From Indian to Italian to Persian, there’s something for everyone in London. But, it’s no secret that London is an expensive city. Even though there are countless places to try, dining out can seem like a bit of a luxury, since you have to the pay for not just food, but alcohol as well. Restaurants are notorious for marking up prices which makes buying a cheap bottle of wine and cooking dinner at home with a bunch of friends look like the better option. No one wants to drop a ton of money on drinks at dinner so we’ve compiled this list of our favourite BYOB dinners to make going out with friends a little easier, and less expensive.
The Waterhouse Project
Michelin-starred restaurants are the ultimate dining experiences: crazily talented chefs, unbelievable menus, and a great atmosphere. But, they also come with Michelin level prices. Before you get too disappointed, let us introduce you to Gabriel Waterhouse. Formerly a chef at London’s Galvin La Chapelle, now Gabe brings Michelin fine dining, on a budget, right to you. BYOB and fantastic food, what can be better?
Every Londoner is familiar with the iconic St Pancras Clocktower, but what if we told you that you could have dinner in it? Formerly part of the Midland Grand Hotel, this unique venue is now the home of UNA, with Martin Milesi as the mastermind behind this amazing culinary experience. With over 18 years of experience cooking all over the globe, Martin uses his Latin American roots to inspire his menu. And did we forget to mention it’s BYOB? Yes, that’s right! So bring your favourite drink and enjoy the stunning views from this London landmark.
That Hungry Chef
Pratap Chahal is the chef behind That Hungry Chef. Michelin trained and having worked at top restaurants like Gordon Ramsay Claridge’s and Chez Bruce, Pratap left that world behind to bring it right to you! A serious world traveller, he spent a year eating his way around the world. How amazing does that sound? He uses his Indian background and world travels to inspire his fantastically unique and delicious menus. No need to worry about expensive drinks since his events are BYOB also. You definitely won’t be hungry after leaving Pratap’s amazing feast!
White Room Supper Club
If you’re looking for a more elegant setting for your dinner, White Room Supper Club is the place for you! Like stepping inside an art gallery, the space Claudia Stachelhaus hosts her dinners in is all white, making for a stunning evening. Claudia is an eclectic and international chef who uses tips picked up from her many travels to inspire her seasonal and locally sourced menu. A beautiful venue, unique dishes, and BYOB, what more can you ask for?
Make sure to use this list the next time you want to go out to dinner and check out the Grub Club website to see more BYOB events!