In the last few years it has become the norm for people to check out the websites of restaurants and cafes before visiting. It is therefore imperative that restaurant managers or small café owners create a stylish and professional online presence if they want to gain more customers.
Whilst it used to be the case that creating a restaurant website meant hiring developers, spending a load of money and constantly having to ask for tech support to update online menus, things are very different thanks to wordpress restaurant themes. The low cost and relative simplicity of setting up an attention grabbing site using these awesome restaurant website templates means that in addition to advertising your address with an integrated google map, you can now promote your restaurants image, decor, menus and events easily and quickly with minimal technical skill.
This means that smaller businesses in the food & hospitality trade can now compete with the larger establishments with clever online marketing and social media campaigns. A well-designed restaurant website is a necessity now and it likely to have a far higher ROI for your cafe or restaurant than doing a radio or TV commercial.
What ever size of restaurant you are, you can create your dream site with WordPress. Below, you’ll find a selection of the current best of class themes for Restauranteurs. These themes are well-made and has lots of features related to the promotion of restaurants. These WordPress templates are inexpensive. They do not require any advanced knowledge in web development. Choose any of these themes and your business will grow exponentially.
If you are looking for some design inspiration check out our article on beautiful restaurant websites using big photography.
Updated: January 2014
The third theme released from Theme of The Crop whose previous 2 creations are on this list. They are focus on only producing wordpress themes for food and drink related businesses so you can be sure to get all the functionality you need to make online bookings, show your menu with style, display reviews and show off your venue.
A beautiful restaurant theme which uses big photography and lots of very useful addons to enable businesses to take reservations and change menus with ease. It is optimised for speed and also mobile ready for the increasing number of people looking for places to eat on their smart phones.
This is another great restaurant theme deigned by Nate Wright at Theme of the Crop. The theme deserves plaudits due to all the thought that has gone into designing and developing all the features that a restaurant website may require such as an intuitive and attractive booking form, easy to edit menu options, integrated maps, review section and contact form. The responsive layout ensures that the site, and most importantly the reservation form, looks great on mobile devices.
Foodilicious is a highly customizable responsive WordPress template with a custom control panel, localization (multilingual) support, gallery, blog layout and much more. It is best suited for restaurants, cafes and eateries. Once you activate the theme, the theme auto-populates the demo data which includes sample products, categories and the basic settings. As a result, you can quickly edit the items and remove unnecessary ones to design your site.
Restaurant is an elegant responsive WordPress theme for restaurants and catering services. The ‘event manager’ and ‘reservation system’ are the two unique features of this theme. The Restaurant theme includes everything a website in the food industry will need!
iCook is a minimalistic and clean responsive WordPress template, built exclusively for culinary purposes – be it restaurants, cafes or the good old food blogs.
Cafe Lounge is a clean and simple responsive WordPress theme that offers a wide array of customization to style your food website. Be it different color palates, image sliders or a one-click installation – it has it all. The Cafe Lounge theme also supports high resolution displays, better known as a “Retina ready” WordPress theme.
Healthy Living is a clean and modern responsive WordPress template. It is built for restaurants, culinary websites and cafes. With its laid back modern design and beautiful typography this theme gives your content deserved spotlight and draws the readers right in. Its features includes different page templates, post formats and custom header image to expand the customizing options and much more.
Cafe Cultura Restaurant WordPress Theme
This is the first responsive premium theme by Theme of the Crop and it is an impressive debut. A lot of thought has been put into what cafes and restaurants may need on their website so they have integrated well designed templates for customer reviews, front-page promotions, team member snapshots, event management and contact forms. They have also have developed a food and drink plugin which will work on this theme or others. Definitely worth a look.
Forked Restaurant WordPress Theme
Forked wordpress theme really is well thought through and specifically tailored to restaurants, bistros, bars and cafe owners. What sets it apart are all the extra features it has built in. Many other restaurant website templates have some but not all of these features. It has integrated a fully functional table reservation system (not just a from), a menu manager than can do date based specials, an events calendar and of course google maps integrated so customers can find it. The documentation is great and there are even a set of support videos to help you site up an running in no time.
