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  • piasecki Warmian Honey okowita 45%

    22

    This very special spirit is truly unique and you won’t find anything like it elsewhere in Australia. It is not a vodka or a brandy, as it is not distilled from grains, potatoes or fruit. It is actually distilled from honey (about three litres per bottle.) It then spends at least three years in oak barrels to produce a spirit with incredible length and balance. We are rather chuffed to have it on the shelf.

  • Krzeska Ziołowa

    18

    A bitter and savoury digestif flavoured with an unsual collection of herbs - the same herbs in fact that we put into the Borsch. The drink reveals something new each time you try it: plum, vanilla ice cream, leather, tobacco. Designed by the creator of the Chopin Vodka range.

  • miodula prezydencka

    16

    Only 4000 bottles are produced annually with 500 allotted to Poland’s president as diplomatic gifts. Each bottle is filled by hand with the bottle number and batch information also handwritten. Made following a 1772 recipe, the honey is sourced from the southern mountains, then blended with rye vodka, vanilla and herbs before being rested in oak casks. It is the best honey vodka in the world.

  • soplica staropolska

    13

    An astonishing liqueur style vodka. Honey, walnut, clove with jasmine and lilac notes. Aged in oak then bottled in hand painted decanters. The ideal ending to any meal.

  • skoczowska tataraku 50%

    12

    This vodka is infused with Tataraku (acorus calamus), a wetland grass used extensively in Chinese and Indian medicines. The Egyptians even claimed it an aphrodisiac. Bitter and complex with a hint of anise.

  • sobieski estate

    12/25

    Made exclusively with the esteemed gold Dankowski rye, this is undoubtedly one of the finest rye vodkas produced today. Distinctive and delicate with subtle minerality.

  • wyborowa exquisite

    11.5/24

    A single estate sibling to the much loved Wyborowa. Rich, slightly sweet with good minerality with an aromatic peppery finish.

  • Orkisz Spelt*

    10/21

    Made from spelt, and quite unlike any of our other vodkas

  • baczewski monopolowa

    10/21

    J. A. Baczewski was appointed vodka maker to the Imperial Court of the Hapsburg Empire, and coincidentally was awarded the gold medal in the Melbourne Exhibition in 1888. 125 years later it was rediscovered by Melbourne’s three most prominent vodka enthusiasts on a drunken afternoon in Lublin, and thank God we found it! In production since the 17th Century, it is an elegant clear potato vodka with citrus, floral and mineral notes, and our only vodka from Austria.

Clear Grain and Wheat

  • Kłosowka Barley

    8.5/18

    A decidedly unique flavour, due to the large spike of barley in every bottle

  • Żołądkowa Barley

    8/17

    You won’t confuse this barley vodka with a sip of water, truckloads of character

  • imperia*

    10.5/22

    8 times distilled, filtered through crystal quartz

  • chopin wheat*

    10.5/22

    Delicate, distilled four times, filtered five times, predictably smooth.

  • white and red*

    10/21

    This grain vodka is almost as heavy as the Poland-shaped bottle it comes in

  • piasecki original

    9/19

    Six times filtered by a wonderful boutique spirit producer. This is as clean as it gets

  • goral master

    9/19

    Premium wheat vodka from Slovakia, filtered seven times through charcoal and diamond

  • paderewski

    9/19

    Very smooth, somewhat creamy. Named after the famous pianist who became prime minister

  • Double White

    9/19

    Distilled seven times, crisp and clean

  • Ambrosja Pszeniczna

    8.5/18

    Text book example of a wheat vodka. A good place to start your lesson

  • biała dama

    8.5/18

    named for the ghost of julia potocki, daughter of the founder of the distillery who died young & heartbroken

  • chłopska czysta

    8.5/18

    triple distilled vodka from a tiny producer in chłopska

  • stumbras centenary

    8.5/18

    Multi-award winning Lithuanian vodka with a stalk of wheat inside each bottle

  • nemiroff ukrainian wheat

    8.5/18

    Aromas of freshly baked white bread

  • wratislavia

    8.5/18

    Soft and clean grains, lingering finish

  • Kosher

    8/17

    Appropriate for both the devout and secular

  • excellent

    8/17

    A smooth grain vodka from an evidently confident producer

  • żołądkowa czysta

    8/17

    straw and malt notes, wheaty, tasty

  • pszeniczna

    8/17

    A wheat vodka that tastes of black pepper. We describe it as being powdery, but in a good way

  • tatra

    8/17

    Grain vodka from the Tatra mountain range in southern Poland

  • soplica czysta

    8/17

    A slightly peppery grain vodka, generally delicious

  • 1906

    8/17

    Second fastest growing vodka brand in the world, this wheat vodka is four times distilled

  • Żubrówka Biała

    8/17

    A new clear grain vodka from the people who bring you the famous bison grass infusion. It has become very popular very quickly in Poland, and rightly so, as it is distilled six times and platinum filtered

  • krakowska

    8/17

    A grain vodka from Kraków, with a hint of pithy bitter lemon

  • krupnik clear

    8/17

    When everyone’s favourite honey vodka, Krupnik, rose again from the ashes not long ago, it caused quite a stir when it revealed its clear little sister, and now it is the biggest selling clear vodka in Poland. See what the fuss is about

  • Krakus

    8/17

    The story goes that Prince Krakus defeated the Wawel dragon by feeding it a dead sheep stuffed with sulfur. He then founded Krakow and built the Wawel Castle. He may or may not have invented a method of distilling vodka four times.

