Aw yeah! Presenting the best WordPress restaurant themes and bistro themes available now, this very instant, in the year 2017! Get ready!
There were so, so many restaurant themes to sort through this time around, but we somehow managed to narrow it down. There’s a lot of variation in design here, but not so much variation in terms of features. All themes include a menu card of some sort, and most include an events calendar. Many offer a reservations system. They’re not exactly must-have features, but they could come in handy.
All of the themes on this list are intended for general restaurant and bistro use. If you’re looking for coffee shop themes, bakery themes, or winery themes, you may find one of the following articles more useful:
These themes were hand selected, based on overall design quality and features. If you think we’ve made a terrible mistake by omitting a great theme, tell us in the comments. But, please: keep the profanity to a minimum. And if you still need hosting for your bistro or restaurant website, check out Bluehost.
And site owners will have no trouble creating that menu, thanks to sensible integration with the powerful, popular WooCommerce plugin. This is an especially nice feature for restaurants that offer pick-up orders and online delivery: checkout and payment are all handled by the plugin (and a payment processor of your choice).
Beyond the restaurant and ecommerce features, Michello provides lots of room for making adjustments to the theme, branding it, and making it your own. A useful options panel and drag & drop page building (powered by the ubiquitous Visual Composer plugin) make it easy to tweak and customize the elements.
Built on Twitter’s Bootstrap framework, Michello is 100% responsive and retina-ready, so it’s going to scale to the fit the screens of pretty much any mobile device, a must-have feature for any food service website. Michello is translation-ready, and six months of support is included with purchase. Highly recommended? You bet!More Info/Download
The Steakhouse theme, by the team of WordPress experts at GavickPro, is a perfect match for fine dining establishments, but will lend itself equally well to modest family restaurants, bistros, and grills. The elegant aesthetic conveys class and quality. Contemporary and visually engaging, Steakhouse combines modern design trends, tasteful typography, slick animation and striking photography.
The theme features a one-page layout style, and provides you with everything you need to build a full-featured restaurant website out of the box, including a gallery page (to showcase your tasty dishes) and a menu card. Thanks to the included reservations plugin, visitors can make reservations directly on the website. If they’re not quite sure where you’re located, Google Maps integration will help to track you down.
This stylish theme is fully responsive, well-documented, and enthusiastically supported by the developers. Highly recommended.More Info/Download
Quark was designed primarily for company showcase websites, but overlooking the included restaurant skin and features would be a mistake. It’s one of the finest designs on our list, owing much of its dignified style to classic typography and a liberal use of open space (white and otherwise).
Quark is a breeze to edit and customize, too. The developers have fully embraced the WordPress live customizer, so site admins can edit colors, fonts, and layouts, instantly previewing the changes in real-time. Beyond the excellent secondary features, like a touch-enabled gallery, pricing tables, multiple layouts, and a variety of useful page templates, Quark includes all the elements you’ll need to build your restaurant’s website: menus, reservation forms, and more.
The theme is fully responsive – you’ll want that – and fully documented. A fantastic option, backed by a strong company.More Info/Download
The brand-new Downtown by TeslaThemes theme tops our list, with its fantastic, modern design and easy to use features. Built on a sold HTML5/CSS3 code base, Downtown includes a menu, a booking form, and lots of potential for customization on the back-end using the included options panel. Downtown provides you with custom widgets, shortcodes, Google maps integration, and more. Also includes the premium slider plugin Revolution slider.More Info/Download
Next we have Bistro, a popular theme with over 1500 sales on ThemeForest. It includes a booking app, events calendar support, specials management and more. This responsive theme has tons of custom widgets packed in, as well as Google Maps integration. Easy to set up and use.More Info/Download
What does the responsive theme Forked have to offer, you ask? Well, here’s some things: an appointment/booking app, an events calendar, countless custom widgets, and lots of options on the back-end. Pretty good!More Info/Download
Grill is a responsive, parallax theme that comes bundled with an appointment/booking app, menu builder and a drag & drop page builder for layout. Easy to set up with included demo content.More Info/Download
Kataleya is a multi-purpose WordPress restaurant theme that supports three different restaurant types: general restaurants, coffee shops, and pizza houses. It includes the premium plugin Visual Composer for painless drag & drop page building and the premium LayerSlider plugin for setting up an impressive homepage slideshow. A fully functional online ordering plugin is a major highlight of this expertly designed responsive theme.More Info/Download
Dish is a fully responsive theme built with HTML5 and CSS3. It includes Revolution Slider, a shortcode generator, and eight useful custom widgets. Lots of customization options are provided on the back-end, and unlimited colors are supported.More Info/Download
Vienna is one of the most feature-packed restaurant themes on our list. A menu system, catering and event forms, a staff post type and a gallery post type are provided. It’s responsive, WPML ready, retina-ready and WooCommerce ready. Over twenty custom shortcodes, FontAwesome support and Theme Customizer support make this a good choice.More Info/Download
