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.
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.
Buy a bottle of wine or BYO at this bistro and wine store.
A family-friendly pizza joint that takes menu cues from its larger sibling up the street, and is happy for you to BYO.
A stylish Indian diner from the family behind the acclaimed Bombay by Night.
A friendly Thai island on bustling Victoria Street.
A student favourite with plates of dumplings under $10.
The mozzarella bar with the most.
Italian that changes with the seasons.
A Victoria Street staple.
Match your burgers with a $1 BYO drink.
BYO Monday to Wednesday with fresh pastas and antipasti.
Fluffy roti and Malaysian satay.
A little Italian nestled in Chinatown.
Homemade Lebanese fare since 1979.
There's few better matches than woodfired pizza and wine.
Corkage is $3.50 a head. You know what to do.
BYO is limited to Mondays, but the $5 corkage goes straight toward the Prahran Mission Christmas Day Lunch.
Regional Italian made with local produce.
Candle-lit dinners and $5 corkage in a cafe.
Excluding Saturday nights, this French classic will let you bring your bottles for $15 a pop.
Stir fry, pho, rice paper rolls and a killer bottle-o a few steps away.
Indian street food and not-so-classic curries.
No menu here, but you're guaranteed an authentic Greek experience.
True Neapolitan pizza with simple, fresh ingredients.
More than just pizza.
Nothing but pizza.
Some of the best dumplings in town.
BYO from Monday to Thursday for $15 (or for free on Tuesdays).
At its roots it’s Taiwanese, but modern Japanese and Western influences permeate the menu.
Bring your own wine or wet your palate with a cleansing Tsing Tao – you’ll need it.
Once the place waiters dined after they'd finished their shift, now a legendary institution.
The venues shaping this city’s culinary scene.
Melbourne's CBD boasts an array of fantastic restaurants, from office workers staples to exquisite fine diners.
22 May 2019