Pop A Bottle At 11 Of Brisbane’s Best BYO Restaurants
Sip, sip, hoorayBy Dinushka Gunasekara | 16th June 2022
You bring the wine, we’ll provide the feed; there’s something truly satisfying about finding a good restaurant that welcomes you and your bottle of wine with open arms.
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 that are happy to let you quench your own thirst.
And with the everyday cost of living rising every single day, we reckon making your way through this list – then repeating – is the best money-saving move you could make.
So, if you’ve already done your date night for the month, and you’re saving your visit to a pub with a playground for your next mum’s group meet, then tonight’s the perfect night to pack the goods, grab your pals, and head out to one of the best BYO restaurants in Brisbane.
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Chop Chop Changs
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.
Sichuan Bang Bang
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!
Deer Duck Bistro
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.
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. Not that you need another reason to dine at this BYO restaurant in Brisbane, but 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!
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?
Little Greek Taverna
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. And one of the best bits? There’s a bottle’o just a hop skip and a jump from this BYO restaurant in Brisbane so you don’t have to wander too far should you need a top up.
Ben’s Vietnamese & Chinese
What could be more fun than a BYO restaurant that also allows you to get up in front of everyone and belt out a banger? Very little in our opinion! Which is just as well for those who need some liquid courage to nail that karaoke solo. With wine 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
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.
Stone & Brew
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!
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.
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.