TEL AVIV Gay Friendly Restaurants

Tel Aviv is a beach city and has some great seafront dining. It has an amazing Cafe Culture with lots of unique gay and gay-friendly cafes dotted around the city. And, being a truly international city, it has some of the finest 5 star restaurants in the Middle East! You are spoilt for choice!

Tel Aviv Gay Cafe

Tel Aviv has a great cafe culture and with lots of gay all day open venues you will not go hungry! Even after clubbing.

Tel Aviv Beach Restaurants

Tel Aviv has some great beach-side restaurants offering get dining with amazing views, both formal and relaxed.

Our guide to dining out in Tel Aviv

You’re in Tel Aviv so you’ll have to indulge in plenty of hummus. There is hummus everywhere, and it is nothing like what you get at home. In tiny storefronts where slabs of meat for gyros lazily turn, order one with everything and enjoy a pita bulging with hummus, falafel, vegetables, and french fries all thrown in with a gush of sauce. Enjoy and complain about how it’s not like this at home—everyone does.

When you’ve shopped until almost dropping at the flea market and tiny boutiques and antique stores of Jaffa, grab a brilliant hummus plate or other vegetarian fare at Pua, a funky, bohemian coffee house with mismatched tea sets and frilly curtains amid the kitschy clutter. It is in an old residence and feels like you’re visiting a crazy aunt (who makes a wicked espresso).

If you’re in a beach state of mind but still want upscale dining, Benjamin Siegel is a clubby-feeling, wood-paneled seafood restaurant that labels itself an “eclectic bistro and bar.” Grown up cocktails, a lovely wine list, its location in the “Opera Tower,” and the classy, rococo mirror-festooned interior are all a surprise considering the cheeky seafood combinations and other menu flair. The open kitchen sends out beautifully-plated, light, healthy fare via superbly friendly waiters.

For gay restaurants and cafes check out Landwer is The coffee house of Tel Aviv’s Gay Center in the middle of Meir Garden. And, for the party people, there are several venues in which you can have a full dinner/lunch/breakfast whenever you want, day or night.

  • When to eat?

    Anytime!  You can find something to eat 24/7. If you’re a morning person you will find nice cafés and bakeries who serve excellent coffee and delicious pastries, from 6am till noon. For lunch, you can go to one of the many good restaurants and brasseries, most of them serving a special lunch menu, from 12:00 to 17:00. In the evening, you can start your dinner at 19:00, but if you’re late, don’t worry- you can also have dinner at 22:00 and even 23:00.

Recent Restaurant Reviews

Our recommended restaurants in TEL AVIV

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

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With a cheerful motto of ‘incurable optimism’, Manta Ray has a fiercely loyal following and a wonderful beach location right at the edge of the sea in Tel Aviv.
Zepra

Zepra

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Zepra is one of the most attractive and cutting edge dining locations in Tel Aviv, with a fabulous interior that utilizes mirrors,
Raphael

Raphael

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Raphael’s warm, inviting and impeccably stylish interior is the setting for a gourmet food experience that is one of the best in the city of Tel Aviv.
Catit

Catit

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With clever, home-grown fusion cuisine, Catit is Israeli cuisine at its innovative, diverse and stylish best in Tel Aviv.
Herbert Samuel

Herbert Samuel

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Despite its comparatively recent opening, Herbert Samuel has established itself as one of the stars of Tel Aviv’s fine dining scene
Orna & Ella

Orna & Ella

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Orna and Ella, is a contemporary yet time-honored culinary institution in Tel Aviv, existing since 1992.
Messa

Messa

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Messa offers diners haute cuisine by Chef Aviv Moshe in a beautifully designed setting that redefines the Tel-Aviv dining experience.
Brasserie M&R

Brasserie M&R

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Brasserie M&R is an immensely popular French restaurant gives diners the impression they were whisked away to Paris.
Benedict Tel Aviv

Benedict

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Benedict is a 24-hours breakfast and brunch restaurant, serving breakfasts from around the world in Tel Aviv.
Judah 177

Judah 177

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Judah 177 is a Tel Aviv gay café bar that opens at 8 am making it a good place to start your day with breakfast or just drop in for lunch.

Map of TEL AVIV Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the city and are worth the journey.

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Recommended Hotels in Tel Aviv

Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
Beachfront Hotel

Occupying a prime position on the sea front and overlooking the Mediterranean, the Dan Tel Aviv is one of the city’s most renowned hotels. The large outdoor pool is set on a sun deck overlooking the beach. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Hilton Tel Aviv
By the gay beach

Set within the Independence Park and providing direct access to Hilton Beach and Tel Aviv promenade, the Hilton Tel Aviv features a large outdoor salt water pool, 5 kosher restaurants and a spa.

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