We love a good wine list as much as the next person, but you know what we also love? Holding on to our hard earned dollars for more than a nano second after we get paid. But good food is
life also pretty important to us, so when we find an awesome BYO restaurant we get a bit excited.
And no, we’re not talking about the local Chinese restaurant you started frequenting as a uni student so you could BYO four bottles of wine and order one serve of satay sticks to share because your parents told you that your friends couldn’t come over for mid-week drinks again. We’re talking places with rad food and a killer atmosphere, places you wouldn’t expect to let you bring your own wine to.
It turns out Perth is full of these gems, so we found the best BYO restaurants in Perth for you to choose from.
Fremantle and Mount Hawthorn
The pizza at Magna Pizza is mind blowing stuff. Located inside The Mantle in Freo alongside Short Order Burger Co and Don Tapa, you know this place is going to be awesome well before you get there. The pizza is about as authentic as it comes, the prices are very reasonable and for those of you who can’t make it to Freo on the regs, they’ll be opening a second one in Mount Hawthorn any day now.
Lady Of Ro
Subiaco restaurant Lady Of Ro is serving some of THE best Greek eats you’ll ever taste. The vibe is cosy and if you can score the big high table for you and your friends you’ll be in for a rad night. If not, this place is equally good for a romantic dinner for two. No matter what you do, make sure you get the haloumi and the lamb!
Francoforte Spaghetti Bar
Northbridge restaurant Francoforte do pasta and they do it well. Hit up the bottle shop on your way there, then take a seat and try to decide on just one pasta—which is harder than you’d expect considering the menu is pretty short. The layout here is simple and unpretentious, and that, combined with the food, make for a pretty good night out with pals.
From the clever cookies behind Mr Munchies, Miss Potz was among the first in Perth to make Asian tapas a thing and for that we are grateful! With goodies like rendang sliders, kingfish carpaccio and orange glazed BBQ pork ribs, you’ll be glad to be getting a taste of everything.
Gesha Coffee Co
Bet you weren’t expecting Gesha to appear in this list, were you? Well, you’d better believe it! The team has started opening for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and it's BYO every night. Keep an eye out for their coffee infused dishes like the coffee rubbed beef cheek and the coffee infused pannacotta.
Pappagallo in Leederville make awesome pizzas and pastas and their antipasti menu is all time. These guys are licensed and allow BYO, so if a couple of your friends ‘forget’ to bring their own alcohol you don’t have to share with them.
East Victoria Park
The Prophet in East Vic Park make some of the best Lebanese food in the whole of Perth. The hummus and baba ganoush here are both amazing and even the pita is worth writing home about. There are plenty of options for vegos and meat eaters, just remember to bring some dollr dollar bills as these guys are cash only.
The Modern Eatery
Mount Lawley and Fremantle
The Modern Eatery specialise in Aburi sushi—that’s sushi which is partly cooked with a blow torch—and it’s freaking amazing. These guys have two restaurants, one in Freo which is fully licensed as well as allowing BYO and one in Mount Lawley which is BYO only.
Tucked away in Scarborough, Pizzaca is full of tasty surprises. They do amazing pizza and pasta and the cakes here are crazy delicious. This is an absolute fave with the locals so you’d be wise to book ahead. Also, there’s no corkage fee. You’re welcome.
It’s not every day you stumble across a good Moroccan restaurant in Perth—especially not one that is BYO—which is why Mashawi in Mount Lawley really caught our attention. The food is authentic, scrumptious and reasonably priced, and if you’re lucky enough to get a table on a Saturday night when the belly dancer is there, the atmosphere is electric.
Nasi Lemak Korner
Como and Mosman Park
If you're after fresh, tasty and vibrant Malaysian street food flavours, you'll want to head to Nasi Lemak Korner. While everything on the menu is good, the stars of the show are the roti canai and the tender, spicy beef rendang.
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Magna Pizza | Image credit: Elle Borgward