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 restaurants, accepting reservations? Let’s take a look at what we’ve found.
One of Barn2’s newest plugins, the WooCommerce Restaurant Ordering plugin was developed specifically with restaurants in mind. With it you can enable customers to reserve a table and pre-order their food at the same time, using the WooCommerce Bookings extension.
Although there are other WordPress plugins that let your clients reserve tables, these are standalone and don’t integrate with your food ordering system. If you’re looking to integrate the two, then we recommend the WooCommerce Restaurant Ordering plugin.
The plugin lists your menu in a one-page order form, perfect for food ordering. Customers can then 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 how to take table reservations alongside your food order system with WooCommerce. It takes you through each step of the process to set up and run your online reservation and food ordering system.
We’ve also created our very own guide to host your own restaurant ordering system with WordPress and WooCommerce.
Restaurant Reservations is one of the most popular reservations plugins. With it, you can accept restaurant reservations and table bookings online. You can quickly confirm or reject bookings, send out custom email notifications, restrict booking times, and more.
This plugin makes it super convenient for you to create new fully-fledged restaurant sites.
Restaurant Reservations includes an admin email notification service to inform you when a booking request is made, as well as customer email notifications when their request is confirmed or rejected.
ReDi Restaurant Reservation plugin allows you to manage reservations for your restaurant business. This plugin can help you 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 then 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.
Restaurants often create events for their patrons – whether virtual or in-person. The best way to handle such events is to use a plugin such as The Events Calendar.
This feature-rich plugin is a great way to create, manage, and display your events on a calendar on your website. The plugin also lets you customize your calendar so that it can easily integrate within your current website.
If you’re thinking of giving The Events Calendar a go, you’re in great company! Hundreds of thousands of small businesses, musicians, venues, restaurants, and non-profits managing their in-person and virtual events with The Events Calendar.
PinPoint Booking System will help you to easily create a booking/reservation system on your WordPress website or blog. PinPoint 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.
Nowadays, restaurants are expected to have online reservation systems, not only to enable the clients to reserve tables, but to also reserve their food, and RSVP to special events. With the plugins listed above, you can ensure that your restaurant can cater for any event.
Do you know of any other restaurant reservation plugins for WordPress? Let us know in the comments section.