  • białowieszka

    8/17

    Subtle, pleasant vodka named for the last remaining bit of original old growth forest left in Europe, and home to the bison

Clear Potato

  • chopin potato*

    10.5/22

    with the creamy goodness of 40 potatoes in every bottle

  • Dwór Artusa*

    9.5/20

    A zesty potato vodka from Gdansk with a northern seafarer’s personality

  • palace

    8/17

    A mild and earthy potato vodka

  • victory

    8/17

    Mild potato vodka to celebrate all triumphs

  • XXI excellent

    8/17

    75% potato and 25% grain from a cocky distillery

  • luksusowa

    8/17

    light citrus notes, a classic from the communist era

Clear Rye

  • chopin rye*

    10.5/22

    a beautifully composed vodka

  • koneser premium

    9/19

    The choice of Polish connoisseurs since 1897

  • pan tadeusz

    8/17

    A zesty rye vodka named after the famous epic poem

  • sobieski

    8/17

    What Bruce Willis puts in his martinis - truly

  • koneser

    8/17

    100% rye with a pronounced grapefruit nose

  • wyborowa

    8/17

    the rye vodka that every pole grew up suckling from mother’s breast

Lightly Infused

  • zozworówka ginger*

    11

    fresh ginger, 3 times distilled with mountain water

  • imbirowa

    7.5

    Subtle ginger infused vodka.

  • chłopska Bimber 45%

    9

    Bimber is the Polish equivalent of moonshine. Thankfully this brand wasn’t made in a bathtub

  • Starotoruńska

    9

    Green peppercorns and root spices

  • ambrosja pieprzówka

    8

    A somewhat sweet black pepper vodka with alleged medicinal properties.

  • Trącona Bukwicą

    9

    Lightly infused with bukwicą, which producers claim to be a magical therapeutic agent

  • Trącona Dziką Różą

    8.5

    Clear vodka with a subtle rosehip infusion

  • Borovička

    8.5

    Like being backhanded by a juniper shrub.

  • Jarzębiak

    8

    Clear vodka with a touch of rowan berry distillate.

  • żubrówka

    7.5

    the classic bison grass infused grain vodka

  • ukrainian honey pepper

    7.5

    spicy honey and chilli infusion, savoury

  • chilli

    7.5

    earthy and spicy, like it should be

Honey and Spice and all Things Nuts

  • Piasecki Honey*

    11

    Semi sweet, fractionally dry honey liqueur.

  • Piasecki Quince

    10

    Honey and quince vodka with elderflower and apricot notes.

  • Piasecki Plum

    10

    A slightly jammy honey and plum liqueur with a semi-dry finish.

  • Chłopska Samagon

    8.5

    Directly translating to “hooch,” this stuff is killer! Semi sweet with notes of vanilla and banana, reminiscent of rum.

  • Pan Tadeusz caramel

    8.5

    A mellow caramel infusion.

  • sobieski karmel

    8

    clean caramel and a bit butterscotchy

  • krupnik honey

    8

    a spiced honey liqueur from a 700 year old recipe

  • medos

    7.5

    luxury honey liqueur vodka

  • miodonka nisskosher

    7.5

    semi-sweet honey vodka

  • miodonka beskidzka

    7.5

    honey vodka from the polish highlands

  • miodowa polmos

    7.5

    honey liqueur that’s spent 20 days in oak

  • winter romance

    9

    rose petal and wild forest flower

  • chłopska festive season

    8.5

    A celebratory vodka with dried tropical fruits and spices

  • chłopska pomarańczowo Orzechowa

    8.5

    Lovely liqueur vodka with orange peel, hazelnuts and spices

  • chłopska przepalanka

    8.5

    A restrained caramel vodka with nuts and vanilla

  • sobieski vanilia

    8

    classic vanilla, one of our key ingredients

  • van gogh vanilla

    8.5

    worth trying by itself

  • van gogh chocolate

    8.5

    like alcoholic lindt 70%

  • van gogh dbl espresso

    8.5

    A lovely espression of flavour.

