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Engebret Cafe

Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+4722822525
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Ranked #71 of 931 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: European, Norwegian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Oslo, Norway
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

First of all: Location. Engebret cafe is located on a quiet square in an older part of Oslo. There is not much traffic, and the fountain in the square creates a tranquill atmosphere. We enjoyed pre dinner drinks outside while waiting for our table to be ready. I had three courses, the first of which was excellent, a reindeer carpaccio... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had intended to go to another restaurant nearby, but that restaurant was closed, so we ended up here. In all fairness, we arrived just as the kitchen was closing, so our entree choices were artificially limited by that, but in any event, the food was so-so. I had a traditional Norwegian fish-in-tomato-sauce dish; the fish seemed dry and overcooked.... More

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Mumbai
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Don't visit Cafe Engebret if you only care for food. Rather if you, like me, care about the local history and culture of a place, find yourself a nice outdoor seat here to take in all the history. This is rumored to be Oslo's oldest restaurant frequented by the likes of Grieg and Ibsen. It does not look like a... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Welcomed, we did find a table in a busy bight. We had a great fish soup and asparagus with caviar. As main courses with were served the grilled salmon and the halibut: amazing. Calm and warm place.

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