Designing a website for your restaurant is tricky. But the best restaurant websites generally have some common features. They have high-quality images and other media. They are also easy to navigate, with menus and important links clearly accessible from all parts of the website. Importantly, they are as easy to view on mobiles as they are on desktop computers.
This article will look at 50 restaurant website examples and pick out something distinctive from each one to inspire your own design.
50 Inspirational Website Design Examples
Here are 50 examples of great restaurant website design. Use them as inspiration for your own.
Dishoom is an Indian restaurant with a street food concept. The restaurant’s name and tagline are clearly displayed on the homepage and the concept is well explained with text and relevant pictures. People who already know about the restaurant can easily find links to the menu, different locations, and reservation pages
Catch Fish and Chips
Catch Fish and Chips’s website uses a compelling animation to tell the restaurant’s story. The animation starts with the image of a fish and shows it being prepared as the user scrolls down. Alongside it is text explaining how fresh the food at Catch is. It’s an eye-catching effect that makes this one of the best restaurant website designs.
Paesano Pizza’s website uses a scroll-based design with no front page links other than those hidden by the menu bar. The first page is a slideshow with enticing images of pizza being prepared. As users scroll through the page, they see an introduction to the restaurant, links to the menu, information about the locations, and the Instagram feed.
Bao London’s website shows how you can use your website to offer additional services. When you click the cool homepage illustration (or scroll down) you are presented with the option to reserve a table, book a karaoke room, or shop for merchandise.
Casa Vega uses a cool video to welcome visitors to the website. It offers them a taste of the dining experience they can expect. The dark theme fits the brand well.
The highlight of the Jeffrey’s Grocery website is the mouth-watering images you see when you first load the webpage. The food the New York restaurant serves is visually impressive, and the images take full advantage of this.
Plant Miami is a vegan restaurant that uses pure and sustainable ingredients. The website shows off its food and visitors learn about the restaurant’s dedication to using sustainable local produce.
Italian restaurant Cesarinahas a clean, simple design. It contains just the most important information about the restaurant, a reservation link, menus, and a contact form. Despite its simplicity, the website is well put together and the one page looks great.
Tapeo and Wine
The Tapeo and Wine homepage has all the information you would expect from a good restaurant website design. There is a gallery page which features many simple photos of the food, the restaurant, and the events the restaurant puts on throughout the year.
Circa Brewing Co.
Circa Brewing Co’s website is highly visual. It uses a mix of pictures of food, beer, and the brewing equipment, ensuring there is a focus on all aspects of what the venue does. The site takes a maximal approach to navigation menus. Links to opening hours, food, menus, jobs, and email signups are visible.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s website contains one page with clear links to the “Menu” and the “About” page. The rotating pineapples in the background is an interesting image that makes visitors want to know more about what is served on the menu.
Eleven Madison Park
The website for New York restaurant Eleven Madison Park includes links to social media, press, and an accolades page. Has your restaurant received any press attention or awards you can display on your site?
Core by Clare Smyth
The Core by Clare Smyth website puts a lot of focus on the input of the chef and other team members. Bringing the chef and other members of staff to the forefront of your homepage can be a good way to inject some personality into the restaurant.
Arbor at H Queen’s
The Arbor at H Queen’s website features a simple menu with an interesting animation. The restaurant’s Michelin Star is displayed prominently. Little is written about the food, but the concept section builds the restaurant up as a place for relaxation.
Minibar by Jose Andres
Minibar by Jose Andres gives website visitors the option between “Eat” and “Drink.” Two videos play that show the restaurant and bar’s concoctions being made. It’s hard to tell what exactly they depict, which gives the viewer the sense that the food at the restaurant will be interesting.
Dialogue has a simple website design. When visitors reach the site they are greeted with a page with a single picture and a link to “Purchase tickets.” There is no menu due to the restaurant’s “market-driven” course format that changes depending on the season.
Quay’s website uses great images of the food and the restaurant. All the information you would expect to see is present including an easy to use reservation page. At the bottom of the website are links to the websites for the other restaurants in the Fink group.
Hide is another fine dining restaurant website design example that doesn’t actually talk much about the food. Instead, most of the pictures are of the restaurant itself. The main link on the site is to “Book a table.”
Unlike many of the websites on this list, especially those that offer fine dining, Daniel’s site has quite a lot going on. When you first enter the site, you’ll see a video. Scrolling down reveals a mix of images, text, links, and more.
Much of The Dome’s appeal is the building it is located in and the website does an excellent job of getting this across. The slideshow at the top of the homepage features stunning shots of the building (including its dome) while scrolling down allows visitors to choose which of the restaurant’s rooms they want to dine in.
Five Guys’s website design has prominent links for its order online function. It also has plenty of pictures that show fresh ingredients, perhaps in an attempt to set it apart from other burger chains. In the top right corner are links to the brand’s social media pages.
As a global restaurant, the most prominent part of the Nando’s homepage is a button that points users to the website for their location. On the UK version of the site, the main section makes it easy for users to order takeaway for either delivery or collection.
When you enter the Leon website you are greeted with a video showing the food being made and highlighting the fresh ingredients. Other interesting sections of the website include the “Vision” that lays out the beliefs of the chain’s creators and the blog which has a ton of information about the restaurant.
The Taco Stand
The Taco Stand website does many things well including using mouth watering photos and having a prominent “Order Now” button. The first link on the scroll-down homepage is for its gift cards offer. Users can buy either physical gift cards or e-cards and send them to people as gifts.
Pie Face stands out from other restaurants as it carves a smiley face into all its pies. This is a unique visual effect and it is shown in full effect on the website, where there are plenty of pictures of smiley-faced pies.