  • luksusowa cynamon

    7.5

    Forget the cinnamon challenge, drinking this is infinitely more enjoyable

  • orzechówka lublin

    7.5

    green walnut infused, gently bitter

  • orzechowa nisskosher

    7.5

    green walnut, sweet and smooth

  • bielska orzech

    7.5

    a boldly flavoured hazelnut vodka

  • sweet hazelnut

    7.5

    sweet and hazelnutty

Fruit Vodkas

  • dębowa Malina

    9

    A lovely, refined raspberry

  • soplica malinowa

    8

    sweet, almost syrupy raspberry infusion

  • Baczewski Blackberry*

    10

    Floral and intense blackberry liqueur.

  • truskawka

    8.5

    strawberries and wild strawberries

  • hawthorn berry

    8

    like fruit compote with vanilla custard

  • chłopska elderberry

    8

    elderberry liqueur with floral notes

  • sobieski cranberry

    8

    a cosmo waiting to happen

  • Żurawinowa lubelska

    7.5

    Sweet cranberry grain vodka from Lublin

  • beskidzka porzeczka

    8

    A dry red currant vodka

  • baczewski Orange

    10

    A pre WWII recipe is used for this stunning orange liqueur vodka

  • nisskosher cytrynowa

    9

    A slightly cloudy lemon vodka, loads of peel

  • cytrynowa polmos

    7.5

    like lemon? like sugar?

  • sobieski grapefruit

    8

    delicate grapefruit vodka

  • grejfrutowa polmos

    7.5

    sweet ruby grapefruit vodka

  • sobieski mandarin

    8

    packed into every polish kid’s lunch box

  • nisskosher wiśniowa Nuta

    9

    Cherry vodka for grownups

  • sour cherry & honey

    9

    cherry liqueur with honey and spice

  • wiśniak na rumie

    9

    cherry liqueur vodka with added rum

  • dębowa Cherry

    9

    A maraschino delight! Dr. Nick Riviera recommends drinking this whilst pregnant

  • dzika wiśnia

    8.5

    wild cherries and forest fruits

  • Luksusowa Wisniowa

    8

    dark juicy cherries

  • wiśniowa polmos

    7.5

    cherry liqueur aged in oak barrels

  • wiśniówka nisskosher

    7.5

    a magnificent example of sour cherry vodka

  • morela

    8.5

    apricot infusion

  • nisskosher pigwówka*

    10

    As quincy as it gets, slightly tart

  • złota pigwa

    7.5

    semi-sweet quince vodka

  • van gogh melon

    8.5

    you’ll swear the melon vendor is yelling into your left ear after this one

  • luksusowa Cucumber

    7.5

    summer cucumber vodka

Oak Matured Vodka

  • siwucha

    9

    oak rested, voted best in the world

  • dębowa

    9

    dry vodka with big oak after taste

  • Dębowa Polska Black Oak

    9

    Dry oak rested vodka with coffee, cinnamon and chocolate

  • Dębowa Polska Red Oak

    9

    Very dry forest fruit vodka aged in oak

  • Dębowa Polska White Oak

    9

    Soft oak rested grain vodka with subtle vanilla notes.

  • Dębowa Polska Golden Oak

    9

    A restrained honey infusion with a cognac nose.

  • dębowa crystal

    8.5

    oak infused then crystal filtered

  • Winiak Luksusowy

    8.5

    Luxury brandy style vodka, aged for 5 years

  • Koneser Starka

    8.5

    When the Starka factory went belly up, millions of litres of this dry, caramelly brandy style vodka sat in barrels within catacombs beneath the streets of Szczecin, untouched for years. Fortunately they are now permitted to sell it again

Sweet & Creamy

  • Chopin Chocolate

    8

    A decadent blend of fine dark chocolate and Chopin rye. The lovechild of Poland’s best chocolate and vodka companies

  • Advocaat Tiramisu

    8

    For those who like to drink their favourite desserts

  • Advocaat Cafe Latte

    8

    Eggnog liqueur with brandy and coffee

  • advocaat

    6.5

    eggnog liqueur with brandy & vanilla

Herbal Vodka

  • Piasecki Forest

    10

    The “forest” vodka. A bewildering yet utterly captivating blend of honey, juniper and many herbs

  • goldwasser

    10

    sweet anise vodka with flakes of gold

  • Sobieski Sweet Bitter

    9

    Stays true to its name. Well balanced with orange, clove and spices

  • Balsam Żołądkowy

    9

    A bitter herbal digestif with a sailing ship on the bottle

  • Żołądkowa gorzka (tummy tonic)

    8

    an orange and honey flavoured delight

  • Żołądkowa Mint

    8

    minty fresh, great for kissing

  • Żołądkowa Honey

    8

    the honeyest Żołądkowa

  • Becherovka

    8

    czech herbal vodka, laden with spice

  • Husarska

    7.5

    The mounted warrior of fennel vodkas

  • dzięgielówka

    7.5

    Kosher grain vodka infused with angelica

Plum Liquor & Slivovitz

  • passover slivovitz 70%*

    14

    intense prune aroma, very long finish with vanilla, dry fruit

  • Jelinek 10 year old gold 50%

    13

    Triple distilled and aged in oak for ten years, this Czech plum brandy is complex with great length

  • Strykover Premium 72%

    13

    Alarmlingly delicious, given the strength. Oaky and complex.

