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to think that "bring your own drinks" in Indian restaurants refers to alcohol only?

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areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:41:07

We often go to an unlicensed Indian restaurant and I can't believe the number of people who bring their own soft drinks. Big bottles of Coke etc. I think this is really unfair. "Bring your own" clearly means alcohol only!

ShellyBoobs Sun 18-Aug-13 23:42:29


Why don't the cheeky sods bring their own food, too, and have done with it.

areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:45:19

I agree Shelly. A chap this evening was asking for glasses and ice for his table for the bottles of soft drink that they brought in. I think it's really cheeky.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 18-Aug-13 23:46:00

Why is it cheeky? confused

Ledkr Sun 18-Aug-13 23:46:15

Why is it cheeky?
So if you're not drinking alcohol you just have to be thirsty?

OnTheBottomWithAWomensWeekly Sun 18-Aug-13 23:46:52

I imagine they sell soft drinks?

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 18-Aug-13 23:47:17

Does the restaurant sell soft drinks?

areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:47:26

No, you order soft drinks from the menu, of course!

Monty27 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:47:28

I don't get that. Is this a reverse aibu? Bring your own drinks? Ok then.
Does it say alcohol? As long as they're eating the food?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 18-Aug-13 23:48:06

Well then they should state "ALCOHOL ONLY" in which case, all the non drinkers would complain it's not fair. So YABU...they can't have it both ways! They make money on the food.

areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:48:32

Yes. I've never come across a restaurant that doesn't sell soft drinks.

Ledkr Sun 18-Aug-13 23:48:41

What difference does it make? All our byo curry places have no drinks just water.

Teeb Sun 18-Aug-13 23:49:28

Meh, people followed the instructions given to them. Nothing to get your knickers in a twist over.

SaucyJack Sun 18-Aug-13 23:51:44

If it's a Muslim/no alcohol thing then YANBU.

Otherwise, I don't see the problem.

Monty27 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:55:23

Oh, they didn't have soft drinks? In which case I don't understand your op. I thought you were annoyed about people bringing their own soft drinks confused

areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:56:51

As many Indian restaurants aren't licensed, I presume it is for religious reasons.

I bet it makes a big difference to bills when people bring their own soft drinks. it's the same as consuming your own food, rather than ordering off the menu.

Monty27 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:57:03

I used to go to a lovely Moroccan byod, it was a great place, the food was class A, they did charge corkage (cheeky gits grin).

I never had occasion to ask for a soft drink grin

areaGL51 Sun 18-Aug-13 23:57:50

Yes the restaurants sell soft drinks!

Yonihadtoask Sun 18-Aug-13 23:59:10

our local is byob place. We take wine or beers.

The DC can order cokes or fantas off the menu to drink. Or lassi. Or they can drink the free table water.

I don't see how anyone can interpret bring your own as meaning bring your own coke. Unless of course the restaurant doesn't sell pop.

mymatemax Mon 19-Aug-13 00:01:13

Surely you have the choice to bring your own soft drinks or buy from them. I don't think there is a rule!
Each to their own!

KellyHopter Mon 19-Aug-13 00:03:14

They don't sell alcohol but offer the option of you bringing your own, no need at all to bring your own soft drinks.


areaGL51 Mon 19-Aug-13 00:04:31

neither do I, Yoni. The place we went to today sells juices, pop, all sorts and still cheeky people come in with big bottles of soft drinks in supermarket carrier bags and stick them on the table.

BrokenSunglasses Mon 19-Aug-13 00:08:15

If the restaurant wants to stop this happening then they need to do whatever it is they would have to do to get an alcohol licence.

They can't advertise an invitation to bring your own drinks that is only allowed to be accepted by the people who are able, or who choose, to drink alcohol.

Bogeyface Mon 19-Aug-13 00:08:58

I may simply be a misunderstanding. I have been to places that sell soft drinks and places that dont provide anything other than tap water and glasses, not even ice.

I have to admit that I would probably take my soft drink of preference if I was going to a BYO place that I had not been to before just in case. Would I drink them? Depends how much the food was and how much they were charging for a coke grin

KellyHopter Mon 19-Aug-13 00:09:02

They don't want a licence hmm

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