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Engebret Cafe

#22 of 1,051 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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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The oldest restaurant in Oslo. I ate bacalao there a few times. A quite area in central Oslo with tables outside - great in a sunny day for businesslunch. Looks traditional inside with old and noble atmosphere.

Thank Tor Anders J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch with little time to spare. The fish soup was amazingly creamy and rich. Definitely a reliable place - food at other tables looked equally appetizing.

Thank PogoMinneapolis
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. It says on the menu that it is the oldest restaurant in Oslo. The outside is quaint, with a patio overlooking a small park and fountain, next to a beautiful old building which is now a museum of modern art. The inside is decorated how I would imagine in... More 

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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know that this is a good place for lunch and dinner so we wanted to go and trip advisor said that its opened but who've we approached the place, it was closed for renovation ?((( check before you go in July 2016

Thank Mariia G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was pretty much as we expected it to be. Set in a delightful little square it's a lovely traditional, comforting little restaurant. Super service and tasty food. The highlight for my family was the Norwegian taster starter, a little bit of all the more famous bits of Norwegian food - to be recommended (and it's not huge so don't... More 

Thank BalhamBlonde
Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is lovely. Away from the " maddening crowds" !! The service was excellent, friendly and attentive. The food was ok, nothing to write home about!! Prices too high... Even for Oslo. Yes we would return, loved the interior and exterior of this place. They weigh up for average food! It was a challenge though to sit outside in... More 

Thank TSOslo
Oslo, Norway
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Engebret is possibly Oslo's oldest restaurant, and it is still one of the best, if not the best. The interior has been well kept and gives an exquisite atmosphere. The food is excelent, and so are the wines. The house red is outstanding. The service is discrete, friendly and efficient. Not to be missed! Greetings from an addict.

Thank Oystein N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the food was okay and we waited a really long time for it, the atmosphere is lovely and the history alone makes it worth well a visit.

Thank TownsendWashington
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checks off all the boxes Friendly Staff Interesting place Great Food Great Location Historic Everything was truly wonderful. We had the daily fish selection - the taste of Norway plate -- Norwegian strawberries and Ice Cream for dessert !!!!!!! All Tremendous.

Thank Rob O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, wonderful interiors with some very interesting detail (i.e. huge wine bottles in the staircase to the basement). The food is delicious, with delicate taste and good variations. The staff is very professional and helpful.

Thank Valentina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $37
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?