WordPress is the easiest CMS to get online so it’s perfect for restaurants. You don’t have to worry about technical stuff and WordPress is full of plugins that do all the heavy lifting.
But if you’re launching a restaurant site then you’ll probably need some very specific features. These might include a custom menu, a contact/reservation form, or even a map section to help people plan their route.
In this post I’ve curated the best WP plugins for restaurant websites. Many are free, some are paid, and others have freemium releases with optional paid upgrades.
But no matter what type of restaurant site you’re building this list is guaranteed to have something valuable.
Food Store – Online Food Delivery & Pickup
Food Store is created by extending the core functionalities of WordPress and WooCommerce, which make it very minimal, clutter free and very familiar to use. All your WooCommerce Categories, Settings and ease of setting up store and moving around the settings panel is still there.
Food Store gives you the option to convert your restaurant into instant food ordering hub. You can open it for customers to show your available menu online and let them pickup at a suitable time they prefer.
This plugin helps you with all your restaurant related options, and uses WooCommerce core features to setup the cart and checkout with various payment gateways.
Some of the great features of Food Store are,
- Food Store works with complete WooCommerce Settings.
- Setup your food items using WooCommerce with ease.
- Enable Catalog Mode / Restaurant Menu with ease.
- Tag your items with Veg or Non-Veg Marks.
- Selecting Variable Prices have never been this easy before.
- No !important css in order to respect theme design.
- Hooks for everything. Make it yours.
Restaurant Menu by MotoPress
MotoPress Restaurant Menu is a full-fledged WordPress food ordering system that can be smoothly integrated with your restaurant or cafe website.
It’s an easy-to-manage WordPress food menu plugin that allows you to create a categorized database of the menu offerings with different prices and offer your customers a simple and quick ordering process. For example, it’s a perfect match for:
- Pizza ordering system.
- Fast food ordering system.
- Multipurpose restaurant menu.
- Any typical food and drinks establishment.
Five Star Restaurant Menu
Easily and quickly create a stylish, responsive restaurant menu for your site. With the easy-to-use menu builder, and the layout and customization options, you’ll have your restaurant menu set up in no time.
Includes Gutenberg restaurant block for displaying your menu! You can also use the handy restaurant menu shortcode.
- Unlimited restaurant menus and menu items
- Responsive restaurant menu layout that looks great on mobile and all devices
- Add your restaurant menu to any page via the included Gutenberg block or shortcode
- Add unique photos and prices to each food or drink menu item
- Optional sidebar to display your menu sections
Five Star Restaurant Reservations
Restaurant reservations made easy. Accept reservations and table bookings online. Quickly confirm or reject restaurant reservations, send out custom email notifications, restrict booking times and more.
Includes Gutenberg restaurant block for displaying your reservation form! You can also use the handy restaurant reservation shortcode or set the reservation page directly in the plugin settings.
- Create a customized restaurant reservation form
- Responsive booking form layout that looks great for mobile reservations and on all devices
- Add your reservation form to any page via the included Gutenberg restaurant booking block or shortcode, or just choose your reservation page in the settings
- Quickly confirm or reject a booking
- Notify a customer by email when their request is confirmed or rejected
- Receive an email notification when a booking request is made
WPPizza – A Restaurant Plugin
- Conceived for Pizza Delivery Businesses, but flexible enough to serve any restaurant type.
- Maintain your restaurant menu online and accept cash on delivery orders.
- Set categories, multiple prices per item and descriptions.
- Multilingual Frontend (just update labels in admin settings page and/or widget as required). WPML compatible.
- Multisite enabled
- Keeps track of your online orders.
- Shortcode enabled. (see complete shortcode list)
What Are Your Favorite Free Restaurant WordPress Plugins?
In the digital age, consumers are turning to technology more and more to connect them with places to eat. As such, it’s imperative that restaurants stay ahead of the game with their websites – and the easiest way is while a couple free restaurant WordPress plugins.
The plugins featured in this post can all enhance the functionality of your website, enabling you to reach customers effectively, and compelling them to do business with you.
Do you have any other great restaurant plugins to recommend? Let us know in the comments section below!