The first image on the well designed Pancho’s Burritos homepage advertises the restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo event. Additionally, the homepage has offers as well as the usual features you’d expect including menus and an “Order Now” button.
The top of the Shoryu Ramen webpage features a video of the restaurant and the chefs preparing food. This section is overlaid with the restaurant logo as well as “Find a Table” and “Locations” buttons. Just below is a slider that features several different offers that customers can take advantage of.
The top of the Luke’s Lobster homepage features a slider with images of fishing boats, presumably to reinforce the idea that the restaurant is all about sustainability. The first slide at the time of writing advertises that the restaurant is hiring, showing how you can use your site in multiple ways.
The Dog Haus landing page features a video with text superimposed on top. Links include the social buttons at the bottom of the page and those found within the overflow menu in the top corner. The main link, however, is one encouraging users to download the restaurant’s app.
The Homegrown website opens with a video showing farmers working to provide ingredients and restaurant staff preparing food. It is very clear throughout the page that the restaurant uses sustainable ingredients.
I love the Giraffe website. Everything from the bright colors to the text is fantastically on brand. The pictures are great, and all the links you need are really easy to find. There’s even a tantalizingly clickable “Offers” button in the top left corner.
The Applebee’s website automatically updates depending on your location. This ensures customers receive the most relevant information when they visit the site. The main image is of the most recent offer; at the time of writing it features a pretty irresistible deal of $1 margaritas.
The most noticeable thing on the RibCrib website design is the video in the background featuring high-quality footage of food being prepared. However, the main reason we chose RibCrib is its effective use of Google Ads. In the example above RibCrib ads show up when you search for “family restaurant” plus a city with a RibCrib restaurant.
Bistro on the Greens
Unlike many of the restaurants in the family section, the Bistro on the Greens website design isn’t trying to appeal to kids. Instead, it highlights the food, family-friendly facilities, and kids’ play area to appeal to adults.
The most eye-catching thing about the Bodean’s BBQ website design is its strong use of social proof. When users first load up the site an overlay loads with a quote from Time Out describing the restaurant’s food as the “best ribs this side of the Atlantic.”
Pizza Pilgrims has a great restaurant website that is unique in that it uses the visible part of the page to show visitors the different menus. This makes it easy for them to find out the information they need, whether that is finding their nearest pizzeria, seeing the food menu, or finding out more about the restaurant.
Alice’s Tea Cup
When you first land on the Alice’s Tea Cup page there is almost nothing to suggest the website is for a place that serves food. Instead, there is a fun image with the caption “Your adventure awaits!” Scroll down further, however, and you’ll see options to make a reservation and information about the food.
Outback Steakhouse has stuffed its homepage with offers. These include lunch, discounts for military, referral schemes, loyalty schemes, and even a link to a further page dedicated to discounts. There are also links to help visitors find restaurants and order food.
Belgo Bar and Restaurant
As well as high-quality photos, easy booking, and visible offers, Belgo Bar and Restaurant has a dedicated children’s menu that is displayed on the site. This comes with a pretty enticing offer that is splashed across the top of the page: “Kids eat free.”
At the time of writing, the Pizza Hut website put a huge emphasis on its new menu. As most people already know what to expect from the chain, this could be a good way to get people excited about the food. The website also has a distinctive theme and a dedicated family section.
The first thing you’ll notice on the cliff house website is an image of the bistro with some spectacular San Francisco sea views outside the window. This showcases one of the restaurant’s main selling points: its fantastic beachside location.
The Café Angelina website focuses on the history of the venue, which is now over 100 years old. The site has both English and French language options which make it easy for the restaurant’s customer base to access.
Barbetta’s website has all the information you need about eating in the restaurant including opening hours, and its BYO policy. The website also has information about classes as well as a section sharing some of the restaurant’s recipes.
A café with cats is a pretty unique idea. Because of this, Cat Café has a large section on the website where it explains what it is. The other main link on the homepage encourages people to book in advance if they want to be guaranteed a spot. It is one of the most interesting restaurant website design examples.
While simple, the Murasaki Chicago website features a distinctive theme that utilizes the restaurant’s logo. It is basically the same on each page. The website also has an effective and neat metatag with key SEO search terms that help it show up on Google.
The Acme website is a one page site that includes a full menu and a virtual tour of the restaurant using VR technology. It also advertises a special offer for customers visiting the restaurant before heading to the theatre. Delivery and reservation menus are constantly displayed while scrolling through the site.
The Himitsu website design uses great photos that show its food in a great light. It also has an extensive menu section with explanations of the food and the price. Perhaps the most interesting thing is the website’s use of the OpenTable plug-in to run its reservations.
The Ellington’s website has a great mix of quality images and quirky illustrations that highlight the restaurant’s concept well. The website also prominently displays its events and the fact that the space can be hired for private events.
The Au Cheval website makes use of a scrolling design that features nothing but images of the restaurant and its food. The only text is the name of the restaurant almost hidden in the bottom left corner. Visitors have to find the side menu if they want to discover anything about the restaurant such as its opening hours, food, or contact details.
The Wreckfish website opens with great pictures of the restaurant’s food. It then has an introduction to the space and simple to use reservation tool. Towards the bottom of the page, there is an embedded Google Map of the restaurant’s location.
Restaurant Website Design Examples: Conclusion
That’s the end of our list of the 50 best restaurant website design examples. As you will have seen, the best restaurant websites can be wildly different. There is no one-size-fits-all template that is optimal for all.
What this means is restaurant owners have plenty of options for how to best portray their restaurant online. Hopefully, some of the things websites on this list are doing will provide inspiration for your own site.