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Hungarian Goulash: slow-braised beef and capsicum ragu, giant potato blintz, red peppers and sour cream.

About Borsch, Vodka & Tears

Contemporary Polish food and an extensive vodka list await discerning Melbourne foodies at Borsch, Vodka and Tears on trendy Chapel Street in Windsor. This Melbourne institution is styled after a Krakow cellar bar with a happening vibe and exotic furnishings, making it ideal for a first date, celebration or just a quick drink with family and friends. With more than 220 Polish vodkas on offer along with iconic cocktails, this late-night go-to venue serves up starters like potato pancakes, sour cream, smoked salmon and sauerkraut, or Savoy cabbage leaves stuffed with beef, pork, lamb and rice, with roast tomato and parsnip sauce. Chow down on beef and chicken pierogi, bacon, onion gravy and raspberry vinegar, or chicken stroganoff, mushrooms, vegetables and potato gnocchi in a creamy sauce.

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Location & Map

173 Chapel Street, Windsor 3181 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wed  5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thu  5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Fri  12:30 PM - 2:30 AM
Sat  12:30 PM - 2:30 AM
Sun  12:30 PM - 11:00 PM

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Member Reviews (3)




This is a fantastic place for a fun evening. The food is fantastic if you enjoy good heavy Eastern European cuisine. Dumplings are great, so are the tasting plates and the Perogi. To top it all off, some great cocktails and for those who want a big evening definitely try the Absinth. For a real experience try the "Green Fairy", at 80% and brewed by a local Polish guy in his bath, the experience will outlast burn!