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The best BYOB restaurants in Manchester – and what to drink to match the food

Manchester has some amazing restaurants where you can bring your own drinks - and Zapp can deliver them to you in minutes

Manchester is fast becoming recognised as one of the greatest cities in the UK for eating out

We have a host of amazing restaurants, taking in every kind of cuisine, whether you want a Michelin star experience or a quick bite at a backstreet diner. 

Of course, nothing goes better with food than a beer, glass of wine or fancy mocktail – but these costs can rack up. 

Thankfully, Manchester has a ton of amazing BYOB restaurants where you can bring along your own booze and get to sip great drinks with your mates, partner or family, without having to pay that hefty restaurant mark-up. 

To make things even easier, Zapp, the on-demand convenience app, can bring these right to your doorstep in a matter of minutes. 

Heading out to eat but realising you polished off your last bottle of Merlot at the weekend? Simply load up the app, and you’ll be able to choose from over 2000 items, including some of the best alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around. 

Not only have you saved dinner, but you’ve also saved your bank account from a nasty dent, too.

But what are the best BYOB restaurants in Manchester? Here are some of our favourites. 


Ask anyone about BYOB in Manchester, and Phetpalin will come high up on the list. 

This superb Thai restaurant is one of Chinatown’s highlights, and their authentic take on Southeast Asian cuisine is a must-try, with a great range of vegetarian dishes. 

Our tip: pick up some local Manchester rum brands from Zapp, such as Salford Rum and Diablesse Rum and put together some simple cocktails with ginger beer or coca-cola. 

Or if you’re having an alcohol-free evening, Zapp’s selection of Square Root Sodas and Hip Pop Kombucha will perfectly match Phetpalin’s punchy flavours. 


This highly-end steak restaurant might not seem like an obvious choice for BYOB, but their Monday Wine Club does precisely that. 

For a mere £5 corkage, you can bring your own favourite bottle of wine and settle down for some of the city’s finest food. 

Of course, a trip here is worth celebrating, so what could be better than a bottle of Canti Prosecco or Moet Champagne? 

You’ll find both on Zapp, along with plenty more bottles of the world’s best bubbly.   

Jasmine Restaurant

Got a taste for Lebanese cuisine? Head out to Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton and take a seat at the excellent Jasmine Restaurant. 

Everything is fresh, punchy and carefully crafted to give that unforgettable Middle Eastern feel. 

This glorious food will work wonders with Zapp’s low or zero alcohol options, such as Clean Co Gin and anything from the celebrated Punchy Drinks range. 

Mughli Charcoal Pit

In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard of Mughli, if you’ve been anywhere near Curry Mile you’ll have certainly smelled those delicious charcoal grill aromas. 

Here, you’ll find classic Indian food, inspired by all the different regions of the Indian subcontinent. 

And what goes best with Indian food? Beer, of course. 

Don’t worry if your fridge has run dry, just log into Zapp and choose from all the classic beer brands such as Corona, Heineken and many more. 

BYOB restaurants and Zapp are a match made in heaven, but it can also save your bacon when it comes to getting urgent supplies and those last-minute essential items such as snacks, drinks and groceries. 

As well as saving money, you can feel good about your order too, because Zapp was built with sustainability at its core.

All Zapp deliveries are made via an all-electric fleet – a mixture of e-bikes and e-mopeds. 

Products are delivered in recyclable bags, and the company works with Planetly to reduce its carbon footprint and Olio to reduce food waste. 

This sees unsold food being shared with the local community instead of being thrown away. 

What’s more, you can use the code LOVEMCR for £10 off when you spend £20 on your first order (offer excludes delivery fee). There is a standard delivery fee of £1.99 per order and no minimum order. For orders over £30, the delivery fee is waived entirely.

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