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After the Tears

9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 0969
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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15:30 - 23:00All hours
Polish, International, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
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Reviews (117)
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

One a cold Thursday we went out for dinner. I went for a Polish dish “bigos” I was looking forward to it as I remembered it well from the old country. Sadly it was nowhere near an original bigos served in Poland. The first warning...More

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for after-movie drinks. Place was extremely crowded, but they found us a table for four around the back. Unusual and excellent drinks menu. (Can't comment on food, as we only ordered drinks)

Thank Roz D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great European food and large selection of spirits. I mainly go to this place for deserts and coffee but I have tried their vodka sampler and it was great.

Thank Steven Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice place overall. The food was good. Not great. But at least different from most places I've been in Melbourne, in the sense it is definitely fresh and hand made, not frozen and fast. The BEST thing ever, was that the CHIPS...More

Thank ManiaAlani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the Tears, an interesting name for a restaurant. The food is Polish and is good tasty Polish fare. Quite large mains, don't eat before you go.The wine list is small but very good quality wines, but if you like Vodka you will love this...More

Thank Bellendj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strange menu but good authentic food and drinks. Fun with friends or with a single friend before seeing a film.

Thank We_3_Travellers888
Benny H, General Manager at After the Tears, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! It IS a strange menu, we often find that getting stuck into our hundred or so vodkas takes the edge off!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We arrived just after 9pm on Wednesday night without a booking and were seated immediately. The place was buzzing. People had just come out from the cinema for supper. Lots of delicious vodkas to choose from. We had 'Piolunowka Nisskosher'. Although not a vodka but...More

Thank jetsetters000
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We arrived at 5:20pm for an early dinner before we went to a movie next door. We ordered straight away and there was maybe 2 other tables occupied. We sat next to the fire place because we were cold. The young waiter tried to light...More

1  Thank missimelbourne
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I love the food here - they do some amazing cheese and potato dumplings - but you pretty much can't go wrong. It's all so good!! Good selection of beers and wines too, and the biggest list of vodkas you've ever seen in your life....More

1  Thank Lyndal H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Although I'm unimpressed with this place, it does appear trendy and favored by some locals, may be it's the location (next to the Classic cinema). The serving staff is at times difficult to get their attention, but most of all the Menu is old and...More

1  Thank 417briscoe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:30
15:30 - 00:00
15:30 - 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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