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Restaurant 1718

Sit together with friends,enjoy the savoir-vivre of the restaurant
have a good time together.

With the popular bouillabaisse 1718, the fine fish dishes or the dessert tarte tatin
On the menu, head chef Lars Wolf sets distinctive Francophile accents.

The new and expanded wine list is completely different: it focuses on the Palatinate and the wineries around
and the wineries around Deidesheim, but also looks beyond the region and features numerous exquisite national and international wines in its portfolio.

For both the fireplace room and the fountain room, the light-flooded interior in
Characteristic black and white. While the stylish combination of baroque elements and modern furnishings in the rooms creates a cozy feeling of comfort,
in summer, a seat on the terrace with a wonderful view of
idyllic inner courtyard and park.

By the way… The name – the year 1718 – goes back to the founding father of the now neighboring winery Geh. Council Dr. von Bassermann-Jordan back. In the same year, Peter Jordan, originally from France, acquired the first vineyards in Deidesheim and his descendants later acquired the Ketschauer Hof estate with the manor house.

The love of pleasure and wine as well as the close connection to France
seem to have been part of Restaurant 1718’s DNA from the very beginning.

Opening hours

Thu – Sat | 18-23 h
last seating 8.30 pm

Sun | 12-15 h & 18-23 h
last seating 2 p.m. or 8.30 p.m.

Mon – Wed | Days off

Dogs are welcome in the restaurant
Only events with a buffet are excluded.

Special opening/rest periods 2024

January 1 – 14. February 2024 | Company vacations
August 26 – September 10, 2024 | Company vacations

E-charging stations
Charging stations for your electric vehicle are available in our hotel parking lot – 50 cents per kWh.

With the popular bouillabaisse 1718the fine fish dishes or the dessert   tarte tatin on the menu, chef de cuisine Lars Wolf sets   distinctive francophile accents.  

The new and expanded  wine list focuses on the Palatinate and the wineries and the wineries of the region around Deidesheim region.


There is no doubt that his time at the Poisson restaurant in Cologne left its mark on him: It was there that the foundations for his passion for French cuisine were laid and it was certainly there that his professional expertise in fish came from.



Julian Berkhemer

Julian Berkhemer

acting restaurant manager

…works as a restaurant manager in the RIVA restaurant and is currently acting head of Service 1718. In addition to his role in operational service, he sees himself as the first point of contact for his team. He coordinates the services, the people and everything around them, preferably after 10 o’clock.

His passion is not his job, but above all his son.
And when he does find time for himself, it’s for building blocks, audio books and computer games.

I love my job, the daily challenge and the people in my team.

Horia-Sorin Hancu

Restaurant manager

Presentation follows 🙂


Torben Kühn

Torben Kühn

Demi Chef of the rank

…came to our company via a recommendation and has been with us since November 2023. He currently supports both the RIVA restaurant and the 1718 restaurant. “However, he fell head over heels in love with Restaurant 1718. Why? Because of the French dishes, because of the special interior design…

In his free time, he likes to spend time with his girlfriend and the two of them enjoy ice skating. However, he can also get something good out of cozy evenings with friends while gaming and enjoying a good glass of wine.

I'm excited to see what awaits me here and I'm really looking forward to my job at Restaurant 1718.

Marc Schulz

Marc Schulz

Temporary service

…has been working for the company for over 3 years as a temporary student assistant and has become indispensable for us at events and when there are bottlenecks in the restaurants.
We can currently look forward to his cooperation until he starts his studies in the medium term.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, partying with friends and going out to eat together. Just a man of pleasure! 🙂

Why have I been here for so long? I like the team and the spirit here!


Lars Wolf

Lars Wolf

Kitchen Director

…has been part of the company since 2017 and is one of the reliable “veterans”. As a father of three, he seems to love the hustle and bustle.
At the GmbH , he not only runs the kitchens of the 1718 and RIVA restaurants. On top of that, he has the catering division under him, i.e. weddings, birthdays and other events.
festive occasions –  inside and outside.  
A professional all along the line!

Tell me what there is to celebrate and I cook for your guests!

David Hamburger

David Hamburger


…has been a loyal constant in the kitchen team since May 2020 and is the right-hand woman to Kitchen Director Lars Wolf. Simply someone you can rely on!
When the sous-chef isn’t stirring the pots at 1718….

I love the French touch in the 1718.

Pha Waffenschmidt

Praphawadee Waffenschmidt


…the fun-loving Thai has been washing everything she can get her hands on since 2009.
You can count on them for big festivities. “Pha is a machine,” her team colleagues from the kitchen say affectionately about her.
She collects her annual vacation and prefers to spend a few weeks at a time in Thailand – a big reunion with family and friends every year!

I've been here for so long. This much is clear: I'm staying here until I retire.