Wednesday, 1 April 2015

5 of the best BYOB restaurants in Cardiff

Is there anything more fun than a slap up meal with a group of mates in a top-notch restaurant?

Well, perhaps one thing…

A slap up meal with a group of mates in a top-notch restaurant accompanied by ridiculously cheap booze.

Here are 5 of Cardiff’s finest Bring Your Own Bottle restaurants where you can enjoy cracking nosh as well dirt-cheap plonk.

1. Hogwurst

Stellar hotdogs made with frankfurters from the award winning Native Breeds and brioche rolls from Allen’s Bakery. They also serve a lush range of cakes and pastries to enjoy for dessert.

Corkage charge – Free

2. La Mangiatoia 

The portion sizes are epic and the prices are bargainous at this Italian restaurant in Riverside.

Corkage charge - £1 a head

3. Kumar’s 

This City Road restaurant serves delicious, bargainous and erratically spiced Southern Indian food. Their lamb kothu parotta is one of my favourite dishes in the whole of Cardiff.

Corkage charge – Free – at least I’m pretty certain I’ve never been charged anything… it’s all a bit hazy.

4. Mowlana

The best chicken shish in Cardiff is served at this Persian restaurant just off Newport Road.

Corkage charge – Free

5. Sen BBQ

Groaning platters of meat are served at this Turkish restaurant in Canton.

Corkage charge – Free

Are there any other humdingers I’m missing out on? If so, give me a shout in the comment box.


  1. Canteen on Clifton Street!

  2. corkage fee.

  3. Went to Kumar’s, was nice but they charged us £3.00 corkage for two bottles of beer, felt that was a bit steep especially since it wasn't mentioned anywhere.

  4. The Vegetarian Food Studio on Penarth Rd certainly had and I assume still has a BYOB policy.
    Having never been there myself I can confirm that I have heard nothing but high praise for the place including comments from dedicated meat eaters

  5. La Vita on Wellfield Road