  • Śliwkowa Gorałka

    13

    Unusual and compelling plum brandy. A touch of caramel.

  • Śliwkowa Podbeskidzka 50%

    11

    Oak aged, plum and pine.

  • Strykover Luxury 40%

    10

    Gentle and dry, a classic style.

  • śliwa polska 40%

    8

    easy drinking clear plum liquor

  • sliwkowa beskizska 40%

    8

    clear plum vodka that leans to the dry side

Absinthe & Wormwood Spirits

these true absinthes are to be “louched” or made cloudy with the addition of water:

  • koruna czech republic 73%

    16

    with grand wormwood still floating in the bottle this will take you to your happy place

  • Cousin Jeune 65%

    16

    This blanche (clear) absinthe is floral and bitter with a strong wormwood focus.

  • Authentique 65%

    16

    Beautifully balanced with strong anise, fennel and wormwood.

  • Berthe de Joux 56%

    15

    Herbaceous and complex. Peppery with notes of chamomile.

  • Bourgeois 55%

    13

    Sweet and fresh anise. A friendly introduction to absinthe.

  • piołunówka nisskosher poland 50%

    9

    like bad judgement in a bottle; if you remember this drink you haven’t really drunk it

  • green faery

    14.5

    This wormwood absinthe is made especially for us by our Polish friend with a chemist’s license. We rim the glass with sugar which caramelizes as we set the drink ablaze

Nalewki and Tinctures

Jago is a fairly new artisanal vodka company producing all natural, organic nalewki near Warsaw. They are truly fine sweet vodkas.

  • ja-go Śliwkowa 50%

    9.5

    A tart and intense plum vodka.

  • ja-go przepalanka

    9

    burnt caramel, delicious. try it before the staff drink it all

  • ja-go pigwówka

    8.5

    wild quince vodka, a sweet delight

  • ja-go sliwkowa z cynamonem

    8.5

    A gorgeous mix of plum and cinnamon

  • ja-go chrzanówka

    8.5

    A dry, clear horseradish vodka

  • ja-go chrzanówka na Żurawinie

    8.5

    Horseradish vodka with a touch of cranberry

  • Ja-go cytrynowa

    8

    organic lemon vodka

  • ja-go malinowa

    8

    organic raspberry vodka…amazing

  • ja-go myśliwska

    8

    an enticing blend of juniper and spices gets you ready for the hunt

  • ja-go czarna porzeczka

    8

    A seasonal blackcurrant vodka that makes use of both the fruit and the other bits of the bush

  • ja-go orzechowa

    8

    Slightly bitter walnut vodka best enjoyed post meal

  • ja-go mandarynkowa

    7.5

    sweet, thick & chewy mandarin flavour

  • ja-go krem staropolski jajeczny

    7.5

    Boozy custard, anyone?

  • Russaka Aronia

    8

    Chokeberry. It’s a real berry

  • russaka czarna porzeczka

    8

    complex blackcurrant flavour

  • kresowa orzechowa

    8

    Made from under ripe walnuts

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Dinner

Borsch

Served with rye bread

  • White borsch

    15.5

    Soured rye soup, 3 kinds of smoked pork, mash on the side for dunking.

  • polish borsch

    14.5

    bone broth beetroot, garlic, marjoram, served with beef & chicken dumplings.

  • vegetarian borsch

    14.5

    beetroot broth, garlic, marjoram, served with porcini mushroom dumplings

  • Jewish Penicillin

    14.5

    Chicken broth, home made matzah balls, pickles on the side.

Przekaski

Small dishes for sharing

  • 12 hour roast pork belly

    19

    marinated with citrus, garlic, chilli and marjoram, cooked all night at 90 degrees

  • Carlisle and Westbury

    18

    Slivovitz-cured ocean trout, horseradish cream, black russian tomatoes, pickled vegetables, mini bagels

  • Montreal Smoked Meat

    18

    Jewish style brisket pastrami - a classic late night drunken snack. It's brined for a week and smoked overnight, with rye bread, sauerkraut, pickles and mustard

  • zucchini flowers

    17

    Stuffed with cheese, spicy herb dipping sauce.

  • hungarian lamb ragout

    17

    slow cooked lamb, peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, rye bread

  • honey vodka prawns

    16.5

    honey vodka, coriander, ginger, chilli, rice

  • bison wings

    16.5

    Half a kilo of spicy chicken wings with chilli mayo

  • salt & pepper squid

    16.5

    dusted with chilli, lemon & fennel salt, with aioli

  • Mushrooms and Chestnuts

    16

    Sautéed oyster, enoki, king oyster, shimeji, swiss brown, roasted chestnuts.

