Your restaurant menu will always be the first thing that your customers look at before they even find a table for themselves. It is therefore crucial to have a menu that outlines your available items and displays your restaurant style. In America alone, there are more than 700,000+ restaurants. Although many fall under the category of “restaurant chains” and have similar menus, some others have their own brand identity, meaning they have their own unique set of menus. That equates to a lot of work to be done for designers who wish to create them. Many have chosen to use their skills by sharing free downloadable vector graphics of pre-built restaurant menus. These restaurant menu PSD templates produce different designs without having to sacrifice the identity of your restaurant.
A lot of thought has to go into creating a menu. Visual displays can either make yours look good or too much. Food visuals are usually costly since you’d want stellar-quality photos. Prestigious and elegant restaurants, though, would not need these images because their reputation already speaks for themselves. On the other hand, there is the fast food restaurant type, where both menu types work equally well. The menu vectors we have up for grabs here today will be of all types, and we will try to cover the majority of restaurant categories, providing universal menu choices.
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What are outdoor restaurants? Usually, this label applies to one that is located within nature, with an open kitchen, a fast food truck, or a restaurant on top of a river, offering see delicacies. Just because the name implies a certain category doesn’t actually mean that you can only use the menu for that one purpose. The Outdoor Restaurant Menu is a very solid choice if you are looking to create a menu with a lot of visual content. Nearly all food items listed in this menu have images beside them. This can be helpful for customers who are having a hard time deciding what they want to have. Just don’t forget to use high-quality pictures that will help your items sell.
The word play in this menu can be huge. Vegetables Menu might make you think that it only suits vegetarian restaurants, but seriously, it’s only a name. Trust us when we say it’s going to work well in all types of situations. The menu is organized very neatly and even lets you use pictures. Moreover, the bottom allows you to display a recommended dish or two. Sometimes, customers will need a little visual encouragement for them to have their appetites ready.
Here’s a menu that will make more sense about what we’re trying to say. Vintage Menu isn’t going to be about vintage food; it’s all about a vintage feel of the menu itself. Vintage menus are great because they work in various settings, and can be pulled off in nearly any restaurant situation imaginable. That is, of course, unless your theme is a modern dining place. This one in particular has a couple of menu slot items that would allow to display a food picture, but the rest of the area depends on the name of the dish, and a little description. So, with that in mind, the Vintage Menu would work extremely well for restaurants that have established trust, or are providing food or excellent quality, where customers wouldn’t need to spend ten minutes examining his options to make a decision.
Ahh… Pizza! The healthy man’s weakness. We will be displaying a few pizza menus for you today, so let’s warm up with the Pizza Menu Template. As we all know, all pizzas look exactly the same, with a few exceptions here and there, but the main fact remains that most pizza menus don’t really display any visual content of the actual product. All the free space is allocated to describe the pizza ingredients and other side dishes. This menu lets you divide the available items in different categories. For example, pizzas with different meat, style or type, and so forth. This menu might even inspire you to reorganize your pizza menu altogether. The front of the menu could be worked on a little, but we assume that you will be using your brand logo anyway, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
The first thing we noticed about this template is its wonderful front page. It perfectly executes on the idea of a menu that’s all about ‘ice cold’ items; ice cream, cold drinks, cakes, and more. The actual food item lists are great, too. Each item can be supported with a picture of what the product looks like, giving customers a boost on deciding what it is that they really want on that hot and steamy summer day. One of the layers offers an extensive full-width visual display of a particular item you’re selling, giving you space to advertise the premium products on your menu. All in all, it is a wonderful execution of a menu for cold items.
Basic menu is hot! We absolutely love this one. It is a traditional restaurant menu that enables you to list items with their appropriate descriptions and display special dishes in the form of full-width boxed visuals. With this technique, you can also give your customers a preview of what other dishes are going to look like, encouraging them once again to look for the kind of food of their liking. The front and back of the menu have a lot of layered space for self-promotion, and other special offers that your customers would love to explore or learn more about.
TemplateShock has some really great stuff available to download for free. For your information, to download these templates, you only have to visit the template’s Download page, and then scroll to the very footer of the web page. There, you will notice a widget that offers a variety of download choices — select “This Item”, and that’s it! As for the template, this is Ice Cream Shop Menu — a nicely organized menu for ice cream shops, trucks, and stores. Pleasant on the eye, and has enough room to list all of the world’s best ice cream flavors.
