their Christmas menu (lutefisk or pinnekjøtt). Many famous Norwegians have been regular customers in this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Fortunately for us visiting out of season meant we got a table here, but it advisable to book as it did get busy. The Maitre'D was welcoming and offered a table. Coats taken in the cloakroom, great as we were soaked. Not a bad wine selection and measures fair, it appears to be free poured and some restaurants are a... More

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Crandon, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Four of us from the USA asked a local who we stopped on the street for a restaurant recommendation. She suggested Engebrets. Although the restaurant seemed a little formal and old fashioned, we were greeted warmly and made to feel right at home. Each of us had different items and commented that our meals were among the best we had... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place was in a nice quiet part of town, but not out of the way. The main attraction for us were the reindeer fillets and medalions which were delicious. The service was a bit lacking and it was hard to get anything to drink if you werent drinking wine.

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Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a total accident we found this place but what a find! The food was fresh and wonderful. We were there at noon and very much enjoyed to open face sandwiches. The place is very old and classic with lots of wood, real wood, not fake veneer. Beautiful restaurant. Coffee was outstanding. Service was excellent and friendly. A real... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just stumbled into the Engebret Cafe and what a gem! This little cafe is crammed full of history and wonderful photos and relics from its long, long history. We had a light lunch (my open-faced shrimp sandwich was in the Norwegian tradition topped with the tastiest little shrimp!), but whatever one wants to eat it is worth ordering something... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

On the final day of our first trip to Norway and Oslo , my wife and I went for lunch at the charming and historic ,Engebret Cafe. . August 4th, was the first day open after the July holidays. The gentleman who opened the door and greeted us turned out to be the current owner, Kay Johnsen. As we were... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant is located in a quiet location, and it serves Norwegian traditional food. It was established in 1857 (that´s what the menu says), so it was expected that the premises carried a lot of history in themselves. And they did. Beginning by the roof, original, in carved dark Danish wood, continuing on the wall panels and counters, paintings, everything... More

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Paola, Malta
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Restaurant is quite central and the place looks good and posh. Service was perfect and the price for Oslo was fine, of course you cannot expect to eat cheap in Oslo. I'm used to eat fish as I come from a Mediterranean island and on our holiday I tried all more nordic fishes. Unfortunately the problem came with the main... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 47
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Seafood, Norwegian, Scandinavian

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