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After the Tears

9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 0969
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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13:00 - 23:00All hours
Polish, International, European, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9b Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited this venue on mothers day for dinner a group of 5. We were met at the door by 'Phil" who showed us to our table straight away and offered us advice on drinks and food and made us feel welcome and comfortable. There...More

1  Thank antony A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Potentially good food, but the service with 'daaaaarling' is argh... Anything we asked to bring like condiments, plates, hot water took ages, if ever. Wine we selected was unavailable. Very noisy inside, full of smoking patrons outside, no place to hide for a chat. Disappointing....More

Thank VolshebstvoM
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Service was spot on. Food was ridiculously good, fresh, hot & delicious. The cocktails...don't leave without trying the elderberry & violet cocktail...it'll spoil you for the rest of your life! SO much nicer than its big sibling Borsch Vodka & Tears.

1  Thank Tova W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I have been wanting to visit After the Tears for some time and my Birthday dinner was the night to do it. Just as I expected it was fantastic. Food was amazing and the cocktails oh the cocktails. Just wish it wasn't a week night...More

1  Thank rachelrobbertson
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Been here on many occasions but the food is never an issue.. just the service. Personally, its a great place to catch up with friends and talk the night away, not realising the waiter/waitress has come to take your order. In saying that, if you're...More

1  Thank Zee_Dee_85
Reviewed 11 March 2017

So to start with the place is really cool, but it is way overcrouded and there isn't enough waiters because the service was crap. We were ignored for ages and had to sit in a cramped space next to other people. Love the place itself...More

1  Thank Kat123S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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