Top 10 LGBTQIA+ Friendly Restaurants in Australia

The OpenTable team

It’s global Pride Month and we’re celebrating with this list of LGBTQIA+ friendly restaurants around the country! Whether they are LGBTQIA+ owned and operated or doing something special to support the community, see how this stellar group of restaurants is dedicated to the kitchen and the cause.

Restaurants:Burrawang General Store, Chato, Hahndorf's Fine Chocolates Geelong
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Australian, Spanish, Café
Neighborhoods:Bowral, Thornbury, Geelong City Centre

Burrawang General Store

$$$$·Australian·
Bowral
127 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Some of the staff at this charming eatery in the small town of Burrawang identify as LGBTI, so if you find yourself in the Southern Highlands during Pride Month it’s worth a visitRead more
89% recommended
Brunch in New South Wales

Chato

$$$$·Spanish·
Thornbury
198 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
This family-run, Spanish cafe and tapas bar has a LGBTI owner-chef who grew up amid the smells and sounds of the bar her parents owned there. When Chato opened in 2015, it created Read more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Northern Suburbs
14 people mentioned the Paella

Hahndorf's Fine Chocolates Geelong

$$$$·Café·
Geelong City Centre
16 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Afternoon Coffee
  • Casual
This chocolate shop and café is welcoming towards LGBTI clientele. One of several Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolate stores dotted throughout Victoria, with the first opening in North BalwyRead more
100% recommended
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Ischia

$$$$·Italian·
Australia
467 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
With both gay staff and customers, this Italian restaurant will be a welcoming place to dine during Pride Month. Sharing the name of a volcanic island called Ischia (pronounced ISSRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive
4 people mentioned the Grilled Calamari

Muse - Food, Wine & Books

$$$$·Australian·
Manuka and Griffith
250 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Casual
This noshery in the East Hotel, between Kingston and Manuka, is gay owned and operated, with the owners hosting and taking part in many Pride events and festivals. It was even nameRead more
95% recommended
3 people mentioned the Poached Egg
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Pier Farm

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamstown
298 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
A popular wedding venue amongst the LBGTI community, with several same-sex marriages booked in the coming months, this waterfront Williamstown restaurant is a great option for PridRead more
82% recommended
Scenic View in Melbourne
3 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Potts Point Hotel

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Potts Point
44 reviews
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
Every Thursday this venue in Darlinghurst Rd hosts a super fun gender diverse bingo night. It’s set to be even bigger during Pride Month. The recently refurbished hotel (previouslyRead more
94% recommended
2 people mentioned the Schnitzel

Tequila Mockingbird

$$$$·Peruvian·
Australia
422 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Just north of Sydney’s LGBTI hub of Oxford St at the Five Ways junction, Tequila Mockingbird is a cosy two-storey Latin American restaurant housed in a restored heritage-listed 189Read more
95% recommended
8 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab
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The Moat

$$$$·Italian·
Melbourne CBD
43 reviews
  • Romance
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cosy
This restaurant at the base of the State Library of Victoria welcomed the crowds after the gay marriage vote was announced on the steps of the library in 2017, and attracts a rangeRead more
95% recommended
Business Meals in Melbourne
1 people mentioned the Plum Sauce

Stavros the Greek - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Greek·
Kenmore
164 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
The owner of this Greek eatery has long been a supporter of the LGBTI community, even organising the Shangri-La Queer Disco in 2018. The contemporary 100-seat restaurant Stavros thRead more
93% recommended
8 people mentioned the Calamari
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