An effective WordPress website for restaurants showcases their menu, ambiance, and dining experience. It promotes more personalized visits and expands reach to customers through online ordering and streamlined reservations.
Choosing the right WordPress theme for a restaurant website ensures that your brand is presented accurately online. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best WordPress themes for restaurants and food businesses.
The selections featured in this WordPress tutorial are ranked based on specific criteria including design versatility, customization, plugin compatibility, and user reviews. We’ve covered topics that can serve a wide variety of establishments in the food industry, from cozy coffee shops and casual eateries to fine dining restaurants.
20 Best WordPress Restaurant Themes
Let’s dive into our list of the 20 best WordPress themes for restaurants.
1. Divi Restaurant
Best for: Upscale restaurants
Price: Starts at $67/year
Divi offers a ready-made restaurant layout pack tailored for upscale restaurants, allowing you to quickly create a gorgeous restaurant WordPress website. It comes with essential features like business hours tab, testimonials section, and checkered restaurant menu layout.
The layout pack shows its focus on both aesthetics and functionality with practical features like a visual builder for mobile optimization and customization.
- Customizable Design – You can customize every aspect to suit your restaurant business’s unique style and branding.
- Regular updates – Divi constantly updates its products, adding new features and fixing security issues.
- Pre-Optimized – Divi themes are designed for performance and speed, with built-in SEO features to help you rank better on search engines.
- Ready-to-use layouts – The theme’s pre-designed elements help save time in getting your restaurant online.
- Responsive Design – Restaurant themes provide a seamless browsing experience on any device, increasing customer engagement.
Some advanced functionalities, such as online food ordering and reservations, need third-party WordPress plugins.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
2. Astra – Italian Restaurant
Best for: Fast-casual restaurants with visual menus
Price: Freemium, paid plans start at $49/year
Astra is one of the leading free WordPress themes for its starter sites. Its Italian restaurant template features parallax scrolling and an attractive full-width header background. It also features a visual-focused menu design that lets you showcase key items with attractive food photos.
Beyond looks, the theme includes practical elements like an online reservation system, custom page templates, and food blog pages. It also has dedicated tabs for testimonials and restaurant features to attract visitors.
- SEO-Friendly – Astra theme helps you rank well on search engines with features like schema markup and native AMP support.
- Drag-and-drop compatibility – You can easily customize the theme through popular page builders like WPBakery.
- Map Integration – Adding maps to your website can help customers locate your restaurant.
- Customizable Design Elements – The theme includes customizable spaces for interactive menus, testimonials, and maps.
- Responsive Layout – Astra uses Bootstrap to make the website responsive for mobile screens.
The free theme is limited to basic design customization. Users must purchase and install the Astra Pro addon to customize the layout, including dynamic content, headers, and footers. The theme also requires a separate booking plugin to accept online reservations.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
3. OceanWP – Sushi
Best for: Destination restaurants
Price: Starts at $43/year
OceanWP offers several free WordPress restaurant themes, with over 15 pre-built demo sites catering to different restaurant sectors. All demo restaurant websites come with a one-click import feature so users can easily replace the demo content with their own content.
Themes can be easily customized using drag-and-drop page builders like Visual Composer. OceanWP also supports ecommerce plugins like WooCommerce for easy online ordering and reservations.
Additionally, the theme’s translation and RTL support makes it ideal for restaurants attracting tourists who speak different languages.
- Accessibility Compliance – Theme code is regularly updated to comply with the latest WAI-ARIA guidelines.
- SEO Integration – The theme includes basic schema markup and compatibility with popular SEO plugins.
- Fully Customizable Template – OceanWP offers global and individual page-level customization options.
- Translation and RTL support – Dining establishments can easily cater to English and non-English speaking customers with a multilingual WordPress restaurant website.
- Fully Responsive Design – Built-in optimization options ensure consistent device-friendly performance.
