Storefront signages come in a diversity of shapes and designs. Acrylic signs, wooden signs, metal signs, hanging signs, hand-painted signs, lightbox signs, neon signs, 3D signs… The list is endless.
Often the first thing that people notice, restaurant signs inform the first impression a visitor makes about a new joint. It tells them what sort of dining establishment it is, the kind of food it serves, and the quality of experience they can expect. What’s more, signs are the most underrated, yet powerful forms of advertising.
Not convinced? Consider these statistics:
- More than half of consumers are less likely to enter a place of business if it had poor quality signages. (FedEx)
- Almost eight in 10 consumers have entered a place of business for the first time because of an attractive sign. (FedEx)
- Close to 75 per cent of the respondents said they’ve spread word about a business solely because of its sign. (FedEx)
- About 60 per cent of businesses saw an average 10 per cent increase in sales and profit after improving the design of their signages. (University of Cincinnati)
Skip the standard banner, and explore these gorgeous alternatives for your restaurant. Yes, it will cost a bit more. But the volume of visitors you’ll attract in return is priceless.
The Ultimate Compilation Of 100 Beautiful Restaurant Signs
Roster is a Finnish bar and restaurant based in Helsinski, Finland.
2. Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu is a multicultural Asian restaurant based in Melbourne, Australia.
Tetsujin is a Japanese restaurant based in Melbourne, Australia.
Lemongrass is a Vietnamese restaurant based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Flo’s V8 Cafe is an American eatery located in Disney California Adventure Park, USA.
6. Simple Cafe
Simple is a salad bar located in Kiev, Ukraine.
Yakiniku Sora is a Japanese BBQ restaurant based in Osaka, Japan.
8. The Athenian
The Athenian is a Greek restaurant based in London, UK.
Southpark Seafood is a seafood restaurant based in Portland, USA.
10. Sushi & Co.
Sushi & Co. is a restaurant onboard a cruise ship that fetches guests along the Baltic Sea.
11. Miss Lily’s
Miss Lily’s is a Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant based in New York City, USA.
12. El Moro
El Moro is a churreria based in Mexico City, Mexico.
Gastrologik is a Michelin-starred restaurant based in Stockholm, Sweden.
14. The Mossy Well
The Mossy Well is a British restaurant based in London, UK.
15. Cafe Reichard
Cafe Reichard is a German restaurant based in Cologne, Germany.
16. Stone Way Cafe
Stone Way Cafe is a cafe based in Seattle, USA.
17. Moby 3143 Cafe
Moby 3143 is a cafe based in Armadale, Australia.
18. Dallah Cafe
Dallah Cafe is a cafe based in Muscat, Oman.
19. Mission Juice
Mission Juice is a cold-pressed juice bar located in Singapore.
(NOTE: Mission Juice uses CandyBar as their loyalty program!)
The Bartlett Cafe is a cafe/bar located in Spokane, USA.
Persephone Bakery is a bakery located in Jackson, Wyoming, USA.
22. Public Caffe
Public Caffe is a cafe/bar located in Adelaide, Australia.
Handmade is a bakery located in Malacca, Malaysia.
Nunsongyee is a Korean dessert shop based in Singapore.
(NOTE: Nunsongyee uses CandyBar as their loyalty program!)
25. Torchy’s Tacos
Torchy’s Tacos is a tacos restaurant based in Austin, Texas, USA.
Chez Marie is a restaurant located in Paris, France.
27. Alpenrose Cafe
Alpenrose Restaurant is a German restaurant located in Holland.
28. Block & Larder
Block & Larder is an American restaurant located in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Canteen Restaurant is a cafe located in Barrington, Illinois, USA.
30. Bar Basso
Bar Basso is a cocktail bar located in Milan, Italy.
Bahia De Kino is a seafood restaurant located in Mesa, Arizona, USA.
32. TAP Coffee
TAP Coffee is a coffee shop located in London, UK.
33. The Poulbot Cafe
Cafe Poulbot is located in Paris, France.
34. Cafe Revol
Cafe Revol is located in Hong Kong, China.
Basque Etchea is a Basque restaurant located in Taca, Arizona, USA.
36. Kale Cafe
Kale Cafe is a cafe in Hangzhou, China.
Kimski is a Korean-Polish street food restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pablo is the famous cheese tart shop that originated in Japan. This particular shopfront is its franchise in Singapore.
Ristorante Quadri is located in Venice, Italy.
BAKE is a famous cheese tart shop based in Japan. This shopfront is in Vietnam.
