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  • piasecki Warmian Honey okowita 45%

    23

    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

    18.5

    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

    17.5

    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

    14.5

    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%

    13

    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

    13.5/27

    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

    12.5/26

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

  • Orkisz Spelt

    12.5/26

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

  • baczewski monopolowa

    12.5/26

    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.

  • piasecki exclusive

    12.5/26

    a fine example of a smooth, soft and bright polish grain vodka, filtered through maple wood charcoal.

Not Vodka but made by the polish

Some of our favourite producers have tried their hand at other spirits

  • j. a. baczewski whiskey

    11

    Matured in oak barrels resulting in a lovely amber colour, slightly sweet & extremely delicate flavour with a subtle aroma.

  • j. a. baczewski gin

    11

    This gin is produced in a traditional manner using the highest quality triple distilled rectified spirits obtained from special varieties of potatoes and a unique blend of the finest and choicest traditional natural gin ingredients

  • gin lubuski

    9

    Punchy juniper and herb gin infusion. Best in a gin and tonic with a slice of lemon.

Clear Grain and Wheat

  • Żubrówka czarna

    11.5/24

    a new super premium clear grain vodka from the people who bring you the famous bison grass infusion. The filtering process uses special polish charcoal using wood from the types of trees that grown in the special bialowieza forest.

  • chopin wheat

    11/23

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

  • white and red

    10.5/22

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

  • piasecki original

    9.5/20

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

  • paderewski

    9.5/20

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

  • anatevka

    9.5/20

    a delicate kosher grain vodka made by our friends at nisskosher in bielsko biała.

  • copernicus premium

    9.5/20

    a punchy mixed grain vodka with a sweet finish and a cool bottle.

  • Ambrosja Pszeniczna

    9/19

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

  • biała dama

    9/19

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

  • chłopska czysta

    9/19

    triple distilled vodka from a tiny producer in chłopska

  • stumbras centenary

    9/19

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

  • nemiroff ukrainian wheat

    9/19

    Aromas of freshly baked white bread

  • gryf kaszubski

    9/19

    a mild grain vodka produced by the kashubian ethnic minority in northern poland. Their symbol is the gryphon.

  • wratislavia

    9/19

    Soft and clean grains, lingering finish

  • Kłosówka Barley

    9/19

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

  • Żołądkowa czysta

    9/19

    straw and malt notes, wheaty, tasty.

  • pszeniczna

    9/19

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

  • tatra

    9/19

    Grain vodka from the Tatra mountain range in southern Poland

  • soplica czysta

    9/19

    A slightly peppery grain vodka, generally delicious

  • krakowska

    9/19

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

  • krupnik clear

    9/19

    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

    9/19

    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

    9/19

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

  • Kosher

    9/19

    Appropriate for both the devout and secular

  • 1906

    9/19

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

  • Żubrówka Biała

    9/19

    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.

  • Żołądkowa Barley

    9/19

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

Clear Potato

  • chopin potato

    11/23

    with the creamy goodness of 40 potatoes in every bottle

  • purim 50%

    11/23

    delicate potato vodka (despite its strength) - makes a punchy martini!

  • Dwór Artusa

    10/21

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

  • wódka Starotoruńska clear

    9.5/20

    a punchy potato vodka, a perfect accompaniment to blintzes with cured salmon.

  • copernicus premium gold

    9.5/20

    polish potatoes distilled for the 100 year anniversary of this distillery.

  • palace

    9/19

    A mild and earthy potato vodka

  • victory

    9/19

    Mild potato vodka to celebrate all triumphs

  • XXI excellent

    9/19

    75% potato and 25% grain from a cocky distillery

  • luksusowa

    9/19

    light citrus notes, a classic from the communist era

Clear Rye

  • belvedere

    13/28

    four times distilled from dankowski rye.

  • chopin rye

    11/23

    a beautifully composed vodka

  • koneser premium

    9.5/20

    The choice of Polish connoisseurs since 1897

  • koneser de luxe

    9.5/20

    the choice of polish connoisseurs since 1897.