The theme does not have an in-built online ordering element, and users will have to rely on third-party plugins for this functionality.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Modern casual restaurant
Price: Starts at $60/license
H-Code is an ideal one-page WordPress theme for modern restaurant sites, offering a clean and contemporary design for easy navigation. It simplifies the website-building process with versatile templates, plugins, and customization settings.
Apart from the one-page design, the theme also comes with two fully customizable multi-page restaurant demo templates. This versatility makes it great for displaying more extensive menus and additional service offerings.
- Under construction/maintenance mode – Visitors will see a work-in-progress message while you’re updating your website.
- WPBakery integration – The theme enables easy customization with the powerful drag-and-drop page builder plugin.
- Interactive Menu – The interactive food menu one page template doubles as an image gallery for the restaurant’s recipes.
- Parallax and video backgrounds – These dynamic backgrounds help enhance the browsing experience.
- WooCommerce integration – This ecommerce feature allows restaurants to accept online orders and have an easy checkout process.
The theme’s homepage animation can be quite time and resource-intensive, which may cause your restaurant’s website to load slowly on mobile devices or slow internet connections.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Upscale restaurants with event venues
Price: Starts at $112/year
Osteria is a visually impressive WordPress restaurant theme that uses parallax scrolling for an immersive 3D effect. This helps create a seamless transition through the restaurant’s highlights, such as the menu, brand story and special events.
The theme offers easy restaurant menu creation and updates, an online reservation system, and full WooCommerce integration for online ordering. Additionally, the Style Manager enables seamless customization of colors and fonts.
- Style Manager – Customize the color palette and choose from over 600 fonts.
- Fast loading speeds – Improve user experience with quick and smooth performance.
- Online Reservations – Provide customers with an efficient and user-friendly table booking experience.
- Mobile Responsive – Ensure a great browsing experience on all devices.
At $112/year, Osteria is expensive compared to similar themes on this list.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Fine dining establishments
Price: Starts at $59/license
Sway offers an ideal restaurant theme for upscale dining establishments, featuring a user-friendly website building process with template blocks for easy customization.
Its pre-built demo comes with a detailed menu along with pricing, customer reviews, and location via Google Maps. The platform is also equipped for blogging and online selling.
- Pre-built template blocks – over 350 blocks for business information, infographics, and other content.
- Drag-and-drop interface – WPBakery page builder for an intuitive site-building experience.
- Premium Plugins – Access to plugins like WPBakery Page Builder and Slider Revolution at no extra cost.
- Lifetime Free Updates – Regular updates for smooth performance.
The theme’s reliance on premium WordPress plugins for advanced features can be a concern for long-term maintenance and updates.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Fine dining restaurants
Price: Starts at $59/license
Webify offers one of the most versatile WordPress restaurant themes. It offers a pre-built demo site that includes a daily menu feature. This is particularly suitable for fine dining establishments, which often have set menus for each day.
The theme also includes a sleek slider, mega menu, image gallery, responsive layout, and scrolling animations to help you create a premium online presence. Beyond looks, the theme also includes an OpenTable integration, a Google Maps store locator, and a newsletter subscription widget.
- Instagram Live Feed – Dynamic updates of your culinary creations and daily restaurant updates from Instagram.
- Professional header layouts – styles that are compatible with all browsers, enhancing the visual appeal of your site.
- Premium plugins – additional functionality without mandatory installation.
- 2.7 times faster performance – Better SEO and user experience through better speed and performance.
The theme has an irregular update cycle and does not come with online ordering integration.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: buffet restaurants and food catering services
Price: Starts at $59/license
Etalon is a dynamic WordPress theme designed for the catering sector in the restaurant sector. Caterers can benefit from features like popup contact forms, service tabs, testimonials, and pricing sections.
Its one-click installation and child theme capabilities allow users to easily apply changes without making changes to the parent theme.
- One-click demo import – simplifies the setup process, saving time and effort.
- Premium Plugins – Include IconsMind Icon Pack, Slider Revolution, and WPBakery Page Builder plugin.
