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Recess Bar & Eats

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333 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. Bookings after 9.30pm are DRINKS ONLY

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

Sunday Night Drinks

Dine in
Starting Oct 16, 2020·Sun 20:30-21:00

Bookings after 8.30pm are DRINKS ONLY

Recess Bar & Eats practises responsible service of alcohol. Management reserves the right to refuse service to any patron who is, or appears to be intoxicated, or drinking irresponsibly.

Chefs Tasting Menu

Dine in

A$55.00 per order

Starting Oct 16, 2020·Sun 17:45-20:15, Tue-Sat 17:45-20:15

Join us for our 3-courses of delicious Gluten Free food option, capable of suiting all dietary requirements. The best way to try a selection of the chef's favourite dishes

Chefs Tasting Menu ** Required for bookings 6+ **

Dine in

A$55.00 per order

Starting Oct 16, 2020·Sun 17:45-20:15, Tue-Sat 17:45-20:15

**Required for groups of 6ppl or more with all guests on the table to participate.*** 3-courses of delicious Gluten Free food Capable of catering for all dietary requirements.

What 333 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Amber
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, great cocktails and their cinnamon donut is amazing. Definitely a place to re-revist time and time again.

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CandiceB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails, our waiter was so nice and accomodating. Can’t wait to go back

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Dharma
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was great last course was not as good as the others

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Sinem
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food & drink, catered to our dietary needs with no issue and such great service!! Thank you!!

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ShelbyC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and drinks, as well as the most beautiful staff

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Could not speak more highly of the experience my friends and I had at Recess for my bottomless birthday lunch. The staff were outstanding both friendly and helpful, always ensuring we had a fresh cocktail in hand!! The rooftop location was also great - thank you Recess!

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AmberS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Also love going to Recess!! Had never had cocktails there before but they were amazing!!!!

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ClareL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food on the "Feed me" option. Cocktails were divine. Great service. Will be back for sure.

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JohnL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Place was very efficient, service attentive and food interesting and delicious. Duck was a little dry. Lots of local wines to choose so didn't have to supplement the SA, WA or QLD economies.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service was just as good . No delays on drinks or food being served and extremely nice staff

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AMYC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing cocktails and even more amazing service.

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KenD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Caters for varying needs - gluten free, vegan etc - with enjoyable dishes

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GeorgieRT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was great considering the restrictions on number of diners at the moment. Couldn't fault the food or drink - we did the 2 hour bottomless brunch option which was $80 per person for 5 courses and unlimited cocktails/drinks, which we thought was great value. Thank you!

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EmilyS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious food and drinks! Excellent service and great vibe to venue. Have been raving about it to everyone since, I will definitely return!

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Bianca
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every bit of the experience, best range of cocktails and food

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Janine
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Despite the restaurant being subject to covid, the atmosphere was cozy and lovely. The service was great - we were constantly asked if we wanted any more drinks as well as given some tips regarding the menu.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recess Bar & Eats has exceptional food and great ambience! Absolutely stunning every time!

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SallyP
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect selection of share plates for varied tastes. Cocktails are expensive but delicious and worth one treat. Staff very pleasant and informative.

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caitys
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely vibe, delicious food, lovely attentive staff

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Tori
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service with attentive servers! Food came out at a good time and space between each meal.

Food was really yummy perfect portion sizes.

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EmilyW
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. We were 6 people so needed to order the chef's pick however it was so good to try so many dishes I wouldn't normally have picked. Gluten free food and you wouldn't even know it was gluten free.

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun day, nice food and cocktails. Will be back :)

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louie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For our first night out, it was the perfect spot on the roof top. Awesome food and service. Not to mention the best cocktails for miles

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ClaudineA
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Food & Amazing Cocktails
The Bottomless Lunch was Fantastic & can't wait to do it again

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McLovin
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great selection of drinks, excellent service & menu options to cater for all dietary requirements

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LRed
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Impeccable customer service, delicious cocktails, food not quite at it’s usual fabulousness but super attentive to allergies - so appreciated! Definitely recommend and will be back!

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Adsyrocks
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food delivered quickly to our table by attentive and enthusiastic staff. The whole experience was amazing and we will be back again soon!

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LouR
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Recess Bar and Eats, the food and service is always amazing.

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CandiceF
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service, every dish was as great as the next.

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mrt313
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a group of friends and we literally couldn’t believe how good the service was. All of the servers were so kind and friendly. We got the chefs special where food was brought out to us and everything was incredible. Good vegetarian options as well. Could not fault it. We’ll be back!!

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AbbyR
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Will 100% be back. Table service was immaculate as we were never waiting to get another drink; always great timing. Food was so delicious and looked like art on a plate. Thanks guys!

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JulieI
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The last 2 dishes weren’t great but overall we had a good day

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat and drink cocktails!

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HKF13
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, professional service, beautifully presented and tasty food, delicious cocktails.

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WendyG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fully gluten-free restaurant is such a buzz. You don’t have to search through the menu to find something you can eat. But the beauty of Recess is your gluten loving friends won’t know the difference or care because the food tastes so good. They’ve some new dishes on the menu, two of which we tried along with my personal favourite, the fried chicken. All were exceptional. The service was great, the price is always good and it was a great first night out from Lockdown 2.0.

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KristenS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always super lovely. If I could give them more stars, I would.

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TessA
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful cocktails in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Nice selection of tapas/share plates.

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LouiseW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food, service and a wonderful place to catch up with friends. The new menu is fantastic with a great choice of flavour sensations!

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DarcyS
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious gluten free food (hard to come by) and the service was amazing!

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CoreyY
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, can’t recommend enough. We eat and drink here all the time, not once have they disappointed.

FAQs

Recess Bar & Eats offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0419 584 464.

Recess Bar & Eats is rated 4.8 stars by 333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.