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Glasgow's best BYOB restaurants

Dine out for less by bringing your own bottle to these fine Glasgow eateries
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By Niki Boyle |
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Glasgow is a fiend for corkage. There are various restaurants across the city, with a BYOB policy, that charge eye-popping prices for taking the screw-top off an eight quid bottle of plonk, which just seems perverse. Listed below is a selection of venues where the cost of bringing your own is less than onerous.

Still hungry? Check out our guides to Glasgow's best restaurants and cheap eats.

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Restaurants, Indian

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

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The business started as an innovative Indian street food stall, moved here in 2013 – essentially as a takeaway with a couple of café tables – but now also opens in the evening (until 9pm, Tue-Sat). Be warned though, it’s tiny. Fortunately if you want to bring a couple of beers to go with your Punjabi chana masala, the corkage won’t break the bank.

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Restaurants, Mediterranean

Bay Tree

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The Bay Tree has been around for decades and now bills itself as a Mediterranean venue, offering everything from bacon rolls at breakfast time to assorted meze, Persian-style lamb tikka skewers or vegetarian lasagne later on. It café-like rather than haute but you can BYOB and there’s no corkage charge – a very handy branch of Tesco Express sits in close proximity.

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Restaurants, Indian

Chillies West End

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Popular West End curry house where everything comes in tapas-sized portions for maximum snacking. The interior is modern if functional, the menu has novelties like desi-style burgers and pizza, as well as old familiars like saag gosht, Punjabi chicken and the usual vegetarian dishes. No corkage charge for BYOB beer or wine.

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Restaurants, Spanish

El Gusto

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A fairly new tapas joint in the West End (2014), El Gusto is small, enthusiastic and has a decent menu featuring some standouts like the chicken and chorizo paella, pescadito frito, and lamb in white wine with ginger and mango. It’s worth getting a decent bottle of vino to bring in – corkage for BYOB is a reasonable £3 for wine, £1 for beer.

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Restaurants, Egyptian

Nur

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On the south side of the Clyde, very close to the Glasgow Bridge, Nur is an Egyptian restaurant that has been on the scene for more than five years. They’re happy with BYOB (£3.95 per bottle of wine, 75p for beer) while the premises also host belly dancing and cookery classes. The menu meanwhile is all about charcoal-grilled chicken and lamb, dips, meze and tagines.

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Restaurants, Indian

The Wee Curry Shop

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A perennial Glasgow favourite, this venue is at the epicentre of the West End (Ashton Lane) and has a build-your-own-thali option and cheap biryanis for students during the day. Standout dishes from the main menu include tandoori-spiced haddock as a starter and the smoked aubergine vegetarian curry. A nominal corkage charge on beer and wine applies Fri and Sat only.

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