55 Examples of Restaurant Menu Designs for Inspiration

Are you about to design menus for your restaurant?

Then you’ve come to the right place for ideas, tips, and inspiration.

In this article, you’ll find examples of the best menu designs from a range of different restaurants, cafés, bars, and more.

Whether you’re a restaurant owner or a chef, your menu is fundamental to the success of your business. A well-designed restaurant menu is an essential marketing tool, especially when drawing new customers to a restaurant. 

The menu acts like a giant business card for the restaurant and sets the tone for the dining experience. It allows customers to gain a quick understanding of the food, service, and atmosphere of a business before even stepping inside. 

But designing a menu for a restaurant is not as simple as just putting a few dishes on a piece of paper. That’s why at the end of this article, you’ll find five simple tips to help you design better menus.

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Now, let’s take a look at the menu examples:

Asian Menu Designs (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Gastropub Menus
Café & Bakery Menu Design Ideas
Fast Food Menus (Pizzeria, Tacos, Food Truck)
Fine Dining Menu Design Examples
Italian, French & Spanish Restaurant Menus
Seafood Restaurant Menu Designs

Asian Menu Designs (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

Hantabani Japanese Restaurant Menu

Hantabani Japanese Restaurant Menu Design by ASTHETÍQUE
Hantabani Japanese Restaurant Menu Design by ASTHETÍQUE
Hantabani Japanese Restaurant Menu Design by ASTHETÍQUE

COTE Korean Restaurant Menu

COTE Korean Restaurant Menu Design by Pentagram
COTE Korean Restaurant Menu Design by Pentagram

Taikin Japanese Restaurant Menu

Taikin Japanese Restaurant Menu Design by Oscar Bastidas
Taikin Japanese Restaurant Menu Design by Oscar Bastidas

Pink Head HQ Asian Fusion Restaurant Menu

Pink Head HQ Asian Fusion Restaurant Menu by Andreas Pedersen
Pink Head HQ Asian Fusion Restaurant Menu by Andreas Pedersen
Pink Head HQ Asian Fusion Restaurant Menu by Andreas Pedersen

Fat Dragon Chinese Restaurant Menu Design

Fat Dragon Chinese Restaurant Menu by Farm Design
Fat Dragon Chinese Restaurant Menu by Farm Design

Electra Ramen Japanese Bar in Brasil

Electra Ramen Japanese Bar in Brasil - Menu Design by FatFaceStudio
Electra Ramen Japanese Bar – Menu Design by FatFaceStudio

Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Gastropub Menus

Shanghai Me – Cocktail Lounge Menu

Shanghai Me Cocktail Lounge Menu Design by Dutch Scot
Shanghai Me Cocktail Lounge Menu Design by Dutch Scot

Boulevard Brewing Co. Beer Hall Menu

Boulevard Beer Hall – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective
Boulevard Beer Hall – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective

Belgo Bar & Restaurant Menu

Belgo Bar & Restaurant Menu by Eat With Your Eyes
Belgo Bar & Restaurant Menu by Eat With Your Eyes

Black Cat Bar Menu Design

Black Cat Bar - Menu Design by Bootjack Design
Black Cat Bar – Menu Design by Bootjack Design

El Jefe Tequila Bar Menu

El Jefe Tequila Bar Menu Design by CLUB
El Jefe Tequila Bar Menu Design by CLUB
El Jefe Tequila Bar Menu Design by CLUB

The Golden Girl Rum Club Menu

The Golden Girl Rum Club - Menu Design by Frank Norton
The Golden Girl Rum Club - Menu Design by Frank Norton
The Golden Girl Rum Club – Menu Design by Frank Norton

Black Knob Coffee Bar Menu

Black Knob Coffee Bar Menu by Super Magic Friend
Black Knob Coffee Bar Menu by Super Magic Friend

Leadbellys Bar & Kitchen Menus

Leadbellys Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Betwixt & Between
Leadbellys Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Betwixt & Between
Leadbellys Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Betwixt & Between

Double Dealer Bar

Double Dealer Bar – Menu Design by The Made Shop
Double Dealer – Menu Design by The Made Shop
Double Dealer – Menu Design by The Made Shop

The Faversham Bar & Kitchen Menu

The Faversham Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Passport Design Bureau
The Faversham Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Passport Design Bureau
The Faversham Bar & Kitchen Menu Design by Passport Design Bureau

The Old Man Bar Hong Kong

The Old Man Bar Hong Kong - Menu Design by Oddity Studio
The Old Man Bar Hong Kong - Menu Design by Oddity Studio
The Old Man Bar – Menu Design by Oddity Studio