Colette is a fully responsive, retina-ready theme that looks great on any device you view it on. Striking, full-screen background photos are part of this theme’s charm. Easily create menus, events, galleries and more.More Info/Download
Capella is responsive and high resolution (retina-ready). Includes support for smooth scrolling parallax backgrounds, reservation and contact forms, and events. Excellent, searchable documentation is also offered.More Info/Download
Munch is a fully customizable theme with four color scheme presets to get you started. Mobile-ready, Munch is SEO optimized out-of-the-box and includes a custom Shortcodes plugin. Reseveration forms and product menus are supported.More Info/Download
The Flavour theme provides you with a classy, modern design for your restaurant that’s both responsive and retina-ready, so it’s going to look pretty good on your new iPad. Lots of features are offered up, like reservation management, restaurant specific icons, and an event calendar. The Flavour comes with an easy to use HTML5 animated slider.More Info/Download
The Garnish theme, from ThemeZilla, is one of our favorites: simple, no-fuss, and easy to use. Choose between a dark or light color scheme, and display your content and dishes using the AJAX powered filterable portfolio. This is an older theme, but you’d never guess by looking at it. It’s too good to ignore.More Info/Download
LemonChili is a restaurant theme that lends itself equally well to bars, cafes, clubs and events. You can create unlimited food and drink menus, set up galleries or events, and even assemble a team page to introduce your staff to your customers. There’s a light and dark versions to choose from, and lots of useful custom widgets bundled in.More Info/Download
The Restaurant: Classic Edition
The Restaurant: Classic edition features a unqiue sliding menucard, special product pages, styled galleries and multiple homepage layouts to choose from. Mobile-ready and translation ready, this theme is also easy to setup and customize using the optional demo content and extensive theme options panel.More Info/Download
Eatery gives you five skins and variations to select from, and a simple system for creating menu items and menu groups. This easy to use, responsive restaurant theme is packed with lots of shortcodes, unlimited Google fonts, and more. There’s lots of opportunity for customization and a PSD file is packaged with the theme.More Info/Download
Le Maitre D
Le Maitre D is a simple, striped down theme that’s perfect for small restaurants and cafes. Takes advantage of the WordPress Theme Customizer for real-time customization on the back-end. Full control of text, background and link color. You can switch around your fonts and upload your own logo, too!More Info/Download
Food Truck & Restaurant Theme
Food Truck & Restaurant is a visually striking theme that includes ten different styles, so it’s not only for Food Trucks as the name might imply. The other styles are worth a look, because they’re all quite different. It’s almost like ten themes in one. You can also choose between a one page style layout, and multipage style. Supports WooCommerce.More Info/Download
Spice is a lovely, responsive WordPress restaurant theme that could work for anything from a pub to a coffee shop. Two built-in post types for meals and drinks, three meal templates, and three beverage templates are included. Lots of color and typography options are available via the admin panel.More Info/Download
Glaze is more of the same. Same high quality, that is! Responsive, retina-ready and highly customizable. Go look at the features if you like the screenshot. There’s a few layout variations to choose from. Maybe check out the demo.More Info/Download
Cucina is a expertly designed theme that includes a variety of post-types for building your restaurant’s website with ease: a meal post type, a drink post type and testimonials. 100+ shortcodes, 600+ webfonts, demo content, and lots more come bundled with this one. It’s SEO optimized, too. That’s important, you know!More Info/Download
A last minute addition to the list, Delicieux is an older restaurant theme that we decided to include because of the quality of its design. A food post type, food menu page, and page builder will help you to get your restaurant’s site up and running fast. Delicieux is responsive and multilingual.More Info/Download
Unami comes to us from OrganizedThemes. This highly customizable theme (preview your changes in real time) provides support for food menus and WooCommerce. It’s mobile-ready and makes a strong visual impact with it’s full-screen photo backgrounds.More Info/Download
Resto is a responsive restaurant theme designed by cssigniter. Menu management, events management and reservation are supported. Resto allows you to layout your homepage using a drag & drop page builder.More Info/Download
Next we have Seasons, by the popular developer WPZOOM. Built on top of the ZOOM framework, Seasons provides you with a food menu template, and the ability to dd your dishes via custom post type. Additional styling for Gravity Forms is included. The responsive theme also comes with a unqiue slideshow, and gives you control over your header and general styling in the theme options.More Info/Download
Another theme by cssigniter, Igloo offers many of the same features as Resto, above. Nine different page templates and a menu catalog make this one worth considering.More Info/Download
Nuvo is an elegant, modern restaurant theme that’s responsive and supports parallax backgrounds. A menu builder, reservations management and events management are included. Nuvo also supports WooCommerce, and comes bundled with the premium plugins Revolution Slider and Visual Composer (for drag & drop page building).More Info/Download
So that’s our list of the best WordPress restaurant themes – for now. Tune in next time, when we’ll be rounding up a different set of themes entirely.