40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You

By / Jul 5, 2010 / Inspiration

Restaurant websites are a great place to find inspiring designs and also to check out some nice ways of displaying photographs within a design. Since the main content of a restaurant is their food – or at least it should be – there is no better thing to do than show beautiful images of the food. So for this post, I’ve rounded up 40 Tasty Restaurant Websites to Inspire You. You’ll notice that these restaurant web designs use images in a variety of ways to put the focus where it needs to be. Whether it’s a full background or in a slideshow, the images make it all about the food. So here we go, enjoy the tasty selection and remember that sometimes images are better than a thousand words.

Marie Catribs

restaurants34

Culinaria

restaurants02

TasteSpotting

restaurants03

The Noodle Box

restaurants04

PizzaExpress

restaurants05

McDonalds

restaurants01

Aqua Italia

restaurants06

San Diego Brewing

restaurants07

Twelve Restaurant

restaurants08

Chez Gerard

restaurants09

Nuevo

restaurants10

Veda

restaurants11

Brooklyn Fare

restaurants12

FIG

restaurants13

Ruby Tuesday

restaurants14

Jake’s

restaurants15

Hoddows

restaurants16

Hunan Gourmet

restaurants17

springhill

restaurants18

Restaurant El Amigo

restaurants19

isle

restaurants20

Le 28Thiers

restaurants21

The Little Cake Parlour

restaurants22

Cannolificio Mongibello

restaurants23

La Masa Mimatta

restaurants24

Pic Fresh

restaurants25

Giraffe

restaurants26

Sesame

restaurants27

Choga NYC

restaurants28

Giannis Steakhouse

restaurants29

Osaki

restaurants30

Alley Pfannekuchen

restaurants31

Back Yard Burgers

restaurants32

MoNkEyNuTs

restaurants33

Olive Garden

restaurants35

Daimu

restaurants36

Charlie Browns

restaurants37

Gibsons Steakhouse

restaurants38

Auberge de lill

restaurants39

Saf Restaurant

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About the Author

Gisele Muller loves communication, technology, web, design, movies, gastronomy and creativity. Web writer, portuguese/english translator and co founder of @refilmagem & @mentaway Twitter: @gismullr

  • cristina

    So cool this inspiring collection!!!

  • http://twitter.com/mrfidalgo Maria Fidalgo

    great selection

  • http://www.benhodgson.net Ben

    http://www.yosushi.com is also worth a look.

    • http://www.lafisheria.mx Raphael

      That was cool.. I am looking for a new design.. Those options was enough to open my mind in a wide way..

  • http://telek.pp.ua/ Oles

    Auberge de lill — the best

  • http://www.treiber.cc Nik

    I’m greatly hungry now, thank you 😉

  • http://psdcollector.blogspot.com psdcollector

    i feel hungry.

  • http://www.plugandplaydesign.co.uk/southampton Rhys Little

    You can get food photography really wrong and especially in respect of web design! But these show how good you can make it look! Good inspiration, thanks!

  • http://www.intenseblog.com Jennifer R

    I think almost restaurant websites are using warm color and big imaages 😀

  • http://www.vagrantradio.com Jason

    Any idea who did the Marie Catrib’s site? They are right around the corner from me in Grand Rapids and very tasty.

    Awesome sites btw!

  • http://www.topleftdesign.com Michael Hobson

    We just did a site for Caldesi Restaurant in Marylbone, London.

    http://www.caldesi.com/

  • Yasutatsu

    i wanna eat all!

  • http://goodwebdesign.co.nz GWD | Good Web Design

    Yummie! Good Web Design is making me hungry for more… :-)

  • http://dirtyluis.deviantart.com luisbv

    Let me show one, i do not own, but i love it, is a vegetarian restaurant in Medellin, Colombia..

    http://www.ricoverdeo.com/

  • http://www.vectorbunker.com Vectorbunker

    Nyam Nyam collection,.. thx for sharing

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net Jordan Walker

    Those are very nice and make me hungry.

  • http://www.fuzebit.com Brad

    Very nice, never wanted to design and eat at the same time.

  • http://www.carlrosekilly.co.uk Carl Rosekilly

    I was the guy behind the design and concept of Twelve Restaurant, when I worked at the relevant agency.

    Thank you for the feature and appreciation.

  • http://www.multyshades.com Multyshades

    Its a lovely portfolio and really impressive examples for any food related items, thanks for share.

  • http://knowledgecity.com Jae Xavier

    TasteSpotting. Love the title.

    Culinaria: Text in the middle just does not work with the photograph; too distracting. If they can fix that, the site would look nice.

  • http://www.webdesignkc.co.uk/ Victoria Blount

    This a great post for inspiring a designer for a restaurant web design as there is a varied selection above.

