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Hjemme hos Wenche

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Vesterveien 138, His 4817, Norway
+47 980 41 802
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London
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

What can you say, this a a special place to visit and eat, it was originally a mental hospital but now serves some really authentic seasonal food. Wrenches and her family are such friendly hosts this place is not to be missed. The food never stopped coming and was so fresh and local no one could eat anymore. Would highly... More 

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. We hope to see you back soon! Best regards, Lise, Hjemme hos Wenche More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Try the fish soup! Try the view! Try the service! And try chatting with Wenche! It's all recommended and you will enjoy your visit at "Home at Wenche's" for sure! We will revisit for sure!

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Thank Eivind M
LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your great words! Welcome back soon, Best regards Lise Bakke, Hjemme hos Wenche More 

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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent service, fantastic home made food, very Nice view by the river. Highly recommended by the local population.

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Welcome back at your next convenience, Best regards, Lise More 

Rendsburg, Germany
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

The place is situated at the isle of Hisøy close to Arendal city with evening sun. The kitchen are preparing tasty, short travelled and attracting food. I have been at Wenches several times, both with business and private occasions. I had both fish, spareribs and fillet, The food delicious and the service mostly good. The wine list is a bit... More 

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Welcome back at your next convenience, Best regards, Lise More 

Arendal, Norway
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

At Hjemme Hos Wenche on the isle of Hisøy just outside the city of Arendal you are welcomed like royals, or even better - friends! This is a family driven restaurant where the food comes from local farmers and producers and is prepared with love and tastes delicious. Spent a lovely evening there yesterday with approximately 80 others. In summer... More 

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Thank ChristinaArendal
LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It was a pleasure having you all joining us in the kitchen and enjoying great food. Welcome back at your next convenience, Best regards, Lise More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Wenche - this is great! A hidden gem along Nidelva, fantastic place, interesting and multifunctional - romantic and amazing views. The food is among the best along this coastline. Well done!

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Welcome back, best regards, Lise More 

Oslo
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of my favorite places. I go here every summer with my family: Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. I recommend this restaurant to all

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback! We hope to wish you back soon. Best regards, Lise More 

Cape Town
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The place is situated at the river with evening sun. Wenche and her team are preparing tasty, short travelled and attracting food. We had tapas, which were delightful. Service is very good. The wine list could be upgraded.

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you back soon! Best regards, Lise, Hjemme hos Wenche More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice food! Choose the fish! #theluxurylife The service is a bit slow and confusing so do not be in a hurry. Drink som wine and enjoy the beautiful view!

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Lise, Hjemme hos Wenche More 

Arendal, Norway
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

At Wenche's - or in Norwegian "Hjemme hos Wenche" - is probably the best restaurant in the Arendal area. Where else can you get an exquisite meal, at the waters's edge, prepared by wonderful cooks, and served by knowledgeable and smiling waitresses. Even with a panoramic view of tonight's lightning and thunder. We are just back from a lovely experience,... More 

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LiseArendal, Salgssjef at Hjemme hos Wenche, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this great review! It was a pleasure having you and your wife at our restaurant. We look forward to your next visit, Best regards, Lise More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Cuisine
European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vesterveien 138, His 4817, Norway
  • Location: Europe  >  Norway  >  Southern Norway  >  Aust-Agder  >  His
  • Phone Number: +47 980 41 802
Description
Looking for a wonderful meal? We have both set menues and ala carte menues suitable for everyone. Local produce is essential in all our cooking, and we are more than happy to tell you the story of every ingredient. Beautiful surroundings, peaceful and enjoyable gardens by the waterside of "Nidelva". Take a walk in the garden before or after your meal, enjoy a glass of sparkeling as the sun goes down, or maybe one of the beers from our local brewery "Nøgne Ø". Come by boat, car or horse if you wish!We are open regardless of the weather as we have seeting inside and outside. Open everyday in from 30th of June until 28th of July. Open all year around for pre booked parties.

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