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25 Best Free Restaurant Menu Templates for MS Word & Google Docs 2021

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Are you struggling to create a stylish looking menu for your restaurant? Give your diners an elegant and easy to read menu by using a professionally crafted restaurant menu template. 

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One of the many high-quality premium menu templates available on Envato Elements

Do you spend countless hours trying to perfect your design only to have it look unprofessional? These templates help you quickly create a menu that your diners will enjoy reading and ordering from. 

By starting with premium menu template Google Docs, Microsoft Word menu templates, and free restaurant menu templates, you start with a high quality and ready to customize template that's sure to impress.

With the free and premium restaurant menu templates, you can spend your time running your restaurant business rather than designing menus. To start, let’s explore the best premium restaurant menu templates available for 2021. Then, we'll look at some free menu templates for Word and Google Docs.

Find the Best Premium Menu Templates on Envato Elements in 2021

Premium menu templates from Envato Elements are a good place to start your next restaurant menu design. Free menu templates for Word and Google docs don't offer as many features as you can find on professionally designed menu templates.

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You can find hundreds of professionally designed premium restaurant menu templates on Envato Elements.

The best thing about Envato Elements is that you can get unlimited downloads of restaurant menu templates and other design assets for your restaurant. Simply pay one low fee. You'll never struggle to find design ideas again.

Before we dive into our free menu templates for Google Docs and Word, let's take a closer look at premium restaurant menu templates.

Premium Word, Adobe Photoshop, & InDesign Restaurant Menu Print Templates (Envato Elements 2021)

Envato Elements offers you a huge library of professionally designed premium restaurant menu templates. To help you find the perfect menu template for your business, here are five of the best-selling restaurant menu templates for you to check out: 

1. Organic Menu Template

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The Microsoft Word menu template, Organic Menu, features a simple and clean design that's sure to impress. This menu works especially well for cafes and smaller local restaurants. The elegant fonts, well-structured layout, and cool colors make this menu pleasant to look at. 

2. Food Menu

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The menu template Google Docs, Food Menu, is suitable for any type of restaurant because of how easy it is to customize it. To impress your diners, this is your go-to menu. The spacious design, eye-catching images, and detailed layering make this template a must-have. Here's what you can expect from this template:

  • two pages of layered templates 
  • InDesign CS4 and Photoshop CS4 files
  • A4 & US letter format with bleed
  • CMYK, Print Ready

3. Menu Restaurant

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What really makes this menu pop is the layout and fonts. The line and block objects help create a three-dimensionality to this Google Doc menu template along with the different sized fonts. Also, the simple grey color scheme makes this menu easy to read and navigate. This menu template comes with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign files that are print-ready.

4. Simple Modern Menu

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This is one unique Microsoft Word menu template. The beautiful illustrations and use of an all-blue color scheme help make this menu stand out. This menu will be ideal for any special event that you're hosting. Here's what you'll find in this menu template:

  • PSD files
  • 21x29.7 cm + Bleed
  • well-organized layers
  • fully editable
  • CMYK 300 DPI

5. Food Menu

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If you're looking for a clean simple and modern Microsoft Word menu template, then this one will be perfect for you. You can expect a two page document with easy to read fonts, image placeholders and a gray and black color theme. Edit this to fit any type of restaurant:

  • A4 size (8.27" x 11.69") & US letter size (8.5" x 11")
  • compatible with MS Word 2010 and higher version
  • editable files (text, color, & objects are editable)
  • 2 pages custom document

Next up, we'll cover five of the best-selling restaurant menu templates available on GraphicRiver.

Premium Restaurant Menu Print Templates From GraphicRiver for (2021)

Do you need a modern, flexible, and professional Microsoft Word menu template to present your restaurant diners? Then menu templates are a must-have tool. Here are five of the best-selling restaurant menu templates of 2021 available for individual sale on GraphicRiver:

1. Simple Restaurant Menu

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Give your restaurant or cafe menu an update with this trendy looking Google Doc menu template. The simple black and white color scheme make this menu look classy and modern. If you need a front and back menu, this is a perfect choice. This template comes with two Microsoft Word menu templates and two Photoshop ones as well.

2. Restaurant Menu

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This print ready Google Doc menu template puts an emphasis on the images of the food offered at your restaurant. Having these images featured on the template will help drive sales of specific menu items that you choose to feature. The centered layout and layered design make this menu unique. Don't miss out on this well-designed Restaurant Menu.

3. Modern Restaurant Menu

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This menu card template Word will immediately catch the attention of your diners. The yellow and black color scheme combined with the triangle-shaped images creates a flashy menu. While the menu can be used for a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bistros, this menu works particularly well for diners. Impress your diners with the Modern Restaurant Menu.