  • pan tadeusz

    9/19

    A zesty rye vodka named after the famous epic poem

  • sobieski

    9/19

    What Bruce Willis puts in his martinis - truly

  • koneser

    9/19

    100% rye with a pronounced grapefruit nose

  • wyborowa

    9/19

    the wodka that every pole grew up suckling from mother's breast.

Lightly Infused

  • zozworówka ginger

    10

    fresh ginger, 3 times distilled with mountain water

  • Starotoruńska

    9.5

    Green peppercorns and root spices

  • jon teff

    9.5

    an interesting potato vodka infused with bison grass - pronounced like the Yiddish form of "Yom Tov" (holiday). Not some guy's name

  • Trącona Bukwicą

    9.5

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

  • dębowa Excellent

    9.5

    A mild, easy drinking vodka aged with an oak twig in the bottle.

  • prze kurnwica 50%

    9.5

    the polish description on the bottle is "strong rain with wind." So strong it will knock your socks off.

  • Trącona Dziką Róźą

    9

    Clear vodka with a subtle rosehip infusion

  • barille Honey Distillate

    9

    aged in whiskey barrels for 3 years, tastes like bourbon.

  • Borovička

    9

    Like being backhanded by a juniper shrub.

  • ja-go chrzanówka

    9

    A dry, clear horseradish vodka

  • chłopska Bimber 45%

    9

    Moonshine, made by a master distiller in a lab coat

  • Jarzębiak clear

    9

    Clear vodka with a touch of rowan berry distillate.

  • Żubrówka

    9

    the classic bison grass infused grain vodka

  • chilli

    9

    earthy and spicy, like it should be

  • Ukrainian Honey Pepper

    9

    Spicy honey and chilli infusion, savoury.

  • ja-go myśliwska

    9

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

  • imbirowa

    9

    Subtle ginger infused vodka.

  • travka

    9

    nisskosher's version of bison grass vodka, slightly sweeter and grassier than ?ubrówka

  • jarzębiak

    9

    rowan berry infusion. Quite dry, best served on ice.

  • ambrosja pieprzówka

    9

    a somewhat sweet black pepper vodka with alleged medicinal properties

Honey and Spice and all Things Nuts

  • Piasecki Honey

    11.5

    Semi sweet, fractionally dry honey liqueur.

  • Piasecki Quince

    10.5

    Honey and quince vodka with elderflower and apricot notes.

  • Piasecki Plum

    10.5

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

  • ja-go przepalanka

    9.5

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

  • winter romance

    9.5

    rose petal and wild forest flower

  • Chłopska Samagon

    9

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

  • Pan Tadeusz caramel

    9

    A mellow caramel infusion.

  • chłopska przepalanka

    9

    A restrained caramel vodka with nuts and vanilla

  • van gogh vanilla

    9

    worth trying by itself

  • van gogh dutch chocolate

    9

    like alcoholic lindt 70%

  • van gogh double espresso

    9

    A lovely espression of flavour.

  • kurnwica espresso

    9

    tastes like an espresso martini in miniature

  • sobieski espresso

    9

    Sobieski tries their hand at an espresso infusion, not too sweet or bitter.

  • sobieski karmel

    9

    clean caramel and a bit butterscotchy

  • chłopska pomarańczowo Orzechowa

    9

    Lovely liqueur vodka with orange peel, hazelnuts and spices

  • krupnik honey

    9

    a spiced honey liqueur from a 700 year old recipe

  • medos

    9

    luxury honey liqueur vodka

  • saska coffee with a hint of brandy

    9

    Like something your european aunty would sip on after dinner.

  • miodonka nisskosher

    9

    semi-sweet honey vodka

  • miodowa polmos

    9

    honey liqueur that’s spent 20 days in oak

  • saska hazelnut with a hint of caramel

    9

    like a nutty caramello koala

  • soplica przepalanka

    9

    A less sweet dark burnt caramel vodka, good for sipping.

  • sobieski vanilia

    9

    classic vanilla, one of our key ingredients

  • luksusowa cynamon

    9

    Forget the cinnamon challenge, drinking this is infinitely more enjoyable

  • toruńska gingerbread

    9

    from toru?, the gingerbread city. Incredible, maybe made by witches.