Delizioso Restaurant Theme
Delizioso is a responsive restaurant theme built with with a good understanding of the catering business. It has international localization functionality built in and a whole host of options to edit the menus (food and website), images and layout from within the admin area. This theme has a look and feel to it that is more geared more towards restaurants rather than smaller establishments, in our view. It’s very simple to setup and comes with its own admin panel where you can control the look and feel you want, custom page templates, custom backgrounds, unlimited fonts and is fully responsive.
Verona Restaurant WordPress Theme
Verona Restaurant WordPress theme is a great looking theme built by SuitsThemes. It was originally created in July 2013 but the recent update on 23rd November has added even more features to its already impressive list. It now has more responsive features that will adapt well to mobile devices (i.e. vimeo,youtube, lightbox images) and it is also now retina ready. The theme itself and ideal for cafe’s or coffee loving restaurants due to its cool specialised coffee category menu. This responsive theme is ideal for coffee shops and bistros. Verona comes with a free Layer Slider and Isotope jQuery Plugin. It allows creation of coffee categories and customization of each coffee menu page layout.
My Restaurant Theme
These are a group of restaurant themes that have a range of style available including classic, modern, asian and country (shown above). The themes have loads of functionality built in including online ordering, coupon codes, menus, reservation system, event management. The look and style can also be easily customised. It is a more expensive than the other themes in the list ($34 per month) but this is due to all the extra functionality that is built in.
Foxy is a unique and attention grabbing WordPress theme that could make any restaurant stand out on the web. You can tailor the site with food menus and service sections with animated screen loading. The background image section is designed to work on mobile devices so there’s no need for a mobile only background as the full-size background images work perfectly. For the food, staff and services sections, you can specify a background image for each group. So, on your burger page, you can have an image of a cheeseburger and on your appetizer page, a nice photo of your wings.
Social media links for 15 networks, Google fonts and built in support for WooCommerce. You can make impression with this responsive design whilst providing content in a visually appealing and useful set out.
Coffee Shop is a responsive WordPress theme that’s perfect for cafes and small restaurants. It supports custom menu post type, events post type, and staff post types. Coffee Shop allows custom template for Menu, Staff, and Events. This theme comes with 5 PSD files for easy graphics manipulation.
Fine Food is a responsive theme which comes with some amazing features, including an events management system, a detailed recipe page, Facebook fan page and News letter subscription. It comes with TypeKit, Adobe and Google fonts and has unlimited colours. Perfect for a restaurant, but also ideal for hotels and spa’s etc.
A highly rated theme for any modern restaurant. It comes with a menu manager, simple and unbranded theme options, sliders and custom short codes. Responsive.
This theme is Retina optimised and comes with unlimited colours which can be customised from a front end colour picker. It’s responsive and can easily be translated into multiple languages. Detailed instructions and demo content are provided to help get you going quickly.
Food and Wine
This theme can be used for restaurants, cafés, hotels and B and B’s. The theme has a simple yet professional looking design allowing you to create a chiq or upmarket image. It’s comes with a premium full width slider included free of charge, is fully responsive, including carousel elements and comes with 500 Google fonts.
This is a big impact minimalistic restaurant theme. It’s quick and friendly to setup and comes with demo content to get you started. It comes with 20 skins, 100+ short-codes and 30 widgets.
A clean and novel design with beautiful menus. Choose and select on which pages food categories appear, allowing multiple menu pages. Responsive. Comes with demo content to help you get going quickly.
A top rated theme perfect for restaurants and cafes that want a clean yet professional web presence for their business. It comes with 6 skins and plenty of short codes and tools to allow you to easily personalise your site. It’s responsive and multi-language ready. One to check out.
