Recess Bar & Eats

4.7
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267 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

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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.

Bottomless Lunch $80 per person

Dine in
Jul 4, 2020-Nov 28, 2020·Sat 11:30-14:00

Includes 5 courses of food + 2 hours of beer, wine, mocktails + premium cocktails from 11.30am

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.

Bottomless Lunch $80per head

Dine in
Jul 5, 2020-Nov 29, 2020·Sun 11:30-14:00

Includes 5 courses of food + 2 hours of beer, wine, premium cocktails & mocktails

Seating times 11.30am & 2pm 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.

What 267 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LivW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love recess bar and the atmosphere there. We didn't eat but our cocktails were amazing and staff were great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Cocktails, Great Food and The Staff Were All So Attentive And Friendly.

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Emily
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gnocchi was outstanding, our cocktails (we sampled numerous) were delicious, and dessert cinnamon doughnut was delightful! A fantastic dining experience, staff were prompt, professional and gave fantastic advice. Highly recommend.

AM
AMYC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food and service at Recess. Thank you.

CT
CocktailTaster
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and delicious cocktails, nice lighting

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YvetteH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a 5 courses, and bottomless cocktails. Such a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Food was delish!

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KarenW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, a glass of punch was Brought over as soon as we sat down. Food & drinks continued to flow for two hours. It was amazing.

BJ
BronteJ
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service! Cool place with nice atmosphere. Perfect spot for bottomless brunch

PB
PhillipB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is delicious and as it is gluten free. wow

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service
Great food
Well be a returning customer

JT
JosieT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely Venue, service was lovely, nice and warm. The food was slightly smaller than i thought for the price, But it was tasty and great selection to choose from. dessert wasn’t amazing, but overall a lovely night, nice venue and great service! Thank you

BB
BriB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and cocktails. The whole vibe in the place is great. Will definitely go back!

AR
AlyshaRose
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, food, cocktails. Overall a great atmosphere

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AmandaL
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, lovely ambient space, impeccable service. My favourite place to eat in Geelong.

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Nina
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place....great friends.....great food!!

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EvaB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Made what was otherwise a stressful day... into a wonderful evening with my partner. Loved the Ambience, the cocktails and the food!

MT
MT82
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place to catch up with friends. Great food, cocktails, service and ambience... the staff really look after you.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was a lovely, attentive young man.

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Jeanette
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, it was fantastic! Very smooth booking. Friendly, energetic staff.

BM
BindiM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is delicious & caters to dietary requirements. Cocktail menu is limited compared to what it used to be but still are all really fabulous. Service is always of an exceptional standard. One of my all time fave places to dine. Such a vibe

DH
DebH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as always..entire menu is gluten free. Friendly staff 😊

JK
JaclynK
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful meal selected by the chef. Would highly recommend.

BP
BethP
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything! Loved it. Great food great service

JM
JennyM
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great staff great feel.
Such a fun venue with beautiful food and staff you can trust with recommendations

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AshS
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My absolute favourite venue in Geelong- food is consistently amazing, and perfect for sharing so you get to try lots of flavours. Cocktails are also excellent, staff are friendly and efficient, can’t wait for our next visit.

CE
ClaireE
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every bite was melt in the mouth. Delicious! With a warm and friendly atmosphere.

KS
KristenS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. A winning option for a catch up with friends

MM
MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KG
KayG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

BC
BelleC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service
Staff friendly and approachable

KG
KarlG
1 review
Dined on 11 March 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...

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SharonS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BENJA
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Fantastic cocktails accompanied by some delicious share plates.

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EbonyS
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

GC
GeoffC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

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SandraO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 15 February 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!

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KaylaA
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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AdrianM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 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.

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MONIQUE
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

AD
AnnaD
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Recess Bar & Eats is rated 4.7 stars by 267 OpenTable diners.

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