  • orzechowa nisskosher

    9

    green walnut, sweet and smooth

  • bielska orzech

    9

    a boldly flavoured hazelnut vodka

  • soplica walnut

    9

    made from mature walnuts rather than green ones. Slightly nutty with notes of honey.

  • soplica hazelnut

    9

    polish frangelico

  • sweet hazelnut

    9

    sweet and hazelnutty

Fruit Vodkas

  • Baczewski blackberry

    12

    like picking blackberries on a summer afternoon and dunking them in vodka

  • baczewski Orange

    12

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

  • Baczewski Morela

    12

    A delightful summer apricot peach number.

  • nisskosher pigwówka

    10.5

    As quincy as it gets, slightly tart

  • ja-go śliwkowa 50%

    10

    A tart and intense plum vodka.

  • Lemon tree

    9.5

    the most delicious lemon vodka out there, found during the last trip to the motherland.

  • wiśniak na rumie

    9.5

    cherry liqueur vodka with added rum

  • dębowa gold raspberry

    9.5

    A lovely, refined raspberry

  • nisskosher cytrynowa

    9.5

    A slightly cloudy lemon vodka, loads of peel

  • nisskosher wiśniowa Nuta

    9.5

    Cherry vodka for grownups

  • sour cherry & honey

    9.5

    cherry liqueur with honey and spice

  • sobieski mandarin

    9

    packed into every polish kid’s lunch box

  • piasecki cherry

    9

    a light cherry infusion with a touch of honey

  • dzika wiśnia

    9

    wild cherries and forest fruits

  • truskawka

    9

    strawberries and wild strawberries

  • hawthorn berry

    9

    like fruit compote with vanilla custard

  • morela

    9

    apricot infusion

  • ja-go pigwówka

    9

    wild quince vodka, a sweet delight

  • ja-go sliwkowa z cynamonem

    9

    A gorgeous mix of plum and cinnamon

  • ja-go chrzanówka na Żurawinie

    9

    Horseradish vodka with a touch of cranberry

  • soplica mirabelkowa

    9

    a sweet but tart plum used in europe to make brandy, wine & pies - in a vodka.

  • soplica jabłkowa

    9

    like a green apple lolly, but boozy.

  • nisskosher malinowy chruśniak

    9

    a punchy and tart raspberry infusion

  • chłopska elderberry

    9

    elderberry liqueur with floral notes

  • sobieski cranberry

    9

    a cosmo waiting to happen

  • Żurawinowa lubelska

    9

    Sweet cranberry grain vodka from Lublin

  • cytrynowa polmos

    9

    a little like limoncello

  • Ja-go cytrynowa

    9

    a bitter lemon infusion

  • krupnik cytrynowa

    9

    zesty lemon liqueur style vodka

  • sobieski grapefruit

    9

    delicate grapefruit vodka

  • grejfrutowa lubelska

    9

    sweet ruby grapefruit vodka

  • ananasowa lubelska

    9

    sweet summery pineapple infusion

  • Luksusowa Wiśniowa

    9

    dark juicy cherries

  • dębowa Cherry

    9.5

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

  • saska wiśnia z nutą rumu

    9

    a bold cherry vodka with a dash of rum, like a cherry liqueur bon bon.

  • Żołądkowa czarna wiśnia

    9

    although it's called dark sour cherry, it's very light in colour and flavour. Less sweet than some of the other cherry vodkas.

  • Chłopska apple pie

    9

    like warm apple pie.

  • soplica wiśniowa

    9

    a sweet maraschino infusion, almost lolly-like

  • saska pomarancza z nutą bourbona

    9

    a violently orange number that has a strong orange flavour with a hint of bourbon.

