Beverage Menu Design | 5 Great Beverage List Ideas

Do you need to design a beverage list for your bar or restaurant? Our post lets you know how to go about designing and creating the best possible beverage menu.

1. Make Sure That Your Beverage Menu Is Easy to Read

It's crucial to prioritise drink menu design that's clear and straightforward. Make sure that guests can easily and quickly navigate all of the options that are available to them. Divide drinks up into defined and user-friendly categories as well. These categories may include everything from alcoholic beverages to coffees, teas and juices. Strong beverage menu design is essential for all kinds of dining establishments and bars, too. It's critical to put together a beverages menu list that's eye-catching, memorable and easy to read.

2. Provide High-Quality Images

You don't necessarily have to include images of all of the beverages that are available on your menu. It can do a lot for the design to put some photographs on display, though. Make use of images that are enticing. Try to showcase your beverages in the best possible light. Avoid the use of dim and drab photographs at all costs. Good menu design can make guests feel excited about investigating all of the high-quality drink options that are available to them.

3. Take Note of Your Overall Style

You should make sure that the design of your beverage menu is 100 percent in line with the atmosphere of your establishment. If you head an eatery that has a laidback, relaxed and cosy feel, you should try to recreate that vibe using your beverage menu. Harmony is essential for design success. Don't confuse guests with a drink menu design that doesn't make sense. If your restaurant has a quaint feeling, aim to go with that. Cohesiveness is always your best bet.

4. Give Guests Explanations of Your Beverages

Don't simply provide guests with the names of all of your available beverages. Aim to give them detailed yet concise summaries. If you serve orange juice, mention that it's fresh-squeezed. Try to be as thorough as possible. Don't go overboard with the information, though. It's vital to remember that you're working with a limited amount of space and you don't want to make things look messy and overwhelming.

5. Recruit Professional Menu Designers

If you want your beverage menu to look amazing and be highly effective, it can help to recruit the services of professional menu designers who work in the dining field. Look for professionals who have significant expertise with establishments of all varieties. Look for professionals who understand your aesthetic goals well, too.

Artwork submission terms & conditions

By uploading your artwork with Orston Pty Ltd here you are agreeing to following terms and conditions:

a) Once you upload your artwork for your order this is final. If there are any issues with your artwork we will notify you first, otherwise printing will begin from the file you supply.

b) If the artwork supplied does not satisfy the criteria on the print template we will contact you and there will be a 'resubmission fee' outlined below.

c) If you choose to change your artwork and we have not yet begun the printing process there will be a 'resubmission fee' outlined below.

Resubmission Fee: For each resubmission there is a $55 inc. GST fee. This is payable via invoice before we recommence your job.

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Custom Logo/Design Print

We can print your company logo or custom design on your menu covers. This adds a unique aesthetic and helps branding your establishment. The per unit fees for each style of printing are outlined next to each print option in the select list. There is no additional discount for custom printing like there is on the covers themselves.

Digital UV print (full colour) - 10cm x 10cm

This is a high quality full colour print using a UV process. There are no additional setup fees for this option. If you require a larger print size than 10cm x 10cm there will be additional fees for this. Contact us here for a quote.

Foil stamp print (1 colour) - 15cm x 15cm

This process places a foil stamp in the colour of your choice. If you require a larger print size than 15cm x 15cm there will be additional fees for this. Contact us here for a quote.

Artwork & Design Instructions

All custom printed items require an artwork file to be supplied for each order. After you checkout you will be prompted to upload this file.

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Stamp copper plate setup fee

When we do Foil Stamping we first need to create your copper plate stamp master. Due to the complexity involved in this we charge a one-off $105 (inc GST) for creating the plate for the first order and then $40(nc GST) for every order after that

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All Foil Stamp Printing requires a Copper Plate Creation or Setup Fee

When we do stamp printing we need to first create a copper plate and then setup your job. Because of the process involved we charge additional fees for this printing option outlined below.

Option 1. Copper plate creation + setup fees for new customers - $105 (inc GST)
This option is required if you have NOT done done stamp printing with us before - or - you wish to change your logo or design from your last stamp print job. This fee covers creation of your copper plate + setup for the new job. After we make your copper plate (provided your designs do not change) you can use this for your next stamp printing job with us and only pay the reduced rate for setup fees below.

Option 2. Setup fees for existing customers who already have a copper plate - $40 (inc GST)
This is option is only for customers who we have previously made a copper plate for your last stamp printing job and the design or logo has not changed. This fee covers setting up your new job and using your existing your existing plate.


Q: If I order more than 1 type of product with stamp printing do I need to pay additional plate or setup fees for each item?
A: No, not unless you wish for a different design to be on the different items. If these are different you will need to purchase a new plate for each job.

Q: I have a copper plate made by another company, can I use this?
A: Unfortunately not because we use a unique process for our machinery and therefore need to make a new plate