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Engebret Cafe

#25 of 1,216 Restaurants in Oslo
$$$$Seafood, European,
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had the tradition of meet at this traditional cafe for a lunch with a close friend. We try to get the same table, and this was reserved this time as well. When we arrived the table had been given to someone else, even...More

Thank Sinober
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 12 people in one of the separate rooms. Followed a set menu designed by the chef to give us a taste of Norway’s cuisine highlights and experience his expertise. Food was excellent. Particularly liked their smoked salmon (done on the premises), the sheeps...More

Thank AngusTCH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was quite unexpected! I agree with one of the other reviewers, it seems to be popular with the older crowd so we weren't sure what to expect when we stepped inside. We ordered the taste of Norway as a starter, loved every morsel...More

2  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Engebret is a fantastic place to visit. High class, and old style. Friendly staff and very good meals. I have been here several times, and this time it was the week before Christmas. So it was MANY guests, but the staff smiled and served a...More

Thank Jon Anders T
Reviewed 20 December 2017

being the oldest restaurant in Oslo, Engebret cafe plays their history as a part of their story. When you step into the restaurant it's as if you're transported back in time. It was a great ambience for a special occasion or a casual one. This...More

Thank Alvin R
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I suppose it was a special night, or a special time of year, but we had to wait outside in the (very) cold...as did all the diners...until they opened at 8pm. I expected chaos when all the diners enter, take off their coats and start...More

Thank nandvdevon
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Went there for the second seating in the very busy Christmas season. The place was packed. We had a very nice chambre Séparée for about thirty people with a private bar. With history reaching back to 1857 this is a unique place in Oslo. Quick,...More

Thank Trond B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is one of the best places for lutefisk in Oslo. The meal was of the best traditional quality. Service was superb. The only things pulling negative is the high price and that they have no bar to stay in awaiting the group to be...More

Thank stephanbolstad
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my Norwegian work colleagues, it was recommended as it’s one of the oldest restaurants in Oslo. It was really busy when we entered at 1pm. The menu was varied however I opted for the famous prawn open sandwich from the...More

1  Thank Cazzie D
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

If you want to have good Norwegian traditional Xmas food. This is your place it’s as simple as that. Great service and real good food.

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Bruce P
13 May 2017|
Response from Oslohawk | Property representative |
No dress code. See you soon
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14 May 2016|
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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!
Jim H
17 January 2016|
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Response from ElenaNW87RL | Reviewed this property |
It is in a short walk from Oslo main train station, about 15 min on foot, nice and pleasant stroll, you don't really need taxi. Take a train from airport and make sure you reserved a table, it gets quite busy at lunch time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Oslo
  • Phone Number: +47 22 82 25 25
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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.
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