  • złota pigwa

    9

    semi-sweet quince vodka

  • van gogh melon

    9

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

  • ja-go malinowa

    9

    organic raspberry vodka…amazing

  • ja-go czarna porzeczka

    9

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

  • ja-go mandarynkowa

    9

    sweet, thick & chewy mandarin flavour

  • russaka czarna porzeczka

    8.5

    complex blackcurrant flavour

Oak Matured Vodka

  • dębowa

    9.5

    dry vodka with big oak after taste

  • Dębowa Polska Red Oak

    9.5

    Very dry forest fruit vodka aged in oak

  • Dębowa Polska White Oak

    9.5

    Soft oak rested grain vodka with subtle vanilla notes.

  • Dębowa Polska Black Oak

    9.5

    Dry oak rested vodka with coffee, cinnamon and chocolate

  • Dębowa Polska Golden Oak

    9.5

    A restrained honey infusion with a cognac nose.

  • dębowa crystal

    9.5

    oak infused then crystal filtered

  • Winiak Luksusowy

    9.5

    Luxury brandy style vodka, aged for 5 years

  • Koneser Starka

    9.5

    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

    9

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

  • Advocaat Tiramisu

    8.5

    For those who like to drink their favourite desserts

  • advocaat

    7.5

    eggnog liqueur with brandy & vanilla

  • ja-go krem staropolski

    7.5

    Boozy custard, anyone?

Herbal Vodka

  • Piasecki Forest

    10.5

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

  • goldwasser

    10.5

    sweet anise vodka with flakes of gold

  • Sobieski Sweet Bitter

    9.5

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

  • Żołądkowa gorzka (tummy tonic)

    9

    an orange and honey flavoured delight

  • Żołądkowa Mint

    9

    minty fresh, great for kissing

  • Żubrówka with Pine Needles

    9

    Like Grandpa's old school cough medicine, but nice, you know.

  • Żubrówka with Juniper Berries

    9

    A punchy and slightly fruity juniper infusion, without the harshness of gin.

  • Becherovka

    9

    czech herbal vodka, laden with cinnamon and spice

  • Husarska

    9

    The mounted warrior of fennel vodkas

  • dzięgielówka

    9

    Kosher grain vodka infused with angelica

  • Luksusowa Classic Bitter

    9

    Sweet herbal and root infusion with some citrus notes.

  • Balsam Pomorski

    9

    Herb and spice blend with macerated dried oranges.

Plum Liquor & Slivovitz

  • passover slivovitz 70%

    15

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

  • Jelinek 10 year old gold 50%

    14

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

  • Śliwkowa Gorałka

    14

    Unusual and compelling plum brandy. A touch of caramel.

  • Śliwkowa Podbeskidzka 50%

    12

    Oak aged, plum and pine.

  • Strykover Luxury 40%

    11

    Gentle and dry, a classic style.

  • Śliwa polska 40%

    9

    easy drinking clear plum liquor

  • Śliwkowa beskizska 40%

    9

    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. This liberates the essential herbal oils which flavour the absinthe and is the secret behind the “absinthe effect.”

  • Cousin Jeune 65%

    17.5

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

  • Berthe de Joux 56%

    17

    Herbaceous and complex. Peppery with notes of chamomile.

  • Authentique 65%

    16.5

    Beautifully balanced with strong anise, fennel and wormwood.

  • J. A. Baczewski Piołunówka

    15.5

    Old school bitter herb & wormwood flavour, made by the oldest vodka company in the world.

  • Bourgeois 55%

    14.5

    Sweet and fresh anise. A friendly introduction to absinthe.

  • piołunówka nisskosher poland 50%

    12.5

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

  • green faery

    16.5

    Intense and bitter, we serve this wormwood absinthe as they would in Bohemia, by rimming the glass with sugar and setting the drink ablaze.

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Dinner

Borsch

Served with rye bread

  • polish borsch

    14.5

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

  • Ukrainian borsch

    14.5

    Like an eastern european purple minestrone: vegetables, white beans, porcinis, sour cream - vegan option available.

  • Nefla Soup

    14.5

    Creamy chicken & vegetable soup with herby drop dumplings.

  • White borsch

    15.5

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

Przekaski

Small dishes for sharing

  • dirty reuben fries

    18.5

    Fries, hot cheese sauce, russian dressing, topped with house smoked pastrami & sauerkraut.

  • zucchini flowers

    17.5

    Stuffed with cheddar, jalapeno sauce.

