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After the Tears

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9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 0969
15:30 - 23:30
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 15:30 - 23:00
Wed 15:30 - 23:30
Thu 15:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so disappointed with the place. Came here many time at night time, sitting now at 3:30 to be greeted by a very angry waiter who does not want to work, our drinks were literally juice!! When we complained the waiter argue with us that we are wrong!!! So rude! Never coming back!!!!!!!!

1 Thank Tami C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family. We got ignored for 20 minutes by owner. Totaly an called for, she passed us by 5 times and gave us bad looks and she served other tables. VERY JUDGEMENTAL POLISH ATTITUDE!!!! Prices are to high and cocktails are expensive. Go elsewhere, place is not worth it.

1 Thank T o m m
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant 'cum' vodka bar. There is a menu of vodkas that is truly impressive!m. I had no idea there were so many flavours of vodka! I had what the menu said was "the best vodka in the world" with my meal: pieroghi, delicious fried potato dumplings with caramelised fried onions and sour cream. I had a green... More 

Thank CharmedLife11
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Sat between two smoking tables. Horrendous smoke continuing Waitress saw our dilemma didn't say anything Didn't move us Food was quick coming but we didn't buy dessert or coffee Service was servile certainly not a smile Maybe too complacent or just don't care Disappointing

Thank alan9999
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Popped in for a quick drink late afternoon and decided to try it out later for dinner. When we got back later there were a few spare tables but the place was fairly busy. Normally a good sign. However that was misleading. Service was terrible. It took way to long to take our order and nearly half an hour of... More 

1 Thank Vin_HH2012
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This Polish vodka bar / restaurant was a great find many years ago. The menu is quite eclectic with a mix of Polish themed western dishes and Polish favourites such as Prekaski and Pierogis. In winter be sure to try the mulled wine and the vodka sampler is a winner, especially when you can select from up to 90 different... More 

Thank PeterCruskall
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great, busy, vodka and food, a 'family' version of vbt in prahran. Excellent place to procure a double vodka when your tram has been delayed on a chilly evening and a great place to take a group of friends with ample seating and good staff.

Thank John B
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

On a score of 1 poor to 10 excellent, i would rate this as a 3. I travel to Poland every year and visit about 4 cities and eat at Polish restaurants during my 14 day visits for breakfast, lunch , dinner and everything in between. I am married to a Polish lady for 41 years. The Poles love their... More 

1 Thank Michael F
victoria, australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food was yummy, and the service a pleasant surprise..!! as for the location it was good to watch the passers by.

Thank ratbags01
Melbourne, Australia
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381 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Next to the Classic Cinema and very popular with patrons, this is a great eatery. The small plates are ideal for sharing and, wow, are they good and different. There are the traditional Polish blintzes but also haloumi cakes, the calamari salad and the prawns in honey sauce served with a Turkish style pide. Friendly and fun service. And very... More 

Thank HofH999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, International, European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:30
15:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 01:00
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Elsternwick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9523 0969

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?