14 mouthwatering menu designs

We’ve recently launched a new menu design category and, to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite cocktail and restaurant menus to wet your creative appetite.

Menu design can be an impressive feat, requiring designers to carefully lay out an immense amount of text in ways that are easily digestible to the reader. How to emphasize different menu offerings? Or call out separate courses? What kind of personality does the restaurant have?

From amiable illustrations to careful, clean typography – here’s 14 menus that tackle those challenges with success.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar

keiki

Designer: frankie_cadillac
Contest: Create a fresh exciting Tiki’s Grill & Bar Children’s Menu

Castleton Grill

castleton

Designer: C.K. Designs
Contest: Castleton Grill menu design/layout

Down the Hatch

bowl

Designer: jarwoeee
Contest: Create a capturing menu design for new rustic restaurant in Maui, Hawaii!

Eddie Rocks

eddierocks

Designer: .:al0ha:.
Contest: Nightclub requires new cocktail menu

The Art of Bubble Tea

bubbletea

Designer: KatarinaK
Contest: Design a menu for a cool new bubble tea brand!

Green Press

greenpress

Designer: Luz Viera
Contest: Trifold Menu – Juice & Salad Bar

Cocktails and Shooters

cocktailshooter

Designer: CLCreative
Contest: Cocktail Menu

6° Coffee House & Eatery

6degrees

Designer: Elena S.
Contest: Create an artful menu for coffee house & eatery

Chalkboard wall

hotmama

Designer: Koauila
Contest: chalkboard wall for a restaurant.

A16 Rockridge restaurant

a16

Designer: media7
Contest: Create the menu design for A16 Rockridge Restaurant

Harborside

harborside

Designer: HOPE STUDIO
Contest: Create a Menu Design for a Lakefront Seafood Restaurant

Libanais Lebanese Restaurant

Libanais

Designer: Lkumar85
Contest: Menu Design

Swiss salad bar

salad

Designer: M.alejandra
Contest: Infographic for a trendy salad bar in Switzerland

Feeling inspired? Enter a menu design contest here!

The author

Kelsey Bryant
Kelsey Bryant

Kelsey is 99designs' Designer Marketing Manager. Born and raised in a small town in Connecticut, she moved to San Francisco in 2009 with a degree in Strategic Communications from Elon University. When she’s not working with the designer community, you can find her exploring the city, taking weekend road trips, and soaking up that California sunshine.

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