I was thinking that it would be useful to pool knowledge on restaurants that offer reasonable corkage, or BYOB, as this has come up a few times recently. Personally I really appreciate the chance to take a good bottle to a meal, but obviously it needs the restaurant to be open to it. My experience is that a few advertise that they are open to charging corkage, and others don’t advertise it as such, but may be open if you ask nicely.
I’ll put a few below, but would love to hear about more. (Apologies as my list is very London-centric, but feel free to add others from far and wide…)
Mangal I in Dalston and Singburi in Leytonstone are two famously BYOB restaurants with no corkage, not to mention being absolutely excellent restaurants. Singburi especially is not only one of the best Thai restaurants in London but probably one of the best restaurants in London full stop.
Anyone can edit the top post in the tread @leah linked to. That is the whole point of a “wiki”.
I agree with @leah - that is the best way to report BYO opportunities. But it’s better they’re mentioned in a separate topic than not at all, and if anyone else feels strongly enough, they could update the wiki.
A pleasing challenge! The ubiquitousness of injera’s sour, spongy vibe in this cuisine would weigh heavily with me. A full-bodied, not overly complex white I’d’ve thought? A white Rhone? Or a simple Beaujolais if you want red, so accommodating.
I’ve got a bottle of Frappato in the fridge at the moment which might work but that may not be much use to you
I know that Hix closed and sold off the B&B by his main seaside restaurant. I found that out when I tried to book it!
Looking today I found that my alternative, his Fox Inn closed about six months ago but he seems to still be trading in Lyme Regis.
I hadn’t realised that he had had other venues.