Before you reserve a table in a restaurant, you will probably want to see what the place looks like. You will want to see the location of a restaurant, see the online menu and maybe even meet chefs who work there.
That’s why it is important that every restaurant has the best website as possible. Just because of a design or a simple website feature, you can get or lose a customer.
When you work with WordPress, things get much easier – you will simply need one of the themes listed in this article, modify it a bit, and you’ll have one of the best WordPress websites for your restaurant.
Who doesn’t love grill? Besides the tasty name, this theme will wow you on the first sight. The demo itself looks stunning with its big slider and parallax effect which goes through the entire site. Grill isn’t just beautiful; it features great applications which extend your business online in a matter of seconds after you install them. Manage table bookings, set complex schedules and make everything as automated as possible. You can even set reminders and the plugin will automatically notify customers about their bookings. The theme comes with integrated page builder which will allow you to create you own custom pages just by using drag & drop technique. Of course, Grill features a special food menu builder. Check the entire features site and take a look at the beautiful demo to see what we are talking about.
- Custom frontpage composer
- Food menu builder
- Table bookings app
White Rock can make your restaurant look even more appealing. It is responsive and ready for high-resolution retina displays like the ones found on new Apple products. While the theme will let you show your most beautiful pictures of the restaurant on the slider, a maybe more important thing is a multiple custom menu where you can show… well, your menu with separated Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert meals. White Rock is highly customizable and will let you change its every color just by using a simple color picker in the admin area. You can let visitors rate your food and menus. There is a special category made for listings, and there must-have widgets which will let you show your location, working hours and contact information. Check out the demo site and see why this theme has sold in over 3000 copies.
- Multiple menus
- Custom widgets
- Highly customizable
This premium responsive theme is a great choice for your restaurant or any site dedicated to food recipes. It comes with a special module which makes it easy to create and manage recipes. Layer Slider will take care of your articles in the carousel on your homepage while gallery and sidebar managers will help you deal with pictures and widgets you can place on your site. Forkbite comes with eight preset color schemes but it features a neat builder with which you can change everything in a matter of minutes. Check out the demo site to see what this theme can offer.
- Recipe manager
- 8 preset color schemes + unlimited color options
- Powerful theme options and Page Builder
The Restaurant is another premium WordPress theme ready to show the best from your restaurant. The theme is highly customizable which means you can easily change the layout, colors and design the site however you want it. With sliding menu card, you can create stunning menus and split your food into categories for easier browsing. This card will make your visitors feel like they’re going through a paper menu card and it will definitely look good. With cart66 plugin support, The Restaurant theme is ready to receive payments and it lets you deal with takeaways for example. Check out the special demo site with takeaway menu ready for online payment. (http://therestaurant.redfactory.nl/shop/ )
- Sliding menu card
- Highly customizable
- eCommerce support with cart66 plugin
This responsive and retina ready theme could be a great one for your restaurant, bar or a bistro. The welcoming page will present you the best photos of your place and/or food provided by a huge full-screen HTML 5 slider. There are limitless color options and you can finish customizing design by choosing from restaurant specific icons. There are custom layouts ready for presenting menus, organizing events, making reservations and contacts. You can create standard menu bar or make it sticky so the menu will follow a user while scrolling down the page. Mega menu is also available if you need to put more information in your navigation. Check out the feature page to see everything you can get from the admin menu and you can even try out the entire theme for free on the site.
- Limitless color options
- Custom layouts
- Mega menu
Dine and Drink
Dine and Drink is another WordPress theme designed exclusively for restaurants, bars, bakeries, etc. The theme is responsive and very customizable. That means you can choose from 5 different layouts to begin with and there are 6 color schemes ready to be installed in just one click. If you want more customization options, you can play with layout elements and colors by yourself and create a unique looking theme. Dine and Drink comes with image uploader for header and background, there are three food menu styles, icons, and much, much more. See everything this theme can offer you including images for all the styles and links to websites which have already installed Dine and Drink and have customized its look.
