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In West London & looking for the best BYOB Restaurants?

West London has a fantastic variety of BYOB Restaurants in the capital, from quirky Thai restaurants and traditional curry houses to African cuisine and pizzas.

Avoid the middle-of-the-road BYOB restaurants and check out our top picks in 2019 below (click your fave to skip to chase and get directions).


Poppy’s (& Poppy’s 2)

Quirky & Cool Thai BYOBs in Hammersmith

Poppy’s in Hammersmith is an absolute gem of a Thai restaurant, with its quaint exterior and a charming interior its reminiscent of your cool grandma’s house (if your grandma was a serial hoarder). Inside you’ll find chandeliers, bell lampshades, a fireplace, floral wallpaper, creeping plants, white wooden chairs and big mirrors & animal heads on the walls. Poppy’s 2 is the second location (we’ve added them both as they’re so similar) Poppy’s 2 is newer, bigger and also has an outside area.

For starters you’ll want to try the sharing platter which consists of a little bit of everything including spring rolls and prawn toast. You’ll notice a lot of cool little nik naks such as the rather regal metal teapots and the miniature shopping trolleys that your spring rolls come in. For mains if you want something a little different check out the crispy fish and special sauce – ideally paired with the coconut rice. The pad kee mao (also known as drunken noodles) is a great hit with thick noodles in a sweet sauce – ideal for dipping any of that leftover prawn toast.

Corkage is just £1 each and they only take cash so be sure to grab some beforehand as the closest cash machine charges per withdrawal. Make sure you book ahead as it’s packed out most nights and especially on weekends.

 

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Pappa Ciccia

Italian BYOB Restaurant in Fulham
  • £4.50 corkage per person (only beers/cider & wine allowed)
  • No BYO groups larger than 8
  • Take me there

You’ll find Pappa Ciccia on Fulham High Street, a minute walk from Putney Bridge station. If you’re looking for a family run Italian in the West with BYO, you can’t do better.

The type of Italian food here is very traditional with a good range of pastas, pizzas, meat and fish dishes on the menu. If you’re hungry and feeling flush, check out the monster crab linguine. The pizzas are more expensive than average at around the £13 mark they’re a few quid more expensive than a Franco Manca.

Pappa Ciccia do have a drinks license, therefore they have a few limits in place. There’s a £4.50 per person corkage charge, only beer and/or wine is allowed and there is a limit of groups of 8 taking advantage of BYO – so keep this in mind if looking to book a large party.

 

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Peppers

Affordable Indian in Chiswick
  • Free corkage
  • Great veggie options
  • Awesome biryanis (and portions)
  • Take me there

If you’re looking for an affordable BYO Indian in Chiswick you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere better than Peppers.

Peppers do of the best lamb biryanis in West London, mountains of flavoured rice, complete with vegetables and tasty lamb chunks – you will not leave hungry. There are a variety of paneer dishes – ideal for vegetarians wanting something substantial.

Corkage is free and there’s a place just next door where you can grab drinks.


Anokha

Acton’s best BYO Indian restaurant

Anokha is a fantastic Indian restaurant in Acton, its reputation built through its knowledgable and friendly staff and tasty Indian dishes. Located literally round the corner from Acton station, it’ll likely become a regular stop if you’re local.

Veggies will want to try the Courgette bhuna to start, it’s aubergine pan fried with prawns then wrapped in puffed puri – a very tasty start to a meal. The mixed starter is just £3.95 and for that you’ll get onion bhaji, sheek kebab and chicken tikka along with a bit of salad too. For mains we recommend the house special, creatively titled “Anokha’s Special” it consists of chicken breast with fresh onion, capsicum and tomatoes. It’s the right mix of sweet and spicy and is full of flavour from the grill.

Anokha is a steal, you can get a starter, rice, naan and a curry for around £15 each. Food here is tasty and always well-presented.


Adam’s Cafe

Award winning BYOB restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush
  • Corkage only available for wine – £4 corkage per bottle
  • Choose from set menus
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Adam’s Cafe is a British style “proper” cafe by day serving up full english breakfasts, by night it becomes a restaurant serving up North African/Mediterranean menu. Menu prices are set; 1 main course followed by a mint tea or coffee is £14.50, 2 courses will run you £18.50 and the full 3 courses is £22.50. Bread and harissa (+ any other dips) come complimentary.

The fish at Adam’s is extra special – we recommend the fish tagine containing meaty monkfish and saffron potatoes beautifully done with tasty tomato base. If you’re feeling flush and want to spend an additional £3 supplement fee you can go for the giant prawns with french fries, salad and spicy dips on the side.

Meat lovers will want to go the “Merguez Grillées” – these are their own homemade spicy lamb sausages served with fries & a side salad. Please note, this is a licensed place so BYO is only available for wines (no beer, sorry!), corkage is charged at £4 per bottle.


Fez Mangal

Best Turkish BYOB in Ladbroke Grove

Fez Mangal is a mediterranean and Turkish grill located in Ladbroke Grove. Unlike a lot of grill/kebab joints, Fez Mangal looks swish, it’s nicely decorated both inside and out making it ideal for many occasions. The exposed brick work and the open grill really adds to the lively atmosphere.

To begin we recommend the mixed meze for 2 (£6.50) which consists of bread and tasty dips of hummus, tabule, babaganoush and cacik. You come to Fez Mangal for the mixed meat grills. They offer everything from lamb, chicken and mixed doners to chop, shish and combinations of other things from the BBQ.

The kebabs here are epic, so if you’re undecided on which meat to choose, they do a mixed mixed kebab (£13.50) of lamb shish, chicken shish & adana (minced lamb kebab) which should hit the spot for those who want a bit of everything. For vegetarians there is falafel on the menu as well as veggie kebabs and halloumi wraps. The menu even shows the amount of calories, protein, carbs & fat per dish – handy for those watching their intake.

It’s easy to get to, located just round the corner from Ladbroke Grove station, there’s no corkage fee and they accept card. Win/Win/Win.

 

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Miran Masala

Grear Pakistani curry house in West London
  • Free corkage
  • Handy if you’re at the Olympia
  • Local favourite for Kensington & Holland Park
  • Take me there

Miran Masala is pakistani curry house on Hammersmith road, with a menu of classic dishes, meat grills and veggie options, it’s become a local favourite in the Kensington/Holland Park area. The place is deceptively big, as well as the ground floor there’s also a basement with room for additional seating. It can get particularly busy on a weekend and it’s a particular hit with students as it’s very reasonably priced.

We highly recommend the Deigi Gosht which is a tasty meat & potato stew style curry. There are plenty of options for vegetarians – the Tarka Daal lentil curry is a treat and highly recommended. It’s handily placed so great for a curry if you’re coming from or going to the Olympia for an exhibition/conference.

Corkage is free and they’ll also keep your drinks chilled for you which is a huge bonus for a BYO. There’s a Tesco just a couple minutes down the road if you want to pick up some drinks.


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