4. Restaurant Menu Flyer Template

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This is another Google Doc menu template that focuses on images of the food your restaurant offers. If you're looking for a multi-page menu that's got alternative designs, then this is the menu template for you. Here's what you'll find in this menu template:

  • size A4 210×290mm + Bleed area
  • CMYK / 300 dpi
  • easy to edit text
  • well organized PSD file
  • Five alternative designs

5. Contemporary Restaurant Menu

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What makes this Microsoft Word menu template shine is its detailed layering. Included in this menu template is four different design variations for the most flexibility. The PSD that's included contains smart objects, so you can change the layers with ease. Also, you won't need to buy any new fonts as all the fonts used are free fonts. 

Now that we've gone over some of the best-selling premium restaurant menu templates, let's go over the best free menu templates for Word.

20 Free Microsoft Word Restaurant Menu Print Templates for Download in 2021

The premium Microsoft Word menu templates give you access to the highest quality designs available for your restaurant menus. This ensures that the user experience is the best it can be. If you're on a tight budget and can't afford premium templates, but still need to create an elegant looking menu for your restaurant, there are plenty of free templates you can download.

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Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on GraphicRiver.

Before looking for free menu templates for Word and Google Docs on the web, check Envato's free offerings first. Try out various premium template files (not always free restaurant menu templates for Word) at no cost to you.

Here's the deal: 

  • Every month Envato Elements offers 12 different hand-selected files, (fonts, presentations, videos, and more). Create a free account to download this month's free premium files now.

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I've collected a list of twenty of the best free menu templates for Word for you to download below (some will work in Google Docs as well): 

1. Holiday Dinner Menu Template

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This straightforward menu design will work great for any restaurant. Whether the menu is for a special event or for everyday use, this menu can suit your needs. Try using this dinner menu template in Google Docs.

2. Easter Party Menu

If your restaurant is going to be open for Easter, then this is a great design to use. The menu features a baby blue background with an Easter bunny, flower, and Easter egg graphics. 

3. Chinese Food Menu Template

While this menu is designed for Chinese food, you can use it for other types of restaurants as well including American, French, and Italian. This Microsoft Word menu template comes with two pages, a cover page and the menu page. 

4. Party Menu

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This free restaurant menu template for Word features a straightforward design that's easy and enjoyable to read. You can add any image to the right-hand side of the menu. Enter up to five different menu items. 

5. French Food Menu Template

This French Microsoft Word menu template is a two-page template. The front page has a nice, layered design and the second page has eight different sections for your menu items. 

6. Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving Menu

You can create an elegant menu for Thanksgiving with this template. The template allows you to change the fonts and colors around to what you see fit. 

7. Italian Food Menu Template

This two-page menu template for Word gives you plenty of space to add a lot of menu items. While the menu may be very simple, it's got a solid layout that'll work for more than just Italian restaurants.

8. Basic Menu

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This modern free restaurant menu template for Word is ideal for any special event. You can detail your three-course meal with graphics for each course. 

9. Kids Menu Template

This menu template for Word is ideal for kids. It's colorful and full of graphics. This menu has a three-step layout to choose from an entree, dessert, and drink.  

10. Thai Food Menu Template

The menu page in this free menu template for Word gives you plenty of room to detail your menu item. The menu is broken down into four separate sections and contains a cover page with an image. 

11. Takeout Menu Template

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This takeout menu gives your diners a condensed overview of what menu items you offer, where you're located, and contact information. This is a one page, front and back free menu template for Word.

12. Free Restaurant Menu

With this menu template for Word, create a professional two-sided menu with ease. Change it daily if need be, with this free restaurant menu template for Word. The simple design can be changed to fit any restaurant, bar, bistro, or cafe. 

13. Informal Event Menu

This free restaurant menu can work great for informal events. The centered design with starter, main course, and dessert sections and graphic on the top of the page are more than enough to look professional to your diners.

14. Winter Holiday Party Menu

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This menu template for Word features a Christmas background with snow, a hot cup of cocoa, and cookies to help get your diners into the holiday spirit. This template's got enough room to display a four-course meal. 

15. Dinner Menu Template

This two-page template is a simple but modern design. The fonts used are clean and easy to read and the color scheme is a classic black, red, and blue scheme.

16. Football Party Menu

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This menu adds a little fun to the menu with the football graphics. This menu will work great for any bar and grill that features sporting events. 

17. Drink Menu Template

This free Microsoft Word menu template is great if you've got an extensive wine and cocktail list. This menu can be a separate menu from the food menu or included in your main menu. 

