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Engebret Cafe

Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+4722822525
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Ranked #57 of 911 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Lommedalen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

If you want a classic Norwegian meal in Oslo, this restaurant is a must! You won't find a restaurant with more history and athmosphere. It is the oldest restaurant in Oslo that has remained open since its start in 1857, I believe. In the 1800s celebrities like Ibsen, Munch and Hamsun visited the restaurant regularly. The interior is oldfashioned, maybe... More

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There's a handful of restaurant's in Oslo were you can experience good typical Norwegian cuisine and this is probably one of the best. Discreet, charming and the atmosphere of its old history. The food is just delicious with a starters plate with small amuse-bouche with tastes of different Norwegian specialities. A bit expensive but completely worth it. The service was... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This very old cafe is located on a shaded park. The food and service were wonderful. I had a cold shrimp dish which had tiny red fish eggs on it. We ate outside and watched the neighboring crow harass passing Oslo bankers and a large puppy. Lovely food AND entertainment. A gentleman was sitting near to us with his baby.... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Engebret Café is the oldest restaurant in Oslo originating from the 1700's. We chose this restaurant for the special occasion motivated by its old-fashioned decoration, artistic aura, and a traditional Norwegian cuisine of the highest quality. The restaurant is situated on the quiet nice square in the heart of old Oslo. There are many paintings on the walls of the... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

beautiful interiors and easy food. We didn't have much time for lunch and this restaurant was perfect. There was a buffet with local sandwiches made with salmon ,other fishes and herbs. Not too expensive(at least in Norwegian parameters since everything is super expensive..) and in a very nice position close to the castle

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A friend of mine recommended this place to me, as a place with good food and experience. I have already thanked him for this since it was good recommendation. This restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, the second is especially great in long summer evenings when it is still warm and sunny. They have a nice summer menu put together... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had dinner with a bunch of colleagues on the square in front of the restaurant. Engebret serves traditional Norwegian dishes, such as reindeer and, very politically incorrect, whale meat. The food was good, as was the wine, and the service friendly and efficient.

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Oslo, Norway
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First thing first, the Engebret Café is not a café but a restaurant! One of the oldest (if not the oldest!) in Oslo. Even Edvard Munch went there... So the venue has a special atmosphere!! Food-wise, it is very good! I went there for a business dinner, and all the guests were delighted with their salmon! I got some duck... More

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Oslo
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191 reviews 191 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't get tricked by the name "cafe"....this is a restaurant. We stopped by for some Food before going to the Opera house. Nice outdoor seating in a calm square With a water fontain. The staff was very friendly. I went for the Fish Soup which was very good. There were a lot of different kinds of Fish in it, amongst... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We sat outside on a sunny day and ordered some nice beers and had the halibut and arctic char entrees. What a treat they were! The halibut was thick and meaty and topped with roasted arugula, mushrooms and capers. Wow! I have never eaten any better fish dish anywhere. My husbands char was fantastic as weepll. This was the best... More

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