Create your restaurant website

Create a beautiful restaurant website from the scratch or upgrade the one you’ve already built on the basis of any CMS or website builder

Step 1

Point out your website tasks

Every website is a solution of a specific problem and has a target audience. First, you need to come up with all the tasks you are to cover. In most cases, restaurant websites are aiming to have the following elements:

Showcase your restaurant menu

Provide your visitors with detailed info about your dishes and drinks, inspire them to become your guests and help them make their choice quicker.
Showcase your restaurant menu

Add a table reservation form

To make it easier for your audience to reserve a table, ask any question considering working hours or dishes, share their opinion, adjoin a reservation or feedback form.
Add a table reservation form
Step 2

Choose a website platform

All sites are created on the basis of some platform – a website builder. They suit almost everyone as they make it much easier to form your personal website. Usually it’s much cheaper to use a website builder than to hire a professional developer. You can start with choosing the most preferable builder from a list below, then select a template for your future restaurant website – and you’re halfway through!

Step 3

Fill in your restaurant website

Now you need to create your website pages to fill them with content and widgets to cover all the tasks from STEP 1. Usually, a website has the following pages:

Home page

It’s an essential tool for your business serving as a first impression to your visitors. On the restaurant homepage, you can find image sliders with different actions announcements and news. And in the footer there’s often an Instagram Feed with your photos if your restaurant has an active account there.

Menu

Most guests want to see a menu before they come to your restaurant. And your website visitors want it to be easy to find, use – and mostly from smartphones. Make sure your menu can be easily discovered on your homepage, has lots of illustrative photos and don’t forget to make it easy to share with friends.

Gallery

If you want to attract as many visitors as possible, a visually engaging photo gallery is a must have for your website. The gallery should be regularly updated with photos of the interior, dishes, events and the staff. Prove you’re offering the best service and your visitors will come to see it with their own eyes.

Contacts

Contact details is the thing you can’t miss. You can place this info at the very center of your homepage or create a special section at your website – the choice is yours. But don’t make visitors click too much to find it. Make sure your telephone, email, address and maps are present, as well as the info about your working hours.

Step 4

Test and launch

All sites are created on the basis of some platform – a website builder. They suit almost everyone as they make it much easier to form your personal website. Usually it’s much cheaper to use a website builder than to hire a professional developer. You can start with choosing the most preferable builder from a list below, then select a template for your future restaurant website – and you’re halfway through!

  • Test your mobile performance

    In case you chose the Elfsight widgets, you can be sure everything will work great on any device.

  • Add your logo

    If you haven’t got one, create it with the help of a logo generator.

  • Connect your domain

    If you haven’t obtained it while using the website builder, you need to buy it separately.

  • Announce your website launch on social media

    Turn the online audience into real customers.

  • Done! 🏆

    Now share the link to your website with friends and favorite clients and start collecting the feedback!