  • Chicken Waldorf Salad

    17.5

    Poached chicken, greens, walnuts, apple, grapes, celery, chilli & lime vinaigrette.

  • sticky cranberry vodka glazed pork belly

    17

    Sticky & jiggly, served with apple slaw and crackling.

  • polish gnocchi

    17

    pan fried polish gnocchi, 5 mushroom ragout, truffle oil, chard, cream - gluten free option available.

  • bison wings

    16.5

    Half a kilo of spicy chicken wings with king sobieski's sauce.

  • Roast Cauliflower salad

    16.5

    Spiced cauliflower, broccoli, fried kipflers, beetroot, hummus, seeds, salted almonds, red sauerkraut, pomegranate, herb dressing.

  • Vegan Fried Chicken

    16

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

  • cabbage roll

    15.5

    cabbage leaf stuffed with veal & rice, roasted tomato sauce.

  • green bean & hazelnut salad

    15

    green beans, kipfler potatoes, hazelnuts, vegan aioli, orange.

  • saganaki

    14.5

    pan fried sheep’s cheese, honey vodka figs.

  • cheesy beetroot rice balls

    14

    arborio, beetroot, fetta, mozzarella, lemon, aioli

  • potato blintzes

    13.5/18.5

    Potato pancakes, sour cream, sauerkraut / add slivovitz-cured salmon.

  • Bacon & Smoked paprika croquettes

    12

    Croquettes stuffed with bacon, tomato, smoked paprika & parsnip, served with aioli.

Pierogi

Polish dumplings

  • Beef and Chicken

    18/25

    pan fried with bacon, onion gravy, raspberry vinegar

  • Porcini Mushroom and Sauerkraut

    18/25

    pan fried with mushroom broth, enoki & field mushrooms.

  • Cheese and Potato

    18/25

    pan fried with sour cream, beetroot, caramelised onions

  • vegan pierogi

    18/25

    pan fried with potato, caramelised onion, beetroot & roast garlic.

Zakuski

A collection of our favourite bites inspired by our travels to the Motherland.

  • baltic sea zakuski

    38

    Slivovitz-cured salmon, BBQ'd tiger prawns, smoked sardine fillets, buttermilk crumbed rockling, smoked cod piroshok, grilled scallops with zielony herb sauce, chilli and garlic clams, rye bread, bottomless pickles.

  • farmer’s zakuski

    35

    Vodka-cured kangaroo "tartare," lamb croquette, venison & smoked duck terrine, devils on horseback, old fashioned salami, ham hock fritters, rich man's butter, rye bread, bottomless pickles.

  • Polish Sausages Zakuski

    35

    Kranski, polish bratwurst coil, cevapcici, black pudding, venison sausages, cherry vodka mustard, red kraut, rye, bottomless pickles.

  • vegetarian zakuski

    34

    Cauliflower & cheese croquette, beetroot "tartare," vegan bigos, pumpkin steak & vegan cheese, broccoli & sweet potato falafels, mushroom & chestnut crepes, pickled quail eggs, rye bread, bottomless pickles.

  • vegan zakuski

    34

    beetroot "tartare," vegan bigos, pumpkin steak & vegan cheese, broccoli & sweet potato falafels, mushroom & chestnut crepes, green bean & hazelnut salad, grilled broccoli, rye bread, bottomless pickles.

Mains

  • pierogi (4 or 6)

    18/25

    polish dumplings with a choice of fillings: beef & chicken, porcini & sauerkraut, cheese & potato, or potato & caramelised onion (vegan)

  • beef goulash

    28

    spicy beef and vegetable ragout, giant potato blintz, red peppers, sour cream

  • chicken paczka

    27

    Roast chicken stuffed with pork, pistachios & apricots, wrapped in kaiserfleisch, served with pear chutney & watercress.

  • lamb goulash

    27.5

    lamb and capsicum ragout, baked semolina dumplings, pickled red cabbage.

  • schabowy

    27

    pork loin schnitzel, mashed potato, summer cabbage, horseradish.

