The Top 5 BYO Restaurants in Sydney
Here are the best BYO restaurants in Sydney and the wines you should bring along with you.
Not only does this Chinatown landmark have a stellar list, but they also allow you to bring top Pinot to pair with duck. Open till 2 am.
Recommended Wine: Aromatic dry whites like Gewürztraminer or Riesling are a great match for Chinese cuisine. However, why not try a savoury low tannin red like a Yarra Valley Pinot Noir or Hunter Valley Shiraz, which match perfectly with duck and sweet pork dishes.
Corkage: $8 per person
393-399 Sussex St, Sydney
Visit the Golden Century website
A Bondi institution where two hatted food can be easily paired with your perennial favourites.
Recommended Wine: Vermentino, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc match perfectly with the Mediterranean inspired menu and seaside setting. But, if your main targets on the menu are their fresh seafood dishes, then Semillon is the classic seafood match. For red wine purists, an excellent GSM or Merlot is a good option.
Corkage: $25 per bottle
270 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Visit Sean’s Panaroma website
Still the original temple of gastronomy that allows you to bring favoured and special bottles.
Recommended Wine: Crisp, dry whites such as an off-dry Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Semillon match perfectly with the French inspired, Japanese cuisine on offer. Tetsuya’s is one of Sydney’s top foodie destinations, so don’t be afraid to bring out the big guns with that aged bottle of Tyrrell’s Vat 1 Semillon you’ve been saving.
Corkage: BYO by prior arrangement at the time of booking. $30 for the first bottle, $45 for subsequent bottles.
529 Kent St, Sydney
Visit the Tetsuya’s website
Possibly the cheapest yet well loved BYO in Sydney where industry folk pair Grand Cru Burgundy with pizza.
Recommended Wine: When thinking of Italian food and wine, always consider ‘what grows together, goes together’. That means Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano and Nero d’Avola for reds and Vermentino, Fiano or Pinot Grigio for whites.
Corkage: $2.50 per person
135 Crown St, Darlinghurst
Visit Bar Reggio website
ONE PENNY RED
Offers superb modern Australian food, and once a month they tailor a four-course dinner to match wines from your cellar.
Recommended Wine: A savoury Tempranillo would be a good choice. But, just bring that special bottle you’ve been saving and see what the chefs come up with.
Corkage: $80 per person inclusive of BYO and 4 course custom menu. Minimum 4 people. Last Tuesday of every month. Bookings essential
2 Moonbie St, Summer Hill
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