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Choose from the very best BYOB restaurants in North London in 2019 & 2020, from fish & chips and burgers & wings to vegetarian Indian curry houses and Korean bibimbap. Starvin’? Hit a link below.

Band of Burgers

BYOB Burgers in Camden
  • Awesome selection of burgers
  • Free corkage
  • Plenty of shops nearby to grab drinks
  • Take me there

Create your own burger just how you like it and enjoy BYOB in a chilled environment.
It’s not hard to see why Band of Burgers has become a favourite here at BYOB London. The menu is extensive, ranging from all kinds of burgers to large plates with chicken, lamb, fish veggie and vegan dishes.

For starters we’d recommend the wings and “the chef’s special jailhouse chops”. If one of the many burgers on the menu doesn’t tickle your fancy then you can create your own burger for £9; select from a number of patties, cheeses, veggies, sauces and extras (extras cost additional).

As the name would suggest Band of Burgers runs with a musical theme as you will soon be able to tell by the decor (adorned with Beatles, guitars etc) and even the burger names (the veggie burger is named “Meat is Murder” as Morrissey fans will notice). All burgers (bar the brisket and vegan burgers) come in brioche buns and all meat is halal.

Located on Camden High Street, seconds from Mornington Crescent tube station. It can get very busy so we’d advise booking ahead if you’re able to.


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The Beach Hut

BYOB Fish & Chips!
  • Cute fish & chip shop
  • Great selection of other things such as pints of oysters(!)
  • Free corkage
  • Take me there

The Beach Hut is a fish & chip restaurant in Highbury. As far as fish & chip restaurants go it’s very well done – the seaside-shack-style exterior is matched very nicely inside too.

The fish & chips here come in generous portion sizes and are very reasonably priced. Fish is always beautifully battered, crispy and not overly greasy. It’s important to note that this place also does “proper” chip shop chips, a rarity in London.

Outside of your usual fish & chip shop fare (battered cod, haddock, hake etc) The Beach Hut also offers up fresh oysters, mussels and prawns which you can buy by the pint or half pint.

It’s closed Sundays & Mondays and we’d recommend booking if you’re thinking of coming on a Friday or Saturday as it’s usually very busy. Corkage is free.


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La Rugoletta

Rustic Italian Cafe/Restaurant in East Finchley

La Rugoletta is a family-run traditional Italian restaurant based in East Finchley. It’s become a local favourite in the area.

The vibe is friendly & casual, as is the decor in this rustic style cafe. The menu is robust and and simple. They serve traditional Italian food including all the classics you would expect from pastas, meat, risottos, fish and pizzas.

The pizzas are always a great go-to however our personal favourite is the Linguine alle Vongole which consists of linguine pasta, fresh clams, olive oil, garlic, parsley, wine and a touch of chilli for a little kick. If you’re particularly hungry check out the veal escalopes fried in breadcrumbs served with spaghetti napoli.

Corkage is just £1 per person and it’s closed on Sundays.


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SSÄM – Korean Dining

Cool Korean BYOB in Highbury
  • Small & Stylish Korean
  • Book ahead on weekends if possible
  • Decent portion sizes
  • Take me there

SSAM is one of the cooler BYOB places to eat in London. You’ll find it 30 seconds from Holloway station and we guarantee you’ll head that way at least more than once. This Authentic Korean BBQ packs each dish with flavour and serves up generous portion sizes too.

It is difficult to pick out a favourite dish from SSAM, everything is stellar, for that reason we recommend starting with the small plates platter (which includes a little bit of everything). For a main check out the beef bibimbap, the spicy pork belly. Mains are around £10-£15 depending on what you fancy.

It’s only small therefore we recommend booking ahead if you’re going on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night (it’s closed on Sundays FYI).


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Elahee Tandoori

Tasty Traditional Indian BYOB in Hornsey

Elahee Tandoori is a classic, old school type, Indian BYOB in Hornsey (just next to Crouch End).

The restaurant isn’t a looker from the outside but it’s absolutely fine inside. You don’t go to Elahee for the looks though, it’s built its reputation locally over the past 30 years due to its tasty traditional dishes and great service.

The menu contains a range of tandoori dishes, biryanis, traditional curries and house specials. It’s really reminiscent of Indian home-cooking. We recommend the Chicken Karahi, it’s a fragrant favourite, you’ll be mopping up every last bit of the sauce with your naan bread! There’s a good selection of veggie side dishes which can also be doubled up as mains.

Open from 6pm-11pm 7 days a week, corkage is free and it’s just a 5 minute walk from Hornsey station.

Jai Krishna

Vegetarian & Vegan BYOB Indian Restaurant
  • Hidden gem in Finsbury Park
  • Best Vegetarian Indian in London
  • Amazing value
  • Take me there

Jai Krishna is a vegetarian (with many vegan options available too) Indian BYOB located just a few minutes from Finsbury Park and round the corner from Crouch Hill station.

We recommend a mix platter to start, it’s just £7.95 and you get a variety of starters including dosa, samosas, chutney etc. If you don’t fancy a mix then try the dosa and the nut cutlet.

Veggie or not, you will not be disappointed with the curries at Jai Krishna. Their aubergine curry stands up with any meat curry in the flavour department – a must try if you visit. The pumpkin paneer curry is also delicious, bursting with flavour and ideal with either rice or naan.

The decor is basic but the prices are hard to beat, with curries costing just £4-£5 with most starters around the £3 mark, you can feast here without spending much at all.


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