Sides

  • green vegetables, chilli butter

    10

  • russian salad

    10.5

  • Vegan bigos

    10.5

  • red apple slaw

    9

  • french fries & paprika salt

    9

  • basket of rye bread and baguette

    5

Desserts

  • chocolate pannacotta

    13.5

    a wobbly chocolatey pannacotta served with pomegranate, turkish delight & chocolate almond cookie bits.

  • vegan raspberry cheezecake

    16

    medjool date and almond base, raspberry and white chocolate cheezecake, coconut whip and lime macerated berries.

  • Summer fruit tart

    14

    Summer berries, vanilla mascarpone, lemon sorbet.

  • chocolate babka ice cream sandwich

    14

    messina vanilla bean ice cream squashed between your polish grandma's chocolate babka.

Breakfast

  • smashed avocado

    16.5

    on sourdough, with heirloom tomatoes, toasted seeds, red capsicum, herb & radish salad.

  • breakfast zakuski

    17.5

    pulled ham hock, marinated fetta, pickles & horseradish, smashed avocado, soft boiled egg, sourdough toast, butter

  • mr borsch

    19

    eggs on buttered sourdough, meatballs, saganaki, bacon, grilled broccoli, pear & ginger chutney.

  • benedict

    18.5

    poached eggs, pulled ham hock, cauliflower cheese croquette, apple cider hollandaise.

  • vegetarian BVT

    17.5

    scrambled eggs with fetta & dill, potato blintzes, buttered spinach, pickles and horseradish.

  • sweet potato & mozzarella waffle

    16

    Sauteed mushrooms, greens, jalapenos, aioli, poached egg.

  • Chocolate babka

    16.5

    your polish grandma's chocolate babka, vanilla mascarpone, raspberry chips.

  • extras

    1.5-6

    gluten free toast, extra egg, apple cider hollandaise, potato blintz, grilled broccoli, fetta, meatballs, smashed avo, pumpkin steak, free range bacon, saganaki, cauliflower cheese croquette, black pudding, slivovitz-cured salmon

Lunch

Lunch Dishes

  • White Borsch

    15.5

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

  • nefla soup

    14.5

    creamy chicken and vegetable soup with herby drop dumplings and rye bread.

  • chicken waldorf salad

    17.5

    poached chicken, greens, walnuts, apple, grapes, celery, chilli & lime vinaigrette

  • green bean & hazelnut salad

    15 / 20

    green beans, kipfler potatoes, hazelnuts, vegan aioli, orange / add slivovitz-cured salmon

  • roast cauliflower salad

    16.5

    spiced cauliflower, broccoli, black hummus, seeds, salted almonds, red kraut, pomegranate, herb dressing / add grilled chicken.

  • reuben

    17.5 / 20.5

    house smoked montreal-style pastrami on rye with melted swiss cheese, sauerkraut, russian dressing and pickles / add fries.

  • pretzel club

    16

    Grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, jalapenos, caramelised onions on a German style pretzel.

  • Potato blintzes with cured salmon

    17.5

    potato blintzes, slivovitz-cured salmon, sour cream and red kraut.

  • polish gnocchi

    17

    pan fried polish gnocchi, 5 mushroom ragout, truffle oil, chard, cream.

  • mixed pierogi

    23

    Two of each of our classic pierogi - beef & chicken, porcini mushroom & sauerkraut, cheese & potato.

  • vegan pierogi

    23

    pan fried with potato, caramelised onion, beetroot & roast garlic.

  • french fries & paprika salt

    8.5

    with vegan aioli, ketchup, sour cream and/or mustard.

Lunchtime drinks

  • black coffees

    3.6

  • white coffees

    3.9

  • large coffees

    +1

  • chai latte, hot chocolate or mocha

    4.5

  • bonsoy

    +0.5

  • macadamia milk

    +1

  • keep cup discount

    -0.4

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

    5

    old school, with milk and ice cream.

  • Loose Leaf Teas

    4.5

    English Breakfast, French Earl Grey, peppermint, lemongrass & Ginger, Green Rose, 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

    9

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

  • berry smoothie

    10

    berries, banana, dates, linseed, macadamia milk, coconut chips.

