spring menu ideas restaurant
by Laura-Andreea Voicu

Spring is here and your customers deserve a treat. Take advantage of ingredient seasonality and make your restaurant stand out in the neighborhood by offering a special spring menu that will be the talk of the town.

In the article below, we’ll look at lots of spring menu ideas for your restaurant, as well as all the tools you need to create a spring menu and monetize it online and offline.

Let’s get started!

60 Spring Menu Ideas for Restaurant Success

Spring breakfast ideas for restaurants

Help your customers start every spring day off with a delicious and nutritious meal that brings the season’s freshness onto their plates:

  • Goat cheese and fresh herbs omelet
  • Frittata with asparagus, ricotta, and leek
  • French toast with banana, yogurt, and nut crumble
  • Bocconcini, zucchini, and bacon breakfast bowl
  • Eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce
  • Fig and caramel pancakes
  • Ginger and carrot porridge
  • Soft breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs and tomatoes
  • Brioche French toast with caramelized peaches
  • Banana, apple, and blueberry loaf

Spring brunch menu items that will delight customers

Everyone loves a good brunch. Whether on a lazy Sunday or any other day of the week, delight foodies with these brunch dishes that taste of spring:

  • Spinach frittata with bacon and cheddar
  • Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
  • Sourdough pancakes topped with raspberry
  • Lemon poppy seed muffins
  • Deviled egg salad
  • Shirred eggs with cheese
  • Leafy green, cumin-spiked shakshuka
  • Rhubarb Dutch baby
  • Peas and herbs cheese tarts
  • Baked egg tarts with prosciutto

Spring lunch menu ideas to add to your restaurant menu

Spring is the season of light lunches that will give you the energy to continue with your day without making you feel slow and unmotivated. Here’s what you can tempt your restaurant customers with at midday:

  • Pork and chive pot stickers
  • Greek salad ravioli
  • Spring pea soup
  • Rhubarb rosemary flatbread
  • Vegetarian Thai coconut curry
  • Cod and asparagus bake
  • Sheet-pan lime shrimp bake
  • Chicken samosas
  • Broccoli and chive stuffed peppers
  • Spring pea and radish salad

spring restaurant meal

Spring dinner menu ideas foodies will love

For customers who eagerly anticipate the dinner they’ll have at your restaurant after a long day at work, cook up something nice that will make them want to come back over and over again:

  • Sweet and sour Swedish meatballs
  • Spinach-feta chicken penne
  • Avocado crab boats
  • Korean salmon skewers with rice slaw
  • Caribbean shrimp and rice bowl
  • Mandarin pork stir-fry
  • Strawberry mint chicken
  • Ham with pineapple salsa
  • Ravioli with snap peas and mushrooms
  • Buffalo tofu wrap

Spring dessert menu ideas for a sweet little treat

Every excellent meal should end with a tasty dessert that will secure your customer’s loyalty and leave them wanting more. Check out these dessert ideas for spring:

  • Rhubarb, marzipan, and citrus cake
  • Vanilla pavlova with pineapple and passion fruit
  • Lemon drizzle flapjacks
  • Raspberry and ginger cake
  • Marzipan chocolate loaf cake
  • Citrus, almond, and yogurt cake
  • Pistachio frosted cake
  • Pastel butter cookies
  • Carrot cake cookies
  • Vanilla and elderflower cupcakes

Spring drink menu that will boost beverage sales

Sell more beverages at your restaurant by customizing your drinks menu with typical spring beverages, such as:

  • Elderflower and herb cooler
  • Rhubarb gin
  • Marzipan old fashioned
  • Blood orange and star anise fizz
  • Spring thyme lemonade
  • Lavender latte
  • Iced caramel macchiato
  • Strawberry melon smoothie
  • Banana brunch punch
  • Cranberry limeade

How to Easily Create & Update Your Spring Restaurant Menu

Seasonal menus can be difficult to create and update if you still print your dine-in menus or use PDFs on your restaurant website. You would need to edit and reprint or reupload the menu each time you come up with new spring menu ideas for your restaurant, which is both cost and time-consuming.

You can say goodbye to both of these issues at once by using our drag-and-drop menu builder. It allows you to create the menu of your dreams in a matter of minutes. Just take a look at the video tutorial below to learn how:

What’s more, you can customize the menu with toppings, add-ons, and other extras that will allow you to provide customers with as much variety as possible.

Using the GloriaFood restaurant menu maker, you can also control the availability of your menu items using the out-of-stock and hide-from-menu features in case you run out of ingredients to make one of your spring specials. Watch this video for more advanced menu settings:

Create a special spring menu in minutes Use our free restaurant menu builder to improve customer experience

How to Enable Customers to Order Your Spring Menu Items Online & Offline

Once you’re satisfied with your new spring menu, it’s time to put it out into the world so that it helps you attract more customers and secure their loyalty.

Our menu builder comes with a built-in online ordering system that allows you to add the menu to your website by copying and pasting a simple HTML code.

This will add a “See MENU & Order” button that customers can click to browse your newest spring menu and place an order for delivery or pickup.

Start accepting online orders on your restaurant website Post your new spring menu and let the orders flow

If you’d like to use the same menu for dine-in, all you have to do is generate a free QR code using our system, then print it and display it on every table. Once scanned, the code will open your menu and allow customers to place an order and pay for it without ever needing to talk to a server.

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create a QR code menu for dine-in:

How to Promote Your Spring Menu Items

Finally, now that you have all these creative spring menu ideas for your restaurant, it’s time to shout it from the rooftops. Don’t just wait for customers to visit you and discover your spring menu by accident. Bring them to you by:

  • Advertising your new spring menu on your website: A new menu is definitely newsworthy. Dedicate a section on the homepage to announce the new menu items. If you don’t have a restaurant website yet, you can get a sales-optimized one from us, which includes an announcement section you can use for this reason.
  • Posting on social media: From your Facebook feed to Instagram stories, let your followers know they can try exciting new menu items at your restaurant this spring.
  • Including your new menu items in promotions: One of the best ways to generate buzz around your spring menu is to offer promotions, discounts, freebies, and bundles to encourage customers to try them.
  • Printing flyers for every takeaway bag: Everyone ordering from you at that time will find out about your new spring menu if you advertise it on a flyer and add it to their bag. Bonus points if the flyer also contains a discount coupon code for them.

That’s All Folks

Every season deserves a special restaurant menu that highlights its most delicious ingredients and helps you attract a new crowd. Take advantage of all the delicious flavors spring has to offer and come up with spring menu ideas for your restaurant without breaking a sweat. All you need is the right tools and resources, which you can find above.

photo of GloriaFood blog writer Laura-Andreea Voicu
Laura-Andreea Voicu

Laura-Andreea Voicu is an experienced content writer with a knack for marketing and SEO. She creates guides and resources designed to help restaurants grow their presence online and boost sales.

She has been featured on the Oracle Food and Beverage Blog and wrote for Search Engine Journal, Clutch, Sender, Venngage, Quickbooks, and many more.

Find me on LinkedIn.