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Engebret Cafe

#17 of 1,092 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen
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Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Iver, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was recommended this place by a local working in a coffee shop as his girlfriend worked here. Was a short walk from the centre of town / Karl Johan Gate area. Restaurant looks really old and once we got inside we realised why as the lady said it was the oldest restaurant in Oslo. There was not much of a... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite traditional and semi-formal. Service was excellent. Went without a reservation, but provided we were out before the next diners we could be accommodated. Norwegian platter and seafood soup were good. I had a very nice beef tenderloin. Husband had the Christmas speciality: sheeps head. I think that might be a marmite dish. Norwegians love it, apparently. He said that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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354 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled on this place walking back into town from Akershus. It has been here since the mid 1800s and the building and interior decor speaks of another era. The food is very good although the portions are enormous. I ordered the Arctic char expecting a filet and got an entire fish with a bowl of boiled potatoes, cabbage, and carrots!... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I needed to find some place to eat lunch during my short visit in Oslo. "The oldest restaurant in Oslo" caught my attention so I decided to try it in the hope to get some local speciality. Although lunch menu was somewhat less interesting that dinner one, it still offered some choice. I got "a seasonal plate", which was quite... More 

Thank iNikem
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Historic eatery with excellent food. Definitely recommend taste of north appetizer, reindeer, and mountain trout! Prices higher than the $$ advertised by trip advisor but excellent food for more typical Norwegian prices. Definitely worth the experience!

Thank DanSeybold
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I tried the Artic char and it was cooked to perfection. Very tasty and generous portion. My husband tried the reindeer and it was brilliantly cooked as well. Friendly staff who gave very good suggestions.

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a full day of sightseeing around Oslo, and it was the perfect end to our 2 days in Oslo. Bread to start was delicious, then we each had the mushroom soup which was to die for. Topped it off by splitting the trout main course - yum!

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Visiting as a family of 4 adults. This is a classy restaurant with lovely service and some clever additions to the main menu dishes. Beetroot purée with the Halibut was delicious and the Reindeer steak was cooked to perfection. This is a meal to be savoured ... Expect to pay NOK 200 for one course plus one drink.

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Mission Viejo, California
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221 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

we were looking for an authentic Norwegian meal as we had just arrived in Oslo. our hotel recommended this place, advertised as the oldest restaurant in Norway (some 150 yrs young). it did NOT disappoint. the food was delicious and plentiful. the bread was delicious - we've consumed a lot of baked goods in our month long stay in Denmark... More 

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Asker, Norway
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202 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

To clear away one misunderstanding right away, it is not a café, but an first rate restaurant. This is the place to take business relations that are important, family for a special celebration or yourself when you deserve a treat. Engebret is loaded with history, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Oslo, it has been in operation for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $38
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 25 25
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?