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£11 - £24
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European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 8 November 2019

We were in a party of four and we all decided on the five course with a regular wine package. (You may choose a more exclusive wine package if you like). The dishes and most of the wines were tasty. The dessert was too sweet...for my liking. What was disappointing was the attitude of the waiter/sommelier who seemed to assume that his customers didn´t know their wines. His attitude was disappointing to us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

The food and service from all the staff at Jacob & Gabriel is excellent! The food was exquisite! We had 5 amazing courses on the evening of Tuesday 7th May 2019, cooked by the Head Chef Jacob, who brought out our dishes, explaining each element...on our plate. Our Head wine waiter was extremely knowledgeable & friendly, as were all the staff. This has got to be the best meal we’ve ever had & we can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough! A real Gem in Norway (get there if you can).More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019

Had a nice evening with good friends. This restaurant is well knowen in the city for a good spesial meal. But here is a but..... Small plates with not so much food. They serve 2 main dishes one duck and one fish..... We ordered 5...dishes to nearly 700 nok. The food was nice to look at and tasted ok. If u are out for a quick bite u dont go here. Are u in for a romantic dinner this is a place to go. I just say been there done that......More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Have been here a few times with friends and family, always a great experience. The food tastes as great as it looks. But it is a bit expensive, but worth the money and they always have deals going!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I ordered a three-course-dinner (chef's recommendation, consisting of spawning cod, deer fillet (or was it entrecôte - the waiter couldn't decide), and sea-buckthorn sherbet with a slightly liquorice-tasting fromage and meringue). The cod was good, although a bit overdone. The dessert was a real treat,...very elegant and tasty. But the main really let me down. The portion itself was ridiculously small (please see attached picture), also when a small bowl of mash was served along with it. There were two pieces of meat. The smaller was dry. The larger had a burnt taste, and had a tough surface, was hard to cut, and quite chewy. Absolutely not what one would expect from a cuisine. I made a complaint, and the waiter - a nice young man - got me some other meat as a compensation - some fillet roasted whole, sliced. Not very impressing, but at least chewable. We can all have a bad day at work. This chef had one. Apart from the dessert.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Was a good surprise to visit the new locality for this restaurant in Skien. They Are Now a part of Arkaden shopping center in the midle of the city. Even if early in the week it was full booked and for sure the tasting gourmet...Food They serve has become well known in the era. The combination of excellent cooking with fair prices will ensure its vice to book a table for a pleasant time out!More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had an exellent evening at Jacob og Gabriel. We ordered 5 dishes with wines, which was a success. We were introduced to several wonderful dishes, with suitable wines. The prices this march are great. My favourite place to dine in Skien!

Date of visit: March 2017
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sondre_moland, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Mette Thank you so much for your great review of our restaurant! I'm very happy to hear you were pleased with the wines, food served and, of course, the prices ;) Hope to see you again soon! Sondre

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had the plessure of booking Jacob & Gabriel - Folkegourmet for a party of 40 people. We got served a three course meal, which was a plessure from start to finish. I would recommend this resturant to anyone that are planing a big dinner...in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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sondre_moland, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi Sten Trygve Thank you for your great review. I'm very happy to hear you and your party was happy with your visit, and thank you again for your recommendation. We have experience with everything from single diners to parties of over 100 people, so...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Excellent food, well composed menu. The wines are expensive, what is quite normal in Norway. The service very friendly and not disturbing.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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sondre_moland, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Hi bm6939 Thank you so much for your kind words, and for nominating us as the best restaurant in Telemark! What an honour! I'm glad you enjoyed our food and service. We try to keep the prices of our wines as low as we can...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016

Had an excellent 4cours meal,with just the right wines to each meal. The staff were welcoming,friendly and with a lot of knowledge about food and wine. Cozy atmosphere. The best restaurant in Skien !More

Date of visit: December 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hello Alsrun. Thank you for your very kind review of our restaurant! I`m glad the food and the wine menu hit the spot ;) Our waiters take a lot of pride in matching the right wines to every meal when a new menu is set...More

Reviewed 25 November 2016

The Place has a very cosy and warm interiour. The food is very tasty, the staff can give good advice concerning appropriate beverage. There are course-menues available and of course a la carte.More

Date of visit: November 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi Jresare. Thank you for a great review. I`m very happy you had such a great experience with us. We take great pride in having skilled front of house that know the wines and the food in and out. So happy that we have succeeded...More

Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent food and service, and the small dishes of surprise that was given to the table without ordering from the meny. Awesome. Thank you.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi Ingeborg Thank you for the great review, and very kind words about both our food and service. We try to always suprise with small extra dishes or other twists and turns, so your visit here will never be boring or predictable. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 21 October 2016

At last we took time to visit this fantastically renowned restaurant - a rare place to find outside the larger cities in Norway. And we were certainly treated with some absolutely mouth-orgasmic treats that kept rolling out of the kitchen :-) This is a real...gem for all those who treasure really well composed dishes and exeptional tastes. And all at a very nice price too I must add! Great chef, great head waiter, great service :-) Do make an effort to eat here, you will leave the place with a smile :-)More

Date of visit: October 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi Morten! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. Mouth-orgasmic must be one of the best words to describe food! Glad we could deliver ;) Also happy we could prove that it`s possible to deliver great food and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great food, with amazing tastes from local produce. Our waitress was very friendly and informative with great pairing of wines with each course. Well worth a visit when in Skien

Date of visit: September 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Hi NDR28 Thank you for the great review of our restaurant. I`m very pleased you were happy with the food and drink, and recieved great service when you were here. Hope to see you again the next time you are in the area. Regards Sondre

Reviewed 4 September 2016

Excellent food, great variation of meals, nice ambiance and good service. If you're in the city, you should definitely visit!

Date of visit: August 2016
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sondre_moland, Kundeansvarlig at Jacob & Gabriel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hello Thank you for taking the time to write such a good review of our restaurant. It is much appretiated, and what we love to hear. I hope to see you again soon Have a lovely weekend Sondre Moland

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5