Cool BYOB Spots In London

BYOB culture in London is very vibrant and popular, with literally hundreds of spots (both high-end and budget-friendly). While many locals and visitors favour sampling different drinks at bars and restaurants, others are pretty comfortable with the idea of knowing exactly what they will drink with their meal, and more importantly, it is a great way to save cost.

Since you are going to be doing a lot of drinking around this time of the year, it only makes sense to be creative about how you will get your drinks. That is not to say that there aren’t hundreds of spots around the city where you can have several glasses of wine for close to nothing.

For those who are looking for the best BYOB spots in London, do not worry, we have got you covered. Check out these London spots that have a BYOB policy and spend your money on other important things such as a delicious meal or some dessert.


With several locations across London, Hawksmoor is a steak lovers’ haven. If you are a local, then you may already know about the group-wide Monday Wine Club – come with a bottle of wine, whether it is a cheap one from the local wine store or expensive champagne, and enjoy discounted corkage.

The Ninth

The Ninth is the brainchild of TV chef Jun Tanaka, who has a career spanning eight top kitchens. There are several fresh dishes on the Mediterranean menu, with salads and various cured or raw items to set thins off, before moving on to the oxtail consommé and beef cheek. The Ninth has an exciting wine list but if you would rather choose one from your collection, there’s a BYOB policy effective on Mondays at no additional cost.

M Restaurants

This is an impressive, chic space where diners are offered the choice to enjoy fancy dishes like Wagyu beef, eat in the Grill or try something from the raw side like sashimi, sushi and bao buns. The M Restaurant might tend towards being expensive but if you plan to dine on a Monday, you can buy a bottle of wine in the M stores at retail price, or simply bring your bottle without paying any corkage.


This family-owned Pakistani/Punjabi restaurant is arguably one of the most popular curry houses around. The iconic restaurant has a reputation for turning out amazing dishes since 1972. This restaurant gets quite busy on weekends, but you can keep yourself occupied with your bottle of booze while queuing for a table.