- Speed Performance – Contains optimized code for fast and efficient performance.
- Free lifetime updates – Keep the theme up to date with improvements and security updates.
- Lightbox galleries, CSS3 animations and parallax scrolling – increase visual appeal and interactivity.
The theme includes just six months of support, and the paid extension only lasts six additional months.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: delivery-focused restaurants
Price: Freemium; Paid plans start at $9/month
GloriaFood Restaurant is a free WordPress restaurant theme designed for those specializing in delivery services. Its sales-oriented design provides restaurant owners with a simple online ordering system for takeaway and delivery with unlimited orders and reservations.
The WordPress theme is easy to install, as it is already integrated with the GloriaFood plugin, and comes with a website demo that you can copy for quick deployment.
- Plug-and-Play Online Ordering – Seamless integration with free plugins for online reservations and ordering.
- Website Analytics – Built-in tracking and analytics with easy-to-read dashboards, plus the option to export data for further analysis.
- Android and iOS App Support – Convenient order management via mobile app with receipt printing capabilities.
- Customizable Design – Easy restaurant website template integration and customization to suit your brand.
The WordPress restaurant theme relies heavily on the GloriaFood plugin. To create a sales-optimized, mobile-friendly website, users will need to purchase an optional paid service.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
10. Themify – Ultra
Best for: Small restaurants
Price: Starts at $59/year
Ultra is a powerful and flexible theme created by Themify, offering a multipurpose design ideal for small restaurant businesses. Ultra offers over 17 header and page styles, including a no-header option for landing pages and a sticky header for better website navigation.
The Bishop Eatery skin comes with a pre-built WordPress demo site that can be personalized with your content. The restaurant template includes a full-screen custom background image, a business hours tab, a store locator map, and social media integration.
- Sticky navigation menus – The menu remains stationary at the top of the screen as users scroll down.
- Google Maps Integration – The large store locator near the footer of the restaurant demo site helps customers find the place easily.
- Image-based food menus – Users can create menus with food photos that guide the customer’s order.
- Free Builder Addons – The theme provides free access to add-ons like WooCommerce, Image Pro, and Slider Pro.
While the theme offers WooCommerce addon, it lacks a pre-designed page specifically for managing online orders.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
11. Hestia – Coffee Shop
Best for: Small restaurants wanting a direct online presence
Price: Freemium; Paid plans start at $69/year
Hestia’s Coffee Shop is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that can be easily customized for coffee shops and restaurants. This starter site allows you to quickly add your content to pre-made templates and launch your food business online with just a few clicks.
The design is mobile-responsive, ensuring optimal performance on all devices. It also integrates seamlessly with WooCommerce and is compatible with popular page builder plugins.
- WooCommerce integration – Provide easy online food ordering.
- Page Builder Plugin Compatibility – Effortlessly customize the theme with popular page builders like Gutenberg and Divi Builder. Translation and RTL support – Reach a larger audience with a restaurant website that can be easily translated into different languages.
- Sliders and Video Headers – Effortlessly add dynamic visual elements to your homepage.
- Advanced blog options – Get more control over blog layout, design, and content presentation.
- Mega Menu – Organize and organize your submenu content with a powerful and user-friendly navigation tool.
Demo site is not included in the free version of the theme. Additionally, at $69/year, the premium theme does not provide users with priority support or live chat support.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Contemporary casual restaurant with reservations preferred
Price: Starts at $59/license
Javelin is a versatile theme that meets the needs of different dining establishments, featuring over 40 custom demos with a one-click import feature for easy website building.
With over 50 unique elements and custom styles, users can customize demo content to make their website stand out. The theme is Gutenberg-ready, ensuring a better editing experience. It also offers a built-in online reservation form, allowing patrons to easily book a table directly from the website
- Element Editor – Easily personalize elements like headings, icons, portfolios, and more.
- Frontend Page Builder – Build your website with drag-and-drop page builder plugins like WPBakery.