  • http://www.ryanwake.com Ryan Wake

    Wow, great list. Where was this when I was redesigning the http://giosmunster.com website?

  • http://www.anafrancadesign.com.br Ana França

    Nice collection!

  • http://www.novarestobar.pl/ restauracje Kraków

    Very good stuff. Thank You

  • http://www.sarina.se Hans Fjällemark

    Check out our restaurant’s website at http://www.sarina.se.

  • http://www.mycutegraphics.com Backgrounds

    I love this list and wish I’d found it earlier for inspiration as I recently finished designing a restaurant website for a friend and at times was at a loss as to the best way to pull it all together. Excellent list and wonderful designs.

  • http://www.musical-transformations.com bill

    excellent collections.
    it’s been a while I read an entire site from start to finish!
    well done.
    bookmarked hours ago!

  • http://www.madoutsourcing.fr Renee G

    yumm…and recipes look just as good as the designs,thanks for this nice collection!

  • http://www.adlocreative.com Adlo

    great inspiration, makes me hungry just looking at them!

  • http://www.small-business-graphic-design.com/website_design_small_business.html Rhonda B

    This is a great round up of web designs. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.gagan.pl Patryk Gagan

    perfect inspiration

  • http://www.bizsidekick.com Jim Tourville

    Bookmarked, great collection.

    You’re right Gisele, the food imagery makes the site look amazing!

  • http://www.mentesmodernas.com.br Mentesmodernas

    Great selection.

  • http://www.webflavr.com WebFlavr

    Great selection of sites. You can check my website which is gallery of best in food web design.

  • Mike Caran

    We ended up using a service for our restaurant called Theme Force ( http://www.theme-force.com ), and we’re very satisfied (especially with the boost in traffic we’ve received).

  • http://www.spawnordie.com John Coppa

    Great collection of sites.

    Here’s another great restaurant site to check out – http://www.901dc.com

    Cheers!

  • http://blacklisted4u.byethost7.com Mohanraaj

    really great colletions….

  • Aritz

    Interesting collection… And i really was needing inspiration… A pair of “ideas” straight from here… hahaha

  • http://www.darryncooke.com Darryn Cooke

    I would love to throw a site I just created for a restaurant into the hat should you ever make a second list.

    http://www.tortillazgrill.com/

  • http://www.lightflows.co.uk Web Design Guildford

    We have a web site for a restaurant coming up. This was very helpful.

    Thanks

  • http://www.adlexdesigns.com Adlex Designs

    Great post. Many restaurants miss the mark with their existing sites because 95% of them have budgets under $2000. We just launched a new website for a restaurant in Northern New Jersey, Luce Restaurant in Caldwell. http://www.lucerestaurant.com

  • http://www.nobleinfosys.co.uk KS – Web Designer

    Great sites. Another one I would like to suggest is Roux at Parliament Square, in London. Their site is great and no I am not associated with it in any way.

  • http://www.restaurantconnectinc.com/ Ted

    Thanks Gisele! Very helpful list…. with how bad restaurant website are this must have taken you a while to put together! The only one I don’t like is the Giraffe website. All the other ones are awesome.

    http://www.restaurantconnectinc.com/
    Ted

  • http://www.confluentforms.com David

    I’ve got some other restaurant websites that you might enjoy:

    http://www.concentricsrestaurants.com (ok, restaurant consulting company!)
    http://www.prato-wp.com
    http://www.lumaonpark.com
    http://www.tapat1180.com/home.php
    http://www.parishatl.com/home.php

    -David

  • http://www.restaurantwebdesign.ca Restaurant Web Design

    A great mix of high quality, professional web designs – thanks for taking the time to put together this impressive collection!

  • http://www.wmetz.com William

    Really shows how food photography is such an integral part of a restaurant’s web site design. Without it, aside from all the other effects, it really doesn’t convey “We’re a restaurant” does it…

  • http://revelationconcept.com Chris

    We just launched a site for celebrity chef, Sharone Hakman:

    http://sharonehakman.com

    Currently the site’s main purpose is to promote the chef himself, but we will be adding more food related content, photos and recipes as we go….YUM!

  • http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com Web Design Inspiration Today

    Great list as always. Some of them are already in my collection. I will add them up the rest to my collection..

    See my collection here

    http://webdesigninspirationtoday.com/design/channel/restaurant

  • Tim

    Most of these websites are like most advertising today: ineffective.

    They “look great” but violate many rules of web usability – which causes people to leave because they CAN’T USE THEM without being frustrated.

    Have you tried looking at the Daimu or Auberge de lill site on an iPhone? Do that, then tell me how “great” they are.

    Giraffe and PicFresh are two that are the least-worst out of the bunch. But even they have issues.

  • http://superbwebsitebuilders.com/ Howard Steele

    Very tasty collection.
    I don’t know whether these websites are highly usable, but they do look great!