We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Engebret Cafe

#26 of 1,139 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

489 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 265: English reviews
Williston, North Dakota
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historic restaurant, excellent service, great food. Very cool off the beaten path full of history!!!

Thank MaryH4
Coral Gables
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Olso's oldest is very quaint. The service was very good. The food offered an interest variety such as Reindeer, moose, whale all of which I really wanted to try. I would recommend.

Thank Bruce P
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Level Contributor
161 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Feel the wings of history in one of the dark rooms cosy lit up by candle light, with heavy curtains and iconic photos on the walls of historically important Norwegians. Our waitress was knowledgeable and served us delicious food and great wine. I warmly recommend their creme brûlée, the best I had for ages.

Thank Ulf Wike L
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner location and for enjoying a traditional Norwegian meal with great wine menu. Service is top notch and the chef doesn't disappoint. However this is norway so dont get carried away with the alcohol...you might end up getting a stroke when receiving the bill. :)

1 Thank JonRab_82
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
197 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Every dish was really tasty and well seasoned: reindeer medaillons, catfish and stockfish. For the Quality offered the price was OK, however for a glass of draught beer EU 10 is far too much. Service team was friendly and attentive so we very much enjoyed our dinner and can recommend this 150-year old place without hesitation.

Thank SwissCity
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
72 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The 160 year old Engebret cafe prides itself with and is famous for its fish dishes. I went with a colleague for a traditional skrei cod meal. This fish is caught in the Lofoten island and you only get it fresh in the beginning of the year. The fish is brought to the table still in the boiling pot and... More 

Thank WinStarT
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

So, I had my classic Norwegian Julebord, Christmas meal here. Not a fan of that food but I do like this restaurant! It is a very classic, historical restaurant, nice atmosphere, good service. You will see me here again, just not around Christmas :-)

Thank Irene K
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in Oslo and you can see it's atmosphere right away. The place is very cosy and quiet and the waitress kind. The food was delicious and plenty. The reindeer carpaccio is exquisite. We enjoyed each moment spent there.

Thank Daniela T
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
180 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted seafood and this was the perfect location high-end but very good quality. Very filling we should have stoped at one course. Service excellent and the ambiance delightful.

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Way below expectations. Dry and unchewable pinnekjøtt. I was offered a fresh serving, but it was only slightly better. Clearly, they are maxing out on the christmas season, which is fine, but you can still serve proper food. Great locale and good service. I recommend you go somewhere else.

Thank Mads O

Travellers who viewed Engebret Cafe also viewed


Been to Engebret Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Engebret Cafe and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Coral Gables
14 days ago
Issaquah, Washington, USA

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Engebret Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?