Pinche Bar Menu Design

Pinche Bar Menu Design by Human
Pinche Bar Menu Design by Human
Pinche Bar Menu Design by Human

Café & Bakery Menu Design

Flour Craft Bakery & Café Menu

Flour Craft Bakery & Café - Menu Design by Bootjack Design
Flour Craft Bakery & Café – Menu Design by Bootjack Design

Bäckerei Gruber Lienz Menu Design

Pan De Verdad Bakery Menu

Pan De Verdad Bakery Menu Design by Firmalt Agency
Pan De Verdad Bakery Menu Design by Firmalt Agency

Okopova Cafe & Restaurant Menu

Okopova Cafe & Restaurant Menu Design by Motyw Studio
Okopova Cafe & Restaurant Menu Design by Motyw Studio

Shoreline Coffee Shop Menu

Shoreline Coffee Shop Menu by Bootjack Design
Shoreline Coffee Shop Menu by Bootjack Design

Moo’s Coffee Shop

Moo's Coffee Shop - Menu Design by Studio Sly
Moo's Coffee Shop - Menu Design by Studio Sly
Moo’s Coffee Shop – Menu Design by Studio Sly

Fast Food Menus (Pizzeria, Tacos, Food Truck)

Poco! Sicilian Street Food Menu

Poco! Sicilian Street Food Menu by Passport Design Bureau
Poco! Sicilian Street Food Menu by Passport Design Bureau
Poco! Sicilian Street Food Menu by Passport Design Bureau

Unico Global Tacos Menu Design

Unico Global Tacos Menu Design by Tonyc
Unico Global Tacos Menu Design by Tonyc

Chick-a-Biddy – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective

Chick-a-Biddy – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective
Chick-a-Biddy – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective
Chick-a-Biddy – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective

Goode Co. Taqueria Menu

Goode Co. Taqueria Menu Design By Principle
Goode Co. Taqueria Menu Design By Principle

Grand Central Bar & Grill Menu

New York Grand Central Bar & Grill Menu Design by Eat With Your Eyes
New York Grand Central Bar & Grill Menu Design by Eat With Your Eyes
Grand Central Bar & Grill – Menu Design by Eat With Your Eyes

Joseph’s Pizza Menu Design

Joseph's Pizza Menu Design by Temper
Joseph’s Pizza Menu Design by Temper

Observation Pizza Menu Design

Observation Pizza Menu Design by Frank Norton
Observation Pizza Menu Design by Frank Norton

Santo-Domingo Food Truck Tacos

Santo-Domingo Food Truck Tacos - Menu Design by The Hungry
Santo-Domingo Food Truck Tacos - Menu Design by The Hungry
Santo-Domingo Food Truck Tacos – Menu Design by The Hungry

The Classic Restaurant – An American Diner

The Classic Restaurant - Menu Design by Principle
The Classic Restaurant - Menu Design by Principle
The Classic Restaurant – Menu Design by Principle

Fine Dining Menu Designs

Westbound Restaurant Los Angeles

Westbound Restaurant - Menu Design by Project M+
Westbound Restaurant - Menu Design by Project M+
Westbound Restaurant – Menu Design by Project M+

Shula’s Steak House Menu

Shula’s Steak House Menu Design by Temper
Shula’s Steak House Menu Design by Temper
Shula’s Steak House Menu Design by Temper

The Fitzroy Savannah – Menu Design

The Fitzroy Savannah - Menu Design by Taylor Alley
The Fitzroy Savannah - Menu Design by Taylor Alley
The Fitzroy – Menu Design by Taylor Alley

The Brass Onion Restaurant Menu Design

The Brass Onion – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective
The Brass Onion – Menu Design by Carpenter Collective

Gulasch & Söhne

Gulasch & Söhne - Menu by Moodley Design
Gulasch & Söhne - Menu by Moodley Design
Gulasch & Söhne – Menu by Moodley Design

Source Restaurant Menu

Source Restaurant Menu by Tom Lane
Source Restaurant Menu by Tom Lane

Njord Organic Restaurant

Njord Organic Restaurant -Menu by Nicklas Hellborg
Njord Organic Restaurant -Menu by Nicklas Hellborg
Njord Organic Restaurant -Menu by Nicklas Hellborg

Italian, French & Spanish Restaurant Menus

La Scala Ristorante

La Scala Ristorante - Design by Bravo
La Scala Ristorante - Design by Bravo
La Scala Ristorante – Design by Bravo

La Bottega – A Michelin-starred restaurant in Geneva

La Bottega - Restaurant Menu Design by Kid Studio
La Bottega - Restaurant Menu Design by Kid Studio
La Bottega – Restaurant Menu Design by Kid Studio

