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Borsch,Vodka & Tears

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173 Chapel Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9530 2694
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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Champagne and Vodka

This is a favourite due to the quaintness,the food especially the rice balls,honey prawns and pancakes ( savoury or sweet ) and my favourite drink...the gold finger!! the apple pie ( also a drink) isn't bad either.To get the full benefit of the dishes best to share and to have a few people to do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
genna562015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic polish food, with an awesome selection of drinks - the vodka tasters are a must try! Cheerful and fun service from the staff. This place always leaves us coming back for more.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stumbled into this place on a Sunday .the service was efficient and friendly the drinks initially seemed reasonable .i had a dessert drink which was yummy but the vodka shots were pricey .we had a drink each and then shared one more .we decide to order small dishes(3) which were not that great but ok we did not want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Absolutely incredible vodka cocktails! Had two, the Lychee Martini and the Honey on Toast cocktails which were absolutely crisp and delicious! Attended with 4 others and three of us shared some small plates being the Salt and Pepper Squid, Potato Blintzes, Cevapcici and 12 Hour Roast Pork. All menu items were well presented, relatively quickly and were delicious. Highly recommend... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Fantastic atmosphere. Great selection of vodka drinks and flavours. Perfect intimate date/ catch up with friends

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a favourite due to the quaintness,the food especially the rice balls,honey prawns and pancakes ( savoury or sweet ) and my favourite drink...the gold finger!! the apple pie ( also a drink) isn't bad either.To get the full benefit of the dishes best to share and to have a few people to do this with for best value.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had some time to kill on a Friday evening about 7pm and dropped in on the chance of a free table - in luck! Seemed to get busier as we were having our meals. Fairly simple smoked salmon salads and then pierogi. Food was served promptly and was great. Drink service could not be faulted and the vodka choices are... More 

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Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the feel of the place, and the staff were really friendly, but most of the drinks were ordinary, and a few terrible.

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went at a table of four and shared many of the delights on offer from this interesting menu. We also sampled a great many of the cocktails on offer, each of which was a hit. The atmosphere here was intimate, and every staff member was a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Funny thing, but the only few times we've been here is because we had a group of 8 and the next door cafe Dukes (where we really wanted to go) had an hour-long waiting period. The other two tables taken at Borsch,Vodka & Tears seemed to be people who suffered the same fate as us. The food here is Ok,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Delicious Polish food. A small place with a good ambiance, and huge variety of vodka's. The vodka was the highlight!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 173 Chapel Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: (03) 9530 2694

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 29
  • Cuisine: European

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