10 of the most visually effective restaurant menus
From websites to wine bars, graphic design and typography are taking over the world as a stylish and simple way to make your business stand out from the crowd. If you're looking to offer a modern vibe and impactful style, look no further than a beautifully designed menu to catch the attention of customers and impress them with your quality. Here are our top ten visually effective menu designs, and why we think they just work:
1. Batinse Restauranthttps://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/206884176612765693/If you're looking for impact, this menu is certainly up there. Designed around a modern floral aesthetic, this design not only takes pattern and typography to the next level - but you also want to pick it up just to see what design features might be on the other side.2. Polpo Restaurant
If you thought that only pattern could be so impactful, this menu design for Polpo restaurant blows that theory out of the water. Themed around seafood - a suitable theme for an Italian restaurant - this menu uses modern shapes and eye-catching design together to produce a memorable menu.
3. Banh Mi Vietnamese Restaurant
This menu is an example of how simple design can create great impact. Using only brand colours of blue and yellow, this menu says all it needs to without overcomplicating layout or design work.
4. Duckfat Restaurant
Beautiful in its simplicity, the menu for Duckfat doesn't mess around. Using bold fonts and simple colours with a plain vector logo, it's incredibly easy to read and completely no-frills.
5. Hefty's Burgers
If you thought two colour menus were simple, Hefty's Burgers' monochrome design is anything but. Using only one shade of blue - plus white - the design of this menu turns heads thanks to its larger than life food illustrations that tell you exactly what you're looking at.
6. Till & Sprocket
Feeling almost like a throwback to the 70s, the classic design of Till & Sprocket's menu, in combination with the library-style typewrite fonts used, is no-nonsense and simple to understand.
7. Yashin Ocean House
Have you ever been offered your menu on a wooden fish? We thought not, but this clever design work by Yashin Ocean House sticks with you. The menu has been cleverly developed to work perfectly with the accompanying clipboards, offering a visual feel to each and every order.
8. Michi Ramen
This digital menu makes use of food imagery in the best possible way. Forget kebab shops and fast food menu boards: this simple top-down design makes food photography the perfect modern accompaniment to this menu.
9. Rhythm de Cuba
When done right, colour blocking and retro styling can provide the perfect mix of impact. Throw in bold lettering and vibrant but varying page designs, and this mix and match of colour fits together perfectly.
Ninebark is an example of a mixed media menu that we love - combining natural elements, such as leaves, with a simplified classic menu design plus a wooden backdrop for that natural feel.