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

1. Roster

Roster is a Finnish bar and restaurant based in Helsinski, Finland.

2. Lucy Liu

lucy liu candybar

Lucy Liu is a multicultural Asian restaurant based in Melbourne, Australia.

3. Tetsujin

tetsujin candybar

Tetsujin is a Japanese restaurant based in Melbourne, Australia.

4. Lemongrass Restaurant

lemongrass restaurant candybar

Lemongrass is a Vietnamese restaurant based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

5. Flo’s V8 Cafe

flo v8 cafe candybar

Flo’s V8 Cafe is an American eatery located in Disney California Adventure Park, USA.

6. Simple Cafe

simple cafe candybar

Simple is a salad bar located in Kiev, Ukraine.

7. Yakiniku Sora

yakiniku sora

Yakiniku Sora is a Japanese BBQ restaurant based in Osaka, Japan.

8. The Athenian

the athenian

The Athenian is a Greek restaurant based in London, UK.

9. Southpark Seafood

southpark seafood

Southpark Seafood is a seafood restaurant based in Portland, USA.

10. Sushi & Co.

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

Miss Lily’s is a Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant based in New York City, USA.

12. El Moro

el moro

El Moro is a churreria based in Mexico City, Mexico.

13. Gastrologik Restaurant

gastrologik

Gastrologik is a Michelin-starred restaurant based in Stockholm, Sweden.

14. The Mossy Well

the mossy well

The Mossy Well is a British restaurant based in London, UK.

15. Cafe Reichard

cafe reichard

Cafe Reichard is a German restaurant based in Cologne, Germany.

16. Stone Way Cafe

stone way cafe

Stone Way Cafe is a cafe based in Seattle, USA.

17. Moby 3143 Cafe

moby 3143

Moby 3143 is a cafe based in Armadale, Australia.

18. Dallah Cafe

dallah cafe candybar

Dallah Cafe is a cafe based in Muscat, Oman.

19. Mission Juice

mission juice candybar

Mission Juice is a cold-pressed juice bar located in Singapore.

(NOTE: Mission Juice uses CandyBar as their loyalty program!)

20. The Bartlett Cafe

bartlett cafe

The Bartlett Cafe is a cafe/bar located in Spokane, USA.

21. Persephone Bakery

persephone bakery

Persephone Bakery is a bakery located in Jackson, Wyoming, USA.

22. Public Caffe

public caffe

Public Caffe is a cafe/bar located in Adelaide, Australia. 

23. Handmade Bakery and Pastry House

handmade bakery

Handmade is a bakery located in Malacca, Malaysia. 

24. Nunsongyee

nunsongyee

Nunsongyee is a Korean dessert shop based in Singapore.

(NOTE: Nunsongyee uses CandyBar as their loyalty program!)

25. Torchy’s Tacos

torchy's tacos

Torchy’s Tacos is a tacos restaurant based in Austin, Texas, USA. 

26. Chez Marie Restaurant

Chez Marie Restaurant

Chez Marie is a restaurant located in Paris, France.

27. Alpenrose Cafe

Alpenrose Cafe

Alpenrose Restaurant is a German restaurant located in Holland.

28. Block & Larder

block & larder

Block & Larder is an American restaurant located in Denver, Colorado, USA.

29. Canteen Restaurant

Canteen Restaurant

The Canteen Restaurant is a cafe located in Barrington, Illinois, USA.

30. Bar Basso

Bar Basso

Bar Basso is a cocktail bar located in Milan, Italy. 

31. Bahia De Kino Mexican Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Bahia De Kino Mexican Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Bahia De Kino is a seafood restaurant located in Mesa, Arizona, USA.

32. TAP Coffee

TAP Coffee

TAP Coffee is a coffee shop located in London, UK.

33. The Poulbot Cafe

the poulbot cafe

Cafe Poulbot is located in Paris, France.

34. Cafe Revol

Cafe Revol

Cafe Revol is located in Hong Kong, China.

35. Basque Etchea Restaurant

Basque Etchea Restaurant

Basque Etchea is a Basque restaurant located in Taca, Arizona, USA.

36. Kale Cafe

kale cafe

Kale Cafe is a cafe in Hangzhou, China.

37. Kimski

Kimski

Kimski is a Korean-Polish street food restaurant located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 

38. Pablo

pablo cheese tart

Pablo is the famous cheese tart shop that originated in Japan. This particular shopfront is its franchise in Singapore.

39. Ristorante Quadri

ristorante quadri

Ristorante Quadri is located in Venice, Italy.

40. BAKE

BAKE Vietnam

BAKE is a famous cheese tart shop based in Japan. This shopfront is in Vietnam.

41. Red River Chinese Restaurant

Red River Chinese Restaurant

Red River Chinese Restaurant is a chinese restaurant based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

42. BLUFISH Restaurant

BLUFISH Restaurant

BLUFish is a Japanese restaurant located in Beijing, China.

43. Eduard’s Whisky Bar

Eduard’s Whisky Bar

Eduard’s Whisky Bar is located in Stuttgart, Germany.

44. Common Room Cafe and Bar

Common Room Cafe and Bar

Common Room is a cafe located in Bangkok, Thailand.

45. Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar

ambrosia restaurant

Ambrosia is a restaurant and bar located in Eugene, Oregon, USA. 