India has some of the most exquisite food in the world, even if some would like to argue against the hygiene of the food environment in this wonderful country. Having had the experiences to eat at numerous Indian restaurants, it’s a pleasure to see a menu that actually follows the traditional style of Indian menus. Simple, and straight to the point. The menu has a little bit of added texture and enough space for a logo, but serves as a single-page menu that only enlists the names of the dishes available. It’s safe to say that people in India actually know what they want each time, and so the menu serves as a great reference point for the price of each dish, or extras that could be available.
Japanese restaurants have risen in popularity, not just in the country alone, but all over the world. As more of the Japanese people begin to travel the world, the higher becomes the demand for authentic Japanese food. By the looks of it, Japanese culture enjoys simplicity, and this menu portrays that very well. With a simple yet elegant front-page cover, the menu can be categorized by meal types. Although, only the names of the dishes are displayed. Of course, this could imply that this particular menu is great for restaurants that you can find in local Japanese communities only, because in the Western world, people who are alien to Japanese food might wish to see some visual pictures alongside the food offers as well.
One thing we will see repeating itself throughout the list is the ‘hand-drawn’ menu templates. The ‘hand-drawn’ here implies that the pre-digitized version of the visual content on the menu has been crafted by hand, then transferred into digital format and finally colored appropriately. You can easily trace this back to the actual design of the visual content on these menus. Overall, it compliments many different restaurant types.
This is a menu that’s going to be perfect for individual restaurants that offer burgers on their menu, and food trucks that sell burgers on the side of the road. When people come and visit a burger restaurant, they aren’t expecting to look at juicy pictures for hours, they want to know the offers and the price — and this menu executes on that idea.
A lot of the menu templates we will see here are going to be related to fastfood, and generally, different types of restaurants that deal with selling food outside of restaurant facilities. This is not to say that this menu wouldn’t work great in an indoor restaurant. In fact, it is quite the opposite — the Burger & Grill menu has been designed in such a way that it would work great individually, as an accompanying menu to an already existing menu, and also as a menu for stores that sell food in the middle of nowhere, such as festivals, gas stations and other amenities. The visual work on this menu is of premium quality. Depending on how many items you have on your list, you can make this menu as small or as big as you prefer.
Bakeries usually have all of their available items on display, and are complemented with the appropriate prices beside them. But in the last few decades, bakeries have also become popular for serving breakfast and cold/hot drinks, which means that a menu had to be established to better advertise the available produce. Here’s a simple menu for a bakery that wishes to show items on display, but also shows other available options with a menu. Perhaps this will inspire you to extend your available items in your bakery. More things to choose from can often lead to more customers to serve.
A grill can cook virtually anything you put it in as long as it is edible. With a grill, we can cook seafood, burgers, meat-related dishes, hot dogs, and even vegetables. If grilling is your specialty, you will need to equip yourself with a menu that can help you advertise, and we feel that we have found a good choice for you! What we have here is a grill menu that’s displayed in blackboard style. A traditional approach to advertising a menu, transferred into digital format and back onto a piece of carton. How wonderful!
The author says that this menu is simple; we say that it is elegant. Actually, why not both? If simple is your game, then grab a copy of this template. Stock it up with your restaurant menu items and print that baby out. There’s no room for pictures, so only dish names and descriptions are allowed. If this is what you prefer, then you have found a good choice of a template!
With more than 25,000+ downloads, one has to wonder, “Where was I when this happened?” We would actually love to hear the feedback of our readers, as to whether you guys have ever run into this menu at a restaurant you have visited. What would be the odds of that? Anyhow, Colorful Menu is exactly that: a colorful menu choice for a restaurant that embraces vibrant colors. We can see this one being presented at places like sports clubs, the airport, or kids’ playgrounds, where you would want to send out a more relaxed vibe. We especially love the little header images that describe each of the food sections and what items they have on the list.
25,000+ downloads certainly sound like a lot, but some templates easily outrank those numbers, such as Restaurant Menu Template on Blackboard. This stunning menu template has over 69,000 downloads, as it boasts one of the most common and most recognizable menu template designs that can be found across local restaurants all over the globe. A blackboard style menu has no room for pictures, but it has plenty for menu items. It is fairly popular in countries like United Kingdom and Ireland, but surely in the United States as well. Restaurant owners who continue to serve the same customers over the years will greatly benefit from this menu. It’s simple, but people will surely love it.