North Italia Restaurant

North Italia Restaurant Menu Design by Project M+
North Italia Restaurant Menu Design by Project M+

Zanti Restaurant Menu

Zanti Restaurant Menu Design by Principle
Zanti Restaurant Menu Design by Principle

Osteria Marzia – Restaurant Menu

Osteria Marzia - Restaurant Menu Design by A Work of Substance
Osteria Marzia – Restaurant Menu Design by A Work of Substance

Coco Bistro Menu Design

Coco Bistro Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel
Coco Bistro Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel
Coco Bistro Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel

Racines Restaurant Menus

Racines Restaurant Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel
Racines Restaurant Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel
Racines Restaurant Menu Design by Laurianne Froesel

Sacré Bistro

Sacré Bistro Menu Design by Studio Plastac
Sacré Bistro Menu Design by Studio Plastac

Justine Brasserie Menu

Justine Brasserie Menu Design by The Made Shop
Justine Brasserie Menu Design by The Made Shop

La Rijoana Restaurant & Bar Menus

La Rijoana Restaurant & Bar Menus by Mubien
La Rijoana Restaurant & Bar Menus by Mubien
La Rijoana Restaurant & Bar Menus by Mubien
La Rijoana Restaurant & Bar Menus by Mubien

Seafood Restaurant Menu Designs

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill - Menu by Foreign Policy Design
The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill - Menu by Foreign Policy Design
The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill – Menu by Foreign Policy Design

Coquille Fine Seafood Restaurant

Coquille Fine Seafood Restaurant Menu Design by Glasfurd & Walker
Coquille Fine Seafood Restaurant Menu Design by Glasfurd & Walker
Coquille Fine Seafood Restaurant – Menu Design by Glasfurd & Walker

Catch & Release Seafood Restaurant

Catch & Release Seafood Restaurant Menu by Farm Design
Catch & Release Seafood Restaurant Menu by Farm Design

King Tide Fish & Shell

King Tide Fish & Shell - Menu Design by Bootjack Design
King Tide Fish & Shell – Menu Design by Bootjack Design

Zobler’s Delicatessen Menu Design

Zobler's Delicatessen Menu Design by Club
Zobler’s Delicatessen Menu Design by Club

5 Simple Steps to Great Restaurant Menu Design

Your menu is the primary way your restaurant advertises itself to people. The menu should convey your restaurant’s personality, brand values, and the kind of food it serves. It should also make customers want to return and share their experiences with others.

Here are some of the more essential steps to consider. We recommend hiring a graphic designer for the layout since they will know how to represent your brand through color, type, images, and graphical elements.

1. Limit Options & Reduce the Burden of Choice

Limit the number of options on your menu. When you have a lot of items on a menu, people don’t know what to order. When there are fewer options, people tend to be more decisive and make a decision more quickly. 

2. Reduce Pricing Fears

When ordering a meal at your restaurant, diners will be more likely to spend more if the dollar signs ($) are omitted from the menu. Studies have shown that menus with dollar signs make guests feel like they’re spending lots of money.

3. Highlight High-profit Items by Using the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a menu layout that highlights high-profit products and maximizes the space for them.

Some experts claim that your eyes start at the top of the page when you’re reading a menu and move to the top right, then down, then across the bottom, known as The Golden Triangle. Others claim that people are drawn to the top-right of the menu or upper-left corner. 

Place higher-priced plates at the top left, top right, and center of your menu. You can also highlight items with boxes, lines, color, labels, and icons.

4. Use White Space to Improve Reader Comprehension

White space is the area of a document or webpage that does not include text or images. White space is essential because it makes your content more readable and allows your reader to focus on the information you want to get across. White space makes your content look clean, clear, and organized.

5. Stay Consistent with Your Brand

The menu should reflect the overall brand, personality, and style of the restaurant. A simple menu with text can be appropriate for a serious, upscale restaurant. A flashy menu can appropriate for a fast-food restaurant. 

The design should also follow the overall design of your other marketing materials such as logo, business cards, website, and social media

Conclusion

When you’re in the restaurant business, having a well-designed menu is very important. Just like your restaurant’s logo and your business card, a menu is a central part of your brand.

I hope this article has given you some tips and ideas for your restaurant menu, which will be an important step in crafting your brand.

If you haven’t yet created a logo for your restaurant, I recommend you check out my list of 27 Restaurant Logo Design Ideas (Images + Tips)

And, if you are also looking for business card inspiration check out this article: 25+ Creative Restaurant Business Card Designs.

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Jan Erling

UX Designer | Content Writer.