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Engebret Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$11 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Deli
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is an very autentisk place whit lots of history. god service and food. in desember its i packed the hole month.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bjørn R
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Lots of different rooms, warm and cozy, and food is good enough! I go there for the ambiance and location (close to Architecture Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Arts), Akerhus Fortress.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 1954WorldTraveller
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The rule is that if a place is so old, it means that it is also worth it! This rule is certainly so true for Engebret Cafe! First of all, the building it is situated is superb! Then you start tasting all this amazing and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Yiannis P
Reviewed November 10, 2018

We heard that the fish and lamb were good in this restaurant. Walked about 15-20 minutes to search for this restaurant. Small nice cosy ambient inside. Many patrons and we were fortunate to get a table that night on 24th September about 7.30pm. Recommend to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CMSoon
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a famous restaurant for local specialties, some of which can be ordered in unlimited quantities for the price of one, notably the salty lamb and the gelatinised Lutefisk. Other mains are equally tasty - frilled reindeer steaks for instance.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Old and interesting restaurant with long traditions. The dishes were on avarage and prices in the upper range.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank christia200145
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Oslo is not a cheap city, food and wine are scary expensive to travellers with poor currencies. Moving on... If you want to experience the real deal Norwegian cuisine in an historic building - this is the place to come. The walls speak history with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AlanJL61
Reviewed September 19, 2018

The Engebret Cafe bills itself as the oldest restaurant in Oslo, it was established in 1857. I'm not sure if it is the oldest or not but it doesn't matter, I had a delicious meal here. The service was pretty good and the outdoor area...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ny_travels7
Reviewed September 12, 2018

My friends and I traveled back into town from our airport hotel our last night in Oslo because we loved the city so much and had missed out on eating here. It was the perfect final dinner of our trip. We chose to eat outside...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ellenhud1
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We loved it. Somehow we didn't really think it would be as culinarily top-notch as it turned out to be but this place was really good. A bonus was that the food was genuinely Norwegian. The reindeer for a main was served with a reception...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from lichin | Reviewed this property |
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May 13, 2017|
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No dress code. See you soon
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Response from HR-7 | Reviewed this property |
I would reserve if you want a good table. It is a gem so popular with tourists and locals alike. Dont risk it by not booking!
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