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Engebret Cafe

#81 of 1,007 Restaurants in Oslo
#91 of 1,073 Places to Eat 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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  • 25
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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
Good Norwegian food, but expect to pay

I was here for business and the nice thing about the cafe is that it has several separate rooms that you can use for business dinners and other events. The ambiance is traditional and finds a nice balance between grand and cozy. The food was traditional and good, i have had similarly named dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Marije O
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

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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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We read about this place on trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Very friendly staff and a very authentic menu. We asked to split an appetizer and the staff were happy to have it prepared on two plates in the kitchen rather than have the two of us share one plate. The reindeer and the whale steak were great.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was here for business and the nice thing about the cafe is that it has several separate rooms that you can use for business dinners and other events. The ambiance is traditional and finds a nice balance between grand and cozy. The food was traditional and good, i have had similarly named dishes in other places and they were... More 

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Gothenburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I am in Oslo now and again and the restaurants I have visited have been so and so. Engebret Cafe (it's not a cafe) is definitely on of the better. The atmosphere is cozy and old fashioned and the food is traditional Norwegian food. I had the cod which was absolutely superb (you are offered all you can eat of... More 

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Palmefossen
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant several times every year for the past 40 years, and have only been let down once! The cod and the lutefisk are always top notch, and the service is always very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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Molde, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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 11 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?