12 "BYOB" restaurants in London.
True BYOB spots (AKA no corkage fee) are hard to find. True BYOB spots with food that doesn’t suck are even rarer. Here are the places where you can show up with your own bottle and spend that extra money on a meal you actually want to eat.
Beb’s Kitchen is a small BYOB Indian restaurant in Brixton with a homely atmosphere that makes affordable and tasty curries.
Xi’an Impression is a small restaurant in Highbury making some of the best Chinese food in London. Don’t miss the hand-pulled noodles.
Persepolis is a BYOB deli-cum-café in Peckham serving excellent Persian meze at fantastic prices.
Andu Café is a cash-only, vegan spot in Dalston serving excellent option-free Ethiopian food.
Roti King is a cult Malaysian restaurant that does a great roti canai, and excellent Malaysian noodle and rice dishes. It’s cheap, BYOB, and cash only
Want legit, no-nonsense Thai food? Singburi in Leytonstone is one of London’s best Thai restaurants, and definitely worth travelling for.
You can’t really go wrong when it comes to choosing a good Turkish spot in North London, but our favourite is Mangal Ocakbasi.
Tayyab’s is an Indian restaurant and classic spot in the East End, serving Punjabi curry and sizzling lamb chops in a laid back room.
Anima e Cuore is a local Italian spot, and the best restaurant in Kentish Town.
Come to KaoSarn when you want nice Thai food in Brixton - the curries are good, and the larb salad is a must.
Little Georgia in Islington has fun vibes, friendly waiters, and an excellent Georgian menu. Come for a group dinner or date night.