Aimee O'Keefe
18 Best BYO Restaurants in Sydney to Bring Your Own Booze | Man of Many
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.
1. Mamak
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.
2. Don’t Tell Aunty
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.
3. Cairo Takeaway
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!
4. Bangkok Bites Bondi Beach
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.
5. Spice Alley
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.
6. Chat Thai
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!
7. Two Chaps
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.
8. Radio Cairo 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.
9. The Middle Feast Restaurant
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.
10.  Malay Chinese Takeaway
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.
11.  Pastizzi Cafe
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!
12.  Afous Moroccan and Spanish Tapas
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.
13. BUSH
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.
14.  Mr Chen Beef Noodle
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.
15. Cubby’s Kitchen Sydney CBD
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.
16. 1908 Cronulla
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.
17.  The Sultan’s Table
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.
18.  Rosso Pomodoro
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