BYOB in Cardiff
Always buy a bigger bottle than you need. It's better to be safe than sober.

As if made for students, BYOB restaurants enable you to bring your own booze whilst munching on delicious grub. Perfect for catch ups, group meals out, or even a cheaper date night, these restaurants are an absolute must.


56 North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3DZ

Delicious, inventive, quality hot dogs in a chilled out atmosphere.

Cost: £7-£12

Perfect for: A night where you fancy some good grub and a few bevs, without crying at your bank balance the next day.

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129 Crwys Rd, Cardiff CF24 4NG

Yummy Indian food in the centre of Cathays.

Cost: £7-£10

Perfect for: A house, sports, or society outing.

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The Italian Way

157 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF11 9AH

Massive range of delicious Italian food, from salad to pizza and calzone.

Cost: £10-£13 with £2.50 BYOB fee

Perfect for: A date night, birthday meal, or place to take your parents in Canton.

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La Vita

No.5 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF243NZ

Intimate setting, gorgeous food and perfectly poised for Cathays and Roath residents.

Cost: £10

Perfect for: A date night, place to take mum, or even a night out with some good food and chat.

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Cafe Minuet

42 Castle Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BW

Enjoy your own drinks in a cute, intimate Italian opposite the castle.

Cost: £10

Perfect for: A date or birthday meal before a night out. Get pissed on your own drink whilst also attempting to line your stomachs. It is a small restaurant, so best for a small group.

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Da Mara

25 Clearwater Way, Cardiff CF23 6DL

A lovely independent restaurant that serves pizza from a traditional pizza oven. Lush.

Cost: £5-£15 plus £2.50 BYOB charge

Perfect for: Cardiff Met students on the Cyncoed Campus, as it’s only a 15 minute walk away.

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2 Four Elms Road, Cardiff CF24 1LE

Persian food with plenty of options to please all.

Cost: £7-£10

Perfect for: Delicious food, a cosy interior, and lovely staff make this place suitable for anyone on any occasion.

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