  • polish gnocchi

    15.5

    pan fried polish gnocchi, 5 mushroom ragout, truffle oil, spinach, cream

  • Winter vegetable salad

    16

    Warm root vegetables, poached fennel, marinated fetta, seeds, leaves, lemon

  • Vegan Fried Chicken

    15.5

    No chicken involved. Just cauliflower, spring onions, ginger.

  • cevapcici

    15

    char-grilled croatian skinless sausages, ajvar, beet horse, leaves, lemon, rye bread

  • lamb croquettes

    15

    fried uzbek lamb croquettes, saffron & garlic butter, served with yoghurt and lemon

  • saganaki

    14.5

    pan fried sheep’s cheese, leaves, lemon

  • cabbage roll

    14.5

    cabbage leaf stuffed with minced veal & rice, roasted tomato sauce, paprika

  • crispy beetroot rice balls

    14

    arborio, beetroot, fetta, mozzarella, dill, aioli

  • potato blintzes

    13.5/18

    Potato pancakes, sour cream, pickles / add slivovitz-cured ocean trout

  • rich man’s butter

    8

    Potted bacon, apple, onion and pork fat, plus rye and pickles. Old school

  • oysters

    3.5 each

    with Żubrówka and apple granita

  • dill pickles, capers & horseradish

    3.5

  • Salted Almonds

    3

Pierogi

Polish dumplings

  • Beef and Chicken

    18/25

    With bacon, fried onion, raspberry vinegar.

  • Porcini Mushroom and Sauerkraut

    18/25

    With a breadcrumb coating

  • Cheese and Potato

    18/25

    Baked, with fried onion, sour cream, mint.

Zakuski

A Polish style tasting plate for 2 or more

  • baltic sea zakuski

    28.5

    Slivovitz-cured ocean trout, horseradish and parmesan baked oyster, white anchovies, school prawns, salmon roe, Russian salad, mizeria, remoulade, beet horse, pickled mushrooms, dill pickles, rye bread.

  • farmer’s zakuski

    27.5

    Montreal style brisket, pulled ham hock, donfit duck bread, grilled csabai, marinated fetta, Russian salad, mizeria, remoulade, beet horse, pickled mushrooms, dill pickles, rye bread.

  • vegetarian zakuski

    27

    Black tomato and green bean salad, soft boiled egg, pickled cauliflower, marinated fetta, Russian salad, mizeria, saffron-poached fennel, remoulade, beet horse, pickled mushrooms, dill pickles, rye bread.

Mains

  • pierogi (4 or 6)

    18/25

    polish dumplings with a choice of fillings: beef, chicken, herbs & spices with bacon, fried onion, raspberry vinegar, or porcini mushroom & sauerkraut with a breadcrumb coating, or cheese & potato, baked with fried onion, sour cream & mint, or today’s special pierogi

  • double duck

    31

    roast duck leg, confit duck bread, root vegetables, kale, jus

  • atlantic salmon

    28

    Cripsy skin atlantic salmon fillet, warm kipfler potatoes, saffron-poached fennel, chard

  • polish sausages

    27.5

    char-grilled kie?basa, roasted kransky, russian salad, horseradish, german mustard, onion jam, ajvar, pickles

  • goulash

    27

    spicy beef and vegetable ragout, giant potato blintz, ajvar, sour cream

  • schabowy

    26

    crumbed pork loin schnitzel, mashed potato, braised red cabbage, bacon, cranberries, pickle salsa

Sides

  • kale, bacon, caramelised onions, walnuts

    8

  • Sauteed green beans, chilli, garlic

    8

  • russian salad

    8

  • french fries & paprika salt

    7.5

  • sauerkraut, juniper, prosecco

    7.5

  • basket of frank’s rye or 2 glick’s mini bagels

    4

Desserts

  • hot chocolate pudding

    14

    steamed chocolate & beetroot pudding, porterówka poached corella pear, Messina vanilla bean ice cream, honey

  • apple pancakes

    13

    served with berry compote and messina vanilla bean ice cream

  • gundel

    12

    warm chocolate filled crepes, hazelnuts, messina hazelnut ice cream, hot chocolate sauce

  • krupnik

    13

    warm almond and barley pudding, rhubarb, plum puree, Messina vanilla bean ice cream, crumble

  • polish cheesecake

    11

    baked vanilla cheesecake with cherry vodka cherries

Breakfast

  • apple pancakes

    13

    served with berry compote and messina vanilla bean ice cream

  • big breakfast

    19.5

    Eggs on rye with free range bacon, slow roasted tomato, skinless sausages, braised mushrooms, potato blintz and tomato relish.

