10 of the best BYOB restaurants in Glasgow

There’s nothing worse than treating yourself to a few glasses of wine or beer with a meal out, only to realise that the drinks cost nearly as much as the food.

Published 22nd Nov 2017
Updated 18 th Sep 2023

BYOB (or ‘bring your own bottle’) restaurants are a great option if you’re on a budget, as you can bring your favourite tipple with you and all you’ll have to pay is a small corkage fee.

El Gusto

(31 Gibson Street, G12 8NU)


Tapas restaurant El Gusto serves up contemporary Spanish dishes which are perfect for sharing.

Their BYOB policy makes it easy to share a bottle of wine too, with a reasonable £5 corkage charge. For beer, expect to pay £1.50 per bottle.

Tuk Tuk

( 426 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD)


The menu at Indian restaurant Tuk Tuk focuses on street food and small plates, and if you don’t fancy a soft drink, you can BYOB.

There’s no corkage charge at Tuk Tuk, although a 50p recycling charge does apply.


(1138 Argyle Street, G3 8TD)

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Shilla serves up authentic Korean street food dishes from their busy Finnieston diner, including kimchi hot pot and chargrilled bulgogi.

They do serve alcohol, but also offer BYOB if you want to save a few pounds. Shilla charge £2 corkage for beer and £5 for wine.


(176-182 Woodlands Road, G3 6LL)


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Offering a modern and stylish take on Indian dining, Chillies West End restaurant has won awards for its tapas-style Indian dishes.

Chillies also operate a free BYOB policy with no corkage charge for wine or beer, so you can enjoy plenty of drinks with your meal.

Smoak BBQ

(6 Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AB)


As you may have already guessed, Smoak specialise in American BBQ, with baby back ribs, brisket, and juicy burgers all on the menu.

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It goes without saying that this restaurant is heaven for meat lovers, but there are also plenty of options for veggies, including three cheese mac and cheese, garlic and artichoke risotto, and a vegetarian beetroot polenta burger.

Smoak ask for a flat corkage fee of £2.50 per person, rather than charging by the bottle.


(22 Bridge Street, G5 9HR)


Nur is an Egyptian restaurant which serves authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine in exotic surroundings.

Their BYOB policy lets you indulge in wine with a corkage price of £3.95, or beer for 75p. There is no corkage charge for spirits, as long as you purchase a soft drink from the restaurant.

Once Upon A Tart

(45 King Street, G1 5QP)

This central and unusual ‘kitchen bakehouse’ offers up two beautiful things - mountains of homemade cake and a BYOB policy. Cake and fizz, anyone?

Their reasonable £3 corkage fee means you can toast to your lunch here, and treat yourself to a cake afterwards.

The Bay Tree

(403 Great Western Road, G4 9HY)


Relaxed cafe style bistro The Bay Tree has been around since 1960, serving up tasty Mediterranean and Arabian food to the people of Glasgow for over half a century.

They don’t charge any corkage for BYOB, although you are limited to one bottle of wine or four beers per couple - hopefully that should be plenty to see you through to dessert.

Babu Bombay Street Kitchen

(186 West Regent Street, G2 4RU)


Originally starting out as a street food stall, Babu Bombay Street Kitchen sticks to their roots with a menu of homestyle curries and fresh Indian street food.

The restaurant offers homemade lassis and imported soft drinks, but if you fancy something more alcoholic, you can bring your own and pay a corkage charge of £3.50.


(411-413 Great Western Road, G4 9JA)


With atmospheric decor, antique furniture and flickering lamps, Paradise is the perfect place to enjoy a Persian feast.

They don’t serve alcohol, but you can bring your own to enjoy with your meal. A small corkage fee applies.

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