18. Football Party Menu

This menu adds a little fun to the menu with the football graphics. This menu will work great for any bar and grill that features sporting events. 

19. Menu Card Template

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This horizontal menu card is separated into two columns. Use the first column to notify your diners of any specials that you've got. Or use it to give contact information if you're using the menu as a takeout menu. The second column can then display the rest of your menu items.

20. Free Party Menu

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Serve your party with this one-page floral design menu template. This free restaurant menu template for Word has enough space for up to five menu items with descriptions. Replace the image at the top of your menu with an image of your choice. 

How to Create a Professional Looking Menu in Microsoft Word

Once you've got your professionally designed Microsoft Word menu template, it's time to customize it to fit your restaurant. In this next section, we're going to cover five quick and easy steps that you can take to create a menu from your template. 

For this tutorial, we'll be using the premium template, Food Menu.

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This is a clean and stylish looking menu that can be used for all types of restaurants and cafes. 

Let's get started:

1. Change the Color Scheme

This template features a gray and black color scheme. We'd like to change it to fit our restaurant's brand. The main highlight color for our restaurant is blue. Let's change the rectangle shapes on this menu to that color.

First click the edge of the gray rectangles so it's highlighted. This brings up the Shape Format menu header. Select the Shape Fill option. Now select our blue color and the shape will be colored blue. Repeat this process for the all the gray shapes on the menu.

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2. Add In Your Menu Items

Let's add our menu items by editing the placeholder menu items that came with the template. This is a very simple and easy process.

Double click the text that you'd like to edit and add in your restaurant's menu items.  

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3. Change Font Sizes

Our menu is starting to take shape. But we'd like to make the design seem a little more spacious. To do this, we'll adjust the font size of the menu items.

Double click on each block of text and select all the text. Then navigate to the Home tab and choose the font size to the right of the font selector. Decrease the font by 3 px. That'll open up more room on our design. 

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4. Add Social Media Icons

To let our customers know that we're on social media, we'll add social media icons at the bottom of our menu with our social media handles.

To add in an icon, choose the Insert menu option. Then select Pictures and choose the Picture From File... option. Select the social media icons to add from your computer.

You can download social media and many other icons from Envato Elements. Next, we'll add in our social media handles by adding a Text Box from the Insert menu tab. Resize it to fit under our icon. Then type our social media handle into the text box. 

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5. Double Check Your Menu

Before you print out copies for your restaurant, double check all your menu items, their prices, and all the other contact information on the menu. This is important as you don't print out a few hundred copies of a menu with incorrect information.

Once you've double checked all your information and it's correct, print out your menu by clicking on the Print icon on the top left hand corner of Word. From there you can adjust the number of copies that you'd like to print. 

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Now let's have a look at a few quick tips on how to make great restaurant Menus.

5 Quick Tips to Make Great Restaurant Menus in Word for 2021

The premium restaurant menu templates on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver give you a great starting point for creating a professional-looking menu. But you'll want to do further customization to make the template unique for your restaurant. 

To help you get the most out of the Microsoft Word menu templates, I've gathered five quick tips to make great restaurant menus in Word for 2021:

1. Include Item Prices

Depending on the design template that you choose to use, consider having the price of each item under the description. By placing the prices in a far-right column, your diners may select menu items based on price and not what they really want. Having the price under the description helps avoid this.

2. Don't Clutter the Menu 

A cluttered menu will make your restaurant look disorganized and professional. Make sure to leave plenty of space around the different sections of your menu as well as in between the menu items. Including this extra space makes the design seem modern and is easier to read. 

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This premium menu template offers a very spacious design that isn't cluttered.

3. Choose an Easy to Read Font 

A sub-par dining experience is sure to ensue if your diners have a hard time reading the fonts on your menu. While many of the fonts used in the free templates feature easy to read fonts, some don't. A few free, elegant, and easy to read fonts to use are Helvetica, Open Sans, and Roboto.

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The simple and easy to read font on this premium restaurant menu template makes it enjoyable to read. 

4. Use Shapes to Segment Your Layout

Shapes such as squares, lines, and triangles can be very effective for separating the different sections of your menu. This helps create distinct sections such as main courses, appetizers, and desserts. Using these shapes as well in combination with the space left between each section and your menu items makes the menu very easy to navigate.

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The rectangular shapes and outlines help segment the different sections of the menu (premium template example). 

5. Use Complementary Colors

Complementary colors will help add another dimension to your menu. Use the complementary colors on headers and on specific menu items. By leaving the font color of the description and price black, you allow the complementary colors that you chose for the menu to pop out. Choose complementary colors that fit with your business's color scheme. 

Discover More Microsoft Word Templates

The free menu templates for Word listed in the previous section will give you a great start on creating a restaurant menu template. But they may not be exactly what your restaurant needs.

