In today’s mobile-first world, you need an online presence to grow your business. Some folks might think, Oh I don’t need a website, all my customers are local! But you’re wrong. You cannot unequivocally say that a nice looking website will not get you more customers, or that the cost of initial setup exceeds the returns. Especially not when we have a list of some of the best restaurant WordPress themes available.
With WordPress it’s easy to build a website for your business – all you need is a free afternoon. Other than your time, you just need a few affordable tools to get started:
- Hosting: More specifically, one optimized to work well with WordPress. Here are our picks for the best WordPress hosting if you need some help choosing.
- Domain Name: This will probably your business name – as you can see ours is WPExplorer.com, because that’s who we are. You can get a $4.99 domain name from GoDaddy – they’re our registrar of choice.
- Theme: Lastly, you’ll need a stunning restaurant WordPress theme (so keep reading).
By choosing a WordPress theme specifically designed for restaurants, cafes, delis and other eateries you’ll save yourself a bunch of time. These themes typically include built-in features restaurants need for menus, reservations and more.
While you could spend hours browsing all of the restaurant WordPress themes available, we thought we’d save you a bit of time. Here are our favorites and top picks for the best restaurant WordPress themes. We’ve touched base on a bunch of niches (breweries and food trucks included), so hopefully your dream theme is below!
When looking at the best restaurant WordPress themes you simply must have a look at ROSA. This beautiful theme is a perfect for for any culinary site – from fine dining to taco trucks. This responsively design theme includes everything you need to get your restaurant website up and running. Add food menus, take reservations, build impressive parallax pages. You can even enable online ordering with the theme’s WooCommerce e-commerce options.
In today’s world of smart phones customers do their research before they buy or eat anything. So it’s important, now more than ever, to have a lovely website for your customers to browse. With Rosa you can showcase your restaurant and your menus using all of the theme’s great features. Build an eye catching homepage with smooth parallax image backgrounds, add your menu using the classy menus system, and share all of your upcoming events in the blog.
And the theme includes built-in options for Open Table integration. With this you can add a reservation form to any post or page using your restaurant’s Open Table account. This way customers can make reservations for any day of the week right from your website.
Another notable theme feature is the quick 1-click demo installation so you can have your site up fast. Plus the theme is coded for speed and SEO, so your customers should have no trouble finding and using your site. ROSA also includes tons of live Customizer styling options, 600+ Google fonts, translation ready .po file, and great support. All this (and more) makes ROSA a great choice to get your restaurant’s website off the ground.
Build a beautiful website for your grand opening using the CafeDia WordPress theme. Whether you need a site for your coffee shop, cafe, food court or fine dining restaurant CafeDia is a great choice. Get started quick with the 1-click demo importer. Then choose from 3 unique homepage designs, about page, 2 menu styles, powerful blog, galleries and even a reservations form. Or create a custom, one of a kind layout with the included WPBakery page builder – one of the most powerful and popular page builder plugins on the market. Whatever
CafeDia is also Gutenberg compatible – so you can create blog posts using the intuitive block editor. And developers will love the included child theme, so you can customize the theme to your heart’s content and still be able to update it. Other features include a stick menu, swipe slider, Ajax newsletter subscription widget, unlimited color options, Google fonts, responsive and retina ready design, cross-browser compatibility, and more.
3. Total Cafe
Cafe is a lovely single page cafe and restaurant style WordPress theme demo using the powerful Total drag & drop WordPress theme. This stunning example of our #1 theme shows how you can put your restaurant on the map (or at least on the web) with WordPress.
Every restaurant needs to bring in new clientele. Your loyal customers are great, but if they don’t tell their friends how will your business ever grow? The easiest way to promote your eatery is via a website that can be shared through Yelp, newsletters and other social media. And with our Cafe theme demo you’re sure to make a lasting first impression.
Cafe was built entirely with Total and the included exclusive extended version of Visual Composer. Revolution slider was also used to create a fullscreen slider (with ken burns effect) that showcases a logo, featured menu items and of course open hours. The theme also showcases your menu in an elegant and easy to read format using the custom Total Leads module.
Take a look to see what else we’ve packed into this awesome cafe & restaurant demo! Cafe is fully responsive, translation ready and includes social media integration. And since there are so many color and font options built in, it’s easy to import the Cafe sample data, tweak the design a bit in the live WordPress customizer and have your website up and running in no time!
