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All 939 Oslo Restaurants

Engebret Cafe

Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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Ranked #74 of 939 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $48
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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Oslo, Norway
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114 reviews 114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
1 review
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
69 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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