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Borsch,Vodka & Tears

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173 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
(03) 9530 2694
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drop by after dark and a quick borsch, some pirog's and a coffee was just what we needed to round out the day downed by a polish beer.

Thank MJ L
Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing authentic polish food and vodka, a great atmosphere and amazing service. A must try. Will definitely be back!!

Thank TraveIsGr8
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant / vodka bar feels very different to other options in Melbourne, making it a really special place to go. The food was lovely, and something I could imagine a Polish grandmother preparing for a family birthday! The staff were very friendly, and more than happy to make suggestions (the menu is very large, especially the vodka menu). Great... More 

Thank Imogen B
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect really ... Russian/ Eastern European food doesn't necessarily shout 'vegetarian options ' & the first time we visited, there was no table available! So we booked for the following night & we had a great evening: good friendly service, tasty range of meat & fish-free dishes followed by delicious puddings ... what's not to... More 

Thank Jan S
Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite places ... the dessert cocktails are sensational. Great for pre and post dinner drinks albeit can be difficult to get a table to have a back up plan.

Thank tweetsjanelle
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had heard a lot of good things about this place and so booked a table for dinner. Service was pretty mixed based on the fact we had about 3 people looking after our table. Some good, and one who is a little confused about what customer service actually is... After initially looking at the menu online and salivating, I... More 

Thank rwhite732
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had been to a movie next door and popped in after. The food was hearty as the name suggests. We had vodka based cocktails which were generous, waitress was very helpful with menu suggestions and was friendly and so funny. We had a great time. Recommend it for romantic times too.

Thank Katy W
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We were given the perfect spot to dine (family of 5) waitresses were wonderful, service was prompt and the food was traditionally Polish, (as we hoped it would be!:) Staff went out of their way to accommodate requests made. Everything ordered was delicious! Thankyou for looking after us 😀😀

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The worst customer service seen in years. The rudest, most ignorant staff members. Shocking attitude. Accused of using drugs which was totally ludicrous, told to be called security on for using bathroom and not ordering drinks even tho we did - and weren't able to have them (!!!!) as they didn't have a free table and everyone had to be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

love love this place it is so european and like being in someone's home in a village... this place lots of vibe and soul down to the plates and water pitchers... would love to take one home with me...food with great flavours

Thank anicak380

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Polish, Eastern European, European
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Chapel St, Prahran, Stonnington, Victoria 3181, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Stonnington  >  Prahran
  • Phone Number: (03) 9530 2694

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?