Want a great meal but don't want to pay the high wine prices? Why not check out our top BYOBs in Leeds

There’s nothing more irritating than stumbling across a reasonably-priced and mouthwatering menu, only to be hit by the reality of £5 beers and a £30 house red.

The fact is, we all like free, and we all like booze.

Check out this list of some of the very best BYOBs  inLeeds

La Besi

IMG_3164Very much one of the best kept secrets when it comes to Leeds restaurants, La Besi is discreetly hidden away towards Studentville on Clarendon Road. Clearly blessed with a talented kitchen team and with a pleasant feel to the place, their Italian menu is as good as the fact you can take in a bottle of plonk for nowt!

La Besi, 211 Clarendon Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9DT



Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro

Uniquely poised in a short walk out of the city centre in Hyde Park, Akmal’s is one of the restaurants so many Leeds folk have vowed to try, but never quite get round to it. It’s time to do so, especially if quality Indian food is right up your particular street. The slightly offbeat setting is an experience in itself, and in terms of a decent curry and cost-effective boozing, you can’t go far wrong.

Akmal’s Tandoori Bistro, 235 Woodhouse Ln, LS2 3AP

Dough Bistro

IMG_3200Located just past Headingley in West Park, Dough Bistro is a French-inspired restaurant that boasts over a dozen regional awards and a steadfast reputation for awesome food in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Unusually for an eatery of this style and quality, you can take some quality vino along to compliment your award-winning meal, a touch typical of the restaurant’s unpretentious and relaxed approach to a great night out.

Dough Bistro, 293-295 Spen Lane, West Park, LS16 5BD




Roots and Fruits

c3bb9a_a90ebe8a3679465cb3de7c3d4b933ec8Featured time and again in our guides (because we love it so), Roots and Fruits is a lovely, home style health food cafe that is strictly vegan. Based in the grandeur location of the Grand Arcade, it does all sorts of socially-conscious, tasty meals such as their famed all-day breaky and a delectable haloumi salad. BYOB applies for just a £3 corkage fee, which I think we can all agree is pretty damn reasonable.

Roots and Fruits, 10 Grand Arcade, LS1 6PG





Oranaise Cafe

Hyde Park’s Oranaise Cafe is a little secret paradise for foodies wanting to experience traditional North African cuisine at surprisingly good prices. The cafe has operated since 2001 and is a firm favourite of the area’s hungover student population, whose eye for a bargain, let’s face it, is always worth trusting. BYOB is just one of the reasons to pop in.

Oranaise Cafe, 1 The Crescent, Hyde Park, LS6 2NW

The Swine that Dines

12391198_1015513888512125_1031205774382058179_nA foodie paradise. That’s the long and short of it. The Greedy Pig has been known to Loiners for years as the ultimate spot for a big breakfast, but since it started opening up on Friday and Saturday nights for themed menus and quality-heavy menu releases under the guise of The Swine That Dines, it’s a veritable haven for those that enjoy the finer foods in life. Their BYOB policy is a mere bonus.

The Greedy Pig, The Greedy Pig, 58 North St, LS2 7PN, 0113 245 3596





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