Creative Ways to Display a Kitchen Menu

From chalkboards and changeable letter displays, to menu stands and paper rollers, there are plenty of options that can help you create a visually appealing menu in your home or business. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different types of kitchen menu displays and provide tips for creating an eye-catching menu.

Chalk Displays

Chalkboards are a classic choice for displaying a kitchen menu. Not only are they a great way to showcase your menu items, but they also offer a classic, nostalgic and unique look. They can be written by hand or using stencils wth chalk, or for permanent menus, they can have vinyl decals added, so you can create a display that’s as unique as your menu. Our Market Chalkboard Menu is a great option for a customisable menu display that can be arranged to suit your space, with the option to stack it sideways or vertically.

chalkboard menu display

The Market Chalkboard Menu, a flexible menu display to suit any space

Butcher’s Paper Rollers

Paper roll dispensers are another popular option for kitchen menu displays and can be refilled time and time again, while also providing a minimal and rustic way to show off your menu items. For a small kitchen wall menu display, take a look at our Daily Roller, designed with smaller spaces in mind, and for a larger option, the George & Willy Studio Roller is great, available in four different sizes, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect sized kraft paper roller to suit your space.

a kraft paper roll dispenser

The George & Willy Studio Roller in white

Menu Stands

Menu stands are a great way to display your menu items and can be used both indoors and outdoors. They’re a great way to showcase a menu in a professional and stylish way, easily placed close to the entrance of a bar, restaurant or cafe to help guests see the menu before taking a seat. Our Menu Stand is easy to update, and the base can be filled with water for windy exterior locations where they might be vulnerable to being blown over.

interior and exterior menu display

The George & Willy Menu Stand showcasing a menu

Changeable Letter Rail Menus

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you can also use a rail menu to display your kitchen menu. Our changeable letter rail menus can be installed on a variety of surfaces, and add a fun element that’s guaranteed to grab the attention of customers and guests. You can choose from a variety of materials, sizes and colours to create a menu display that’s perfect for your kitchen, including our Atelier Letter Board, Wooden Letter Board and, a George & Willy team favourite, the Magnetic Menu Board. The menus, messages and announcements can easily be changed as needed, and it's a fun process to update - win-win!

The Full Set Magnetic Menu Board displaying a bagel menu

Tabletop Menu Displays

Tabletop menu displays are perfect for smaller spaces and surfaces, offering an eye-catching way to showcase your menu items on counters or tables. Changeable and customisable displays are great for displaying menus that are frequently updated, like the daily specials or menus reflecting seasonal changes. Our range of magnetic menu boards are a great option for displaying daily specials or drinks menus, including the Counter Signs, Countertop Sign, and Wooden Tabletop Sign, allowing you to quickly update and change the display as and when you need to. For a more rustic look, our peg letter Specials Board display is a great choice, and can be easily customised with your menu. Paper card holders like our Card Counter Signs are also a classic option and look great when used alongside other tabletop displays, as a way to share daily specials, prices or messages.

Countertop menu displays

The white Counter Signs displaying baked goods on a coffee counter

No matter which display option you choose, your customers will be sure to appreciate a well-designed menu. You can also include helpful information such as price, allergen and dietary information, or any other important details. To make sure your menu displays look their best, make sure to regularly check the condition of the displays, and clean them as needed. With the right display, you can create a menu that’s sure to impress.

George Wilkins