10 Best Free Restaurant WordPress Templates | July 2014
There’s nothing better for restaurant owners in the digital age then having a great online presence, and the place to start is having a great WordPress theme for your site. There are thousands of them out there, and you can choose between Premium themes (paid) and free ones, which might not have the same number of features available but can still nonetheless give your site a head start online.
Here are 10 of the best restaurant WordPress themes that won’t cost you a penny…
Sunrise is a cool, modern and funky theme that would suit the more modern establishments. Bars and restaurants with a younger clientele will lap up the features available here, which include featured posts on the Home Page and Menu Pages that can showcase your beautiful food items with big, bold images that come to life once clicked upon.
- Social Icons
- Gallery for Posts
- Featured Posts
- Integrated Maps
2. Fruit Shake
Fruit Shake is a simple and clean WordPress Theme that would be great for a small establishment that is going to focus on blogging and just wants a simple website. A coffee shop or café would be perfect, or even a food truck (who can blog about their travels as they go). The features are basic, but you can still get a great site out of the Fruit Shake theme.
- Customisable Header and Background
- Multiple Colour Options
- Multiple Post Formats
For a free theme, Confit has an abundance of features, and looks pretty sharp, too. If you want a solid theme for your restaurant, café or bar, Confit is the free option that many owners are using. This is because it has features like map integration and the OpenTable widget, which enables users to make bookings with your restaurant using a HTML booking form that goes straight through to OpenTable.
- OpenTable Widget for Simple Booking Process
- Custom Menu
- Featured Images
- Flexible Header
Restaurante is a great theme for restaurants who want a simple yet colourful theme that can showcase their menu and personality with a big bold header image and a colourful layout. The option to upload your own Favicon also means that you can add a little extra branding to you site too, meaning that although you have a popular free theme, you can still make it your own.
- Customisable Header and Background
- Favicon Upload
- Featured Image Header
- Translation Ready
Restaurateur is a simple yet elegant WordPress theme that would be a great fit for any restaurant or establishment that want to show off who they are and what they have to offer without being too fancy. There are plenty of options available to give your site content an edge, and when everything is up and running you will have a professional looking site that ticks all the boxes.
- Map Location
- Custom Menus, Headers and Backgrounds
- Menu Options
- Social Media Icons
6. Light Café
Light Café is a stylish and colourful theme with an abundance of features that can give your website a buzz that some premium themes would struggle with. SEO ready and responsive, your site will look and feel the part, and you can link up your social networks to ensure that all your customers can share your content across their friends and family.
- WooCommerce Supported
- Google Maps plugins
- SEO Optimisation
- Slider Ready
VRYN Restaurant is a child theme based on the Sixteen WordPress theme and is great for creating a site filled with food images that your customers can feast their eyes upon. If you want a simple yet effective website without all the bells and whistles, this free theme would be a good fit for your establishment for sure. A restaurant with a busy blog (and plenty of photos) would find that this theme gives your posts a place to shine.
- Social Links
- Customisable Layouts
- Post Icons
8. Italian Restaurant
There aren’t many establishments that value their food looking pretty as much as Italian Restaurants do, and this theme of the same name was designed with this in mind. Designed to showcase Italian food and establishments in all their glory, the theme uses the modern responsive twitter bootstrap boilerplate and comes with a multitude of features that will make your restaurant look amazing online, whether it’s your pizzas or your restaurant itself.
- Responsive Design
- Customisable Theme and Layouts – including Menu, Header and Background
- Favicon upload
The Restaurant Theme sets a standard for easy to use yet elegant free WordPress themes for restaurant businesses. The theme is functional and responsive, and you can use the template to build a solid online presence for your establishment. The site will then adjust to whatever device your customers are viewing it on, which is all the more reason to fill it with great looking images of all your best dishes. The features include an integrated slider library to manage sliders and optional Google Map plugins.
- Integrated Slider Library
- Google Map plugins
- Restaurant Simple Bookings plugins
Formidable is a great WordPress Theme for restaurants that promote elegant fine dining, and with the typography and design, your restaurant can build something very special with this theme. The features include a features home slider, portfolio (which can be used as a menu card), custom header and custom widgets. If you’re looking for a free theme that looks anything but, Formidable is a viable option.
- Responsive design
- Integrated slider
- Portfolio Pages e.g. Menu Card
- Social Links