Ready to add some elegance to your restaurant? Don’t think twice; this Elegant menu has everything you would ever need to make an unforgettable dinner experience for your customers. Again, the menu puts emphasis on the food items, without being too bloated on visual displays.
You can’t go wrong with a template that has over 77,000 downloads. This menu is seriously cool! Grill restaurants are some of our own personal favorites; there many great varieties of food cooked underneath a live fire in front of you. This grill bar/restaurant menu has been crafted to support a retro design style. Your menu suddenly looks both cool, and old-school. The demo allocation of the menu items falls under four categories: burgers, hot dogs, fries, and drinks. Each category has a picture attached to it. But since you get the full vector to edit, you can just adjust the menu to your own liking, needless to say — your own menu item availability. A wonderful template to get started with though.
A delicious Chef menu for all your delicious menu items. This menu poses a simple orange/brown combination for displaying various food item categories. A minimalistic approach, to be fair.
Ribbons are a nice design feature, so if you like them, you will definitely love this template. We also find the grid-style layout to be quite unique and actually very easy on the eye, allowing to quickly skim through available menu options. This template provides menu options for food choices and categories, and will wonderfully suit restaurants that have a lot to offer.
Fast food places, we have a surprise for you! With nearly 8,000+ downloads, this is a truly unique, creative, and colorfully stunning, hand-drawn template menu for fast food chains, restaurants, trucks, and stops. The front is accompanied by a beautiful hand-drawn image of a juicy burger that is going to further increase the appetite of anyone who is going to look at it. The actual inside is built in a similar way — the top has a little ribbon to make it more eye-appealing, and the food is divided into three parts: hamburgers, sandwiches, and drinks.
You can edit the menu as much as you like, but remember that you will lose out on those hand-drawn images that come with each of the categories. Although, you should still be able to mimic those for a fraction of the price in the freelance market.
Here’s a lightweight version of an elegant restaurant menu. It is very minimalistic in terms of the choice of colors, and the number of categories and food items that you can list. This template works great for restaurants that focus on summer foods, or those with a light texture.
That last fast food menu we looked at was quite good, and the burger looked juicy and appealing; but we want to take it to the next level. And to do that, we have to list one last one hand-drawn menu for fast food restaurants, and the menu is drawn on a blackboard! What we really liked about this particular one, the inside of the menu has six varieties of categories, all of which are presented with their own unique picture: burgers, hot dogs, grill, chicken, fries and tacos. This will immensely help customers in making a decision quickly for what they want to order. It’s possible that you could take these layered food category pictures, and apply them to that last burger menu we explored. The themes are very similar, and could eventually save you a ton of work.
Designers put their souls and hearts into these designs, one of the major reasons is because they wish to give back, but it goes without saying that they also do it because it means free exposure to their design agencies and design work. Here is one such design that executes on both ideas. A modern restaurant menu template available for PSD download. This one will work for restaurants of the following type: outdoor/indoor eateries, fast food restaurants, cafeterias, school menus, and pretty much any other restaurant that deals with serving food. The style is refreshing and welcoming to the customer. Any small business restaurant out there that’s functioning on a tight budget should look into this menu option more, as it offers a multi-page solution that actually feels like a sophisticated menu, ready for print.
What’s more, the menu’s PSD files are all layered, allowing you to change even the most tiny of details within the menu to better reflect your restaurant style. Remember, you can always be creative and make even the most craziest of changes to these templates. Be experimental, be brave, and be authentic, your customers will love you for that.
Enter the first tri-fold menu of the list! Tri-fold means that the menu is folded up in three different parts, much like a brochure. The kind of menu style that can be found at places like Burger King, and McDonalds. This is an elegant, modern, and an exclusive design that has been made available for a free download. Whether for yourself, or a client, you cannot go wrong with a design of this quality. Everything’s layered carefully in the actual template, giving you the freedom to customize the template to your own personal liking. What a great opportunity to be able to work with such a high-quality piece of work. Will you take advantage of this? Let us know.
A stylish menu template (possibly can be used as a flyer template for a restaurant) from Shahul Hameed in India. Lovely arrangement of menu items, divided into two sections of food and drinks. The footer of the menu can be used to outline preview photos of the type of food that you are serving. It just so happens that photos can really help customers in making a decision for what they wish to order.
