Le Manala, Alsatian restaurant in Riquewihr 

Generous cooking for a restaurant in the heart of Alsace in Riquewihr

Le Manala is located in the centre of Riquewihr and welcomes all food-lovers (whether or not you are staying at the hotel). Reservations are strongly recommended.

Why Manala?

In our Alsatian dialect, a Manala is a little boy. It is also the name of a brioche shaped like a man that good children are given on St Nicholas’ day, the 6th of December.

Our Chef, Didier, cooks hearty, traditional dishes from the Alsace region. Simple and delicious food made from seasonal ingredients and Didier’s inspired cooking.

Don’t forget to try “choucroute verte ou Riquewihrienne”. This version of sauerkraut was created in 1996 by several chefs in the town and is Riquewihr’s very own local speciality. It owes its colour and unique flavour to the herbs used. Cabbage is cooked in a cream sauce made with ten fresh herbs. It is served with smoked duck and goose sausages and a white sausage with pistachios. As its name suggests, this dish is only cooked in Riquewihr.


Traditional Décor

With its vintage objects, warm-coloured walls and furniture, the restaurant of the Hotel Saint-Nicolas located in Riquewihr in Alsace is decorated in a traditional and welcoming style, just like its food.

The waiting staff are friendly and will do all they can to ensure you have a pleasant and convivial meal.

The restaurant in Riquewihr in Alsace is open for dinner, and occasionally for lunch, and booking is advised.

The hotel restaurant in Alsace in Riquewihr can also take group bookings (up to 70 people). Please contact Jennifer, our group-bookings co-ordinator, who will be delighted to answer your questions and send you our menus and all the information you need.

If you are feeling a little hungry or want to relax with family and friends, hotel guests can help themselves from the Honesty Bar in the old wine cellar.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 6:30 pm.*

Open at lunchtime, by prior reservation, for groups of twenty or more.

For guests of the 2 star hotel in Riquewihr, half-board is available including a buffet breakfast and dinner at Manala (excluding drinks) for €32 to €37 per person.*

*The menu is the chef’s choice and cannot be varied. Price varies according to season.

Our opening hours

Annual leave from 14th to 24th November. Re-opening on Thursday 25th November for dinner.

Open from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (final orders) 


Monday 10th January : Day off

Tuesday 11th January : Day off

Wednesday 12th January : closed at lunchtime / open in the evening from 6:30pm

Thursday 13th January : closed at lunchtime / open in the evening from 6:30pm

Friday 14th January : closed at lunchtime / open in the evening from 6:30pm

Saturday 15th January : closed at lunchtime / open in the evening from 6:30pm

Sunday 16th January : Day off and annual leave until 3rd February included


Our tasty and generous breakfast is served in a welcoming breakfast room, which is simply and beautifully decorated.

On the menu for a good start to the day is fresh local produce, with a large selection of cold meats and cheese, including the famous Munster.

You will also find a selection of pastries including the famous Kougelhopf and/or Manalas, and a variety of bread.

There is also a selection of dairy produce, compotes, cereal, eggs, fresh fruit, two types of jam, chocolate spread, orange or grapefruit juice and all sorts of hot drinks (coffee, tea, herbal teas, hot chocolate, etc.).

Please let us know in advance if you require gluten-free products.

Breakfast is served from 7.30 am until 10.00 am (times may vary in low season).