Sage – Premium Restaurant WordPress Theme Review

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Today, we will be reviewing Sage, a premium restaurant WordPress Theme. Sage is available exclusively at ThemeForest.

If you’re looking to build a website for yourself or your client in the restaurant / food niche, then this theme would make an excellent choice for the task. Sage is a theme built specifically for restaurants, bars, bistros, cafes, bakeries and other businesses in the food sector. Let us look at some of its features to see why Sage is an excellent choice for a food-related website.

40 Unique Demos

Sage includes a total of 40 unique demos, helping you get a huge head start on any food-related website. These demos include: international, winery, seafood, bakery, catering, Thai, steak house, Italian, organic, Mexican, French, Turkish, bistro, burger joint, cafe, vegan, brewery, tapas bar, tea house, trattoria, food truck, cocktail bar, fusion, cigar bar, Chinese, sushi, candy shop, chocolaterie, gelato, pizza, fast food, pub, take away / take out, Greek, donuts, Irish pub, cakes, Indian, food blog and even a coming soon page. The beauty of these unique demos is that any one of them can be installed with just 1 click – you can see how easy that is in the video below:

Layout Builder with 80+ Elements

Sage comes pre-packaged with Visual Composer, one of the most popular visual page builders available on the market today (which is also sold for $34 separately if you buy it without Sage, and has a total of $3.6+ million worth of sales). In addition to everything from Visual Composer, Sage includes 23 custom elements: accordion, advanced image, blog posts, button, content box, count down, counter, flip card, Google map, icon, icon box, icon text, logo carousel, MailChimp collector, minimal form, morphing button, pie chart, pricing tables, progress bar, rollover panel, team, testimonials and zoom box.

Drag & Drop Mega Menu Builder


The menu is one of the most important parts of your website. That is why Sage allows you to create an awesome mega menu using its 80+ elements, allowing you to use css animations, video backgrounds, custom styling and much more. For those of you who don’t know, mega menu is a menu that opens upon mouseover and has much more to offer than a pure CSS menu with sub-menu links. As you can see from the sample screen shot abve, the mega menu there includes Google maps, 4 columns and custom icons + styling. With 80+ elements, you have lot of flexibility on what to put in the mega menu.

Various Header Styles & Behaviors


Another important part of your website is the header. That is where you would put your logo and all of the menu links, as well as a contact phone number for people to easily make an order from your restaurant / cafe / food website. So from a marketing stand-point, hiding the header upon user scrolling down the page isn’t exactly the best idea. That is why the team behind Sage gives you 2 header styles with 5 behavior. Those behaviors include a fixed header, a header that appears after scroll, an auto-hide option, a header that shrinks after scroll and a header that is transparent before scroll, but becomes visible after scroll. Of those 5, my personal favorite is a fixed header that sticks with the user as they scroll down, giving them easy access to your menu and most important website information.

Full Responsive, Retina-Ready + Parallax Scrolling

In addition to the features above, Sage is a WordPress them that is fully responsive and retina-ready, ensuring that your food website doesn’t lose any customers simply because they browsed on mobile or tablet and the website wasn’t displaying properly. With Sage, you don’t have to worry about mobile users as they will see a perfectly laid out website.

Parallax scrolling has been extremely popular for a while now. That is why Sage allows you to set parallax effects on both single and multi-page sections, as well as allowing you to control the container span, direction and speed.

Video Backgrounds

Video backgrounds? Yes! Some argue that video backgrounds is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Video backgrounds allow you to set a video for your website’s background instead of the usual image or plain color background. For food websites this could be especially useful, as you can feature a video inside your cafe, restaurant, etc. and really give life to your website.

Optimized For Fast Loading

Sage comes built in with a lot of features, which often means a website’s speed will suffer. Did you know that many people simply bounce from a website if it doesn’t load fast enough? Don’t fear – Sage has been specifically optimized for speed, ensuring that all of those features it comes with do not hinder your website’s loading speed.

There are many more features that Sage has to offer. Our verdict is that Sage is one of the best themes for a food-related website, so if you’re working on such website for yourself or client, then definitely head over to ThemeForest and check out Sage.

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

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