Pop A Bottle At 11 Of Brisbane’s Best BYO Restaurants

Pop A Bottle At 11 Of Brisbane’s Best BYO Restaurants

Sip, sip, hooray


By Dinushka Gunasekara | 16th June 2022

You bring the wine, we’ll provide the feed. Whether you’re loyal to your favourite label or looking to live a Champagne lifestyle on a beer budget, there are a bunch of eateries across Brissy who are happy to let you quench your own thirst. 

Pack the goods and head out to Brisbane’s best BYO restaurants below!

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Chop Chop Changs

West End

Inspired by flavourful street foods found in temple stalls and hawker markets across Asia, Chop Chop Changs’ extensive range of delicious bites taste even better on Mondays when they host their epic BYO wine nights. Think Moreton Bay bug dumplings and crispy szechuan eggplant paired with your favourite drop! No booking is necessary – you’ll just need to pay a small corkage fee.

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Sichuan Bang Bang

Kenmore

Tantalise those tastebuds with the authentic, spice-filled flavours of Southern China’s Sichuan Province at Sichuan Bang Bang. Warm up with chilli salt and pepper king prawns before moving to delicious Peking duck pancakes and house rolled dumplings. This mouth-watering flavour fest wouldn’t be complete without BYO drops every day of the week, so be sure to check out their epic selections!

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Deer Duck Bistro

Auchenflower

For a spectacular fine dining experience like no other, you can’t go past Deer Duck Bistro. With BYO wine available Tuesday to Friday, a corkage fee of $20 per person will let you sit back in the quirky yet refined environment and embark on a culinary adventure with your go-to tipple at your side. As the a la carte menu is also only available from Tuesday to Thursday, the choice is all yours, from confit duck leg ravioli in a sage-parmesan sauce to sticky beetroot pork ribs.

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Sugo It

Bulimba

This charming little Italian bistro in the heart of beautiful Bulimba will help you wine down after a long Tuesday with a slice of pizza in one hand and your favourite vino in the other. Sugo Mi’s BYO Tuesdays aren’t just great for your tastebuds – all corkage fees will go towards raising much-needed funds for the Pyjama Foundation to support children living in foster care. We’ll cheers to that!

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Giardinetto

Fortitude Valley

Nestled in the heart of Brunswick Street, this historic Italian trattoria has been serving Brisbanites traditional eats for decades, with BYO wine for a $3 corkage fee. The homely little bistro will have you indulging in dishes made with love, from pizza to pasta and everything in between. Who knew The Valley had a Little Italy?

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Little Greek Taverna

West End

A Greek feast isn’t complete without a cheeky glass of vino, so head to the family-owned Little Greek Taverna with a bottle in hand! Only $4 per person drinking is all you need to pair sips with the authentic Greek cuisine, including all your faves like spanakopita, lamb souvla, meze platters, and more.

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Ben’s Vietnamese & Chinese

Woolloongabba

Need a touch of liquid courage to nail that karaoke solo? Lucky for you, the iconic Ben’s is BYO wine! With corkage setting you back $10, dine on authentic and traditional Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine across an extensive menu that will have bites for even your pickiest friends. Plus, with lunch specials and banquet menus crafted to please, you’ll be sipping and singing well into the night!

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Pasta Club

West End

Say ‘mamma mia’ to fresh handmade pasta, vinyl tunes, and a BYO sesh on Tuesday nights at West End’s cosy pasta haunt. The small menu changes weekly to reflect the seasonal produce available, so choose your vino carefully before heading in and twirling your fork into locally crafted goodness – just do yourself a favour and order the cacio e pepe.

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Stone & Brew

Highgate Hill

While brews might be in the name, if a wine is what you’re after, you can BYO at Stone & Brew. The independently owned and operated pizza bar has six craft beers on tap for those feeling frothy, while a table corkage will let dine-in customers enjoy wines alongside their delicious slices. Prego!

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Lefkas Taverna

West End

Brighten up your mid-week shenanigans by heading to Lefkas for their BYO wine nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The home of authentic Greek cuisine is all about building memories at the table, so you’re in for a night to remember with an $8 bottle corkage to accompany a drool-worthy menu – we’re talking delicious dips, fresh seafood, slow cooked yiros, and traditional main meals.

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Taj Mahal

New Farm

Spice up your dinner at the family owned Taj Mahal, who let you wash down your North Indian feast with BYO wine or beer. Covering a vast array of dietary requirements across their authentic cuisine, the New Farm institution has been serving your fave Indian delights since ‘98, so you know you’re in for a treat.

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.