- WooCommerce Integration – Offer online ordering to expand the reach of your food business.
- Versatile Slider Builder – Design attractive slides with the Slider Revolution plugin that comes with the theme.
- Lifetime Access – Get lifetime access with free updates at no additional cost.
The huge range of features can be daunting for new WordPress users. Some users have experienced slow loading for the packaged pages that come with the demo site, making building the pages from scratch a better option.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
13. Rosa LT
Rosa LT Statistics:
Best for: Modern gourmet cuisine
Price: Starts at $81.88/year
Rosa LT is a beautiful restaurant WordPress theme that includes immersive parallax backgrounds and a responsive layout. It also includes a comprehensive online store functionality, making it ideal for modern gourmet chefs looking to sell products online.
The theme simplifies restaurant menu management and integrates with OpenTable for online ordering and reservations. It also offers easy customization with multiple styles and color schemes through the WordPress customizer.
- Scrolling effects – Attract visitors with full-bleed images/videos and seamless parallax scrolling.
- Easy Menu Updates – Make changes to your food menu pages seamlessly and get better search rankings with rich snippet customization.
- Content Highlighting – Draw attention to important pages with image and content highlights.
- Mobile-Responsive Design – Ensure a seamless experience for website visitors on all devices.
- WooCommerce integration – Set up a digital store and launch an online ordering system.
The theme offers limited customization, and users have to write custom CSS to override the default styling algorithm.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Restaurants and bars with regular events
Price: Starts at $49/license
Corina offers a great solution for restaurants, bars and cafes looking to promote their events and attract a wider audience. It offers a widgetized restaurant menu page for simplified code-free updates and a prominent homepage slider to highlight special events or services.
With customizable headers and layouts that include a dedicated “Events” section, this WordPress theme is great for creating an attractive and event-ready online presence.
- Flexible Customizer – Personalize your theme’s header, footer, color scheme, font properties, and the fonts of your site’s header and footer.
- Performance – Ensure fast loading times for excellent user experience and better SEO.
- Block-based editor – Use WordPress and Gutenberg blocks for easy page building.
- WooCommerce integration – Easily enable online ordering and payments.
- One-click demo import – Use demo content and site layout as a building base.
- Frequent Updates – Get the latest WordPress version for smooth operation.
Some customization options require more technical expertise. Despite being a paid theme, it only comes with 12 months of premium support.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: trendy restaurants and cafes with a focus on online ordering
Price: Starts at $69/year
Delicio is a premium WordPress theme designed for restaurants and cafes with the aim of boosting digital sales. It features a full-screen header and prominent order and cart icons strategically placed for online ordering.
Its intuitive drag-and-drop page builder with live previews simplifies customization, while integrated reservation plugins facilitate table booking.
- Theme options panel – Every detail of the theme can match your needs and branding.
- Retina-Ready Responsive Design – The layout adapts to all screen resolutions on desktop and mobile.
- WooCommerce Compatibility – This integration allows you to easily start accepting orders on your website.
- One-click demo import and updates – You can quickly replicate the demo’s structure and content.
The premium cost and requirement of advanced WordPress skills for full use may not be suitable for all users, especially when considering similarly priced options as others on this list. Some users have also pointed out the slow customer support.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: restaurants with an emphasis on visual storytelling
Price: Starts at $49/license
Carbone is a stylish WordPress theme designed for restaurants, cafes and food blogs, featuring a video background on the homepage for a dynamic first impression.
The demo restaurant website includes an integrated photo gallery, perfect for showcasing the restaurant’s ambiance and culinary offerings, creating an engaging online experience for patrons.
The theme is excellent at displaying restaurant menus through food photos. Carbone is also ideal for food bloggers, thanks to its integrated blog section and newsletter feature.
- Flexible Headers and Footers – Customize the color, layout, font, and logo on the header or add essential links on the footer.
- Custom Blocks – Use WordPress and Gutenberg blocks for easy page building.