Red River Chinese Restaurant is a chinese restaurant based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
42. BLUFISH Restaurant
BLUFish is a Japanese restaurant located in Beijing, China.
43. Eduard’s Whisky Bar
Eduard’s Whisky Bar is located in Stuttgart, Germany.
44. Common Room Cafe and Bar
Common Room is a cafe located in Bangkok, Thailand.
45. Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar
Ambrosia is a restaurant and bar located in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
The Vortex serves burgers and bar food and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
47. Roxy Diner
Roxy Diner is an American restaurant found in New York City, USA.
48. .jpg Coffee
.jpg Coffee is located in Guangzhou, China.
49. Bamboo’s Eatery
Bamboo Eatery is found in Tauranga, New Zealand.
50. Saul Bistro
Saul Bistro is located in Guatemala.
Madison Restaurant is found in San Diego, USA.
52. Sugar Bakeshop
Sugar Bakeshop is located in Charleston, USA.
53. Restaurant 108
Restaurant 108 is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Archie Rose is based in Sydney, Australia.
55. Taiyo Sushi Bar
Taiyo Sushi Bar is based in Milan, Italy.
56. Mad Mex
Mad Mex is an Australian chain of Mexican fast food restaurants based from Sydney, Australia.
57. Bao Bao
Bao Bao is a restaurant found in Shanghai, China.
58. Taqueria Canalla
Taqueria Canalla is located in San Pedro, Mexico.
Barrio is located in Singapore.
60. Shyo Ryu Ken Ramen Bar
Shyo Ryu Ken is located in Osaka, Japan.
Silver is located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
62. Tipping Point Brewery
Tipping Point Brewery is found in Hong Kong, China.
63. 7Bone Burger Co.
7Bone is found in Hove, UK.
64. Biggie Smalls
Biggie Smalls is based in Melbourne, Australia.
65. Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden
Kimoto is located in New York City, USA.
66. Brasserie Harricana
Harricana is located in Quebec, Canada.
67. Fish La Boissonnerie
Fish La Boissonnerie is located in Paris, France.
68. Sopra Cucina and Bar
Sopra Cucina is located in Singapore.
69. 產出 (Chan Chu) The Food
Chan Chu is located in Taipei, Taiwan.
70. Beauty and Essex
Beauty and Essex is located in New York City, USA.
71. Crack Restaurant
Crack Restaurant is found in Bangkok, Thailand.
72. Cats and Coffee
73. Whaam Banh Mi
Whaam Banh Mi is found in London, UK.
Hildebrandt’s is found in Williston Park, New York, USA.
75. Chido Mexican Kitchen
Chido Mexican Restaurant is found in Greenock, UK.
76. Orang+Utan Bar
Orang+Utan Bar is found in Kiev, Ukraine.
77. Al Mashowa
Al Mashowa is found in Dubai.
78. Ampersand Cafe
Ampersand is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
79. Noodle Rack
Noodle Rock is based in Changsha, China.
Arashi is located in Hong Kong, China
81. PM 24
PM 24 is found in Chennai, India.
82. Bar Meraviglia
Bar Meravigilia is located in Milan, Italy.
83. Nozomi Sushi Bar
Nozomi Sushi Bar is located in Valencia, Spain.
AU79 is located in Melbourne, Australia.
85. El Montero
El Montero is located in London, UK.
86. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
Bao Bei is located in Vancouver, Canada.
87. Bullerei Restaurant and Deli
Bullerei is located in Hamburg, Germany.
88. Entente Restaurant
Entente is located in Illinois, USA.
89. Jump Restaurant and Bar
Jump is located in Toronto, Canada.
90. Le Coucou
Le Coucou is based in New York City, USA.
91. Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar
Blue Ocean is based in Carlsbad, California, USA.
93. Schiller’s Liquor Bar
Schiller’s is based in New York, USA.
94. Sacro Cuore
Sacro Cuore is based in London, UK.
95. Journeyman Restaurant
96. Noma Restaurant
Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
97. Recipease by Jamie Oliver
Recipease is located in London, UK.
98. Baldoria Bar + Kitchen
Baldoria is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
99. Table No. 1
Table No. 1 is found in Shanghai, China.
100. Seed Kitchen & Bar
Seed Kitchen & Bar is located in Marietta, Georgia.
The days of underestimating the potential of a humble storefront sign are over. It’s time to rethink your signage designs – current and future ones alike. And with an abundance of stunning restaurant sign examples right here at your disposal, you will never be short of inspiration.