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 $1 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.
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.
2. Total Cafe
Cafe is a beautiful single page website design for any restaurant, cafe, deli or ice cream shop. It’s one of the many demos for the Total WordPress theme, so to use it all you have to do is import the demo. 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.
5. 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.
Vicky is another brilliant theme that is fully responsive, features mobile first design, includes a drag-and-drop page builder, parallax effects and 5 restaurant options (including coffee shop, wine shop and the regular restaurant). Booking a reservation via a smartphone was especially easy and useful, thanks to the tight WooCommerce integration.
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.
13. 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.
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!