The Liquor Cabinet

The best BYO restaurants in Perth (and what to bring)

Get more value from eating out by bringing your own drinks. Here’s our list of the best BYO restaurants in Perth and what to bring from the local Liquorland.

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BYO is the smart choice these days in getting bang for your buck when eating out, plus it’s a great way to go for those that don’t want to be hemmed in by a restaurant’s wine choice, allowing you to bring your favourite drop with you. To save time, order online setting your store to the nearest Liquorland below and choose Click & Collect – your drinks will be ready for pick up in 30 minutes. Try these Perth local favourites.

Lady Of Ro, Subiaco

While originally known for its Greek fare, Lady of Ro (@ladyofro) has evolved over the years into a more broadly Mediterranean vibe, becoming a local favourite amongst a Subiaco food scene that has gone from strength to strength. Expect the likes of chargrilled octopus, Israeli chicken and plenty of citrus. Corkage is $8 per bottle or free when you order the 10 course degustation menu.


Nearest Liquorland: Subiaco, 1.7km


What to bring: Made with fruit from the Limestone Coast, which covers Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Mt Benson, Robe and Mt Gambier, The Trip Chardonnay has aromas of white peach, lemon, and crème fraîche. The characters of stone fruit and nougat make a great match for the Med vibe at Lady of Ro.

Short Order Burger Co, Perth CBD

Using great ingredients like grass-fed beef from the Blackwood Valley in WA’s south west, Short Order (@shortorderburgerco) has seen its reputation grow since first opening in Fremantle back in 2015. Coming to Perth CBD in 2017, it’s now one of the city’s favourite burger stops, seven days a week. Whether you’re going for a cheeseburger or down the ever more popular route of the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, beer seems like a likely choice, but don’t discount a burger and wine combo.


Nearest Liquorland: Raine Square, 0.4km


What to bring: Something effervescent is a good way to go, so think about adding a bit of glam and popping a cork on your next Short Order outing. Make it a burger, fries and Yellow Tail Pink Bubbles kind of night. A go-to with summer foods like salads, fruit or gelato, this fun fizz can also stand up to a burger, cutting through the richness.

Nao Ramen, Perth CBD

Over the past two decades Nao (@naojapanese) could be credited with having switched many a lunchtime diner in Perth onto the magic of ramen. The chefs pride themselves on “authentic flavour, from the broth to the noodles, and even the chashu roast pork, it’s all home-made at Nao.” As they don’t take bookings and peak lunchtime queues can be long it pays to have a game plan, like going early or later, and of course working out your BYO drop, especially if you’re in for the Friday night dinner service.


Nearest Liquorland: Raine Square, 0.6km


What to bring: When you need to be back in the office, think Plus & Minus Zero Alcohol Pinot Noir from South Australia’s Langhorne Creek. With a medium body and silky tannins, it’s also a great choice with roast pork.

Capri Restaurant, Fremantle

A classic slice of Fremantle life with a menu that has changed little since the 1950s, Capri (@caprirestaurantfremantle) has endured over the years and is now finding a new generation of diners who are wise to its Italian charms – try the cotoletta alla parmigiana and the traditional lasagne. Corkage on wine is just $2 a bottle, with beer at $1 per bottle, or $4 for a 6-pack.


Nearest Liquorland: South Fremantle, 2.7km


What to bring: Bursting with juicy red fruits the Tempus Two Graphite Sangiovese brings hints of vanilla and spice. A varietal common to Tuscany and Central Italy, sangiovese is juicy and easy-drinking and perfect to pair with classic Italian dining.

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The Prophet, Victoria Park

This Lebanese café (@theprophetcafe) has been a fixture on the Victoria Park food scene since 2000 but its reputation is now widespread after over twenty years of service. Locals head here for top-quality hummus and falafel and when they want something vegan and vegetarian friendly. While it’s known for being a great value feed for everyone from students to families and first dates, there’s also an obvious attention on quality. A big part of that proposition of great value is BYO, which costs just $5 per bottle.


Nearest Liquorland: East Victoria Park, 0.5km


What to bring: A great-value drop, Whispers Sauvignon Blanc is a clean and fresh choice for the array of flavours that come with a Middle Eastern meal. You’ll get gooseberries and limes against fuller tropical flavours. 

Rym Tarng, Bicton

Set up by alumni of Long Chim at the State Buildings, which was established by Michelin-starred chef David Thompson and regularly recognised as one of Perth’s best restaurants, this suburban eatery has itself become something of a destination in a short space of time. Rym Tarng (@rymtarng) translates as ‘on the side of the road’ or ‘next to the road’ in Thai and the menu is inspired by authentic street food. BYO is on wine only and costs $3 per person.


Nearest Liquorland: Melville, 1.7km


What to bring: From across the ditch The Ned Pinot Gris hails from the world famous Marlborough region. A particularly good match with seafood (hot tip: Rym Tarng does a whole fish of the day) it’s also a great all-rounder that works well with the ebb and flow of a Thai meal.

People’s Cafeteria, Northbridge

An understated yet well-regarded cafe, People’s Cafeteria (@peoplescafeteria) serves an ever-changing menu that’s vegetarian-friendly. From the team behind North Street Store in Cottesloe it has a good deal of cachet, with an old-school bain marie and plenty of freshly baked bread working to impress a crowd that spans the age spectrum.


Nearest Liquorland: Raine Square, 1km


What to bring: With less than 0.05% residual alcohol, McGuigan Zero Sauvignon Blanc is part of a new range that leans on cutting-edge technique and technology to deliver the flavour you’d expect from McGuigan, without the alcohol.

Rossonero, Maylands

Maylands favourite Rossonero (@rossonero_trattoria) has made its name from its tight pizza offering, the names of which could be worthy of applause. Anyone for a Robert Plant or a Rocket Balboa? BYO is available on wine, beer or cider with a charge of $2 per person and served up in simple whiskey glasses (but the management say they won’t be offended if you decide to BYO wine glass, too, if you prefer a stem).


Nearest Liquorland: Maylands, 0.6km


What to bring: Rich and robust, the Tintara Mclaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon from Hardy’s will stand up to hard cheeses and meat that packs a punch, while not overpowering more delicate ingredients. You’ll get flavours of blackcurrants, chocolate and spice, from the Tintara, well-structured tannins and French oak.

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