- SEO-Friendly Design – Ensure peak performance and optimal user experience with clean code optimized for SEO.
- WooCommerce integration – Promote and sell products on your restaurant or food blog.
- Google Fonts – Ensure optimized typography for your text.
The video background is resource-heavy and might not suit all restaurant styles.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
17. Mise En Place
Mise en place figures:
Best for: New or small restaurants looking for a basic online presence
Price: Starts at $55/license
Mise en Place, which translates to “to place in place”, is a WordPress theme that embodies the culinary philosophy of preparation and organization. It has an integrated online ordering system, making it perfect for smaller eateries that are limited by their small seating capacity.
The theme offers a comprehensive food menu management system, a user-friendly page builder, and WooCommerce support. It also includes custom widgets, shortcodes, and over 600 Google Fonts, all customizable through the WordPress Live Theme Customizer.
- Easy Customization – Personalize with your logo, colors, and Google Fonts.
- Easy menu creation – Add items to restaurant menus in different styles with optional thumbnails.
- Page Builder Support – Use SiteOrigin’s drag-and-drop functionality to create unique layouts.
- WooCommerce Integration – Enable eCommerce capabilities on your site.
- Additional Features – The theme includes image lightbox styles, layout options, a Mailchimp widget, and automatic updates.
The theme does not include a built-in table booking system, requiring users to create their own booking element manually.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: Multi-concept restaurants with seasonal menus
Price: Starts at $65/license
Mezza is the best WordPress restaurant theme for its versatility, catering to a variety of food businesses with nine different templates including cafes, wineries, bars, food shops, and steakhouses.
It offers a series of homepage sections, an online reservation system and staff profiles. It also includes six restaurant menu variations that complement the nine templates. Users can easily mix and match menu variations and templates to create seasonal menus.
- Multiple homepages – Choose from preset homepages with customizable sections to reflect your brand.
- WPBakery integration – Create page layouts using drag-and-drop functionality.
- WooCommerce integration – Sell products directly from your site.
- Unlimited Colors – Choose from over 10 color presets or choose your own brand color using the site color tool.
- Customer Feedback and Videos – Display testimonials and videos for increased engagement.
The range of features can make the customization process complicated for beginners. Also, the integrated mega menu may have a negative impact on the browsing experience of smartphone users.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
19. White Rock
White Rock Statistics:
Best for: Country club-style restaurants
Price: Starts at $59/license
White Rock is a simple responsive theme for restaurant websites. It comes with a full-width homepage slider that is perfect for showcasing your features. Its integrated newsletter functionality is particularly suitable for members-only restaurants, enabling them to keep customers regularly updated about the latest events and offers.
The theme offers various layout options, so you can create pages according to your needs. It also includes custom widgets to display contact information, restaurant hours, and an X (formerly Twitter) feed.
- Drag-and-Drop Page Builder – Start building your website with an intuitive page builder.
- Mega Menu and Sticky Header – Get advanced navigation features to deliver a seamless browsing experience.
- Boosted Elements Add-on – Use the premium plugin to enhance your site with sliders, maps, and popups.
- Footer Customization – Adjust footer columns and add branding elements.
- Contact Form Integration – Create contact pages easily.
The theme comes with only six months of support, with extended support available at an additional cost.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
Best for: gastropubs, upscale dining restaurants
Price: Starts at $75/license
Laurent is a restaurant WordPress theme that exudes elegance and class with its black-dominant palette. It offers nine default designs, each using deep aesthetics, typography, and accents to create a legacy feel.
The theme is tailored for the gastropub space, featuring custom widgets for booking, menus, parallax effects, customizable headers and footers, and impressive imagery to portray a great experience.
- One-Click Demo Content Import – Ensure quick setup with pre-designed content.
- Easy Color Switch – Customize color schemes effortlessly.
- Social media integration – Increase engagement with social icons and sharing features.
- Custom Code Support – Adjust your theme with personalized coding.
