The restaurant

Guests enter the low corner building originating from the 1700's, Oslo's oldest restaurant, where staff and guests could celebrate Engebret Café'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.
Garden restaurant

Garden restaurant

In April we open our restaurant outside. The restaurant then increases in size. From 240 chairs inside to a total of about 340 .
This is a very well recommended place for your business dinner or lunch

For a sampling of traditional Norwegian cuisine, like medallions of reindeer in a sauce of port and raisins, head over to Engebret Café a quietly elegant restaurant set in a low-slung 17th-century building. If the weather is nice, grab one of the 30 or so outdoor tables, where the voices of the other patrons are softened by the sound of the bubbling fountain in the adjoining courtyard.

Guide to ... Oslo

November 20, 2011

Top of the town

Oslo's oldest restaurant, at which Ibsen, Grieg and others had regular tables, is Engebret Cafe (Bankplassen, 2282 2525,

Our one wine, Cuvee Engebret 2009

Our Wines

Cuveè Jubileum 150 år. Côtes du Rôhne 2009, from one of the best producers of wines from the Rôhne region,
Les Vignerons D`Estèzargues
We have a winlist with wines from all over the world, and many wines served by the glass
We also serve beer from many small Norwegian breweries, and we have a good selection of Norwegian Aquavit

Our Ballroom


Engebret Café has always been one of Oslo's most important meeting places for the nation's public figures, press, business leaders and private individuals.
We are carrying on that tradition, and showing our gratitude for the confidences shown in us over many decades by constantly developing our offerings to guests wanting to make important decisions, or to discuss business at the Engebret Café
The restaurant has over 240 seats, including 3 chambre sèparèe
Host your festivities at the Engebret Café

Our Menu

We are serving traditional Norwegian food, and our menus are following the seasons in Norway. We always have reindeer on the menu, all year.
In January is it fresh cod from the North of Norway, served the traditional way, we also have many others fish dishes on the menu.
In the springtime and summer we serve seafood and seafood platters, and asparagus, wild salmon
In the fall the Norwegian lamb and game meet is on the menu, and also fresh mushrooms.
In October we start serving our famous Lutefisk, and from November we have a lot Christmas dishes on the menu.

See our menu

Engebret Cafè

Våre åpningstider

Mandag til fredag
(kjøkkenet åpent til 21:30)
(kjøkkenet åpent til 21:30)
Monday to Friday
(kitchen open to 21:30)

(kitchen open to 21:30)


Engebret Café
Bankplassen 1 0151 Oslo
Telefon 22822525