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20 Best BYO Restaurants in Sydney to Bring Your Own Booze

There’s not much that beats rocking up, drinks in hand to one of the best BYO restaurants Sydney has to offer. Whether your pre-dinner trip to the bottle shop is all about saving some cash or ensuring you pair your meal with your favourite drop, we have found the best BYO restaurants in Sydney for you to try out.

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1. Mamak

If you fancy drinking wine into the early hours of the morning, Mamak has you sorted. Open until 2 am, accompany your late-night rendezvous with some delicious Asian flavours at this authentic Malaysian joint. Its appeal is obvious- so expect a queue on weekends.

Address: 15 Goulburn Street, Haymarket
Phone: (02) 9211 1668
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11.30 am – 2.30 pm/ 5.30 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 11.30 am – 2.30 pm/ 5.30 pm- 2 am
Corkage: $3 per person

Mamak

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2. Don’t Tell Aunty

A vibrant Indian restaurant in Surry Hills with plenty of personality – this is the perfect spot for a Friday night dinner. The menu is as exciting as the decor, frequently changing with plenty of authentic street food dishes like their chickpea and potato croquette. Don’t forget to have a chai post-wine, it’s essential.

Address: Shop 1, 414 Bourke Street, Surrey Hills
Phone: (02) 9331 5399
Hours: Monday – Sunday 5.30 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Sunday 11.30 am – 3 pm
Corkage: Free

Don’t Tell Aunty

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3. Cairo Takeaway

Craving falafel and delicious Middle Eastern flare? Cairo Takeaway is an Enmore Road institution. The free corkage is a mere bonus with the number of exotic flavours and dishes on offer. Our menu favourite is their pockets, filled with either falafel, cauliflower, lamb or chicken.

Address: 81 Enmore Road, Enmore
Phone: 9517 2060
Hours: Monday – Friday 12 pm – late, Saturday – Sunday 11 am – late
Corkage: Free

Cairo Takeaway

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4. Bangkok Bites Bondi Beach

Get right in the thick of the fiery essence of Bangkok street food at this Bondi restaurant. The menu is extensive and the eatery is as trendy as it comes. The only thing that could make the experience even better- It’s BYO, which means cheap alcohol- just like in Bangkok!

Address: 95 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Phone: 9300 8999
Hours: Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10.30
pm, Sunday 11 am – 10 pm
Corkage: $2 per person

Bangkok Bites

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5. Spice Alley

Spice Alley is one of the greatest things to ever grace Sydney’s vibrant Chippendale streets. The precinct is a hub for all sorts of Asian eateries, with everything from cheap eats to fine dining. Grab whichever cuisine that tickles your fancy and find a spot anywhere that there’s a spare seat. The whole area is BYO.

Address: 18-20 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Phone: (02) 9281 0822
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 9.30 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm.
Corkage: Free

Spice Alley

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6. Chat Thai

If you’re looking for one of the best BYO restaurants in Sydney, look no further than Chat Thai. The Thai eatery serves traditional dishes until the early hours of the morning, all week long. Their signature dish is a green papaya salad, which goes down a treat with a glass of your favourite wine.

Address: 20 Campbell Street, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9211 1808
Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 am – 2 am
Corkage: $3 per person

Chat Thai

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7. Two Chaps

Bring your favourite organic wine to this sustainable establishment and you’ll fit right in. Two Chaps is a from-scratch cafe and bakery that has a strong focus on sustainable produce and food production. Three nights a week their doors remain open for an always-evolving dinner- think fresh pasta and local cheeses- delish!

Address: 122 Chapel Street, Marrickville
Phone: (02) 9572 8858
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 7.30 am – 3 pm, Thursday – Saturday 7.30 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm
Corkage: 410 per bottle

Two Chaps

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8. Radio Cairo Restaurant

An African, Indian and Morrocan eatery with plenty of sharing dishes, Radio Cairo Restaurant is authentic and delicious. We recommend coming with a big group and grabbing as many dishes on the menu as possible, to share of course. The roast eggplant with yoghurt dip and Limpodo crocodile wings are quintessential.

Address: 83 Spofforth Street, Mosman
Phone: (02) 9908 2649
Hours: Monday – Saturday 5 pm- 9.30 pm, Sunday 5 pm – 9 pm
Corkage: $5.50 per person

Radio Cairo Restaurant

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9. The Middle Feast Restaurant

Watch the chefs prepare your meal at the open barbeque as you sit back and sip on your wine at one of the most exciting BYO restaurants in Sydney. The menu here is inspired by the delights of Middle Eastern cuisine, and we aren’t complaining. The food is fresh and made with a passion that you can taste in the flavours and smell in the aromas.

Address: Shop 8, 33 Sherwood Road, Merrylands West
Phone: (02) 8710 1391
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 5 pm – late, Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 3 pm/ 12 pm – late
Corkage: $4 per person

The Middle Feast

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10.  Malay Chinese Takeaway

Grab your favourite bottle of white wine to pair beautifully with the delicious Asian flavours at Malay Chinese. Their menu boasts soup noodles, fried noodles and an entire section dedicated to Malaysian food and another dedicated to Chinese food. Not only is corkage free, but the meals are also affordable.

Address: Shop 1, 50-58 Hunter Street, Sydney
Phone: 0401607168
Hours: Monday – Friday 11 am – 3 pm
Corkage: Free

Malay Chinese

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11.  Pompei’s

Fondly known as Bondi made Italian, Pompei’s is a must-visit next time you find yourself in the trendy eastern suburbs town. The menu is bursting with delicious pasta, pizzas and fresh salads. We can’t go past the Parma pizza, topped with San daniele prosciutto, rocket, fior di latte mozzarella, parmigiano and san marzano tomato sauce.

