How good is BYO? Whether you're eating on a budget or itching to try a bottle stashed at home, there's a certain satisfaction in walking through the door and pouring yourself exactly what you want to drink. Here are our favourites.

Roast Duck Inn

Restaurant

Cantonese chefs with more than three decades of experience serve up suckling roast duck.

29-31 Carrington Road, Box Hill
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Ling Nan

Restaurant

Offering no-nonsense Cantonese dining in the heart of the CBD, Ling Nan has been satisfying Melbourne’s late-night cravings for around three decades. New location, same must-order XO pippies.

207 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

The Recreation

Restaurant

Buy a bottle of wine or BYO at this bistro and wine store.

162-170 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North

Cafe Southall

Restaurant

Bottled table wine only.

124 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Jinda Thai

Restaurant

A friendly Thai island on bustling Victoria Street.

1-7 Fergus Street, Abbotsford

Shanghai Village

Restaurant

A student favourite with plates of dumplings under $10.

112 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne

DOC

Restaurant

The mozzarella bar with the most.

295 Drummond Street, Carlton
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Sosta Cucina

Restaurant

Italian that changes with the seasons. $20 per bottle corkage

12 Errol Street, North Melbourne
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I Love Pho

Restaurant

A Victoria Street staple.

264 Victoria Street, Richmond

Big Boy BBQ

Restaurant

Match your burgers with a $5 BYO drink.

764 Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South

Laksa King

Restaurant

BYO for $8 a bottle.

6-12 Pin-Oak Crescent, Flemington

Mamak

Restaurant

Fluffy roti and Malaysian satay. BYO for $4 a head.

366 Lonsdale Street , Melbourne

Abla’s

Restaurant

Homemade Lebanese fare since 1979.

109 Elgin Street, Carlton

Fratellino Pizzeria

Restaurant

There's few better matches than woodfired pizza and wine.

415 Malvern Road, South Yarra

China Red

Restaurant

Corkage is $3.50 a head. You know what to do.

Shop 6 206 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Ladro Tap

Restaurant

BYO is limited to Mondays, but the $5 corkage goes straight toward the Prahran Mission Christmas Day Lunch.

162 Greville St, Prahran

France Soir

Restaurant

For lunch only Saturday to Thursday BYO with no corkage charge.

11 Toorak Road, South Yarra

Jim’s Greek Tavern

Restaurant

No menu here, but you're guaranteed an authentic Greek experience.

32 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Tiamo Coffee

Restaurant

More than just pizza.

303 Lygon Street, Carlton

Tiamo 2

Restaurant

Nothing but pizza.

305 Lygon Street, Carlton

HuTong CBD

Restaurant

Some of the best dumplings in town.

14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne

Peko Peko

Restaurant

At its roots it’s Taiwanese, but modern Japanese and Western influences permeate the menu.

190 Wells Street, South Melbourne

Dainty Sichuan South Yarra

Restaurant

Bring your own wine or wet your palate with a cleansing Tsing Tao – you’ll need it.

176 Toorak Road, South Yarra

The Waiters Restaurant

Restaurant

Italian food with BYO vino.

20 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Supper Inn

Restaurant

Supper Inn is a BYO Melbourne institution. Just ask Melbourne’s top chefs.

15 Celestial Avenue, Melbourne

Afghan Gallery

Restaurant

BYO $5 per person.

327 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Ocha

Restaurant

Lunch and Wednesday night BYO for wine only. $15 corkage.

3 Church Street, Hawthorn

Teta Mona

Restaurant

Twin brothers Antoine and Bechara Taouk serve up Lebanese soul food, just like their grandma did at home.

100A Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Pacific Seafood BBQ House

Restaurant

A near-iconic, cheap, bustling Chinese BBQ and seafood restaurant.

Shop 8, 240 Victoria Street, Richmond