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Borsch,Vodka & Tears

173 Chapel Street, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9530 2694
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Ranked #5 of 103 Restaurants in Prahran
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Launceston, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Love this place. Vodka cocktails, fantastic menu, friendly staff and packed. Ticks all the boxes. Chicken meatballs in soup delicious and Polish sausages tasty and well presented. Apple pancake topped with strawberries decadent and should be compulsory. Will be going back. Recommend booking Friday and Saturday nights.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Borsch (as it is know by the locals) is absolutely great for a catch up with friends or an intimate date. The communal-outside-table is my favourite place to sit and watch the passers by on Chapel St. If you sit for long enough you will likely make a few new friends! Melbourne people are friendly, especially with a few bevies... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place would have to be one of the best bars in chapel street. Start at page one and work your way through.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have eaten here several times and always have a great evening. Near on 100 different vodka's to choose from, filling eastern bloc comfort food that is made perfectly in the traditional manner (my wife is Polish and loves the restaurant), and fun staff who ensure you have a great night. A word of warning, it is always packed no... More

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Aussie
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152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great vibe, great drinks and great service. The vodka was so smooth that it would be easy to continue with the shots, but we mustered up self control and drank sensibly. We didn't eat the food but by the looks of the dishes and how much was being ordered i imagine it must have been great. Will be back for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Love this quirky little place on Chapel street. It is very busy, so booking is advised. We sometimes pop in for a quick meal before going down the road to the Astor cinema. We had Borsch, mine the Russian, full of chunky veggies, for around $17. The best part is the Vodka menu,which runs to pages! I love all the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Loved the place. Great atmosphere and mood and friendly staff. However someone else has also commented on it but the food and drinks are overpriced. I had the potato pancakes and the cheese pierogi .. and well I've had MUCH better. I did not get my moneys worth in any of the dishes. I found myself ordering more as I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My friend and I visited for a late lunch on a cold and wet Saturday in July. We found the restaurant much busier than on my previous weekday visits. From our table near the counter we watched the cocktail 'maestro' at work preparing concoctions of various colours with one or two shots of vodka as the main ingredient. His skill... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Quirky little spot on the poor (better) end of Chapel. Great for lunch, they have a ridiculous selection of vodkas and the food is to die for. I go here whenever I can and always bring out of town friends. Their Hungarian lamb stew is the best.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here with a group of friends last night. Firstly everything is overpriced. The seats are too low causing 3 people to knock over their drinks. One of the people in our group was vegetarian. They took a bite from a pierogi and said it tasted like meat. They called the waiter over who was extremely rude and unapologetic,... More

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