Total’s theme features include:
- Four premium plugins for FREE: Visual Composer, Templatera, Slider Revolution & Layer Slider
- Hundreds of customization options via the Live Customizer
- 700+ Google fonts to choose from plus font size, color, spacing and more
- A custom header & footer builder
- Fullwidth & boxed layouts
- Custom post types for portfolio, staff and testimonials
- A beautiful (and customizable) blog
- And so much more!
Total is a great theme if you want powerful options with the flexibility to create the website you want. With all of the custom Visual Composer elements, live theme Customizer options and premium plugins there’s nothing you can’t create.
The Ristorante theme to be brilliantly designed with a handful of stunning options.
- The first of which were Dishes – you could categorize them under Entrees, Desserts, etc. (something Will could use later)
- Taxonomy helped filter different food items for people with very particular taste – such as only Brazilian coffee beans.
- The Events option was there just in case Will decided to run a special 2 hour coffee promo.
- Other than this, the theme had a page builder plugin and dedicated WooCommerce integration, so that Will’s customers could book a reservation!
From a visual perspective, the theme supports 6 different layouts – such as single column (with or without images), two columns side by side (with or without images), and a gorgeous carousel display listing three or five items.
CMS Masters makes great themes, and Montmartre is no different. This new theme is also a stunner. It features event scheduling, custom post-types, tight WooCommerce integration for table bookings and home deliveries and shortcodes for menu. Plus the all-powerful CMS Masters admin panel included in the theme makes it easy to customize almost every aspect of the theme.
6. Grand Restaurant
True to its name, the Grand restaurant theme is impressive. No stone was left unturned while developing this theme. The theme features a live customizer so you can track and make changes in realtime. It also has the drag-and-drop content builder, multiple Google Maps support (so that anyone can locate any branch) and WooCommerce integration for food delivery.
Make a statement and fill up your reservations on Open Table with the Grand Restaurant WordPress theme. This theme is ready for you to add your own menu, chef bios and more and to start booking! The theme also comes with a content builder so you can change up your custom post types (for staff, pricing, menus, testimonials, etc) to look how you want them to.
The theme is also WooCommerce ready. This way you can sell your own deliver and take-out menu items from your own site instead of using a third party. So stop loosing a percentage of sales to Grubhub, and get customers to order directly from you!
Other theme features you have to look forward to include parallax images, an instant Ajaxed search, custom header images, tons of shortcodes and widgets, custom menus, Google fonts and so much more.
If you are searching for a nice modern WordPress theme for your restaurant business and want to keep it readable and minimal, then Dina is the right choice for your clients. It will help you develop your eating house, pub, bar, café, bakery, pizza place or bistro through its user-friendly reservation forms, five different menu templates and galley feature.
Dina has a full screen home slider, as well as endless color options to choose from to allow you to personalize your webpage as much as you want. Its elegant gallery will let your future guests know what to expect and make them want to visit your place as soon as they can to enjoy your delicious meals or drinks and to relax in a beautiful place. Also, the distinct team templates allow you to introduce your teammates to the public eye. Knowing who cooks your food is a big plus!
Colors are available through the Live Customizer, as well as personalized logo and typography. You can keep in touch with your clients and share amazing moments through the Instagram option and social media features. And of course Dina is fully responsive and easy to use on computers, tablets or mobile phones, so that you can reach as much people as you can.
One of the most interesting features of this theme is that it comes with a reservation system powered by an iPhone app! As crazy as it sounds, here’s the exact quote:
The application is called “Reserved” and will launch simultaneously with this theme. This application is for restaurant managers, owners and hosts. It is designed to communicate directly to your WordPress website. Someone goes to your website and submits a reservation and you can seat your guests using the iPhone or iPad version of this app. The purpose of this application is to simply how you manage your restaurant’s table reservations. Your website will generate a secure password that you can plug directly into the iPhone or iPad app.
The theme comes with advanced functionalities such as data tracking unlimited menus with a price and calorie counter and the theme’s contact form stores the data directly in your database.
I personally love this theme for two reasons. One, it comes with a built-in plugin called the WordPress Restaurant Menu Plugin. This makes it incredibly simple to create and display your restaurant’s ever changing menus. The second is the ability to book a table with OpenTable or built-in reservation form. Besides this, the theme is based on the Bootstrap 3 framework, had amazing parallax effects and WooCommerce integration.
