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Engebret Cafe

#43 of 1,225 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 decided to visit Engebret Cafe while in Oslo because we read that it is Oslo's oldest cafe. Upon entering, the first thing you will notice is the quaint decor. You'll be warmly greeted and asked if you'd like to check your coat. We said...More

Thank CKF
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Just arriving in Oslo for vacation, the Engebret Cafe was very closeby our hotel and we knew it had excellent reviews. Little did we know as we appeared in our casual, crumpled, travel clothes, that at least on this Friday night, most diners had tie/...More

Thank guidebooktraveler
Reviewed 27 February 2018

"A Taste of Northern Norway" appetizer set the mood for the delicious reindeer main course. Many famous people over the past centuries (Ibsen, Grieg,etc.) have spent time in this charming, home like space. Not to be missed!

Thank janmann822
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

On our first visit to Oslo, we decided to try authentic Norwegian cuisine and this place has top notch service and food, 161 years history restaurant, we simply walked in and was ushered to a candlelit table, the super friendly host cum occasional server recommended...More

Thank dtristant
Reviewed 10 February 2018

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 7 February 2018 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 22 January 2018 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 23 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 21 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
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth L | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book but probably best especially for a fri or sat night
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!
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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, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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