Brisbane’s fanciest BYO restaurants | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane’s fanciest BYO restaurants

It’s time to whip out that pinot you’ve been saving for a special occasion.

Wine lovers of Brisbane, we know it isn’t good to keep things bottled up… So, we’ve done you a solid and collated the hottest BYO venues on our radar. Whether they’re in the heart of the city or cute little eateries in the suburbs, there are some pretty fancy spots offering BYO right across Brisbane.

Corella | Woolloongabba

Suburban dining, reimagined. Inspired by the idea of uniting community, Woolloongabba’s Corella offers sleek, modern Australian fare with emphasis on local and native produce. If you’re a BYO lover, you’re in luck. Wednesday is BYO day at Corella–offering a fancier, more stylish take on your local BYO spot. Consider your next birthday, anniversary or refined mid-week meal sorted.

Public | Brisbane CBD

For most people, Tuesdays are just another boring day of the week. But the good people at Public have turned it into so much more. Tuesday night wine club flips inner-city dining on its head, inviting anyone and everyone (the public!) to bring whatever drop they please and dig in to the fresh, finessed fare on offer.

Otto | Brisbane CBD

Saturday lunch just got interesting at Otto. We love a fine-dining spot in the heart of the CBD that offers a BYO service. Set up as a communal three-course feast to be shared with friends or family, you may bring whatever wine you please, with corkage included in the price. Some of the share plates on offer include braised veal with tomato, capers, olives and polenta, and a hazelnut, orange and mascarpone tart to finish. Otto’s prime location and gorgeous Italian flavours will perfectly match that bottle of wine you’re ready to pop open.

Ripiena | Fortitude Valley

You bring the wine, Ripiena brings the pasta. Tuesday nights are BYO nights at this authentic Italian spot. Quietly offering some of Brisbane’s best pasta, the simple-but-effective menu is perfectly matched with all wines on offer, or whichever one you choose to bring from home!

Caravanserai | West End

Caravanserai warns that their traditional and modern Turkish treats are dangerously addictive, and encourage you to approach with caution. We choose to throw caution to the wind and dive head-first into their vast menu of perfectly executed Turkish fare. This homey West End spot is exclusively BYO, encouraging you to bring whatever you please every night of the week.

Sugo Mi | Bulimba

Sitting pretty in the heart of Bulimba’s Oxford Street is local favourite Sugo Mi. Renowned for their outrageously good pizza and gelato, things only get better on Tuesday nights, when guests can BYO to their heart’s content. Better yet, the corkage per bottle is donated to charity, so feel free to bring a whole cellar’s worth if you’re feeling philanthropic.


If these weren’t already some of your favourite restaurants across Brisbane–they are now. We heart BYO.

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmet who lives for a BYO night.