Polish Cuisine in Melbourne: Borsch, Vodka & Tears
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Melbourne's got a reputation for being ultra-multicultural, along with being a place where you have a great meal out without paying a fortune. On Chapel Street there's a thousand and one places to eat but only one famous Polish spot: Borsch, Vodka & Tears.
If you can't remember that name, it also gets referred to simply as the Vodka Bar, with good reason--they stock over a hundred different European vodkas and have a huge list of incredible vodka cocktails that will guarantee you have trouble finding the tram stop to get home.
The best chance you have of limiting the effects of the booze somewhat is by gorging yourself on their Polish food. Served on particularly funky plates, it's a kind of Australian twist on Polish food that's not as heavy or rich as you might get in Poland. But be warned: It doesn't soak up everything. Stand up often during the meal to test your vodka legs or you'll really be in danger of not making it back to your hotel.