Sydney’s Best BYO Restaurants

By Sarah Mulholland
28th Mar 2014

Sydney's Best BYO Restaurants

Once you've wined and dined at our Best 15 Cheese & Wine Bars and tasted the Best Pub Food in Sydney, your wallet may be feeling a little light. But don't feel you need to give up your favourite vino (or craft beer) to afford a night out. Here are our top picks for the best BYO restaurants in Sydney.


Phamish | Darlinghurst

Famed amongst Vietnamese-loving Sydneysiders, Phamish is constantly bustling with hungry patrons. Grab an outdoor table and your BYO bottle of wine (corkage is a mere $1 per head), and order yourself the scrumptious duck and prawn pancakes—you won't be disappointed by the unforgettable food!


Din Tai Fung | CBD

A must for the dumpling devotees, Din Tai Fung is not only BYO but is also fitted out with large communal tables, making it perfect for group dining. Order the renowned soupy pork dumplings or the drunken chicken, this is tasty and economical BYO restaurant dining in Sydney.

Table for 20 | Surry Hills

Table for 20 offers the ultimate in Sydney dining experiences. Book a seat at a table full of friendly strangers, bring along a bottle of vino, and enjoy an impressive three-course feast. BYO wine only, no corkage.

Bangkok Bites | Bondi 

Bringing the essence of Bangkok street food to the heart of Bondi, this Thai eatery offers flavoursome cuisine, with portions large enough to share! Highlights on the menu include the crispy duck and massaman lamb shanks. BYO $2 per person. Bangkok Bites is one of the best BYO restaurants in Sydney happily situated in the heart of Bondi.

Rosso Pomodoro | Balmain

The only thing better than a BYO restaurant in Sydney is one that doesn't charge for it! Balmain institution, Rosso Pomodoro, offers authentic Italian pizza, pasta and antipasti. Bring a bottle of red and settle in for the night.


Cafe Mint | Surry Hills

Eat your way from Morocco to Turkey and Greece at Cafe Mint, this modern Middle Eastern restaurant conveniently located on Surry Hills' Crown Street. Start with the deliciously charred eggplant and grilled haloumi, followed by the hearty seafood tagine paired with your BYO beverage of choice. 


Vamps French Bistro | Paddington

Nestled within the leafy Five Ways of Paddington, Vamps French Bistro serves up classic French cuisine with delicacies such as onion soup and gratinéed snails in garlic butter. There is a selection of great French wines on offer, but if you prefer to BYO, corkage is $3 per person. This is one of our top picks for the best BYO restaurants in Sydney must-try list.


Pompei's | Bondi

Serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine, Pompei's is celebrated for its crispy, delicious pizza, handmade pasta and artisan gelato. You can BYO here (wine only, corkage $8 per bottle) but they also have a modest selection of Italian wines on offer.

Image credit: Sips and Spoonfuls

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