  • Krok Madam

    16.5

    Buckwheat waffle, pulled ham hock, melted brie, bechamel, poached egg.

  • Mushrooms and Chestnuts

    16

    Sautéed Japanese mushrooms and roasted chestnuts, on rye.

  • vegetarian bvt

    16

    scrambled eggs, marinated fetta, dill, spinach, potato blintzes, pickles

  • eggs benedict

    15.5

    poached eggs, pulled ham hock, mini bagel, dill hollandaise (weekends and public holidays only)

  • eggs florentine

    15.5

    poached eggs, buttered chard, mini bagel, dill hollandaise (weekends and public holidays only)

  • breakfast zakuski

    15

    pulled ham hock, marinated fetta, pickles and horseradish, avocado, soft boiled egg, rye toast, girgar butter

  • kanapka

    15

    mushrooms, spinach, melted sheep's cheese, fried shallots, poached egg on rye

  • krupnik

    11

    Warm almond and barley pudding, rhubarb, plum puree, date granola bar

  • adam & eve on a raft

    9

    poached, scrambled or fried free range eggs, toasted rye

  • toast

    7

    frank's rye or glick's everything bagel with girgar butter, nutella, polish plum jam, vegemite, peanut butter and/or honey

  • extras

    3.5-5.5

    Potato blintz, half an avocado, braised mushrooms, slow roasted tomatoes, buttered chard, marinated fetta, skinless sausages, slivovitz-cured ocean trout, free range bacon, grilled csabai

  • potato blintzes

    13.5

    Potato pancakes, sour cream, pickles, dill.

Lunch

Lunch Dishes

  • farmer’s zakuski

    27.5

    Montreal style brisket, pulled ham hock, donfit duck bread, grilled csabai, marinated fetta, Russian salad, mizeria, remoulade, beet horse, pickled mushrooms, dill pickles, rye bread.

  • vegetarian zakuski

    27

    Black tomato and green bean salad, soft boiled egg, pickled cauliflower, marinated fetta, Russian salad, mizeria, saffron-poached fennel, remoulade, beet horse, pickled mushrooms, dill pickles, rye bread.

  • Carlisle and Westbury

    18

    Slivovitz-cured ocean trout, horseradish cream, black russian tomatoes, pickled vegetables, mini bagels

  • Montreal Smoked Meat

    18

    Jewish style brisket pastrami - a classic late night drunken snack. It's brined for a week and smoked overnight, with rye bread, sauerkraut, pickles and mustard

  • crispy beetroot rice balls

    14

    arborio, beetroot, fetta, mozzarella, dill, aioli

  • russian pierogi

    20

    baked cheese and potato filled dumplings with fried onion, sour cream and mint

  • hungarian lamb ragout

    17

    slow-cooked lamb, peppers, tomatoes, sour cream, rye bread

  • salt & pepper squid

    16.5

    dusted with chilli, lemon and fennel salt, with aioli

  • polish gnocchi

    15.5

    pan fried polish gnocchi, 5 mushroom ragout, truffle oil, spinach, cream

  • White Borsch

    14

    Soured rye soup, 3 kinds of smoked pork, mash on the side for dunking.

  • polish borsch, or vegetarian polish borsch

    13

    beetroot broth, garlic, marjoram, served with beef and chicken dumplings or porcini mushroom dumplings, rye bread

  • Jewish Penicillin

    13

    Chicken broth, homemade matzah balls, pickles on the side.

  • chicken blt

    13.5

    grilled chicken breast, bacon, swiss cheese, chilli mayo, rye

  • french fries & paprika salt

    7.5

    with tomato sauce, aioli, sour cream and/or mustard

Lunchtime drinks

  • bloody mary

    14

    our homemade garlic & chilli infused vodka with tomato juice, fresh lemon, worcestershire, tabasco & enough veg to skip breakfast

  • virgin mary

    6.5

    tomato juice, greens, lemon, tabasco, worcestershire, just no booze

  • rosa’s summer

    6.5

    muddled orange & mint with rosehip syrup & soda

  • gangsta’s paradise

    6.5

    raspberry coulis, fresh lime, cloudy apple, lots of ice

  • espresso, short macchiato

    3.2

  • other coffees

    3.8

  • large coffee

    4.8

  • chai, hot chocolate or mocha

    4.2

  • iced coffee/iced chai/iced chocolate/iced mocha

    5

  • Loose Leaf Teas

    4.5

    English Breakfast, French Earl Grey, Mint, White Ginger, Green Rose, Berry, chai tea

  • Polish Breakfast Tea

    9

    Black tea with sweet strawberry vodka.

  • Herbata Góralska z Rumem

    8.5

    A vodka flavoured with tea and rum, we serve it with a splash of hot water. Great for skiing, mountain climbing, picnics, naked volleyball, etc.

