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Engebret Cafe

#24 of 1,212 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, Vegan Options
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Cazzie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Innino1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to sample true Norwegian cuisine in a beautiful setting and served to the absolute highest standards, this is the place to go. Definitely a high-end restaurant, we went for a dinner sitting and were blown away by the delicious food, perfect plating...More

Thank MapleLeafGirl02
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stumbled on this beautiful cafe as we tried to find our way to the Resistance Museum. We were rather late for lunch, but they were open. They offer a delightful choice of open faced sandwiches at lunch time. Knowing we had a big dinner...More

1  Thank rockyisle
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We sat outside in a lovely quiet square on a warm late June evening. Menu's available in English for those of us who don't speak Norwegian. One of us is allergic to garlic and the staff went the extra mile to check and confirm that...More

Thank Cliff J
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Only open on Monday to Friday but judging by our visit today an excellent choice for lunch. We had large open sandwiches with plenty of self selected salads. Truly delicious food and in Oslo it's easy to pay more for much less. The menu here...More

Thank Cliodna Rhys W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My friend and I were keen to try traditional Norwegian fare in a traditional setting. Engebret Cafe did not disappoint. We started with a beetroot soup amuse bouche, which was lightly spiced and absolutely delicious. I had the smoked salmon to start which was lovely,...More

Thank Holly T
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very quaint, being the oldest cafe. Ordered the platter for starter and the monk fish for main. Interesting platter which consist of smoked whale meat and game meat.

Thank lichin
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Bruce P
13 May 2017|
Response from Oslohawk | Property representative |
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!
Jim H
18 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
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Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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