Recess Bar & Eats

4.7
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240 Reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian

Recess is a place you can unwind from a long day at work, a time out from your busy lifestyle and space to run around, have a snack and play with friends. Come meet us behind the shelter shed, to push play on recess.

Specials

Bottomless Lunch - $70ph

A 5 Course Lunch of delicious Gluten Free Food designed to share, over a two hour period with wine, bubbles, tap beer, and selected cocktails. Available Friday and Saturday from 12pm with the last sitting at 2pm at $70pp
Perfect for a girls day out, hens party, Christmas or work function.

Terms and Conditions: Service will strictly start from your booking time.
We ask you to arrive 5 minutes prior to your booking.
Lunch sessions will commence from sitting time, not when your party is complete.
Entertainment book CANNOT be used for this deal
15% surcharge applies on public holidays
Recess practises responsible service of alcohol.
Management reserves the right to refuse service to any patron who is, or appears to be intoxicated. Alcohol served to over 18s only. Proof of ID may be required.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: October 24, 2019

Ends: August 26, 2020

Availability: Fri-Sat 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 240 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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MM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow we were so impressed. Lovely girls afternoon had with amazing food services and yummy cocktails. Totally recommend

KG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great bottomless lunch, the food was really good!

BC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service
Staff friendly and approachable

KG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great place with great food, one staff member seemed uninterested, but the other (barman) was terrific...overall a good experience, but hopefully staff pick up the enthusiasm a little...

SS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely return. Staff were friendly & efficient. Food was great especially Pavlova Banoffe.

BE
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic cocktails accompanied by some delicious share plates.

ES
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Couldn’t recommend Recess high enough!

GC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place and food, especially for celiacs as everything on the menu if gluten free!

SO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think I’ve just found my new favourite restaurant in Geelong! We did the chef’s tasting menu and couldn’t decide which dish we loved the most. The arancini, tacos, saganaki, super tender beef.. and the cauliflower mac and cheese with a hint of truffle. Super stoked that every dish is also gluten free, sooo good to not feeling sick after eating out! The virgin miss rosy was our favourite drink 🍸 will be back for sure, and next time will make sure to check out the show upstairs!

KA
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The staff were also amazing, very friendly and made you feel welcome. Will definitely be returning

AM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service, excellent food. The wine list was simple but impressive and the location was great as we could walk there from home.

MO
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from friendly staff . The cocktails were amazing and we had an assortment of shared plates all tasty and delicious.

AD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, awesome atmosphere and a wonderful night as always. It won't be long and we'll be back... again!

KH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As a Coeliac, this menu is incredible! Spoilt for choice. Would love to come here regularly so I can try it all! But I find the dishes a little pricey for the portion size. Great drinks menu with fun themed cocktails. Excellent service. Nice place to catch up with friends.

EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I’ve been to recess for the bottomless lunch/ dinner and it was just as great as the first. Cocktails are amazing as is the food and service.

JP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best gluten free restaurant in Geelong.

AG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Its a nice restaurant. Food portions could be bigger

DL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drink and service, would definitely come again

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. We had a great time. Enjoyed dinner and then the drag show and dancing. Perfect Friday night!!

MJ
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and bonus it’s all GF - all tastes amazing!! Awesome as always. Fantastic service too.

B
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Recess Bar on the advise of a friend and absolutely loved it! Food was awesome, service first class and atmosphere was comfortable, while being vibrant. We will definitely be back!

KL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Gluten free catering and veg as n options. I will definitely go again

MN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Cheif's choice which was an exceptional range of delicious food and great value for money. My family are big eaters and we all had more than enough food. It was great service, atmosphere and amazing an meal that we can't wait to enjoy again soon.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has got to be one of my favourite restaurants, I have become a bit of a regular for good reason! The food is AMAZING, the staff are AMAZING! It’s all gluten free but that doesn’t stop the flavours from being amazing and you want more and more! If your considering going, don’t consider, just go, you will not regret it!!!

AK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service at reasonable price. Good variety of share plates and, thankfully, not all Asian as is often the case. Good to see this restaurant has maintained its high standards when similar Geelong locations have slipped badly.

BC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table of 7 had a wonderful NYE dinner at Recess Bar + Eats.
The cocktails were sweet but very nice - our table had a mixture of cocktails so we could all try.
Food was prompt and our table enjoyed our meals - we had the Saganaki, Meatballs, San Choy Bau, Calamari, Beef brisket.
The entertainment was great - drag queens mixed with the crowd and included everyone. It was a NYE night we will not forget and continue to talk about for many years to come!

EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was amazing! I was very pleasantly surprised at how many drinks there were to choose from, we were also all happy with the variety of food. Our drinks were replaced as soon as we finished, service was great. Food and drinks were delicious.

SL
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and wine selections were great. We will definitely return again.

C
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for lunch! Highly recommend the 'Feed Me' option of the Chef's selection.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved the place! My friend's raved about the Banofee Pavlova six months ago, we went to go and it'd been taken off the menu. Now it's back and I'll be coming here again. The food was lovely and the cocktails were great too. Very fun place.

D
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent for most part. Did not love the calamari salad - too heavy on the sauce. But avocado dish is sensational as was saganaki. Love the ambience here and friendly service. Buzzy and cool. Please extend your list of local wines by the glass! I'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a night out! Food is perfect and with an awesome bar upstairs that keeps the night going this little gem located in Geelong is fast becoming a favourite!

LK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food, service, drinks. Can’t go wrong, our go to in Geelong.

MK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant offering beautiful food with very friendly staff, whom recommended a great selection of share food

AB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was delicious! We had a table of 6 and had enough food for everyone. Can’t wait to go back, especially for the cocktails!

CD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, fun venue and the best cocktails!

LW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night! Amazing food, service and entertainment. We will be back in a few weeks and cannot wait!

FT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and delicious cocktails served with a smile

CK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and service. Highly recommend.

BT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Recess for dinner and drinks for our work Christmas function. The place had a great vibe and the service was fantastic. All food and drinks were delivered to the table very quickly, the prices were great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar upstairs was just as good- prompt service, clean toilets, entertainment was top notch. Would highly recommend Recess to anyone wanting a night out!