It's better to use a professional restaurant menu template if you can afford it. Also, don't forget to check out some of the best-selling restaurant menu templates available for individual sale on Envato Elements and GraphicRiver.

If none of the templates above work for you (or if you're looking for a different kind of template), check out our other articles that contain plenty more high-quality premium and free menu templates for Word:

Let's now look at 5 benefits of using Google Doc menu templates and Microsoft Word menu templates in 2021.

5 Benefits of Using the Best MS Word & Google Docs Presentation Templates With Pro Designs (In 2021)

Still not sure if you want to buy a premium template to kick start the design process?

Here are five reasons why you should definitely use a professional made template for your next document in 2021:

  1. You get instant inspiration. Professional designed templates are full of unique and high quality designs that may trigger an idea for the document that you're working on. 
  2. You save money. If you aren't a professional design, you'll need to either buy a template or hire a designer if you want the best quality design. Hiring a developer can be quite expensive compared to a premium template and the quality of them will be very similar. 
  3. They're fully editable. The slides are fully editable. allowing you to make as many customizations as you see fit. Just because you use a template doesn't mean you can't customize the template any way you'd like. 
  4. You save a ton of time. Designing documents can be a very time consuming process. By buying a premium template, you now only have to focus on the content of the slides. 
  5. You can deliver a presentation that's sure to stand out. Professional designs allow you to put your best foot forward. Don't leave the quality of your documents design up to chance!

Benefits of Envato Elements (The Power of Unlimited Use)

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Envato Elements has thousands of high-quality premium creative assets for you to choose from.

Envato Elements offers incredible value. With just one low monthly flat rate payment, you'll get access to thousands of high quality Microsoft Word and Google Docs templates. 

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Common Restaurant Menu Questions Answered (FAQ)

If you're using a template to create menus in Word or Google Docs, you may have some questions. Here, we've gathered some of the most common questions people ask to provide you with some answers:

1. Can I Format My Menu's Text?

 
Formatting your text allows you to control how the text appears on your menu. The template that you're currently using may not be the exact format that you want. You'll need to change it. Use formatting emphasize important text in your menu.
 
Follow the tutorial below to learn how to format basic text styles:

2. Should I Use Microsoft Word or Google Docs for My Menu?

The best software to use for your menu is the one that you're the most comfortable with. This will help create your next menu quicker and more effectively. 

If you don't own Microsoft Word, then Google Docs may be the software that you'll want to use if you're on a tight budget as it's free. Keep in mind that Microsoft Word documents can be used in Google Docs and vice versa.

3. What Should Be in a Menu?

When creating a menu, make sure you've got all the correct information about the food that you serve and the business that you're running. Here's a list of items that you can  include on you menu.

  • all your food and drink items for every course
  • any specials that you may have
  • where customers can find you on social media
  • a short about us section
  • images or graphics that fit your particular restaurants brand. 

If you're looking for design inspiration for your next menu, check out the article below:

4. Can I Make Customizations to My Document Template

All templates are fully customizable. If you're using a professionally designed template, all the customization options are still available to you. Check out the article below for more information on how you can edit your menus: 

5. How Do I Add Background Images to My Word Documents?

Background images are great to add to menus as they give your menu a more three dimensional look. Thankfully adding background images is a very easy process that will only take a few clicks. Check out the detailed guide below on how to do this.

Still struggling to learn Microsoft Word? Find out how to master important skills in Word in the section below. 

Learn More About Using Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is an advanced program. It's got all the features that you could ever want with a word processor and then some.

To help you navigate through Word's features, I've collected a few articles for you to check out. These articles explain how to perform certain functions that'll be essential for editing your free or premium restaurant menu templates: 

Grab a Restaurant Menu Template Today!

Don't be trapped by the limitations of free menu templates for Google Docs and Word that you may find online. Premium restaurant menu templates will offer more options than free menu templates.

For a modern-looking and professionally polished premium restaurant menu template, Envato Elements has a massive library of high-quality restaurant menu templates available. The templates on Envato Elements will help you start off the design process with a professional design already in place.

If you need to buy premium restaurant menu templates one at a time, head on over to GraphicRiver to browse through their library of restaurant menu templates. Find the right restaurant menu template for your project. New designs are added weekly, so you're sure to find one that suits your needs. 

Or if you want to learn how to make your own menu in Adobe InDesign from start to finish, watch our free course on restaurant menu design.

Don't wait! Update your old restaurant menu and make your business look more professional!

Editorial Note: This post has been updated with contributions from Daniel Strongin. Daniel is a freelance instructor for Envato Tuts+.

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