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173 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181 +61 3 9530 2694
About Borsch Vodka & Tears Borsch, Vodka and Tears is a Melbourne institution located at the colourful end of Chapel Street. Styled after a Kraków cellar bar, Borsch is a romantic bohemian enclave, the home of the Green Faery, an ode to a hazy and debauched bygone world. We specialise in Polish vodka, authentic wormwood absinthe, Eastern European beers and contemporary Polish dishes, and we are open early until late seven days a week.
Drinks We do not have scotch or tequila or Coronas. Our cocktails make use of the more than one hundred vodkas on offer, most of which we import exclusively from Poland. Our vodkas range from premium clear potato and grain, to fruit tinctures, oak aged, herbal and spice infusions. Straight up or with food. Sipped or slammed. As full shots or in tasting platters.
Our Food Our dishes are inspired by seasonal Polish ingredients and the “waste not want not” ethos of Polish cooking, as well as the usual traditional suspects. By day it’s breakfast, borsch, bagels, Bonsoy, and our infamous bloody marys. By night the kitchen serves food to drink with and our dishes are designed to be shared.
Opening Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
3pm — Late
12pm – Very Late
9am – Very Late
10am – Quite Late
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For all bookings please call us directly on (03) 9530 2694. Please note that because we are so small, the largest booking we can take is for 15 people (Sunday to Thursday) or 9 (Friday and Saturday).
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday we have two sittings: 6pm and 8:30pm. The kitchen closes at 10:30 Friday and Saturday, and 10pm the rest of the week.
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173 Chapel Street Windsor, VIC, 3181 +61 3 9530 2694