August 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm #5810Charlie OliverKeymaster
Gone are the days when people visit the restaurant directly without knowing about the restaurant. Food lovers these days like to know more about the restaurant before they make a visit. They like to know more about food menus, special recipes, food prices, restaurant environment, services offered, openings hours & days and so on. Now, in order to deliver all these information to potential restaurant customers having an online presence is really important.
So, you may want to build a custom website for restaurant but wait this can prove to be very expensive.
What I would suggest you is, try these awesome responsive free restaurant WordPress themes that I am going to list in this article. Without investing a cent, I guarantee you that you can create a restaurant website which looks as if thousands of dollar was invested upon it. 🙂 I am not kidding, just visit the below themes and you will know it for yourself.
Again this is hand-held devices era, simply put, era where mobile phone is one of the basic needs of life. In my opinion, mobile devices have made us all people crazy but that’s a totally different topic that I may discuss some another day. 😛 People will indeed be searching for restaurants more often in a mobile. So, if you are a restaurant owner make sure your site is responsive so every pages in your website is displayed beautiful in a well aligned manner. Make sure all information is readable and view-able in mobile. Good news is that all restaurant based WordPress templates that I have listed below are responsive as well.
If you have a good restaurant website then it is likely the website will bring the potential customers right to your restaurant table in front of you. He/she will eat the food that you offer and you will make more money. Sounds interesting? Okay then let’s do it. Trying to make online presence for your website can really be tough but if you select nice WordPress theme then this should not be so hard. Believe me! So here it begins.. the list of awesome, amazing, clean, free restaurant WordPress themes.
This friendly, welcoming theme comes loaded with customizable options and is a great fit for restaurants, coffee shops, and other dining establishments.
Resca’s smooth parallax scrolling experience will make navigating your website a joy for your customers, with dynamic text and hundreds of color, font and icon options available for you to pick out the look that best represents your business. Building a menu for your restaurant – complete with vivid photographs of dishes, seasonal menus, daily specials, as well as accompanying drinks menus or suggested wine pairings – is easy. Your customers will be able to book reservations for dinner directly on your website thanks to integration with OpenTable, the most popular restaurant booking plugin available. A well-designed blog enables you to keep customers up to date with new recipes on the menu, special themed dining evenings, and whatever other goings-on you feel like sharing.
One unique feature designed just for this theme is the inclusion of an events calendar, which is perfect for your establishment if you offer cooking courses or feature live music or other entertainment. It even includes a countdown clock so your customers know exactly how much time they have left to purchase a ticket! And as you would expect, more typical functionality – such as compatibility with the WooCommerce plugin to meet any e-commerce needs you may have – is present too.
Resca is the ideal theme choice for the multifaceted dining establishment that does more than just serve food or drinks.
No matter if you are a large luxurious restaurant, a café shop, a bakery or an online food delivering business selling pizza, pasta or cheeseburger, NEM will fully meet your expectations and give your customers a brand new experience with great and beautifully made features.
Just imagine how your wonderful your brand’s website would be with Unlimited Color skin and theme combination, Parallax and Responsive design, Elegant recipe list, Revolution Sliders for restaurant introduction or promotion campaign, Online booking and reservation and so on.
FoodHunt theme comes with big full screen image slider. Add a mouth watering recipe image that your restaurant prepares, image of your restaurant’s pleasant environment, stock of your food ingredient or anything that you like. It’s your website what to keep right upfront in the home page is your choice, I am just giving you the idea. 🙂
FoodHunt supports almost everything that you need to run a successful Restaurant business. Origin story, Services, Staffs, Blog, Gallery, Contact page, there are options to setup everything of these. You can show all of these right in the home page. On top of this, FoodHunt beautifully integrates with RestaurantPress plugin and help you to create different types of menu sets. You can configure menu sets like Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian, sets for Appetizers, Dinner, Launch, Starters, Main Course anything you like. It is all made simple and beautiful.
Dyad is by Automattic. So, as for the coding standards and security is concerned, themes by Automattic are the best ones in the world in this matter. Moving to the design, the demo speaks for itself. It is very clean, amazing and well thought of. Actually, I am blown away by this theme’s design, using just the default posts that WordPress offers anybody could create such a wonderful restaurant WordPress theme.
Dyad is minimal and hassle free. The beautiful aspects of Dyad are: it is well balanced and super clean, makes beautiful use of typography and white spaces, and you can highlight some of your posts as slider.
Dyad displays words and images in perfect balance: a post’s featured image and text excerpt get equal billing on the main blog page, while single posts and pages size and position images dynamically, depending on the screen size. The homepage shows a series of Featured Content with a large Featured Image.
Yet another amazing Restaurant theme by Automattic. Canapé is a refined theme designed for restaurants and food-related businesses seeking a classic, elegant look. Showcase your food and drink menu, while integrating the OpenTable widget to offer easy online reservations.
The Canapé theme’s front page template presents a targeted welcome page for your visitors, offering full-width featured images, a featured menu items section, and three widget areas.
The Canapé theme is responsive, providing an adapted and delightful reading experience across all devices, giving viewers easy access to the most important information about your business. You will want to start by placing a featured image and persuasive message on your home page, and building your menu of dishes or products.
Bistro is the child theme of Sydney theme. In case, you don’t what a child theme means please visit this article to learn more on this. Sydney is one of the most popular, powerful, complete, beautiful theme of our time. The Bistro theme is built over this solid Sydney theme. So, brings all the goodies of it’s parent theme and on top of that enhances the theme to bring out a theme that is best suited for Restaurant owners.
Bistro has built-in support for the Restaurant plugin so you can easily create your menus. The theme is cross browser compatible and support Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE9+ and Opera.
Receptar is simple, modern, responsive, high-DPI, fully customizable, stylish restaurant WordPress theme. It features split-screen book-like design inspired by a modern cook book with emphasize on beautiful imagery and typography.
Receptar is truly a piece of art and flawless. Once you setup featured image for all your posts, the theme will look breathtakingly majestic. You will love your site for how professional and beautiful it will look. The menu icon is placed at the top-side of the screen giving a full image to make direct and awesome impression on your visitors. Menu icon is followed by social icons that will help you connect with your social profiles. This can indeed prove to be a game changer to uplift your restaurant business.
Supports Beaver Builder page builder and Jetpack plugin, Schema.org markup, Theme Hook Alliance action hooks, translation-ready code, front page slideshow, customizable colors, and other cool features. The theme is compatible with Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+ browsers.
One of the highlighted features of Brasserie is, it integrates beautifully with WooCommerce to setup an online stores that helps to sell the delicious recipes. About the design, Brasserie has striking design, clean layout, mobile friendly and makes great use of white space. Brasserie comes with great support too.
Brasserie is a full-width, fully responsive and highly customizable free restaurant WordPress Theme. Add your own logo, header, google fonts, featured areas, social media links and much more. This versatile theme also has several different layouts, unlimited colors, google font options. Brasserie looks great on devices of all sizes.
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