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Engebret Cafe

Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+4722822525
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Ranked #60 of 925 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
  • Any
English first
Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

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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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My sister visited me in Norway from Canada and wanted to try not only traditional Norwegian food, but exceptional Norwegian food. We found Engebret Cafe close to our hotel and read up on it. Not only is it amazing food, the service was fantastic, the setting was calm and beautiful, AND, the bonus, it turned out to be the oldest... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very pleasant location by the Contemporary Art Museum and a small park. We enjoyed a beer and discussed the exhibits we just viewed.

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Lommedalen, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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