  • chocolate peanut butter smoothie

    10

    raw cacao, avocado, cacao nibs, chia seeds, dates, macadamia milk.

  • bloody mary

    17 (11.5 sat/sun a.m.)

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

  • borsch spritz

    17

    quince vodka, campari, sparkling wine, grapefruit bitters, topped with soda.

  • espresso martini

    18

    Żubrówka vodka, kahlua & fresh espresso

  • the cure

    14.5

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

  • for your health!

    18

    Our polish naturopath's health tonic of elderflower, violet, angelica, lemon and orange blossom.

  • gangsta’s paradise

    8

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

  • rosa’s summer

    8

    muddled orange & mint with rosehip syrup & soda

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Drinks

Borsch Favourites

  • keith richards

    25

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

  • la bohème

    23.5

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

  • cherry limeade

    18.5

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

  • 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

    Żubrówka, kahlua & fresh coffee shaken with ice

  • shockolate martini

    18

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

  • lychee martini

    18

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

  • the zephyr

    18

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

  • for your health!

    18

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

  • something wicked this way comes

    18

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

  • compendium

    17.5

    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

    17.5

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

  • serenity now

    17.5

    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

  • velvet fog

    17

    czech absinthe, van gogh melon vodka, pineapple juice and lemon shaken into a frothy frenzy.

  • crime of passion

    17

    a real saucy minx - vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur and passionfruit. So good it will make you get up to no good.

  • passionfruit mule

    17

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

  • lemonade 20c

    16.5

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

  • orange and pomegranate caipiroska

    16.5

    vodka muddled with fresh orange, pomegranate syrup, and mint

  • goldfinger

    15.5

    goldwasser with really, truly gold in sparkling wine

  • the cure

    14.5

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

  • summer iced tea

    13

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

  • sunburn

    11

    Chilli infused vodka, campari, pink grapefruit and lemon

  • Beton

    11

    The iconic Czech mix of Becherovka, tonic water and lemon

  • bison and apple

    11

    Żubrówka vodka with apple juice & fresh lime

  • herbert’s angel

    11

    dzięgielówka angelica vodka served with fresh lime, cucumber and tonic

  • Teacher’s Pet

    10.5

    Cranberry vodka, apple juice, fresh lime and soda

  • apple pie

    10

    becherovka spiced vodka with apple juice and cinnamon

  • school girl

    10

    vanilla vodka, pineapple juice and fresh lime

Borsched Up Classics

  • martini

    17.5+

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

  • Southside of Warsaw

    19

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

  • The Borsch Flip

    18.5

    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

  • fawkner after dark

    18

    vodka made with mandarin brandy and bitter orange marmalade with a splash of lemon juice.

  • 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

  • negronski

    18

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

  • sex in kraków

    17

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

  • bloody mary

    17

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

  • caipiroska

    16.5

    the classic with fresh mint and lime

  • moscow mule

    10.5

    chilli vodka & fresh lime with ginger beer

Dessert Cocktails

  • chocolate martini

    18

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

  • lemon meringue pie

    18

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

  • honey on toast

    16.5

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

  • walnut coffee cream

    15

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

Martinis

The following vodkas are particularly suited to martinis, due to their robust flavour profiles. We serve them relatively dry using Dolin Dry Vermouth from France.

  • Vesper

    20

    Baczewski Gin, white & red grain vodka with lillet blanc and a lemon twist.

  • Extra Dry

    20

    Koneser Premium rye vodka with a cornichon.

  • Die Hard Martini

    20

    Sobieski full bodied rye vodka with a lemon twist.

  • The Spicy Pole

    19

    Krakowska grain vodka with jalapenos (dirty).

  • original

    20

    Super smooth Piasecki Original grain vodka with a ruby grapefruit twist.

