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Jacob & Gabriel - Folkegourmet

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International, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
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Langbrygga 5A, Skien 3723 , Norway
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good experience

This is probably the best restaurant in the Skien/Porsgrunn area and offers very good food and nice service. The menu offers an excellent choice of local food, it is well presented and the taste is good. Very recommendable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Skien, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is good, staff very friendly, premises are rustic, but pricewise it is way above what is comfortable.

Thank zimbob2014
Skien, Norway
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

They call themselves a gourmet restaurant, but adds the prefix folk- to make it less snobbish. The food is all right, the presentation of the meals are a bit annoying, and sometimes unwillingly humorous. I guess the waiters are so obsessed of making the presentation thinking this is the gourmet-part, they absolutely forgets to be discrete and to have attention... More 

Thank Jeanette H
sondre_moland, Guest Relations Manager at Jacob & Gabriel - Folkegourmet, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the detailed feedback to us. We added the prefix folke- to communicate that here you can come as you are, suit or ripped jeans, and get good food with a casual ambiance. I'm going to present your feedback both to the chefs and the waiters. Discretion and being aware of what happens at the table is... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Great food , atmosphere , service. High level class. The restaurant is based in an old building port. Offers a top quality seasonal products and fine wines and regional beers. a'la carte menu or 3/5/7 course of sesonal menu

Thank Mateusz W
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

If You want to spoil to yourself mood in birthday, then please you need to visit this restaurant. Today we regretted about it. We wanted to order a dessert, and to us refused, having referred that all tables are occupied. Did not apologize as it do in such cases. Simply banished, as teenagers. At that time 10% of places at... More 

Thank Irina S
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135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is probably the best restaurant in the Skien/Porsgrunn area and offers very good food and nice service. The menu offers an excellent choice of local food, it is well presented and the taste is good. Very recommendable.

Thank DonPedroSkien
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Locally grown food - creative dishes, variation in the menu. This restaurant has a lot to offer. The five stars go to the comprehensive beer menu paired to amazing food.

Thank Hans Olav E
Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was reviewed well for the most part on Trip Adviser, and the food was good, justifying the prices charged. The decor and ambience are also quite nice. We were having a lovely experience right up until the time we were ready to pay the check and leave. We were finished with our dessert and coffee and basically were... More 

Thank Carla C
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

really good food, the menu is limited with 3-4 main dishes but they all are very good. i would recommend set menu so you can try a few different things.

Thank gokyel
Skien, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had Norwegian " Pinnekjøtt"", and steak. The food was very good, and the atmosphere just the same!!

Thank 759321
Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food beautifully presented in a warm and cozy structure with old wooden floors and English menus and staff willing to answer questions. Good selection of wine and very tasty deserts

Thank bevf4967

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Langbrygga 5A, Skien 3723, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Eastern Norway  >  Telemark  >  Skien Municipality  >  Skien
  • Phone Number: 35707291

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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