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10 Best Creative Menu Designs That Inspire

Henny Kel by Henny Kel Tweet - in Menu Design

Menu design
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When people come to enjoy food at your restaurant, they are looking for a great dining experience. Remember, they are looking to feed their voracious appetite of enjoyment and are not just looking to indulge in different cuisines served in the restaurant. Your restaurant’s menu is the very first thing that the customers come across when they visit your restaurant for having some great food and great time. It is your menu design that makes or breaks your first impression. So, make sure you do not treat your menu as a simple list of dishes and pay extra attention to your menu design.

Examples of creative menu designs that you can take for inspiration when designing an impressive menu for your customers.

1.Cellarmaker Brewing Co, San Francisco

The Cellarmaker menu is a brilliant menu design that never fails to impress. This impressive menu design not only provides you the required details about the beverages served, but it also reminds you about what you have already sampled. This truly helps the customers as there are many beverages, appetizers and cuisines to choose from and one may easily get confused. Gamut is the designer of this impressive menu.

menu design2-Vera, Saragoza

The team at printing craft workshop El Calotipo created the amazing menu for Café Vera. The menu design for Café Vera is in thick wood and has been designed intricately to impress the onlookers. The menu has a white lettering that the Café has printed in-house. They have smartly printed the prices in stickers to ensure they are able to update their menu in case there is a price change for a certain cuisine.

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3. RAGU Cafe, Novosibirsk

Ragu Café’s menu has color photographs of the delicious food items served here. The photographs are in the menu to give the customers an indication of what a particular cuisines looks like. This makes it easy for customers to take their pick and choose their favorite cuisines. There are not many restaurants that have such menu design and this is what makes this menu design so unique.

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4-Sano Juice, Barcelona

Spanish juice chain Sano’s menu design is ultra-minimalistic and vibrant. The designer Marina Soto has cleverly used gorgeous gradients of color to create this impressive menu. The other side of the menu features mono-weight illustrations that add glitters to its appeal. The type chosen for the menu is a rounded sans serif. Indeed, this is a lovely design.

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5- The Pelican, Singapore

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The Pelican’s menu design makes good use of sea animals and human characters. Singapore-based design agency Foreign Policy has created this inspiring menu by mixing human caricatures with sketches of underwater creatures. The design expresses the dual function of the restaurant cum bar as in the evening, The Pelican turns into a neon-lit groovy bar in the evening from a quiet dining space in the afternoon.

6- Montero, Mexico

Mexican based agency  Anagrama has designed the creative menu for Montero. The design promotes the restaurant brand by incorporating the element that depict the colonial period. The menu design is successful in glorifying traditional kitchen values. The restaurant uses local raw material in preparing the dishes served to the customers.

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7- Hubbly Bubbly, Orlando

A fun menu design for a fun little restaurant, Hubbly Bubbly’s menu is created by Florida based designer Mark Unger. It is an adorable design which makes use of bright colors on every page. This menu design makes it clear why vibrant color scheme and fancy typefaces remain the best elements for menu designs of small and local business.

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8. Fade St. Social, Dublin

Illustrator Steve Simpson created the beautiful menu design for Fade St. Social in Dublin. The menu has gorgeous drawings that aptly typify the great quality of food and fun served at the restaurant. The design also successfully expresses the chic ambiance, vivid atmosphere and the true-blue Irish character of this popular restaurant.

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9.Holly Burger, Spain

The inspiration for Holly Burger menu design comes from the graphics of 1940s. Designed by Manuel Astorga and Rodrigo Aguade, the menu creates an American-style brand with a mix of different style references. Vital elements of the design such as vintage, hand-written American typographies and banana leaf wallpaper find their roots in the significant designs of 1942.

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 10. L’Encant, Spain

Spanish creative agency Nuria Vila created the menu design for the popular bistro, L’Encant in Spain. The menu design celebrates the Japanese folding fans. It has a wooden cover and stone paper has been used inside to create enlist the specialties served at the bistro. Spanish design agency Nuria Vila has created this impressive menu design for the restaurant.

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Henny Kel

I am a graphic, web designer and blogger with over 6 years experience. I am very passionate about anything related to design and spends copious amounts of time hidden behind a book or a screen and reading about design. Twitter | Google +