Great BYO Restaurants in Sydney

12 December 2017

Enjoy a relaxing night for the price of a mere corkage fee! Here’s some of the best BYO restaurants around Sydney for your next catch up.

Spice Alley, Chippendale

Spice Alley, Chippendale.

Spice Alley, Chippendale.

This amalgamation of small eateries is the place for Singaporean, Thai, Malaysian, Cantonese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisines, all situated under a lantern-strung alleyway. The menus are  authentic in flavour and contemporary in style. Corkage here is FREE, you just pay 50c for a cup upon arrival.

Chinese Dumpling and Noodle Restaurant, Randwick

It might be the lively buzz of Anzac Parade, or the simple decore of this eatery, but something about the simplicity makes the food even more fantastic. Not to mention the free corkage and 16 dumplings for just $9.80. A great night with friends over a bottle of wine is a sure thing in this quaint, traditional Chinese Restaurant.

Chicken Institute, Surry Hills

Their menu doesn’t lie when it says it’s damn good chicken! The casual and comfortable venue located in Surry Hills offers dishes that are made for sharing and the food comes out when it’s ready – hot and scrumptious! These guys even give you plastic gloves so you can really get into it. At the moment it’s BYO at $3 per head so get in quick, because Korean sake cocktails are coming…

Emma’s Snack Bar, Newtown

For an authentic, vibrant and hearty Lebanese meal, head to Enmore, next to the lively hub of Newtown,  and check out Emma’s Snack Bar. Open Tues-Sat for dinner, the menu offers homemade food straight from the heart, creating the perfect atmosphere for a family-friendly dining experience. And with corkage at $3.50 per head, be sure to book in advance!

Tetsuya’s, City Centre

Tetsuya's, City Centre.

Tetsuya’s, City Centre.

A special occasion kind of BYO, starting at $35 for the first bottle. So if you have an EXTRAORDINARY bottle of wine or bubbles, be sure to crack it here. The menu however is absolutely exceptional – traditional Japanese flavours fused with French techniques, and utilising only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, Tetsuya is the destination for your next significant occasion.

Il Baretto, Surry Hills

For the rustic Italian dining experience, Il Baretto located in Surry Hills is your one stop shop. The menu is delicious and affordable. Their signature dish the duck ragu on pappardelle, going for only $27. Add a corkage fee of just $3, it’s the perfect date night!

Mamak, City Centre

Curry, sambal, roti… Not to mention corkage fee of just $2 per person. The authentic and bold Malaysian flavours are sure to impress, being boasted as one of Sydney’s best Malaysian restaurants. Situated in the noisy and exciting Chinatown, this is one of the best hangouts for a catch up with friends.

Pastizzi Cafe, Newtown

Forget everything you know about traditional Maltese pastizzi! This cafe is spinning the little diamond of pastry on it’s head, filling their flaky pastry with a variety of flavours, including chilli con carne, bacon and eggs or chocolate and ricotta. Not only that, they offer a variety of larger meals too. Opening in Newtown til late (as in midnight!), BYO bottles for a corkage fee of just $3.


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