  • Hot Mountain Tea

    7.5

    Raspberry leaf vodka, served hot like the toothless mountain yokels serve it.

  • espresso martini

    18

    ?ubrówka vodka, kahlua & fresh espresso

  • the cure

    12

    piołunówka polish absinthe shaken with espresso - it’s good for what ails you

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Drinks

Borsch Favourites

  • keith richards

    22.5

    green faery absinthe and benedictine with orange, limit 3 per customer

  • canadian tuxedo

    18

    As smooth as double denim, this combines Tummy Tonic with Balsam Żołądkowy sweet herbal vodka with bitters and a touch of Canadian maple syrup

  • espresso martini

    18

    ?ubrówka, kahlua & fresh coffee shaken with ice

  • shockolate martini

    17.5

    chocolate vodka and white crème de cacao stirred through fresh chilli and crushed coffee beans

  • lychee martini

    17.5

    ginger vodka, lemon vodka, lychee syrup, lemon and elderflower.

  • the zephyr

    17.5

    Ruby grapefruit vodka shaken with almond, fresh lime and Bokers bitters

  • for your health!

    17.5

    Our Polish naturopath’s health tonic of elderflower, violet, angelica and orange blossom

  • compendium

    17

    żubrówka, green apple liqueur, vanilla vodka, lime & apple juice shaken with a hint of absinthe in a sugar glazed martini glass; our signature drink

  • the land of ladies

    17

    strawberry liqueur, a mystery vodka and lemon juice manages to taste a little bit like natural confection company snakes

  • serenity now

    17

    a mildly insane mix of some of our favourite flavours, fallen angel vodka muddled with mint, cucumber, rosehip, pomegranate, fresh lime & lemon juice – quietly stunning

  • la bohème

    17

    this is truly our most delicate and refined alcoholic slushy ever, absinthe and benedictine with lime

  • something wicked this way comes

    16

    fresh strawberries muddled with mint, żubrówka, raspberry coulis and lemon vodka shaken with crushed ice and served with an icing sugar rim

  • lemonade 20c

    16

    clear vodka, żołądkowa, lots of diced fresh lemon & a dash of lemonade – very refreshing

  • cherry limeade

    16

    forget what you know about cherry drinks, this is freakin’ awesome

  • orange and pomegranate caipiroska

    16

    vodka muddled with fresh orange, pomegranate syrup, and mint

  • passionfruit mule

    16

    fresh lime, passionfruit, mint, pomegranate and bison grass vodka

  • goldfinger

    12

    goldwasser with really, truly gold in sparkling wine

  • summer iced tea

    12

    raspberry leaf vodka, iced tea, fresh lemon & ginger ale, drink it in any season

  • the cure

    12

    pio?unówka polish absinthe shaken with espresso - it’s good for what ails you

  • sunburn

    10

    Chilli infused vodka, campari, pink grapefruit and lemon

  • Beton

    9.5

    The iconic Czech mix of Becherovka, tonic water and lemon

  • apple pie

    9.5

    becherovka spiced vodka with apple juice and cinnamon

  • bison and apple

    9

    ?ubrówka vodka with apple juice & fresh lime

  • Teacher’s Pet

    9

    Cranberry vodka, apple juice, fresh lime and soda

  • herbert’s angel

    9

    dzi?gielówka angelica vodka served with fresh lime, cucumber and tonic

  • school girl

    9

    vanilla vodka, pineapple juice and fresh lime

Borsched Up Classics

  • martini

    17+

    choose a clear vodka from the list, shaken or stirred - olives, dirty or a twist

  • polish aviator

    18

    Angelica and cherry vodkas, lemon, a splash of violet liqueur, boozy cherry

  • czarlie czaplin

    18

    Elderberry vodka shaken with apricot brandy and lemon juice

  • Walnut Old Fashioned

    18

    Green walnut vodka stirred with Żiołowa herbal vodka, pecan bitters and whiskey barrel bitters

  • Southside of Warsaw

    18

    Bimber vodka (Polish moonshine) with fresh lime juice, mint and a touch of sugar

  • negronski

    17.5

    Angelica infused vodka, Campari and Dolin Rouge vermouth stirred then served on the rocks

  • The Borsch Flip

    17

    Rest assured, this one does not contain any borsch. Becherovka, porter infused vodka, Cointreau and Falernum shaken with an egg. On paper it shouldn't work, but damn! it does

  • sex in kraków

    17

    cranberry vodka, clear polish vodka and cointreau shaken with cranberry and lime

  • caipiroska

    16

    the classic with fresh mint and lime

  • bloody mary

    14

    our homemade garlic and chilli infused vodka with tomato juice & fresh lemon. served with cucumber, celery, olives and tabasco

  • moscow mule

    9

    chilli vodka & fresh lime with ginger beer

Dessert Cocktails

  • chocolate martini

    17.5

    van gogh chocolate vodka, chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka & chocolate syrup strained over fresh cream & topped with a strawberry

