You bought the wine but burned the roast? Cool your rockets and BYO to any one of these fine Brisbane establishments, and save yourself the embarrassment of ordering the second least expensive thing on the list while you're at it.
These are the rockin' Brisbane restaurants who let you BYO.
MADTONG SAN II
How to have fun at Madtong San II:
Step 1: Order a massive feed at Madtong San II.
Step 2: Send someone out to get their favourite shochu at the nearest Asian supermarket
Step 3: Dissolve into hysteria with a pack of your best chums.
The Balfour Kitchen
The rest of the week it may be a gorgeous, licensed dining venue, but on Monday nights the hidden Balfour Kitchen very generously transforms into a BYO restaurant. Perched among the twinkling lights, nestled next to your ice bucket, you can enjoy their decdent menu with a bottle of your own choosing. Bliss!
Churning out the best Indian this side of Madhur Jaffrey's kitchen, Curryville has been a cheeky Morningside secret for too long. All curries are made daily and in ample quantity, making it one of the best BYO restaurants in Brisbane.
CHAR CHAR YIROS
West End is well known for its Greek food scene and Char Char Yiros is no exception. This tiny nook often has its patrons spilling out onto the footpath guzzling their moreish souvlaki, all the better washed down with your favourite red.
There's something about a bowl of noodles that just begs for a casual drink. For a cheap, authentic Vietnamese feed that will leave you with a belly like Buddha you can't go past AJ's. I recommend a few bottles of Asahi to complement a bowl of their kick-arse noodles.
A mainstay of the Paddington munch scene, Anouk is the unfailingly gracious host of many long and wonderful lunches. Treat yourself to a bottle of something nice from the delightfully proximate Vintage Cellars.
THE LITTLE LARDER
Boozy breakfasts are what dreams are made of. The Little Larder would be perfect for a champagne brunch that won't break the bank, and their breakfast menu runs all day.
An easy night out calls for a bottle of plonk and a bowl of pho at PhoB. This Valley broth bastion lets you bring your own wine, while they bring the spicy soup, and the good times. BYO restaurants in Brisbane don't come much better.
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