Plenty of features are packed into this cheerful and inviting design. It comes with unlimited colour options, drag and drop page builder, slider manager, 8 blog styles and is SEO optimised. It also has a food showcase feature so you can make the most of your food images.
This is a highly rated and feature rich multipurpose theme. You’ll be able to put your design ideas to work by utilising unlimited colours, 300+ icons, 7 alternative homepage designs and product sliders. Furthermore, it comes with a menu and book a table widget and is fully responsive.
Another highly rated theme for setting up an impressive restaurant web presence. Included is a Facebook fan page, which updates your own page on Facebook automatically, an impressive calendar, Google maps integration and a custom table booking app. Comes with 24 colour combinations.
Le Maitre d'
This is an elegant menu styled theme that could be put to great effect for a restaurant, café or theme night. You can control the colour of the text, background and links, use Google fonts and easily customise and place your logo. Translation ready and easy to setup and use.
Linguini is a top theme for wineries, restaurants and bars. The underlying design is chic and elegant, but it also offers flexibility so that it can be tailored to your own look. This is a very clean yet bold design which comes with great menus, events, photo and vidio galleries that are well placed and distinct within the page layout. Very well coded, Retina ready and fits all device screen sizes. Check out this theme on mobile, tablet or full size screen and see for yourself this excellent choice of theme.
This is a multipurpose theme that will suit restaurant owners who want to project a colourful and modern image. The dark background and multiple image and gallery sections means you can build up a high impact site. The design may be particularly suited to restaurateurs who want to present their dishes as colourful works of art. Fusion, or Asian food would work great with this theme. It comes with online reservations forms, background pattern options, full screen slider, unlimited colours, social network links, two menu set out options and widgets for location and gallery. The theme vendors will even help you install it, free of charge. One to take a look at.
This is a funky yet clean theme ideal for any type of restaurant. Show off your dishes and décor with a full width slider, easy menu manager, 6 homepage templates and options to change text and colour though out the site. The theme comes with a page builder, plenty of custom widgets, is responsive and BBpress compatible. If you like the design it has plenty of features under the bonnet. Have a look!
This theme comes with 5 amazing styles, which would ideally suit a modern restaurant, fish bar, pizza bar and burger bar. You can also adapt the theme to other needs, so creating a rustic, shabby or chic site will be possible. The theme makers have included full instructions so that people without in depth WordPress knowledge can have the help they may need.
Savory is a theme that will work for restaurants, bars, cafes, and pizza shops. Savory has three customizable skins but the default style already looks great. This theme is bundled with the Retail Menu Cards plugin for easy creation of constantly-changing daily food and drinks menus.
Dine & Drink
Dine & Drink is a newly-created theme that’s designed for restaurants. It’s fully responsive and was built using HTML5 and CSS. The Admin Theme Options panel allows full customization. It has five ready to use sample layout templates for Fine Dining, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Spaghetti House, and Salad Restaurant.
Fine Food is a classy theme for hotel restaurants, high-end coffee shops, and premiere district bistros. The modern and clean design of this theme exudes professionalism. The Page Builder of Fine Food allows drag-n-drop customization. Savory has multiple gallery layouts and Menu & Recipe short codes.
Woocomerce-ready JustShop is a responsive theme that’s best for cake or bakery shops planning to sell their products online. It is SEO-optimized too for better search engine ranking. It uses AJAX for automatic loading of products and has Sliding Testimonials feature.
Like its name, this theme is an elegant template for high-end restaurants. It appeals to the AB market of customers. Elegantia has Reservation Form and flexible modules for Menu, Events and Gallery. The contact form has CAPTCHA protection.
Ristorante is a premium theme for bars, cafes, and diners that wants a contemporary design. The theme has a Food Menu Generator for easy creation of the daily menu. The Admin Panel is very user-friendly, allows non-coders make quick changes to this theme’s layout and color motif.It also has an Event Inquiry Form for customers who wants to make their dinner reservations online.
