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The restaurant industry is one of the most competitive industries out there and utilizing every marketing tool possible is a smart strategy for these business owners. Having a functional, good looking website, that is attractive and easy to navigate and use, is just one of those marketing tools.
Approximately 80% of customers today like to do their research online prior to visiting a restaurant. It makes sense to tap into this demographic and provide what these users are looking for.
So, what are they looking for? They want to see what is on the menu, they may want an idea of how much it costs, they want the location, they want to know what other people think, and if they can book a table online, that just adds to the convenience and makes the restaurant choice even easier.
As a Divi web designer and/or developer, it is shrewd to provide these solutions in the web design for your clients wanting a restaurant website. Using a child theme that offers these solutions can save you time and money as the framework has already been set up in the selection of Divi child themes for restaurants available today.
This post is reviews the available Divi Child Themes for Restaurants to see what is on offer.
Rise & Shine’s design is clean, crisp and very well thought out. It comes with a 10 page layout with WooCommerce integration. The child theme also provides an easy to use table reservation system which can be used by customers to book a table as well as by the restaurant to share events and gather RSVP information. There is a choice of 2 options for setting up the menu, either standard or animated. It also has a useful recipe card integration built into it which allows the user to view the product recipe in a clear and easy to print format. Useful if your audience likes collecting recipes.
This child theme offers many excellent features and is a great choice for your next restaurant website.
Foody is a beautiful child theme with some unique aspects that are perfect for the restaurant client. It offers a simple, clean layout with all the important aspects being shown on the Home page. There are two types of menu layouts to choose from, a list layout for the front of the website and a grid layout on the menu page providing photos and more information on the menu items.
The setup of the home page is clever, with the logo, address, reservation button and menu button right there above the fold, all easily accessible. There is an option for a slider homepage. The theme also includes a review slider for Trip Adviser reviews including star ratings.
Zara is a premium child theme which instantly grabs your attention. The hero image uses clever coding that makes it look as if the food is cooking right there. The theme has an elegant slant to it and the spacing, colours and fonts combine together nicely for that elegant feel.
Use of the menu slider to show the food is simple, yet effective.
The Specials gallery is a clever touch, providing hover information about the dish relative to the image shown. The theme provides a choice of blog style either listed or grid, and both styles are maintain the brand of the website well.
This theme offers table reservation functionality in various areas throughout the website making it easy for visitors to find and use. There is also a gallery built into the theme to show off dishes.
This theme is a great choice and there is extra value with the Master Slider Pro included in the price.
The Café child theme by Aspen Grove is reminiscent of the parent Divi theme especially with the menu and the hero image with the logo. It is a very clean cut, almost simplistic design that is able to clearly display what is on offer. The navigation is simple and clear. The menu is displayed on the home page and also has a dedicated page.
The theme is integrated with WooCommerce so has ready ecommerce functionality. There is also a gallery option to display all the dishes/products available.
The theme includes the Aspen Footer Editor and a customized 404 page. Images are not included with the theme.
The Coffee Cup Company theme is a premium Divi Child Theme with the functionality to create a coffee shop website or a simple restaurant website. The warm colour scheme and the layout of the theme serve to give a professional finish to the website. The creams and browns complement each other well and the image frames with the box shadow gives the site extra depth and dimension, making the images really stand out. On the Prices page, the hover functionality over the images are used to show various product prices, something that can be used for menu items as well.
The site includes all the images and is fully responsive for all devices.
The Hermis Divi Child theme is a clean, contemporary, theme that is sure to impress visitors to your website. There menu is hidden and appears vertical once the hamburger menu is clicked. The tear edges between sections makes for interesting accents which works well with the well contrasting colour scheme and font selection.
The theme includes a changeable colour scheme with any Hex colour. It has a table booking feature as well as an Events section. The menu is displayed in a book layout which is pleasantly unusual.
The blog is a three-block grid layout with well contrasted backgrounds and text. It also has an album gallery section with a creative hover feature showing four pictures from the album.
The theme provides fantastic custom theme settings and custom modules making customizing the theme easy and quick with “just one click!”.
The Restaurant Divi child theme by Candy Themes is inspired by the Avada (Café) theme. It can be used to create a café or a restaurant website. The theme has a very rustic style which is achieved through the colour theme and the font style chosen. The strategic placing of the images assists in pulling the whole theme together to enhance the rustic style.
The theme has table reservation functionality by using the OpenTable Widget. This allows customers to find available tables for their desired date and time slot. The theme has six type of pages as well as six choices of blog layout. The menu is a vertical one on the left-hand side of the page. The theme also utilizes a plugin for listing the restaurant opening times in a widget on a sidebar.
The Cuisine Divi child theme by Octygon is a stylish and modern one-page layout that is divided into 11 sections. It is highly responsive and provides the functionalities required for a restaurant website.
The main hero image fills the whole screen and there are two call to actions buttons located on the image. Each CTA is for a key piece of information a visitor may be looking for when they visit the website, namely the Menu and Reservations.
The theme also provides a reservation area, a specials area, Chef details, a place to list events, the opening hours and a blog.
As you can see, there is plenty of choice. To choose the best option for you and your website, work out exactly what you want and then find the child theme that works best for those features. Have fun with it!