Recess Bar & Eats

4.8
352 reviews
$40 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • 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.

Bottomless Lunch $80per head

Dine in

A$80.00 per order

Starting Sep 26, 2020·Sun 11:30-14:15, Sat 11:30-14:15

Includes 5 courses of food + 2 hours of beer, wine, mocktails + premium cocktails - 11.30am & 2 pm seatings only

2 hour limit commences at the booking time 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.

Late Night Drinks

Dine in
Starting Jun 26, 2020·Fri-Sat 20:30-23:00

Bookings after 9.30pm 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.

What 352 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome value , nice comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely be back

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evem
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff. Love visiting with my friends, ambience very good

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KateN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Music could have been a bit quieter.

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KateF
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We bought take away for a special occasion during lock-down, and were so impressed we promised ourselves to visit Recess once we were allowed to dine out again. It certainly did not disappoint - we loved the sharing plates, and the cocktails were amazing!! The service was friendly and attentive. Loved this dining out experience and look forward to visiting again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. Was excellent!!

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the Chef’s tasting menu. All dishes were amazingly presented and equally delicious. Cocktails were just a beautifully presented and tasty.

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FelicityE
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of us is no dairy and they were more than obliging to accommodate. Can't wait for covid restrictions to ease so we can eat and drink that bit longer

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JessicaK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most wonderful time at recess. As someone who has worked in customer service in the past, we were so impressed with Jordan's impeccable, friendly and very professional service- will be back again for sure!

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Crowls
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The buttermilk chicken is a must! As is the pork belly. Yum.

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CaroleB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Awesome bottomless brunch, service was excellent!

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rells
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience1

It is a lovely setting and food is divine but HATED the volume of music. Didn’t expect to feel like I was in the middle of a nightclub while at eating suck amazing food!!! A shame because I need the gluten free cuisine 🥺 DJ and restaurant is an ODD mix

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SabrinaL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so absoloutly loved the menu, food, service, drinks and the time. It’s was absolutely perfect.

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lisa
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing prompt service from all the boys working that night
Happy to give recommendations and never left me to long with an empty glass

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PrueB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service. Thanks for bringing a bit of normal to our ‘new normal’

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really great night especially our daughter who is a coeliac and she could eat everything.

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GILLIANV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, service was amazing. Highly recommend.

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FoodyfromOz
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food., made even better that everything was gluten free! Certainly ensures that you can enjoy the evening, not being concerned about whether the kitchen has a real handle on what gluten free cooking really means.
Terrific service and really great vibe, we recommend Recess to everyone and will be back.

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Kelsey
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A place full of character, smiling faces and wonderful menu. Have added Recess to my top 3 Geelong restaurants! Thank you to the lovely staff for their guidance of the menu and spectacular cocktails. Loved every minute being there 😊

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LindaT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service.
Will definitely return again

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Amber
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
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 on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

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Sinem
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
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
2 reviews
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.

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 352 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.