  • Classic

    19

    Excellent XXI potato and grain vodka martini served with green olives (clean, dirty or filthy)

Vodka Shots

  • And that’s that

    13

    Piółunówka wormwood vodka, plum vodka and grapefruit

  • vodkacino

    9.5

    sweet hazelnut vodka with espresso, cream and chocolate

  • after dinner mint

    9

    van gogh chocolate vodka and Żołądkowa mint vodka

  • the lav

    9

    organic raspberry vodka, white chocolate liqueur and lavender

  • flu shot

    8.5

    wild bee honey vodka with fresh lemon juice

  • polish bitch

    9

    Wyborowka vodka with sour cherry syrup, laced with tabasco

Hot Toddies & Winter Warmers

  • pleasant street tea

    12

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

  • bison toddy

    11

    polish brandy, lemon, honey, cinnamon & anise

  • glintwein (russian style mulled wine)

    11

    wine, herbs, spices, secrets, regrets

  • Herbata Góralska

    9

    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)

    9

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

Beers

  • budvar

    8.5

    an iconic czech session lager

  • Żywiec Lager

    12.5

    Refreshingly delicious. The yardstick for Polish lagers.

  • Prancing Pony Pilsner

    10

    Dry, crisp, clean & very easy to drink. A traditional pilsener made with untraditional hops.

  • Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale

    11

    A hybrid lager/ale steam beer naturally brewed at a low temperature with a hint of wheat. Crisp, sessionable, fruity & tropical.

  • Prancing Pony XPA Session Ale

    10

    Citrus, passionfruit, mango, melon & berries. A dry finish with refreshing bitterness. Super easy drinking.

  • Prancing Pony All Hop NEIPA

    12.5

    A huge beer. Juicy & hazy with lots of fruity, citrusy flavours.

  • Prancing Pony Amber Ale

    11.5

    Six-times hopped with American & australian hops. A malty ale with citrus & resinous hop characters.

  • Żywiec porter

    13.5

    Żywiec has been brewing this porter since 1881 - you can say they perfected the recipe over this time.

Wine List

  • sparkling lambrook “spark” 2018, adelaide hills, SA

    11/48

    tangy strawberry and red apple with a pale salmon hue. (ve)

  • Rose Gueissard Le petit g 2018 provence, FRA

    10/44

    dry and bright with strawberries and herbs. Hand picked at a low-fi winery.

  • Skin contact chardonnay Brackenwood 2017, SA

    57

    biodynamic, wild-fermented, sustainable. Apple, citrus and honeysuckle. (ve)

  • sauvignon blanc stoneburn 2018, marlborough, NZ

    10.5/49

    refreshingly crisp with intense aromas of tropical fruits and herbaceous notes.

  • Riesling Raidis Estate “The Kid” 2018 Coonawarra, SA

    48

    Minerally, mouthwatering and refreshing, with limes and green apple. (ve)

  • pinot grigio signor vino 2017 riverina, NSW

    10/47

    orange blossom, pear, melon and hint of spice. Sunshine in a bottle.

  • pinot gris bird in hand 2018 adelaide hills, sa

    58

    bright and creamy, full of nashi pears, apples and almonds.

  • chardonnay swinging bridge 2018 orange, NSW

    56

    Buttery texture after 10 months in oak. Notes of white peach and grapefruit. (ve)

  • Pinot Noir Fighting Gully Road 2018, Beechworth, Vic

    12/58

    Ripe berries, a little earthy and savoury. (ve)

  • malbec san telmo 2017 mendoza, ARG

    51

    fresh and fruity with smooth tannins. Hand harvested, wild fermented. (ve)

  • Grenache sherrah 2019 McLaren Vale, SA

    48

    preservative free, unfined, unfiltered. Young, fun, smashable. (ve)

  • sangiovese delittante 2017 clare valley, SA

    48

    Wild fermented, minimal sulphur. Bright, slurpy, sour cherry and berries. (ve)

  • Tempranillo The Risk Taker 2017, Barossa Valley, SA

    11/52

    Vibrant and plush with red berries and savoury tannins. (ve)

  • shiraz head red 2018 barossa valley, SA

    11.5/55

    high perfume, blueberry, spice, sage, dark chocolate, long finish. (ve)

  • cabernet sauvignon five geese 2015 McLaren Vale, SA

    53

    Super smooth and mature with cassis, berries and distinctive tannins. (ve)