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Engebret Cafe

#24 of 1,202 Restaurants in Oslo}
₹₹₹₹Seafood, European,
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
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1 - 10 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice restaurants, with nice settings in a nice location. It has a traditional but interesting menu. But I do not think it lives up to expectations. The starter (selection from the south) was a bit of a collection of traditional, good quality...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming restaurant in a historical setting. Good menu with fish, poultry, meat and vegetarian choices (tofu when we visited, didn't try).

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very surprise! My boyfriend and me went to this Cafe, just because it is goodlooking outside. We tasted an excellent dish with multiple tastings of Norwegian traditional dish and a palatable bread with prawns (many many many prawns!). I will come back if I...More

Thank tonzola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to try at least one traditional Norwegian restaurant on our visit to Norway, and a quick online search found us Engebret Cafe. Initial impressions were mixed. The staff were very pleasant, and made us feel welcome. However, upon entering the restaurant, we noticed...More

Thank Haydn R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Museet for Samtidkunst , the Engebret Cafe was our lunch spot. The staff looked very busy and did not really care about us at first. We were asked to sit and wait in a room at the right of the entrance until...More

Thank Bruno_Cohen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal, their outdoor café area is in a very peaceful and pleasant setting, the building dates from the 1700's and is beautiful inside and the staff were great. The owner or manager even took time to give me a quick tour...More

Thank davidpD2048ZE
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This lovely, historic cafe sits along a little park-like promenade and takes you to another time and place. It's quaint inside, and outside, it's relaxing to have a bite to eat next to tall trees and a soothing fountain. But enough with all that ......More

Thank spendley3
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This cafe which has the feel of another era about it.It is said to be the oldest continuously open restaurant in Oslo.We were on a fixed menu with a large party and the food was average.Dessert was some sort of runny soup of rhubarb and...More

1  Thank Lanky3
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful little park setting outside and very nice service. The salmon was amazing. Perfectly cooked (and I live in Alaska, so it's hard to impress us with family and I tried whale for the first time ever which was interesting. Definitely recommend for...More

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

As traditional as food gets in Norway, the reputation was delivered, a fabulous array of buffet style Norwegian meat and fish. Imagine it's special any time of the year.

Thank AJ J
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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
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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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