The functional Tavern theme also makes the list thanks to it multipurpose nature! The theme has 4 demo layouts ready (admittedly not as many as the previous one), but it supports reservations via OpenTable, and a drag-and-drop page builder plugin comes with the theme!
What is really impressive is the minimalistic layout of the theme, focussed on presenting the content in the most appealing way. The one-page layout coupled with the generous font size makes for a great user experience.
On the technical side, the theme includes the Slider Revolution plugin and which supports advanced parallax scrolling including the arrow keys from the keyboard. It is also approved by the Google Mobile Friendly Test, so you know your customers can book on-the-fly. Oh the theme also has an awesome admin panel powered by the Redux framework and WooCommerce integration.
Brewery is just what it sound like – a niche theme for a niche business. It’s the perfect theme for beer makers, craft breweries and local microbrew pubs.
The theme has a Beer Directory where you can categorize available beers on tap for easy reference. It also had a store locator (powered by Google Maps) and online ordering via WooCommerce. The most interesting part, however, is the Live Customizer. With this you can quickly customize various elements of the theme to make it your own.
This theme is ideal, not only for cafes, but also for bakeries, ice cream shops, pizza parlors and restaurants. The theme has everything an online shop needs. 5 quick start demos, simple online ordering, menus and a reservations system. Other than that, the homepage features stunning image sliders, powered by the Revolution or Layer Slider WordPress plugin – both of which are included in the theme.
But them theme also comes with the Visual Composer page builder. So you can point, click and drag & drop to create your own custom pages for your restaurant’s needs.
BERG is a uniquely designed, which is why it makes our list of best restaurant WordPress themes for you to consider. Not only does the theme include the popular Visual Composer page builder but it goes one step further. There are custom pre-defined templates to make building your site with cool menus, image overlays and maps easy. Built-in social links, reservations page builder element, customizable Google maps, WooCommerce integration and WPML translation compatibility all make BERG a pretty great theme.
14. Burger Lover
Food trucks have blown up in popularity, so it only makes sense that there are niche themes made for them. The aptly named Food Truck theme includes more than 20+ pre-designed food truck web templates for burgers, cupcakes, tacos, BBQ, seafood, sandwiches, vegan, etc. Whatever you’re selling they have a demo you can quick-import to get your site up fast.
Use the theme’s food truck specific features for current location, recent tweets and current specials to keep your customers up to date. The theme also includes Contact Form 7 support and a free newsletter template that you can use to reach-out to your fan base.
Nigiri is a clean, modern and elegant option for your sushi restaurant, tea house or fine dining establishment. The theme is fully responsive, features easy shortcodes to add elements to any page (pricing list, clients carousel, portfolio, hours of operation and reservations form) and has intuitive customization options for things like colors and fonts. Nigiri is fully integrated with the OpenTable system, so you can manage your reservations from across the web. Lastly, the theme also includes premium plugins such as Slider Revolution and the Visual Composer page builder for nearly unlimited page design options.
Caverta is a stunning restaurant WordPress theme that can be easily customized to fit your brand. Use the live customizer options to change fonts and colors. Or take advantage of the theme’s Elementor Page Builder options to create a one of a kind page layout from scratch. Other theme features include:
- Gutenberg ready
- Elementor page builder
- 3 Homepage template
- 4 Menu layouts
- 4 Gallery designs
- Google Fonts
- Translation Ready
The theme is also responsive, so it looks great on any desktop or mobile device your patrons might be using.
Have you gone through our list of best restaurant WordPress themes looking for something bold and fun? Don’ t worry, we saved the cheeriest for last. The Ohlala theme features a bright and punchy design perfect for cupcakeries, juice bars, ice cream parlors, boba shops and more.
Ohlala is fully responsive, includes a quick import option, has tons of customizer design options and helpful shortcodes. Choose from 800+ Google fonts, add a quote cost calculator to your contact form, design custom pages with the Bold Builder and even makes sales online with WooCommerce. Ohlala even ships with it’s own set of super cute food icons you can use on your pages and menus.
