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Engebret Cafe

#27 of 1,133 Restaurants in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
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Bankplassen 1, Oslo 0151, Norway
+47 22 82 25 25
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Zurich, Switzerland
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190 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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70 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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178 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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
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111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
Los Angeles, California
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377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I'm a sucker for historic restaurants no matter what the cost, that is sometimes. This is Norway and yes it is expensive but I wasn't about to pass up the oldest restaurant in the city where Munch the painter used to hang out. After reviewing the menu and walking in without reservations I told the hostess we would only be... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Cosy with more traditional atmosphere. We opted for the selection of Norway starter which would recommend as it's a great way to taste the local cuisine! ; we had the fish special which came with 6 sides!! And reindeer. The portions were large, so you definitely won't leave here hungry. Not for the budget conscious Really enjoyed the meal &... More 

Thank gibnamee
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210 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had a pleasant lunch joining a delegation from Myanmar. This is the right place to bring foreign guests for lunch if you want to show something old in Oslo..the restaurant was established in 1857, but the building is from 1680ies. The room we stayed in the second floor brought you back to ancient times. We got halibut for main meal... More 

Thank Gourmettrollet
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This is the season for the atlantic cod, Skrei, and when it comes to fish, Engebret Cafe is an excellent choice. We had the cod loin and artisan beer from Lofoten. The atmosphere at Engebret is really nice and service is what you should expect from a pricey restaurant like this. All in all a pleasant meal.

Thank Thoraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 37
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?