This theme has been around since 2011 but the author constantly updates it to keep up with the new technology trends. Victoria has a contemporary design that’s very easy to customize. Its best features are the Custom Food Menu Manager, Single Video Slider, and the Content Slider from Coddrop. The Victoria WordPress the has a contact form and a reservation form.
Sweet Cake is a responsive theme for bakeries, ice cream shops, cake sellers, and small restaurants. This theme uses a one-page layout scheme. It was designed based on the 1200 pixel grid system. The best feature of Sweet Cake is the vector-format icons used, they are resolution-independent. Like other premium templates, Sweet Cake also comes with free bundled plugins like Revolution Slider and PrettyPhoto.
SaltKitchen is a brand-new responsive theme for restaurants and other food-businesses. It has Page Builder for easy customization. It supports unlimited color combinations and tons of shortcodes. Salt Kitchen has a drag-and-drop slider manager and built-in translator.
This is another WooCommerce-ready WordPress theme that’s primarily designed for high-end restaurants. Built with Bootstrap, Oishi is a very powerful and flexible theme. It offers unlimited blogs, unlimited galleries, unlimited sidebars, and unlimited menus. Food images can be displayed either using the LayerSlider or the Nivo Slider.
Iron Bull is a responsive one-page theme for restaurants and cafe. It has dual layer effects, Sticky Navigation, auto scroll navigation, CSS3 animations, and an interactive Events page.
This theme was created from Twitter’s Bootstrap framework. It’s fully responsive and customizable. It is designed to work great for coffee shops, diners, and restaurants. CafeHouse lets website owners organize food and drink menu via a drag-and-drop interface. The homepage sliders can also be customized. This theme has real-time validation of its AJAX contact and reservation forms.
Healthy Chef is another modern restaurant-focused responsive template from Mojo Themes. It uses the 960 grid layout system. Healthy Chef is powered by HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery. Healthy Chef has a mini-rotator for food and drinks images.
Another excellent theme for restaurant is Cooky. It has a drag-and-drop Page Builder for easy customization of responsive lay-out designs. Cooky supports creation of child themes. It ships with six pre-made templates that are all great looking. This theme has a SideBar Generator and also supports custom Meta Boxes.
Creative Cakes is a bakery-centric WordPress responsive theme. It is perfect for cake artists, bakeries, coffee & pastry shops, and home-based pastry seller. It’s fully HTML5 & CSS3 compliant. The home page is customizable. Creative Cakes has a great default design but it supports custom backgrounds and its Layer Styles admin panel allows reorganization of page layouts.
Dessert is a whimsical responsive theme for cake and pastry restaurants. It is SEO-optimized and ships with three pre-made templates. Dessert has a great picture slider but it also supports video embedding of Youtube and Video links.
Diner is a slick responsive theme from WooThemes. It is their flagship template for restaurant and food-related websites. Diner has a built-in reservation system that’s also customizable. It has Location Map page for directions and an integrated Food Menu template builder.
MyCuisine is from Elegant Themes. It’s a responsive template created for small restaurants. MyCuisine’s most appealing attribute is its vintage or retro-inspired design. The theme has a great Location Map and Menu Page templates. Just like all their themes, Elegant Themes also offers free lifetime updates for MyCuisine.
WPZoom created Seasons for food-related enterprises like cafes, diners, and restaurants. Built with the Zoom framework, Seasons is a very flexible template that can be easily personalized. This theme is fully responsive, has a user-friendly food menu template, a unique slider, and is compatible with the amazing Gravity Forms plug-in.
Petit from WPZoom is designed for recipe-centric websites but it so flexible enough to be repurposed for restaurant and other food-related businesses. Petit is SEO-friendly and the home page has an option for a carousel gallery. This theme also supports the PollDaddy plug-in for customer ratings of individual food and drinks.
This is another responsive theme which supports the Gravity Forms plug-in. Reservation and contact forms can be easily created with deep customization for specific details. Restaurant also includes several homepage options for creating unique-looking websites.