BYO restaurants in london

If you've had it with paying through the nose for wine and beer, take a look at our list of the best bring-your-own restaurants in London

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Like a drink with dinner but find restaurant mark-ups hard to swallow? Find a place to eat that lets you bring your own (wine, beer or spirits) with our selection of London's best BYO restaurants. Do you agree with the choices? Use the comments box below or tweet your suggestions.

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Ali Baba

  • Rated as: 3/5

An Egyptian family-run affair just off Edgware Road. Try the robust national dish of molokhia – a soupy stew served with rice and lamb. Around £25 for two with service. No corkage charge.

  1. 32 Ivor Place, NW1 6DA. (7723 7474). Baker St tube or Marylebone tube/rail.
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Food for Thought

  • Rated as: 3/5

Grab a seat in the cramped-but-cosy downstairs room and dig into the inventive vegetarian and vegan fare. Nourishing stuff. Around £25 for two with service. No corkage charge.

  1. 31 Neal Street, WC2H 9PR. (7836 0239). Covent Garden tube.
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Golden Hind

  • Rated as: 4/5

This Greek-owned institution serves some of the best fish and chips in the capital, with plenty of local character. Around £30 for two with service. Corkage charge £1 per bottle.

  1. 73 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2PN. (7486 3644). Bond St tube.
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Patogh

  • Rated as: 4/5

The urban elite would probably turn their nose up at Patogh’s austere decor, but the food is the where all the effort goes. Simply stellar renditions of bold Iranian dishes. Around £40 for two with service. No corkage charge.

  1. 8 Crawford Place, W1H 5NE. (7262 4015). Edgware Road tube.
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Jane H
Jane H

www.fouronine.co.uk in Clapham have started the BYO in on Sundays and Mondays.  Love that restaurant since we moved into the area, so this is a bonus.  Ask for the romantic window seat for two!    If you have room afterwards, try an Expresso Martini and maybe another. :)

John
John

Entrée Restaurant is the best BYO restaurant in SW London, If you have a great bottle and want to do it justice go to this place as food is superior to anything else in area. Only £5 corkage, cant be beaten.

Pauly
Pauly

Try THANH's Vienamese in CROYDON - fabulous food - very reasonable - just £1 corkage per person. 0208 405 4308 - 10 mins from E. Croydon station (56 Lower Addiscombe Road)

Francesca
Francesca

Can you please add Guanabana restaurant, 85 Kentish town road, NW1 8NY! Great caribbean and south american food, BYO!

Alexandra
Alexandra

This really needs updating please!

Jo
Jo

Entrée Restaurant & bar in Battersea do BYO on Monday night for £5 per bottle. Its fantastic quality and is 2 Rosettes

shaduk
shaduk

please can you add BINTANG RESTAURANT as BYO restaurant 93 kentish town road, london nw1 8ny

Daisy
Daisy

Re the Taste London question above - Check out The Common Cafe & Bistro on Clapham Common (21 The Pavement). Really good food and nice atmosphere. BYO

Joe Lane
Joe Lane

Needoos is a supierior offer to Tayaabs worth going to especially if you hit a huge que! Close by better quality food, friendlier staff, byob 87 New Road

iqbal
iqbal

Adiva is a great lebanese and turkish BYO restaurant in East London spitalfields. a definate recommend based on ambience and tasty food.

jogindersupperclub
jogindersupperclub

Why not try our authentic supper club i our home where you can enjoy you own wine with a fantastic Punjabi meal. We even cater in your own home. Please do get in touch.

Ali Ba Ba
Ali Ba Ba

Are there any "bring your own" restaurants that also have "Taste London" card offers? Thanks!

Dottie
Dottie

That's not right about Tayyabs. I was there a couple of weeks ago and shared a bottle of wine with lunch.

Jane
Jane

Why does East never come further than Whitechapel or Hackney? We have a fabulous Thai in Leytonstone (E11) that this website has reviewed favourably a few times. Great fresh food, NO corkage & cheap. Singburi, 593 High Road, Leytonstone, 8 mins walk from Leytonstone tube on the Central line.

Jenny Sheridan
Jenny Sheridan

Meshawi - Lebanese restaurant on Putney Hill (three minutes walk from Putney East tube). Good fresh-tasting food, cheap, no corkage.

Paula
Paula

Amaranth Thai restaurant in Earlsfield. Great cheap food, BYO and minimal corkage for wine. None for beer!

Louise Edwards
Louise Edwards

Tayabs - Fieldgate St - Tayabs doesn't permit any alcohol at lunchtime.