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Top 10 LGBTQIA+ Friendly Restaurants in Australia

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by The OpenTable team
Updated June 16, 2020

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.

A photo of Ischia on Beaufort restaurant
4.6 (1337)
$40 and under
Perth CBD
About the restaurant
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 ISS-key-ah) 30km off the coast of Italy in the Gulf of Naples, it serves wood-fired pizzas (including by the metre!) and traditional Italian cuisine, including antipasto plates, Caprese salad and pasta. Its main menu features Pollo Saltimbocca (pan fried chicken medallions) and Scaloppine ai Funghi (pan fried veal medallions with champignon mushrooms in a creamy sauce).
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing place to bring friends, lively and laughter in the air. Would definitely come again day or night. Nights get busy so recommend booking for an earlier spot. Loved the pastas and pizzas too much. Thank you for such amazing service.
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4.4 (76)
$40 and under
Potts Point
About the restaurant
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 (previously the Sugarmill Hotel) is a modern Australian pub with a strong food focus. Meats in its smoker menu, which includes BBQ glazed pork ribs and beef brisket, are smoked for up to eight hours. Other dishes include fried chicken burgers, crispy skin salmon and pepper lime squid, which can be washed down with boutique beers and cocktails. Its Sweethearts Rooftop is a great place to hang out before or after your meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Awesome night friendly staff great food fast service delivered by scanning the QR code on the table.
A photo of The Moat restaurant
4.8 (280)
$41 to $100
Melbourne CBD
About the restaurant
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 range of creative types. It was recently decorated in rainbow colours for IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia). Styled by renowned artist and designer Christo Gillard, the Little Lonsdale St noshery is an intimate venue with 19th century bluestone walls and a homely courtyard. Its menu includes chicken and feta meatballs with slaw, vegetable Thai Panang curry with coconut rice and peanut sambal, confit duck with chard, sweet potato mash and a blood orange spiced jus plus a 12-hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Had such a lovely time there. Place looks really authentic and beautiful. Definitely would go back for the mushroom ravioli and tiramisu!
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