- Different menu styles
- 5 preset layouts and 6 color schemes
- Pricing and badge icons
Bistro stands out by adding a full booking application (https://vimeo.com/58167325) which will help you manage reservations for you restaurant, bistro or any other food related business you might run. There are extra specials, events and promotion managers which will help you run your business. Combinations of these plugins extend your website into something much more than a simple presentation. Bistro is responsive and it will also let you create food menus, galleries, show your team members and contact information. You can add a WooCommerce plugin to this theme if you want to sell food online or have other items which you need to sell.
- Booking manager
- Specials, events and promotions manager
- Special food menus
Smart Food is another great premium WordPress theme made with restaurant owners in mind. It supports WP restaurant manager plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-restaurant-manager/) which gives you tons of features every restaurant manager needs – from booking reservations and nutrition information to customizing e-mail notifications. The theme also goes great with The Events Calendar plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-events-calendar/). With responsive layout, intuitive page builder and skin customizer, you can easily design your website the way you want it and make a visit to your web page a pleasant experience which will make the visitor want to come to your restaurant and try the food you’re serving.
- Support for free WP restaurant manager plugin
- Support for Events Calendar plugin
- Skin customizer
This modern WordPress theme comes with three layouts to choose from – restaurant, coffee shop, and cake bakery. It has widgetized homepage which means you can easily change it to suit your needs from the admin panel and add or remove things you need or don’t want to be shown on the homepage. Frattini is built with Twitter Bootstrap; it is very customizable and has unlimited color options. Probably the first thing you will notice when you load the theme is a beautiful slider where you can show your most impressive photographs and lure a visitor into your restaurant.
- Widgetized homepage
- 3 layouts and unlimited colors
- Built on Twitter Bootstrap
This elegant theme is flexible and ready for any screen size. It features 3 different layouts to start from; you can choose one-page option which is getting more and more popular and there are two kinds of multipage layouts. Customizing the theme will be a piece of cake (especially if you’re choosing this theme for a cake bakery) because it uses Visual composer. That beautiful transition effects over the picture are courtesy of Revolution slider which will transform your homepage into a stunner. There is a special module ready to take reservations from your visitors; make sure to check some meals as signature ones to attract more people. You can also tell a nice story about the history of your place. Want to sell food online? Don’t worry; WooCommerce plugin will take care of everything.
- One page, light or full multipage
- Features Visual composer and Revolution slider included
- Reservation section
Liesel is a premium theme best used for small fast food restaurants, diners, and bakeries. You can choose from full width, boxed and framed layout. It features a great flip card menu with animation effects which will make your visitors think they’re browsing through a real menu. You can easily customize the menu and add or remove items as you want. Liesel comes with a great landing page plugin so you don’t have to think about that, too. Visual Composer will help you build pages without any coding knowledge. The theme comes packed with Revolution slider, and there is a special Event manager with calendar built in, and much, much more. WooCommerce plugin is supported so you don’t have to worry about selling food online.
- Full-width, boxed and framed layout
- Landing page plugin included
- Event calendar plugin
This modern theme could be a great feature of your restaurant. It is responsive, retina ready and created with modern technology so you can be sure it will look good on any screen size. Colette comes with a great variety of customization options and will allow you to change everything you need to make the layout ready for your needs. The theme will let you easily create menus with your food in them, and when it comes to reservations, you can do everything from the admin area. With a special page builder, be ready to customize your page and post layouts, create events with the integrated manager, put galleries in your site, and much, much more.
- Reservations manager
- Numberless customization options and colors
- Analytics integration
With its fully responsive design, Steak House offers a great variety of layout options. You can start by choosing one of five prebuilt layouts or use a WordPress Theme Customizer to create a personal website which will complement your restaurant. Change header images, colors and much more with live preview. Besides the homepage where you can present plenty of information, there are several specially designed pages for reservations, menus, contact and much more. Take a look at demo site but be careful because you might go hungry after seeing all food pictures presented in the demo.
- WordPress Theme Customizer
- Complete feature list
- Online reservation module