Do you have a fast food restaurant which servers pizza, burger, tacos, wraps, etc and would like a website that truly reflects what you are serving? Here we are presenting Pizzaro, a WooCommerce restaurant theme developed specifically for fast food restaurants. The theme is integrated with WooCommerce and hence it allows your patrons to order food online. The theme features 7 different types of home pages, 3 different styles to display products and 14 different ways to showcase your products.
Pizzaro WooCommerce fast food restaurant theme is built by the same team that built the famous Electro WooCommerce theme. The lead designer Michal Kowalski designed this theme based on his half year research. He had met with local restaurant owners and included their valuable inputs into designing this theme. The theme features 150+ restaurant elements which can be used in combination to create so many possibilities. It also has fast food icons which can be used and also allows you to use your own custom fast food icons. The default icons are for pizza, burger, tacos, wraps, etc.
Pizzaro WooCommerce fast food restaurant theme is also compatible with plugins like King Composer, Visual Composer as well as Product options plugin that allows you to add various product add ons. For example, you can easily create pizza as a product and add various toppings as add-ons. The single product pages can be displayed in 3 different styles.
Liber is a beautiful, unique and feature-rich niche premium restaurant & bar WordPress theme from Anariel Design. This elegant theme is built with restaurant, bars, wineries and pubs in mind. It’s comes with the set of niche specific features that will help you effectively create a beautiful and powerful restaurant, bar or pub website.
With Liber your clients will be able to book a table online, to find your restaurant using a map, to get opening hours information, browse through the delightful food menus, read all of your upcoming events in the blog and a lot more. Apart from these niche features, theme offers many other like socials bar, WooCommerce shop, newsletter subscription and more.
Liber features modern clean & responsive layout with many customization options available directly from the WordPress Customizer that you can combine to make an eye catching homepage. Using the Customizer, you can customize almost everything – from front page layout options, to blog options, color options and more, it is all there, logically laid out and easy to use.
It is, of course, translation ready and mobile friendly, so no worries your website will shine in the best light on all devices. Theme uses standard WordPress features like posts, pages, child pages, widgets and Customizer. There are no extra option panels to learn and no extra weight on your server. Liber offers an intuitive and easy way to build a gorgeous website for your business. Beside the whole variety of integrated layout options, Liber theme also supports Elementor Page builder that can help you to create additional layouts if needed.
MyRestuarant is an easy to use click & edit premium restaurant WordPress theme developed by Templatic. This theme makes it simple for anyone to create an awesome website for your restaurant, cafe or eatery.
Creating a website for your food business doesn’t have to be hard. The Templatic click & edit MyRestaurant theme has everything you need to create a website for your cafe, deli, bar or restaurant. And since it’s click & edit, really anyone can do it. You literally click on various page elements of the live demo, add your own content and then export the them.
This theme is especially great if your restaurant is already established, or if you have review on Yelp, but you don’t have a website yet. MyRestaurant can take as little as a few minutes to setup. And you can add features for your specials, latest news and even customer testimonials or a photo gallery.
Other great theme features include WPML support for language translations, Google Maps for easy display of your location, custom logo option, icon boxes for features, custom animations and more. Take a look at the live demo to see it in action!
Capella is a stunning parallax restaurant premium WordPress theme from Themeforest. This standout theme captures your attention with bold images, making it perfect for any restaurant, catering company, bistro, bar & grill or any other business with a menu.
You’ve finally found the perfect location, lovely decor, a five star chef, a delicious menu and of course an awesome staff. What could you be forgetting? A website! With Capella it’s easy to create your own responsive website for your restaurant – even if it’s the day before your grand opening. Built into this lovely restaurant theme are great food-industry specific features such as 3 useful menu layouts (classic, menu card and simple) for you to choose from, an easy to use reservations form that sends requests directly to your mailbox, and even a lovely events module that makes it simple for you add your upcoming specialty events (restaurant week, holidays, live music, etc.) to your calendar to keep patrons up to date.
But that’s not all, even more great features are hiding under the hood of this theme. Use the included drag & drop content builder for custom layouts, custom theme element color pickers, custom header images, and the awesome parallax backgrounds to design the website you want. Plus the theme even includes many custom shortcodes so you can add buttons, headings, toggles and more wherever you might need theme.
22. The Flavour
The Flavour is a modern restaurant and bistro premium WordPress theme that will help you share your dining establishment with customers. This theme has everything you need for your restaurant, cafe, diner, bistro, deli, bar, grill, bakery or other culinary business.
