Five top spots in London where you can bring your own booze.
Watch the chefs prepare your dinner surrounded by buckets of delicious popadoms. Then carry on your quest for the best BYO curry house in the East End at Tayyabs, just around the corner. 2-10 Umberston St, E1 1PY. lahore-kebabhouse.com
This is the place for a Korean feast cooked on a grill at your table. Start with complimentary bites (including kimchi, of course) and follow up with a Korean barbecue. BYO wine only. 394 Garratt Lane, SW18 4HP. 8946 8811.
Get the Georgian cheese bread (it oozes awesomely) but share it, or you won’t manage your main. Even better, there’s no corkage fee. 27 Balham Hill, SW12 9DX. georgianrestaurant.co.uk
Never mind the slightly chaotic service; the quality of the dim sum and the ridiculously low prices make the trek out east well worth it. The char siu buns are a must-try. 767 High Rd, E11 4QS. 3652 4781.
This fully licensed Fulham Italian also offers a BYO option for wine and beer. And the portions are huge: the Mezza Luna is the biggest calzone I’ve ever eaten. 41 Fulham High St, SW6 3JJ. pappaciccia.com
By Chris Brierley, 34, lawyer.
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