Melbourne is a fabulous enchanted place to explore every day, isn’t it? It’s simple as that: You walk through out a suburb and bump into new exotic places in every lane. That’s Melbourne charm and you can expect a million of the most assorted themed venues.
Last night, a group of friends and I discovered this polish restaurant at Chapel St., Borsch Vodka & Tears. We loved it. That’s the kind of a place we’re going back for sure.
We stopped by around 7pm and the place was packed. But wasn’t a problem at all. The waitress got our name and numbers, and told us the waiting time should be 15 minutes. So we went to the place next door to have a glass of wine while waiting. In less than 10 minutes the waitress called saying our table was available. That is definitely what should be called customer service!!
Ok, we got the table, now it’s beer time. On the drinks menu, the first ten pages are all about vodka! They actually have a Vodka Menu, I’m being serious! Check it out! The bar offers over a hundred vodkas mainly from Poland and its neighbours, that you won’t find anywhere else in Australia because the import it themselves. So authentic!! If you have a chance, I bet you won’t miss the outstanding cocktails, will you?
We had a Polish beer last night, Zurb (and their pronunciation are awesome, phonetically saying it’s something like /jurrb/. Great pick!! In fact, one of my friends is Polish, so we were in good guidance!
Oooh the food! Oh my God, that was aaaaaaaweeesome!!! I had a Kopytka, which was a nhoc bow with mushrooms. YUMM-YY!! My friends had either Bigos, which had something with lamb in the cabbage, and Hungarian lamb which was also amazing. All served with a bow of delicious bread and butter to share! There’s nothing better than warm food for this weather. Perfect and cosy!!
But if you are up to finger food only, they also have a bar food menu to check! Don’t worry!
I don’t know which part is the best , I would say this restaurant is a perfect combination of everything. We had an amazing time, awesome drinks, incredible food plus lovely customer service and a free live show!! Can’t forgot about them!!! It was a fabulous Polish style live show! Two ladies: one on a violin, the second one on the accordion and an incredible voice! They rock a mix of 90′s and polish style! Splendorous!!
You can either stop by for breakfast and lunch between 9am to 3pm on weekdays and from 10am on weekends. And that’s also one of my favourites hobbies in Melbourne: to have an outside breakfast in different places.
I’ve been living in Melbourne for over two years and I can’t stop loving it.
Let’s keep exploring…