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10 Bring Your Own, Fine Dining Restaurants in London

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10 Bring Your Own, Fine Dining Restaurants in London
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When it comes to fine dining in London you don't have to break the bank on both food and wine, particularly not when a selection of restaurants are embracing the 'BYO' policy.

Whilst some restaurants feature a 'no corkage fee policy' on quieter nights of the week, others charge a minimal fee. None the less, it can be an attractive option to trying out a Michelin star restaurant or sharing a special bottle worthy of restaurant-style food without paying over the odds on your favourite tipple.

So whether you're picking up a bottle from your own cellar or nipping to the off licence around the corner in time for your table reservation, where better to put it to good use than where the food and a relaxing night are a given. Here's our pick of 10 bring your own restaurants in London.

If we missed out any of your favourites, let us know about them over on our Facebook page and make sure to check ahead with each restaurant when making a reservation to confirm the corkage policy still applies!

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10 BYO Restaurants London

1. Hix Oyster and Chop House, Smithfield 

Bring your own Mondays are a hit at Hix. Take a robust bottle of red to make the most of this institution of British food from Mark Hix in the elegant and unfussy surroundings.

36-37 Greenhill's Rents Cowcross St London EC1M 6BN 

2. The Ninth, Fizrovia

Monday is BYO day with no corkage fee at both lunch and dinner at this refined French/Mediterranean restaurant on Charlotte Street.

The Ninth London, 22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB

3. St John's Bread & Wine - Smithfield and Spitalfields

Diners are welcome to BYO for a corkage fee £15.00 for a bottle, £25 for sparkling or dessert wine bottles, £30 for magnums of wine, and £50 for magnums of Champagne to this London institution championing British fare.


4. The Hawksmoor, Various Locations Around London

Offering £5 corkage all day on Mondays at all four branches (Guildhall, Air Street, Spitalfields and Seven Dials) diners are positively encouraged to bring their own bottles. There's even the chance to get involved in the Monday Wine Club.


5. Soif, Battersea

This rustic local is a favourite of nearby residents making it a fitting option that diners are welcome to bring their own for a modest corkage fee.

27 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG

6. Foxlow, Various Locations

Tuesday is the BYO day to dine in any one of Foxlow's Clerkenwell, Stoke Newington, Balham and Chiswick modern european bistro-style restaurants, when a no corkage policy applies.


7. Rivington Grill, Greenwich

BYO on Mondays for no corkage fee and a chance to enjoy the best of British cooking, from scotch eggs to sticky pig ribs.

178 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN, UK

8. Rochelle Canteen, Shoreditch High Street

Modern British in the St John school of cookery located in an elusive spot in trendy Shoreditch. A corkage fee applies at a manageable £6.50, only at lunchtime.

Rochelle School Arnold Circus London E2 7ES

9. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

In this no fuss Michelin starred local institution next to Wandsworth common a corkage fee of £25 applies.

2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG, UK

10. Kitchen W8, Kensington

Sunday night is bring your own night and no corkeage fees apply at this neighbourhood Michelin-starred restaurant.

Kitchen W8 11-13 Abingdon Road London W8 6AH

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