The Top 5 BYO Restaurants in Melbourne
Get set to bring that favourite bottle out of the cellar as we present the best BYO restaurants in Melbourne.
Ask any Melburnian with an Italian leaning where they would take an aged Barolo, and it’s always Scopri. $15 per bottle corkage will get you glassware and a smooth Italian waiter.
Recommended Wine: What grows together, goes together. Think Italians reds like Barolo or Montepulciano and Vermentino, Fiano and Pinot Grigio for whites.
Corkage: $15 per bottle
191 Nicholson St, Carlton
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Inexpensive and delicious with corkage at just $2 per head so you can focus on the delicious Malaysian fare – don’t forget the Roti bread.
Recommended Wine: Reds with medium tannins like GSM or Merlot are a good choice for spicy cuisine. So too are light and aromatic whites such as Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc.
Corkage: $2 per person
366 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
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You want pizza in Prahran or fettucine in Fitzroy? You got it. On Mondays, you can bring your own and enjoy a slice of the action with the $5 corkage going to two amazing local charities.
Recommended Wine: Bring along a good Italian red variety like a Montepulciano or Nebbiolo. For whites, think Vermentino, Pinot Grigio or Fiano.
Corkage: $5 every Monday with all proceeds going to Vinnies Vannies and the Prahran Mission. BYO also available at $15 per bottle Tuesday to Sunday at the Fitzroy Ladro.
Ladro @ 224 Gertrude St, Fitzroy and Ladro TAP @ 162 Greville St, Prahran
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Some call this the best Asian BYO in the city and it already has a three glass rated wine list, but for $15, you can pair dumplings with your own Riesling.
Recommended Wine: Gewürztraminer is a great choice as it is similar to Riesling, but has more rose petal and lychee flavours that match well with Ken Yuen’s modern Chinese cuisine. For red wine, we recommend a medium-bodied Pinot Noir from the Yarra or Mornington or a subtle Hunter Valley Shiraz.
Corkage: $15 per bottle
95 Victoria Ave, Albert Park
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The original and best, for over 30 years, Jean-Paul Prunetti’s bistro has been a leading light in Melbourne’s restaurant scene. Marry your best French bottles to some of the classiest French food in the city.
Recommended Wine: Bring along your favourite french import, or your best Chardonnay, Cab Sav or Pinot Noir.
Corkage: $15 every day except Saturdays
11-13 Toorak Rd, South Yarra
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