Whether you’re desperate to dust off something special from the cellar to accompany your meal or just thirsty for a good deal, we’ve selected some of the best restaurants in town for a little booze on a budget

Words Jessica Burrell

Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

The much celebrated Pizza Pilgrims have gone east. In their new location in Shoreditch High Street, they’ve not only kept their understated décor and outrageously good pizza, they have introduced a BYOB policy- what could be better?



Hailed as the best steak in London, this establishment is a must for all foodies. Supreme steaks, spot-on sides and plenty of other options, meals at Hawksmoor often receive rave reviews from diners. Their inviting Monday Wine Club deal which offers £5 corkage on any bottle of wine you choose to bring, makes the experience even better.



This cheap and cheerful Punjabi stalwart offers corkage-free BYOB and bold dishes. From creamy curries to their famous fiery lamb chops- the food (as well as your choice of bottle) takes centre stage.


Maze Grill Park Walk

This smart New York-style grill from Gordon Ramsay has something to please everyone. From steak to sushi, the food is great and the staff and atmosphere friendly and relaxed. On Wednesdays, wine is available at retail price, which makes for a nice surprise when the bill comes.



The covered garden at Megan’s is one of the most romantic spots in London. Bedecked with fairy lights and boho décor, its a great place to celebrate anything from a birthday, a date, to the end of Monday, But its weekly £1 corkage BYOB deal has made it the ultimate food and booze destination.


Pappa Ciccia


This Pizzeria-Trattoria has been serving up pizza, pasta, salad and seafood in Fulham since 1995 and has built up a dedicated local following as a result. For £4.50 per person, you can enjoy your own wine to accompany the Italian delights.