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Engebret Cafe

#82 of 1,020 Restaurants in Oslo
#94 of 1,087 Places to Eat in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Seafood, European, 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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    Very good
  • 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
Reindeer is very good

I had the reindeer and it was quite delicious. It is a place where the food is fairly heavy. I would get something unusual. My husband had a steak of some kind and it was rather ordinary. The place is very classic and has a warm feel to it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Khaton13
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had the reindeer and it was quite delicious. It is a place where the food is fairly heavy. I would get something unusual. My husband had a steak of some kind and it was rather ordinary. The place is very classic and has a warm feel to it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I can't say it was horrible, but it wasn't good either. The setting is great, close to Akershus Fortress - it looks great too! The staff was very friendly and willing to explain. I had a salmon salad, a Norwegian speciality - it might not be to my taste, but it felt pretty "heavy" to my stomach. The salmon was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Sat outside- nice quiet square with a fountain. Had a glass of champagne, the seafood platter starter- both excellent. The salmon main with pickled cucumbers, butter sauce was excellent. Certainly worth the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went to Engebret Cafe to enjoy the history and for my daily seafood dose and was not disappointed. Starter was 'Bakte rodbeter' (baked beet) salad - very good (118). I explained to the server that I was a rabbit in search of lettuce so he asked the kitchen to increase the portion size which was much appreciated. Entree was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We wnt there for serious business on a warm summer evening, sitting outside enjoying one of the better seafood combinations in Oslo, The starter was ysters, plump and tasty. Plenty of lobster, crab, scallops, crayfish etc. And the white winw as served chilled. As usual. the servioe was friendly and efficient. To be highly recommended!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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 - 39
Cuisine: Seafood, European, 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 - 39
  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?