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Borsch,Vodka & Tears

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Polish, European
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173 Chapel Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9530 2694
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pierogis, Vodka & Tears

I really enjoyed my first experience at Borsch,Vodka & Tears. The staff were super friendly and helpful. They helped us choose some winners for our vodka tasting platter from the slightly overwhelming choice. The custard and chocolate vodkas were insanely delicious. I would definitely recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The food was Croation. Made will love and best ingredients. Will come back live 350 ks away. It was the best lunch we have had for years!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The visit to the legendary Borsch Vodka and Tears was impulsive on a wet Saturdays night. The night got off to a great start with the trip taking half the anticipated time. We had decided to eat early and had a table from 6.30 to 8. When we entered the Restaurant we were immediately enveloped by an eclectic atmosphere rich... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

With only two days in Melbourne to catch up with family and friends, this place did not disappoint. Food was Devine and the list of vodka was never ending. Accommodating staff and service in this popular restaurant for seekers of authentic Polish cuisine.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Was waiting for a friend when I decided that I was hungry and wanted some salmon and eggs. Went inside to order as I was sitting out the front, looked at the menu and asked for eggs florentine (or what ever they called it) tried to place the order only to be told it's only available on the weekends. This... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I really enjoyed my first experience at Borsch,Vodka & Tears. The staff were super friendly and helpful. They helped us choose some winners for our vodka tasting platter from the slightly overwhelming choice. The custard and chocolate vodkas were insanely delicious. I would definitely recommend the pierogis! The Borsch wasn't life-changing, but still enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Chengdu, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Upon the recommendation of local friends, we stopped in for a little lunch. The menu was nice and easily tempted to over order as all sounded great. Unfortunately, you can't get the sausages until dinner we were told. :( That was a bit disappointing as "the day chef only knows how to prepare the day menu..." The cocktails were delightful... More 

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Perth, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 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
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32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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 29
  • Cuisine: Polish, European

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