Heini am Stau, a restaurant on the river Hunte

Rating: ***

Price performance: ok

 

Heini am Stau’ is located on a former industrial site in Oldenburg’s harbour, near the rolling bascule railway bridge. The restAnnaHunte_20160622_202243_HDRaurant and terrace offer views over the Hunte river and one of Lower Saxony’s busiest river ports. However, the area is rapidly turning residential and upmarket. ‘Heini am Stau’ replaces the former upmarket eco / slow-food restaurant ‘Anna Hunte’, which operated at this site from 2011 to 2016 and is much missed.

 

Service

On Thursday lunch, the two young waiters who attended us were polite, though at times a bit slow and confused.

 

Food

‘Heini am Stau’ scores with a large range of ales and beers, where ‘Anna Hunte’ used to attract custom with fresh, organic produce. The food is tasty but unexciting and not much different from the usual offering in Oldenburg.

 

Coffee

Unfortunately ‘Heini am Stau’ uses UHT milk for their Caffè Latte, which is in line with the restaurant’s food and for which I subtract a point.

 

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Interior at Heini am Stau

Ambient

The modern interiors, large windows and views over the river make visits to this restaurant special. The place looks clean, modern and well maintained.

 

Price performance

Prices at Oldenburg’s restaurants tend to be fairly reasonable and so they are at ‘Heini am Stau’. For four light lunches and some soft drinks and coffee with two desserts we paid €52.40.
I may return to Heini’s terrace on a warm summer evening.

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