From Brick Lane curry houses and Mediterranean must-trys, to rich Italian hideaways and romantic Brixton plots, there are plenty of BYOB restaurants in London helping to make that all important night out in the city a few bucks cheaper thanks to minimal corkage fees and lush plates. Check out our recommendations for some of the very best in the city right here.....
Where:134 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 8DY.
Kingsland Road is THE street in London for authentic Vietnamese food and Song Que is one of our favourites. The fresh and delicate Vietnamese dishes at this friendly restaurant are always at top standard and with their BYOB policy you can have an excellent meal out in Shoreditch that won't break the bank.
Where: 55 Granville Arcade, Brixton, SW9 8PS.
Pakistani street-food café at the cosy Brixton village market serving top notch curries for just £6 a plate. A rather nondescript affair, it nevertheless attracts regular loyal customers who come back for its great quality and incredible prices. Plus the fact it's BYOB is just the icing on the cake.
Where: 46 Golborne Road, Notting Hill, W10 5PR.
Located in the heart of Notting Hill, La Sophia offers French and Mediterranean gourmet cuisine in stylish surroundings. With elegant Mediterranean-style decor and high ceilings, the cosy candle-lit dining area makes La Sophia a chic destination in which to enjoy superb cuisine and with its BYOB policy, it's even greater reason to come along.
Where: Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8P.
Bring your own beer or wine and enjoy the exquisite Thai cuisine at this family establishment in Brixton. Kaosarn is a popular haunt in the Brixton area, attracting a large and varied crowd that are united through their love of the restaurant. BYOB is not mandatory but is a popular choice, making this place truly value for money.
Lahore Kebab House
Where: 2-10 Umberton Street, Whitechapel, E1 1PY.
Through the drama of an open kitchen you can follow Lahore Kebab House prepare their special brand of Pakistani food. They create the traditional dishes with the finest spices and take pride in their quick and friendly service. Due to the high demand they now have three venues around town so bring a date or a mate and a bottle of booze and give this excellent byob restaurant in London a try!
A really good kebab house that is even better thanks to its BYOB policy.
Where: 93 Kentish Town Road, Camden NW1 8NY.
Bring your own bottle and Bing Tang will bring Malaysian treats for you to savour for dinner. They have a menu that spans wide across the best of Asian cooking traditions and with a warm and welcoming vibe you will enjoy a pleasant evening at this BYOB in Camden.
Where: 87 Goldsmith's Row, Bethnal Green, E2 8QR.
Little Georgia is a cute restaurant in Bethnal Green to go for lunch or dinner at – maybe on your way to Colombia road flower market or Broadway Market? The hip but simple interior with vintage gramophones, monochrome photography and romantic lights compliments the east European food making this a charming hidden gem. On warm days why not cork up your own bottle of wine or bottles of beer at one of their street side tables?
Where: 73 Marylebone Lane, Mayfair, W1U 2PN.
For a corkage fee of just a quid you can enjoy your own drinks at this Fish and Chips restaurant in Mayfair to accompany the fresh fish, tasty chips and lush tartar sauce. A site with a century of history (if only the walls could speak) this is a London landmark for battered fish and the money you save by byob you can spend on dessert!