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Engebret Cafe

#24 of 1,198 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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“fish” (29 reviews)
“beetroot soup” (4 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 3 September 2017 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 26 August 2017

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 24 August 2017

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 17 August 2017

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 16 August 2017

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 15 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
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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

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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$39
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, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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