- 100% GPL-compliant – ensure freedom of use and modifications for more technical requirements.
Dark themes can restrict the visual impact of more vibrant content. The theme also has an occasional update cycle and was last updated in July 2023.[PREVIEW / DOWNLOAD]
What Features to Look For in a WordPress Restaurant Theme?
Building a successful restaurant website via WordPress requires more than a stylish theme. It is important to select a WordPress hosting service that offers optimal performance and security.
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Once you’ve set up your hosting account, you can proceed to install the WordPress theme for your restaurant site. Here are some of the key features to consider when looking at popular WordPress restaurant themes:
Online Order and Reservation Support
Make sure the theme supports online ordering and reservations. Themes that integrate seamlessly with booking plugins or have built-in booking features provide added convenience for both you and your customers.
An important feature of any restaurant theme is the ability to display your menu. Look for themes that offer options to display your menu items in an attractive way, whether through a gallery format or custom post types.
Choose a theme that reflects the style and ambiance of your restaurant. For example, high-end restaurants may opt for WordPress websites with minimalist and elegant designs to convey a feeling of luxury.
Social Media Integration
Social media plays an important role in marketing and customer engagement. Choose a theme that offers easy integration with various social media plugins. This feature allows customers to share their experiences at your location and connect with your restaurant online, increasing your visibility and reach.
For physical locations, especially restaurants with multiple outlets, it is beneficial to have a theme that includes a built-in feature or supports integration with mapping plugins. This helps customers locate your restaurant quickly, especially restaurants with multiple outlets.
Responsive WordPress restaurant themes help your restaurant website adapt to different screen sizes, making it more user-friendly and accessible to visitors. This is an important factor in attracting and retaining customers who use mobile devices for online browsing and making reservations.
As a restaurant owner, choosing the right WordPress theme for your establishment involves more than just looking at aesthetics. Focus on finding a theme that is responsive, SEO-friendly, frequently updated, compatible with other plugins, and easy to work with.
Additionally, also pay attention to customer-facing features like social media integration, online booking systems, and table reservations.
To streamline your selection process, here are the best WordPress restaurant themes, each of which meets different needs:
- Divi – Ideal for high-end restaurants, offering a pre-designed layout for quick setup and customization, with built-in SEO and responsive design. It requires additional plugins for full functionality.
- Astra – Italian Restaurant – Suited for fast-casual restaurants, featuring parallax scrolling, a visual menu, and an online reservation system. Advanced customization is available with Astra Pro Addon.
- OceanWP – Sushi – Suitable for destination restaurants, offering a fully customizable layout with eCommerce and translation support.
- Sway – Designed for fine-dining establishments, with pre-built template blocks, a drag-and-drop interface, and free access to premium plugins. It relies on premium plugins for advanced features.
- GloriaFood – Great for delivery-focused restaurant websites, with an integrated online ordering and reservation system. Mobile optimization requires a paid service.
Each theme brings something unique to the table, ensuring that you can find the theme that matches perfectly with your restaurant’s brand and vision.
WordPress Restaurant Themes FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions to help you select the best theme for your restaurant:
What Is the Best WordPress Theme for a Restaurant Website?
The best WordPress themes for a restaurant website combine aesthetic appeal with functionality. Look for themes that offer menu showcases, online reservation and ordering systems, and a mobile-responsive layout to provide a seamless browsing experience.
How Do I Add an Online Ordering System to My WordPress Restaurant Theme?
To add an online ordering system, choose a WordPress restaurant theme compatible with ecommerce plugins like WooCommerce. These plugins allow you to seamlessly integrate ordering systems, providing features like menu display, cart functionality, and secure payment options.
How Do I Choose the Right WordPress Restaurant Theme for My Restaurant?
Choose a theme that suits the style of your restaurant and the needs of your customers. Consider features like menu layouts, online reservation tools, and visual customization options to ensure the theme meets your restaurant’s ambiance and operational needs.