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Engebret Cafe

#27 of 1,131 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
11:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Darwin, Australia
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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672 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food in atmospheric and historic location with good choice of fish and meat and local dishes. Very good service.

Thank sdmmb
Hong Kong, China
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259 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Very traditional place, perhaps a bit stuffy, but we had a very enjoyable evening with good service and food and. The wine selection is also decent and not too pricey. The reindeer carpaccio and the whale meat were particularly tasty and portions are more than generous.

Thank Marco R
Halden, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very interesting place at Bankplassen with old interior. Best of all the good food. Tradisonal norwegian christmas disse server with wine and/or aquavit and beer. Reservations needed several months before visiting at christmas time. In summer also outside sitting.

Thank Leif Nicola B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is - allegedly - Oslo's oldest restaurant and one should visit as much for the history as the food. Full of character and fascinating photos and documents on the walls, Ask the staff to tell you something about the various rooms and what happened in them. And oh yes, the food - is pretty good too!

Thank idandb

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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$11 - US$37
Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?