  • lemon meringue pie

    17

    advocaat, vanilla vodka, lemon juice and cream shaken together like alcoholic lassi

  • honey on toast

    15

    medos honey vodka with cinnamon, cream and crème de cacao shaken into a honey rimmed martini glass

  • walnut coffee cream

    14

    walnut vodka shaken into frenzy with coffee and cream, a smooth and velvety liquid dessert

Vodka Shots

  • vodkacino

    9

    sweet hazelnut vodka with espresso, cream and chocolate

  • after dinner mint

    8

    van gogh chocolate vodka and ?o??dkowa mint vodka

  • flu shot

    8

    wild bee honey vodka with fresh lemon juice

  • And that’s that

    8

    Pió?unówka wormwood vodka, plum vodka and grapefruit

  • the lav

    8

    organic raspberry vodka, white chocolate liqueur and lavender

  • polish bitch

    8

    trojka vodka with sour cherry syrup, laced with tabasco

Hot Toddies & Winter Warmers

  • bison toddy

    9.5

    whiskey and bison liqueur, lemon, honey, cinnamon & anise

  • pleasant street tea

    9

    turkish apple tea, pomegranate molasses and medos honey vodka, served hot or iced to your fancy

  • glintwein (russian style mulled wine)

    8.5

    wine, herbs, spices, secrets, regrets

  • Herbata Góralska

    8.5

    Flavoured with tea and rum, we serve it with a splash of hot water. Great for skiing, mountain climbing, picnics, naked volleyball, etc

  • watra nisskosher (hot mountain tea)

    7.5

    raspberry leaf vodka, served hot like the toothless mountain yokels serve it

Beer & Cider

  • budvar

    8

    an iconic czech session lager

  • Budvar Dark

    8

    A previous winner of "best lager" at the world beer awards. This is a dry, dark lager with well balanced bitterness.

  • Żywiec lager

    12

    a medium bodied lager which reigns as poland’s most popular beer

  • Żywiec Białe

    12

    A refreshingly floral and herbal wheat beer with coriander, banana and sweet biscuit notes.

  • Żywiec APA

    12

    Brewed with five different hos and a touch of lemon. Citrus aromas with mild bitterness and medium sweetness.

  • Żywiec Marcowe

    12

    A Maerzen beer brewed and cellared for October festivities. Aromas of toffee and grass. Malty flavour with hints of caramel and cereal.

  • Żywiec Bock

    12

    A German style amber lager.

  • Żywiec porter

    10.5

    a fine example of a baltic porter. dark chocolate, coffee & toffee with an underlying kick

  • Żywiec Light

    7

    The well behaved child in the Żywiec family.

  • Beer of the Week

    For something just a little bit indulgent, ask a staff member about our current special brew.

  • Archibald Apple Cider

    9

    Made from Granny Smith and Pink Lady apples, this cloudy cider is crisp and balanced with nothing artificial added.

  • Bilpin Pear Cider

    9

    Made from freshly crushed Packham pears and no added sugar or concentrates. Clean, semi-sweet and refreshing.

Wine List

  • Pinot Noir Fighting Gully Road 2014 Beechworth, Vic

    10.5/49

    Ripe berries, a little earthy and savoury.

  • Grenache Hermera Estate 2013 Barossa Valley SA

    10.5/48

    Full, ripe raspberry, floral and perfumed

  • Tempranillo The Risk Taker 2015 Barossa Valley, SA

    10/47

    Vibrant and plush with red berries and savoury tannins

  • Shiraz Lost Buoy 2014 McLaren Vale SA

    10/47

    Hints of fresh herbs with generous amounts of dark red berries

  • Sauvignon Blanc shelter bay 2015 marlborough NZ

    9/39

    Fresh, bright and aromatic. Crisp and generous tropical fruit.

  • Pinot Gris Storm Ridge 2015 Yarra Valley, Vic

    10/45

    Refreshingly dry with soft tropical fruits, pear and spicy aromas.

  • Riesling Wilson “Watervale” 2015 Clare Vale, SA

    12/51

    Aromas of fresh cut grass with a zippy palate of citrus and apple.

  • Chardonnay Goaty Hill 2013 Tamar Valley TAS

    14/56

    Barrel fermented. Peach and nectarine with nutty bready notes for added depth.

  • Rosé Château de Brigue 2014, Côtes de Provence, France

    10/44

    Classic Provence style with cherry, strawberry and good minerality

  • Prosecco Rive Della Chiesa NV Brut Veneto Italy

    10/46

    Golden apple, exotic fruits and wildflowers. Extra dry with a long finish

  • champagne récolte noire dosnon & lepage NV, Avirey-Lingey, France

    100

    Made from 100% Pinot Noir this is zesty, minerally and full flavoured with citrus blossom and dried fruits