Address: 126-130 Roscoe Street, Bondi Beach
Phone: (02) 9365 1233
Hours: Monday- Thursday 5 pm – late, Friday – Sunday 12 pom – late
Corkage: $3 per person

Pompei’s

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12.  Pastizzi Cafe

Haven’t yet heard of Pastizzi? You’re missing out! Your first bite into these flaky, tasty pieces of savoury goodness will have you sold, and at this Newtown institution, Pastizzi are the main event. With its no-fuss approach to dining, it’s the perfect starting point for a fun night out on King Street.

Address: 109 King Street, Newtown
Phone: (02) 9519 1063
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 11 pm
Corkage: $3 per person

Pastizzi

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13.  Golden Century Seafood Restaurant

Long considered a Sydney icon, Golden Century Seafood Restaurant is famed for its traditional Chinese seafood recipes. Expect plenty of spice and heart-warming hospitality from the staff. A visit is simply incomplete without trying their famous ‘Pippies in XO Sauce’.

Address: 393-399 Sussex Street, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9212 3901
Hours: Sunday- Wednesday 12 pm – 10 pm, Thursday- Saturday 12 pm – 12 am
Corkage: $8 per person

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant

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14.  Afous Moroccan and Spanish Tapas

Offering up a fusion of Moroccan and Spanish fine dining, Afous hopes to bring some of the historical Moor heritage back to life. Expect delicious, aromatic fine dining upon a visit to this Mosman restaurant. The vibrant interior of the restaurant is also enough to heighten the senses!

Address: Level 1- 81 Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman
Phone: (02) 9969 8000
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 6 pm – late, Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – late
Corkage: $3 per person

Afous

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15. BUSH

A unique restaurant created to celebrate Australia’s native environment. BUSH incorporates a lot of native species to encourage their adoption, production and admiration, as well as invasive species to reduce their numbers and damage to the environment. A new and interesting concept, it is a delicious, new experience everyone should try.

Address: 55 George Street, Redfern
Phone: 0467 599 986
Hours: Tuesday 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 12 pm – 3 pm, 5.30 pm- 9.30 pm
Corkage: Free

Bush

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16.  Mr Chen Beef Noodle

For one of the best BYO restaurants in Sydney that also serves up some of the best noodles in town, Mr Chen has got your back. The restaurant specialises in house-made beef noodles and dumplings, made to order. Perfectly nestled in the Haymarket foodie hub, the fresh, authentic flavours will undoubtedly have you craving more.

Address: Prince Centre TG5 Quay Street, Haymarket
Phone: (02) 8084 4917
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11 am – 9.30 pm
Corkage: Free

Mr Chen

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17. Cubby’s Kitchen Sydney CBD

New kid on the block, Cubby’s is a family-owned restaurant in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The menu is just as fresh and exciting- try the traditional Lebanese flavours and spices- the barramundi with harissa is a favourite. The drinks menu also features Lebanese inspired beverages if you’re looking for something different, or you can stick to what you’re used to and BYO, of course.

Address: Cnr Young Street & Loftus Lane, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9252 9648
Hours: Wednesday 6 pm – 10 pm, Thursday- Friday 12 pm – 3 pm/ 6 pm – 10
pm, Saturday 6 pm – 10 pm
Corkage: $15 per bottle

Cubby’s

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18. 1908 Cronulla

Cronulla’s hidden treasure and the home to one of the best BYO restaurants on the southern side of town, 1908 is a class act. The restaurant prioritises its seafood and loves to stock up with fresh local produce. The charred tuna tataki, buckwheat and leek risotto is an absolute winner.

Address: 1/15 Surf Road, Cronulla
Phone: (02) 9544 5360
Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday 6 pm – 9 pm, Thursday 12 pm – 2 pm/ 6 pm – 9
pm, Friday- Sunday 12 pm – 3 pom, 6 opm – 10.30 pm
Corkage: $10 per bottle

1908

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19.  The Sultan’s Table

The self-proclaimed best Turkish restaurant in Sydney, The Sultan’s Table is Enmore’s favourite spot for a feast. It’s BYO and a visit here will fill you with real Turkish food, coffee, tea and sweets. The ambience is also vibrant and rich, just like the traditional Turkish way.

Address: 179 Enmore Road, Enmore
Phone: (02) 9557 0229
Hours: Sunday – Tuesday 11 am – 11 pm, Wednesday- Thursday 11 am – 1 am,
Friday- Saturday 11 am – 2 am
Corkage: Free

The Sultan’s Table

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20.  Rosso Pomodoro

Rosso is a true local secret that we have managed to dig out of the Balmanian’s through a deep dive down into the leafy peninsula. Located in its new location on bustling Darling Street, you can grab your bottle of red from the Balmain Wine Shop down the road, find a seat, and sit down to a feast of fine, authentic Italian pizza and pasta.

Address: 360 Darling Street, Balmain
Phone: (02) 9555 5924
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm
Corkage: Free

Rosso

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General FAQs

What is the best BYO Restaurant in Surry Hills?

Don't Tell Aunty is the best BYO restaurant in Surry Hills.

Where is the best BYO Restaurant near Newtown?

Head to Pastizzi Cafe if you want to check out one of the best BYO restaurants in Newtown.

What is the best BYO Restaurant in Sydney CBD?

Next time you find yourself in the Sydney CBD, visit Golden Century Seafood Restaurant for quality BYO dining.

Where is the best BYO Restaurant near Bondi Beach?

Pompei's is a Bondi institution when you want to dine at a BYO restaurant in the ritzy suburb.