Brisbane’s Best BYO | Round Two

By Kate McCart
9th May 2013

Want the more of Brisbane's Best BYO?  Brisbane's Best BYO Round 3! and Brisbane Bars You Can Actually BYO Food To 

You've been asking politely (there may have been a bit of whingeing, moaning, and complaining in there, too) about the best BYO restaurants in Brisbane. We've brought you our top Bring Your Own picks before but, you're right, that was a lifetime ago.  

So, here you go. Let us know what we've (still!) missed.

Deer Duck Bistro

We love this darling Bistro. And, you will too. With a Frenchish inspired menu (think duck terrine, venison loin, and crispy pork belly) that never disappoints, it's just the icing on the cake that they'll let you BYO as well.

Little Greek Taverna

Who doesn't love the lamb, haloumi, tzatziki, combo? This West End institution is ideal for those looking for something cheap and cheerful. 

Bistro Arlette

Flamboyantly French fare in a romantic setting. This candle-lit restaurant on New Farm's Merthyr Road is perfect for those seeking a first date location. 

Flamingo Café

Looking for a cheap night out with fab food and handpicked plonk? Pay $5 corkage at Flamingo Café and feast on their menu of the day. Think cheese boards, mushroom ragu, and Tuscan bean soup. Fridays only.   


Head to New Farm favourite, Arriva for a big bowl of pasta and a glass or two of pinot. The puttanesca always goes down a treat!

The Vietnamese

It's the perfect pre for those planning a big night out in The Valley. Line your stomach with fresh rice paper rolls, salt and pepper squid, and sizzling Mongolian lamb. It's super cheap too. 

Sichuan Bang Bang

One word. Delish. This Kenmore locale serves up some seriously spicy south-west Chinese cuisine. We hope you can handle the heat. 

Mons Ban Sabai

Tamarind fish, green papaya salad, and a big glass of Sauvignon Blanc. It's my pick of Camp Hill's Martha Street dining hub. 

Cinco Bistro

This glorious little south-side bistro serves up sumptuous modern Australian fare. Whether you're after one or three courses, it's a fantastic mid-week pick-me-up.


A night out here is a distinctly rowdy affair. Famous for their mezze platters overflowing with bulging dolma, rainbows of stuffed and marinated veggies and grilled cheeses, it's great for groups! 

Fresh Sushi Co. 

BYO on Friday and Saturday's only, indulge in the freshest sushi in town. They do a mean fish and chips, too. 

Halim's Indian Taj

A favourite among west-siders, feast on Halim's generously sized curries. Vego's, they do a pretty darn good Dahl, so you're covered. And, they'll throw the poppadums in for free! 

Fusion 54

A fusion of Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese, you're always guaranteed a table at this Fortitude Valley favourite. Fresh and fruitful, it's the best BYO on the James Street strip. 

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