When you start any business, it’s a good idea to setup a website. This is especially true for restaurants, since guests will most likely check your reviews on Yelp or UrbanSpoon and want to have a look at your website before they come in to dine. Create a stunning and informative restaurant website with Flavour. This theme has everything you need to get your culinary website setup in no time – it even comes with 1-click installation.
There are a few key features to look for in a good restaurant theme, and Flavour has theme all. First there is the custom menu pages. This is the easiest and best way to add your brunch, dinner or even special event menus to your website. Add images, prices and descriptions to your menu items and add them to categories to keep everything neat and tidy. The theme also includes a powerful events calendar with recurring events, so you can add every happy hour, jazz night, holiday and other events. Plus, with the built-in reservations module guests can make reservations for tonight (or for one of your events) in a snap.
Umami is a modern full-screen restaurant WordPress theme from Creative Market. This super cool theme is perfect for bars, restaurants, grills, catering companies, eateries and other establishments.
When customers look up your business through Google or Yelp you want to be able to direct them to a professional website that represents your business and highlights your food (or other products). Umami is a unique restaurant website template that really helps you stand out from competitors. The theme even uses the WordPress Theme Customizer, so it’s easy to make customizations to the look of the theme (color, fonts, etc.) and see them as a live preview before you commit your changes.
A key feature of Umami is the custom menus. Add your breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage or other menus using shortcodes, the menu page template or by adding your menu directly to your navigation. You can even add image lightboxes to your menu items to show diners what your food looks like.
The theme also includes support for staff members, cervices, features and more. Plus the included WooCommerce support means that you can sell any number of sauces, marinades, recipe books or other products right from your site.
Elegantia is a theme made for cafes, bistros, and restaurants to post their menu & events and to accept reservations. For any restaurant site an online menu is key. You should be able to list your full menu so guests can review it before arriving. Each menu item page within Elegantia includes a category, price, photo, and a description where you can explain ingredients and note the cooking method or interesting facts about the dish.
Elegantia’s events page is great for making customers aware of special events or promotions. If your restaurant has a special preset menu over a holiday, if you’re hosting a fundraiser, if you’re taking part in Restaurant Week or any other event it’s nice to let your regulars know ahead of time. Each event page lists the date, time, and description for the event. Plus you can arrange the events according to all, past, or upcoming.
Another great restaurant feature is the Reservations module. Elegantia allows you to manage your own reservations without having to go through a third party like Open Table. Customers can simply fill out a reservation request online and it will be sent to you for review. How easy is that?
Eatery is perfect for restaurants, cafes, bistros, lounges, bars and even food trucks. The theme was designed to work well for all types of restaurants and cafes, with just the right amount of customization options to make your business look sharp with little effort.
It offers a unique design that doesn’t feel like a template to highlight your content without looking cookie cutter. And the flexible food menu allows you to add all your food items quickly and easily. Display groups of menu items anywhere on your website with a simple shortcode.
Growler is a cool brewery and vintage themed premium WordPress theme with a very hipster feel. This theme would be great for any microbrewery, local coffee shop, made from scratch bakery or other shop with a throw-back feel.
Consumers love local businesses. It’s a great way to support the community, and discover fanatic goods in your own neighborhood. So connect with your customers, and start a website for your brewery, coffee shop, resale store, etc. Growler makes it easy.
The theme has a great vintage feel to start off with, but there are unlimited color options so you can create the look you want for your website. Plus the theme comes with full sample data from the demo is you need some help getting started. Once you get going with adding your content, there are tons of great options for custom page header images, events custom post type (for sharing locals appreciation night, restaurant week, upcoming sales or anything else), pricing tables and more. Growler is also fully responsive and retina ready so your posts and images always look great, includes a lovely portfolio, is translation ready, includes custom widgets and is WooCommerce ready so you can sell your own products online.
Thoughts on the Best Restaurant WordPress Themes
I hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of themes targeted at restaurants, cafes and other eateries. And don’t forget that you can always add a targeted restaurant WordPress plugin for a specific feature if the theme you love lacks it. Such as an events calendar, or contact info. If you have any theme you’d like to suggest for our roundup of the best culinary WordPress themes, please go ahead and leave a comment. I’ll make sure to have a look!