Like the landscape - like the gastronomy!

Culinary delights in the old lock-keeper's house

Restaurant "Deichgraf"

Our restaurant “Deichgraf” with 100 seats is located in the former lock-keeper’s house built in 1833 directly at the Nordsee-Hotel Arlau-Schleuse. In addition to the extensive view, a spacious terrace, right next to the river Arlau, awaits you upon good weather.

Enjoy, as a hotel guest or as a restaurant guest, our North Sea region also culinary and let our chef and his team cosset you with specialties from the regional cuisine. Whether fresh fish, shrimps, smoked specialties, North Frisian lamb dishes – our dishes are regionally and seasonally inspired.

Variety for every taste – as distinctive as the surroundings. Of course, vegetarian dishes and excursions into international cuisine are also available.


half board for
hotel guests

Our feel-good cuisine for your holiday: As a hotel guest, you have the option of booking an evening 3-course menu in our restaurant “Deichgraf” as part of your half-board service.

Enjoy a soup as a starter, choose your main course from two dishes and end the evening on a sweet note with a dessert. Regional and simply good.

You can either book our half-board service for €29 per person and night  online for your entire stay or at reception for individual days.

Here's to you!

Regional and fresh.
Simply delicious.

Treat yourself – and your guests – to a culinary break with conviviality. Our cuisine is as fresh and distinctive as the landscape around the river Arlau.

Whether you are a hotel guest or restaurant guest, here you will find the proper meal for every appetite, we offer dishes for every taste – from light to hearty. You can get a first impression of our cuisine from our menu card.

Tip: Give away a restaurant-voucher to your loved ones!

We kindly ask you to not take your dog into the restaurant. Dogs are welcome on the terrace.
A tasty summerdelight

Huge BBQ buffet on our terrace

The Nordsee-Hotel Arlau-Schleuse with its restaurant “Deichgraf” offers an extensive outdoor area including a barbecue area where our restaurant team organises barbecue evenings for hotel and restaurant guests on Tuesdays from May to September.

Enjoy juicy meat dishes straight from the grill, grilled vegetables, fresh salads and spicy sauces on our spacious terrace in a cosy atmosphere and enjoy the beautiful view of the river Arlau.

Tip: Give away a voucher for our barbecue evening to your loved ones!

Every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm (May until September)

  • on our spacious terrace next to the river Arlau (or in the conservatory)
  • barbecue buffet to eat your fill: meat & sausages, vegetables, salads, bread, sauces and desserts
  • 29,90 € per person

We kindly request your table reservations by phone!

Welcome to the restaurant "Deichgraf"

Opening hours
Restaurant "Deichgraf"

  • Monday: closing day (just opened for hotel guests)
  • Tuesday: barbecue buffet 6:30 to 8:00 pm (no restaurant service)
  • Wednesday: closing day (just opened for hotel guests)
  • Thursday to Sunday: open from 5:30 pm (kitchen open until 9:00 pm)

We kindly request your table reservation by phone!

We are looking forward to receiving your table reservation by phone.
Currently we do not offer facilities for events and celebrations. We kindly ask you to not take your dog into the restaurant. Dogs are welcome on the terrace.
Café and terrace directly by the river Arlau

Our café with spacious terrace
directly by the river Arlau

Sweet or rather hearty? In our café we offer a selection of cakes, waffles and ice cream as well as hearty snacks – and all of this right next to the river Arlau on our spacious outdoor terrace.

In the winter months, you can enjoy our sweets and hearty treats in our cosy parlors in the afternoon

Opening Hours Café

Our café opens daily from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Dogs are welcome on the terrace.
Northern German way of life

Into the "good parlour"...

… is what the Frisians used to say once on special occasions.

Your visit at ours is undoubtly something very special for us. Whether a Frisian tea, a Pharisee or a freshly tapped beer – enjoy cosy hours in our “good parlours”.

Discover North Frisian cosiness:

  • Friesenstube (with tiled stove)
  • Arlaustube
  • Stormstube

We kindly request your table reservations by phone!

We are looking forward to receiving your table reservation by phone.

Register now for our "Flaschenpost"!

If you wish, we will inform you on a regular basis about freshly caught offers, news and promotions around the Nordsee-Hotel Arlau Schleuse in the beautiful Hattstedtermarsch. Register now for our message in a bottle and always stay up to date.

Jetzt für unsere „Flaschenpost“ anmelden!

Register now for our "Bottle Message"!

Jetzt neu: Unser kulinarischer Kalender

Kommen Sie mit auf eine kulinarische Reise durch das Jahr mit vielen saisonalen und regionalen Köstlichkeiten.

Ob bei sommerlichen Temperaturen auf unserer großen Terrasse direkt an der Arlau oder bei friesischem Schietwetter in unseren gemütlichen Stuben – genießen Sie eine kleine Auszeit inmitten der Natur.