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Engebret Cafe

#85 of 1,026 Restaurants 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 9
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  • 5
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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
One of the better...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Gothenburg
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218 reviews 218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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3 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a Christmas dinner here - great place and you really got into the Christmas feeling. Good food, but quite pricy. But for special occasions this is a great place in Oslo. Historic place.

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Trollhattan, Sweden
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went for a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner with lutefisk and pinnekøtt. The food was great and portions are huge. The restaurant itself provides a setting that brings you back a hundred years or more. The place to go to if you want to get into the proper Christmas spirit. The place was packed but provided good service.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I read about it from the trip advisor.. So i went there as a tourist visit a historic place... Wow .. For the building, location, history... The Dining halls upstairs it's look like as if you are in a palace.. I tride the desert.. The vanilla marzipan cake wow wow realy.. And the chocolate cake very delicious.. The best.. Even... More 

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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 12 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Scandinavian, Norwegian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?