BYOB Restaurants in the East

Ainslie, Dave and Andrew Koerner (Blue Pyrenees Winemaker)
From left to right: Dave, Ainslie & Blue Pyrenees’ Winemaker Andrew Koerner @ Sin Hoi Sai Eating House

The price of wine in restaurants in Singapore is crazy sometimes – it’s one of the reasons founders Ainslie & Dave started Merchants – they were aghast at supermarket wine brands on wine lists for over $100++ per bottle! (Wines you could buy in Australia for $15…)

Their secrets to Singapore $survival is BYO – bring your own.

BYO bottle of Merchants wine to one of the restaurants listed below, and even if there’s a small corkage fee – you’re way in front when the bill arrives, and drinking top-class wine from small producers.

It’s a win win! Here’s our trusty list of BYO friendly restaurants in the East. Central and Western editions coming soon!

Al Forno Italian Restaurant

A cosy Italian restaurant nestled along East Coast road that offers authentic Italian cuisine – from pastas to pizzas.

  • Corkage Fee: $20
  • Hours: 12pm – 2pm & 6.30pm – 10pm
  • Address: 400 East Coast Road, Singapore 428996
  • Tel: 6348 8781
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Chilli Padi Nonya Restaurant

Chilli Padi Nonya restaurant exemplifies the best of peranakan cuisine. Pair your wines with a wide array of tantalizing dishes such as Cabbage Roll and Curry Fish Head.

  • Corkage Fee: $10
  • Hours: 11.30pm – 2.30pm & 5.30 pm – 10pm
  • Address: 11 Joo Chiat Place, #01-03 Singapore 427744
  • Tel: 6275 1002
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Guan Hoe Soon

Rich in history, Guan Hoe Soon is Singapore’s oldest peranakan restaurant since 1953. Guan Hoe Soon was also reportedly the take-out choice for the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. 

  • Corkage Fee: Free corkage on weekdays/ weekends after 7:30pm
  • Hours: 11am – 3pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
  • Address: 38/40 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427762
  • Tel: 6344 2761
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Long Phung Vietnamese Restaurant

Long Phung is one of the most popular Vietnamese eateries, a hidden gem along Joo Chiat road. Have fun pairing wines with their popular dishes such as Pho Tai (Beef Noodles) & Goi Cuon (Vietnamese Spring Roll).

  • Corkage Fee: $10
  • Hours: 12pm – 10pm
  • Address: 159 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427436
  • Tel: 6440 6959
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Ubin Kitchen

Along the same street as Merchants, Ubin Kitchen serves a wide variety of Chinese home-style ala-carte dishes just like your typical ‘tze char’ restaurant.

  • Corkage Fee: $10
  • Hours: 11.30pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 11pm
  • Address: 357 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427602
  • Tel: 6348 2202
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Tomi Sushi

Delectable selection with a wide array of Japanese dishes, Tomi Sushi serves not just only ‘sushi’, but genuine Niigata cuisine.

  • Corkage Fee: $30 (for 750ml)
  • Hours: 11.30pm – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
  • Address: 30 East Coast Road, #02-14/15/16 Katong V Singapore 428751
  • Tel: 6348 7897
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Saigon Teppanyaki & Bar

True to their name, Saigon Teppanyaki serves Vietnamese cuisine with a teppanyaki twist. Try to get seating next to the bar where the Chef would prepare the food in front of your eyes.

  • Corkage Fee: $10
  • Hours: 11.30pm – 3.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm, Closed on Mondays
  • Address: 95 East Coast Road, Singapore 428793
  • Tel: 6348 2816
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Sin Hoi Sai

Another Tze Char stall along East Coast Road, the good news is that Sin Hoi Sai offers free corkage, cheers!

  • Corkage Fee: Free Corkage
  • Hours: 5pm till late
  • Address: 187 East Coast Road, Singapore 428893
  • Tel: 6440 6956
5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice

Well known for their Kampung Chicken, 5 Star Hainanese Chicken Rice is also another place that offers free corkage.

  • Corkage Fee: Free Corkage
  • Hours: 9am – 3am
  • Address: 191/193 East Coast Road, Singapore 428897
  • Tel: 6344 5911
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What better way to spend the evening having some seafood pairing with a glass of your favourite wine? Long Beach Seafood and Jumbo Seafood allows BYO at a small fee as well.

Long Beach Seafood
  • Corkage Fee: $20
  • Hours: Mon to Thurs 2.30pm – 12:15am | Fri 1.30 – 12.15am | Sat/ Eve of PH 11.30am – 1.15am | Sun & PH 11.30am – 12.15am
  • Address: #01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449881
  • Tel: 6448 3636
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Jumbo Seafood
  • Corkage Fee: 1st bottle: $30, 2nd: $15, 3rd & more: $10
  • Hours: Mon to Fri 5pm – 11.45pm | Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am – 12am
  • Address: #01-07/08 East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883
  • Tel: 6442 3435
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Ju Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

Craving for Korean BBQ? Ju Shin Jung allows BYO at affordable corkage fee of $15.

  • Corkage Fee: $15
  • Hours: Weekdays 12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 11pm | Weekends 12pm – 11pm
  • Address: 1018 East Coast Park Service Road, #02-01 Singapore 449877
  • Tel: 6447 9279
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Do take note that corkage fee prices might exclude GST and service charge (varies from restaurant to restaurant).
We have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information for you. However, as information is subjected to changes, Merchants will not be liable for any of these changes.

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