On our mini trip to Hamburg, we had the chance of dining very nicely with our friends in the proximity of our hotel. All because of our friends’ expertise on the Uhlenhorst area.
Our first dinner was at Gusto Fino – I adore Italian food and you won’t go wrong with this one – it was my favourite of the three Uhlenhorst restaurants we dined at. Gusto Fino is a cosy basement restaurant with considerate service. You will also find it in the Michelin Guide. The truffle pasta was creamy and tasty. And what made me very happy was that the panna cotta was perfect!
On the weekend we had breakfast at the beautiful Literaturhauscafe. This restaurants serves food from breakfast to dinner on all days except Monday. We had the Astrid Lindgren menu for two. The menu gives you the option of having a glass of prosecco or orange juice. The food is set on a three tiered afternoon tea tray and I guarantee that you will not go hungry. In addition to the tray filled with goodies you will get different kinds of breads, scrambled eggs and bacon! If you feel that Astrid Lindgren is just too much, you might opt to go for Mark Twain or maybe even Ernest Hemingway. The breakfast was perfect but the service was lacking, as orders were forgotten and mixed up. Nevertheless, I would go for another visit if in the area because of the unique setting.
Our second dinner was at a German restaurant Uhlenhorster Weinstube. The restaurant specialises in many different kinds of tarte flambés, i.e. flammkuchen. Flammkuchen is a pizza-like dish – with a crispy base and no tomato sauce. It’s worth tasting if you’ve never tried one before. And of course you will find many different wines and beers here. You should make a point of experiencing such a traditional German restaurant on your Hamburg visit.
It is recommended that you reserve a table well in advance, as these restaurants are all very busy and popular.