46. The Vortex Bar and Grill

the vortex bar and grill

The Vortex serves burgers and bar food and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

47. Roxy Diner

roxy diner

Roxy Diner is an American restaurant found in New York City, USA. 

48. .jpg Coffee

.jpg Coffee

.jpg Coffee is located in Guangzhou, China.

49. Bamboo’s Eatery

Bamboo’s Eatery

Bamboo Eatery is found in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

50. Saul Bistro

Saul Bistro

Saul Bistro is located in Guatemala.

51. Madison Restaurant

Madison Restaurant

Madison Restaurant is found in San Diego, USA.

52. Sugar Bakeshop

Sugar Bakeshop

Sugar Bakeshop is located in Charleston, USA.

53. Restaurant 108

restaurant 108 copenhagen

Restaurant 108 is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

54. Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Archie Rose Distilling Co.

Archie Rose is based in Sydney, Australia.

55. Taiyo Sushi Bar

taiyo sushi bar

Taiyo Sushi Bar is based in Milan, Italy.

56. Mad Mex

mad mex

Mad Mex is an Australian chain of Mexican fast food restaurants based from Sydney, Australia.

57. Bao Bao

bao bao china

Bao Bao is a restaurant found in Shanghai, China.

58. Taqueria Canalla

Taqueria Canalla

Taqueria Canalla is located in San Pedro, Mexico. 

59. Barrio by Mex Out

barrio by mex out

Barrio is located in Singapore.

60. Shyo Ryu Ken Ramen Bar

Shyo Ryu Ken Ramen Bar

Shyo Ryu Ken is located in Osaka, Japan.

61. Silver

silver restaurant

Silver is located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. 

62. Tipping Point Brewery

Tipping Point Brewery

Tipping Point Brewery is found in Hong Kong, China. 

63. 7Bone Burger Co.

7Bone Burger Co.

7Bone is found in Hove, UK.

64. Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls

Biggie Smalls is based in Melbourne, Australia. 

65. Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden

Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden

Kimoto is located in New York City, USA. 

66. Brasserie Harricana

Brasserie Harricana

Harricana is located in Quebec, Canada. 

67. Fish La Boissonnerie

Fish La Boissonnerie

Fish La Boissonnerie is located in Paris, France. 

68. Sopra Cucina and Bar

Sopra Cucina and Bar

Sopra Cucina is located in Singapore. 

69. 產出 (Chan Chu) The Food

產出 (Chan Chu) The Food

Chan Chu is located in Taipei, Taiwan.

70. Beauty and Essex

Beauty and Essex

Beauty and Essex is located in New York City, USA. 

71. Crack Restaurant

crack restaurant

Crack Restaurant is found in Bangkok, Thailand. 

72. Cats and Coffee

Cats and Coffee

73. Whaam Banh Mi

Whaam Banh Mi

Whaam Banh Mi is found in London, UK. 

74. Hildebrandt’s

Hildebrandt’s

Hildebrandt’s is found in Williston Park, New York, USA.

75. Chido Mexican Kitchen

Chido Mexican Kitchen

Chido Mexican Restaurant is found in Greenock, UK.

76. Orang+Utan Bar

Orang+Utan Bar

Orang+Utan Bar is found in Kiev, Ukraine.

77. Al Mashowa

Al Mashowa

Al Mashowa is found in Dubai. 

78. Ampersand Cafe

Ampersand Cafe

Ampersand is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

79. Noodle Rack

Noodle Rack

Noodle Rock is based in Changsha, China.

80. Arashi

Arashi is located in Hong Kong, China

81. PM 24

PM 24

PM 24 is found in Chennai, India.

82. Bar Meraviglia

Bar Meraviglia

Bar Meravigilia is located in Milan, Italy.

83. Nozomi Sushi Bar

Nozomi Sushi Bar

Nozomi Sushi Bar is located in Valencia, Spain.

84. Au79

au79

AU79 is located in Melbourne, Australia.

85. El Montero

El Montero

El Montero is located in London, UK.

86. Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie

Bao Bei is located in Vancouver, Canada.

87. Bullerei Restaurant and Deli

Bullerei Restaurant and Deli

Bullerei is located in Hamburg, Germany.

88. Entente Restaurant

Entente Restaurant

Entente is located in Illinois, USA.

89. Jump Restaurant and Bar

Jump Restaurant and Bar

Jump is located in Toronto, Canada.

90. Le Coucou

Le Coucou

Le Coucou is based in New York City, USA.

91. Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar

Blue Ocean is based in Carlsbad, California, USA.

92. Passe-Vite

Passe-Vite

93. Schiller’s Liquor Bar

Schiller’s Liquor Bar

Schiller’s is based in New York, USA.

94. Sacro Cuore

Sacro Cuore

Sacro Cuore is based in London, UK.

95. Journeyman Restaurant

Journeyman Restaurant

96. Noma Restaurant

Noma Restaurant

Noma is a two-Michelin-star restaurant based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

97. Recipease by Jamie Oliver

Recipease by Jamie Oliver

Recipease is located in London, UK.

98. Baldoria Bar + Kitchen

Baldoria Bar + Kitchen

Baldoria is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.

99. Table No. 1

Table No. 1

Table No. 1 is found in Shanghai, China.

100. Seed Kitchen & Bar

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.

Angela Low

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Angela is a lean, mean writing machine, a self-proclaimed Swiss Army journalist, who writes about anything from parenting to design.