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Engebret Cafe

#24 of 1,112 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Engebret is a quaint yet elegant restaurant within walking distance to the city centre. If you are looking for something traditional yet tasty, Engebret is the right choice. We learnt that it was the oldest restaurant in Oslo, more than 150 years! We liked the decor a lot, it had a warming, genuine feel to it. The mussels soup was... More 

Thank Karen L
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great location in oslo, traditional norwegian cuisine and a historical setting. highly recommended for a quiet dinner.

Thank HVM101
Swansea, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend in the area as we are visiting the city, it was a fantastic example of traditional Norway with amazing produce and fab service, loved every bite.

Thank AJ J
fond du lac, wis
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely wonderful Christmas dinner. All of the entrees were wonderful from the Lutefisk to the medallions of reindeer to the Halibut and Lamb ribs. Great service and atmosphere.

Thank dwatanab
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

It's fine dinning restaurant, they served big portion and good quality food that we couldn't find somewhere else. The restaurant's atmosphere is very romantic and cozy. Reservation recommended.

Thank May C
Drobak, Norway
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Royal venue and a great atmosphere in this restaurant. Unfortunately, the smoked lamb ribs was hard to chew and contained too much fat. When we complained, the waiter explained how the smoking-prosess could make the meat more sticky. Yes, we know. It`s not the first time I eat smoked lamp ribs. It`s not supposed to be like this. Not with... More 

Thank AndreAnkerHansen
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Friends around a nice table with white tablecloth and serviceminded waiters who serve us LUTEFISK. The occasion is a tradition for us. This year it was Engebret Café. We have been there before and will probably come back. The setting is perfect. Good service, a nice café and lutefisk served in large portions. The price is high, but who cares... More 

Thank Knut Stein M
Oslo, Norway
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241 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

First of all. How good can Norwegian christmas food be? we were here for a company christmas dinner party. The xmas food is pretty dull, boiled potatos and very little food. Virtuallty no vegetables. It's traditionally poor mans food. which i usually love. But there's no warm christmas feeling about this. The food was still ok. The service was great.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had ordered the open sandwich buffet lunch, to show visitors from India a traditional Norwegian restaurant. We had told Engebret that they needed to cater for several vegetarians, which they had assured us was no problem. The very few cheese sandwiches disappeared very quickly, and no more seemed to be coming. Our guests gamely ate dry bread. When we... More 

Thank taraxacum2016
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a local colleague and had high expectations. The venue is a lovely heritage building and the interior decoration has a lovely feel. Service was good but not intrusive and we tried a selection of dishes from the Christmas menu and the regular menu. I had the Kalix caviar and the deer and they were... 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 - $37
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?