Although restaurant menu design may be one of the lesser talked about mediums, they’re also one of the most important. Menus address one of the basic necessities of life: food. And beyond a necessity, food is something we enjoy immensely. A well-designed menu plays up a restaurant’s ambiance, excites the diner and adds to an overall pleasurable experience.

Here are 10 inspirational menus that display some of the design opportunities that menus offer to designers.

1. Ruckuses menu

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2. Smith menu and takeout wrapping

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3. The Pelican

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4. Gato

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5. The Five Elements

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6. 22 Ships

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7. Friends of Ham

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8. La Flèche

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9. Wunderbar

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10. Virtual food brand icon design

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