Easter is here, and we couldn’t avoid giving back to our readers at least one menu template that’s related to Easter. This one in particular is a Brunch template. Brunch is what’s known as Breakfast and Lunch together, nobody wants just eggs for their Easter breakfast, so it’s best to combine the day together with lunch! The menu is cute-looking, with creative design appeal and a ton of space to list available Brunch items.
Chalkboards are so popular amongst restaurants. It’s the little board that stands outside of all restaurants, listing favorites and special items. Often the designs have been creatively crafted to attract more attention. Now you can too, with a unique template that can be used to plaster over an actual chalkboard that you use for your restaurant. If writing and drawing with hand is not your strong point, just go digital and use this PSD mockup.
Premium Restaurant Menu Templates
Restaurant templates are some of the most downloaded free PSD files on graphic design websites. We couldn’t ignore the high demand and popularity, and decided it was our time to find and curate the best works of art in this category. Looking back at what we were able to put together, we feel there are a lot of great choices to choose from, for both fast food restaurants and those of elegant quality. But we want to take it a step further. We want to ensure that your restaurant and its menu gets the best treatment possible. We want to talk more about a couple of menu template choices from a premium marketplace.
The following menus have been crafted by experienced graphic designers. Their work is of stellar quality, because all of them are competing for new customers. This is the kind of work we wish to mention, because some restaurants deserve the extra treatment, and when you realize that the price is only the size of a cup of coffee, the decision making game suddenly becomes more interesting. We only have six more choices to show you, but one of them may just be the one to tie up the research for you.
Minimal Food Menu
A minimal menu with a somewhat technical feel to it. Dark text on a white background, with glamorous texture. Restaurants with white seats are going to find this menu a huge hit.
Rustic Cardboard Bifold Menu
Here’s a menu that screams authenticity and quality at the same time. It’s a menu built for restaurants and cafes in mind. It also features a bifold — meaning that you can unfold the menu. It has a stunning front and back that you can fully edit and create in the way you wish. Of course, the main feature is the rustic design which really puts the menu together. When people will walk into your restaurant and open this menu, they will instantly know that they have come to the right place.
Elegant Restaurant Trifold Menu
We did say that the previous tri-fold menu template would be the first one, because we have one more to display, this time an elegant menu template for restaurants of many types: cafes, fast food, takeaway places, and even hotel restaurants. The design is light, layered, and uses a boxed grid to display items. You also get a lot of space to show real food pictures, which always adds to the menu experience.
Seafood Menu Restaurant
Seafood really wasn’t a big theme throughout this roundup, so we thought it would be good to include at least one seafood restaurant menu for our community members. Are you a seafood restaurant owner? Perhaps you’re running a seafood eatery next to the shore? Whatever the case is, with this menu, you will have plenty of ways to display the kind of seafood items that you have up for sale. We guarantee you that your customers will appreciate the extra effort you’ve put into your menu, because not everyone does.
Bar Menu Template
Bars need menus, too. One of the most annoying things that people working behind the bar talk about is when a customer walks up to the counter and asks them to make a good drink for them. Seriously, the bartender doesn’t have enough time to serve everyone in a timely manner; to think that they would have the time to come up with a drink for you is even more ludicrous. So, bar owners, expand your horizons with a menu. Give your customers a chance to choose from cocktails, individual drinks, and specials.
Mexican Food Flyer Menu
In conclusion to this post, we have a food menu flyer for our Mexican restaurant owners, particularly those who love to cook and sell tacos. This is a pleasant-on-the-eye menu specifically crafted for Mexican-style food. What a treat!
Restaurant Menu PSD Templates
We could have expanded this post to feature hundreds of menus, but is it really necessary? At Colorlib, we focus on the individual authenticity of an item, so the items we list tend to be unique in their own way, but also cover a range of different scenarios (restaurant types), so the number 30 felt more than appropriate. Now that we have concluded this as well, would you be so kind with your time to let us know whether you find a menu template that you plan to use for your restaurant? We are eager to hear your feedback because it is going to help us shape the future of this post, in the form of potential updates where we will add more template styles that better reflect the needs of our readers. To leave feedback, go to the comment section below and just drop a comment. Thanks!