Many restaurants are turning to WordPress to build their website, that’s a fact. But are there any suitable plugins that handle the most important thing for restaurant, accepting reservations? Lets take a look at what we’ve found.
Originally developed as a generic plugin to list products in a table view, WooCommerce Product Table has quickly become one of the bestselling WooCommerce restaurant plugins. Instead of just taking table reservations online, it provides ideal layouts for an online food ordering system. Products/dishes are listed in a neat grid divided into categories for Starters, Mains, etc. – matching the structure of a traditional restaurant menu. Customers can choose their foods and reserve online, either for home delivery or to eat in the restaurant.
The plugin authors have provided an in-depth tutorial, covering all aspects of creating an online restaurant ordering system with WooCommerce. It takes you through each step of the process, from structuring your online store, creating product tables for food reservations, and extra features such as taking tips online and automatically printing new orders.
Accept restaurant reservations and table bookings online. Quickly confirm or reject bookings, send out custom email notifications, restrict booking times and more.
This plugin is provided by Theme of the Crop, one of the best theme shops dedicated solely to restaurant themes. Of course it integrates perfectly with all their themes, making it super convenient for you to create new fully fledged restaurant sites.
Restaurant Reservations includes an admin email notification service when a booking request is made, and even customer email notifications when their request is confirmed or rejected, among other features.
ReDi Restaurant Reservation plugin allows you to manage reservations for your restaurant business. This plugin can help to receive reservations from clients online.
Your clients will be able to see the available spaces at specified times, and if it’s available, the client is able to make a table reservation. All you need to do is set up the number of persons that can book at one time, the working times and the restaurant details.
ResRes allows you to take your restaurant website to the next level by enabling you to take table reservations online.
You can easily add a reservation form to your WordPress site via a shortcode and the form will even automatically block out days and times that your restaurant is closed to stop people from booking the wrong times.
Open Table Widget is a powerful WordPress widget that allows you to create powerful restaurant reservation forms for your website.
Easily configure reservation forms that will look and function amazingly. Help increase the number of reservations and ultimately revenue by utilizing the power of Open Table.
Create or accept restaurant bookings online with this easy to use restaurant manager plugin. You can create your restaurant bookings through your WordPress Admin, or your customers can create their own bookings through your website.
When a booking comes in confirm or reject the booking and the customer will receive notifications to their email.
Bookig System PRO will help you to easily create a booking/reservation system on your WordPress website or blog. The Booking System will display calendars for users to see availability and book dates and hours.
It’s great for any sort of business, including restaurants, cafes and so on, and even has WooCommerce compatibility, multi-language support for both the front-end and back-end, as well as multi-currency support.
If you want a third party solution I can highly recommend Happy Tables which is built on WordPress and is very highly acclaimed.
Unfortunately there didn’t seem to be many solutions available at the moment this post was published, but since then a few others have cropped up and have been added to this list, replacing an old, discontinued plugin.
There is still time for plugin developers to release a great plugin that will become a leader in this niche, as so far no one restaurant-focused plugin seems to dominate. Having said that, ReDi Restaurant Reservation looks to be leading the way, also being constantly updated and offering advanced services by request.
Do you know of any other restaurant reservation plugins for WordPress? Let us know in the comments section.
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