Recess Bar & Eats

4.7
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204 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.

Special Offers

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: 24 October 2019

Ends: 22 March 2020

Availability: Fri-Sat 12:00-14:30

What 204 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LW
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 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 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and delicious cocktails served with a smile

CK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, amazing food and service. Highly recommend.

BT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 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!

BR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The food was tasty but there was not nearly enough, it actually became a bit of a joke. Bottomless means unlimited and to receive ONE arancini ball each, ONE piece of chicken, ONE tiny piece of saganaki was laughable.
The service by the owner was terrible. You could at least have a smile on your face and pretend you want to be there.

KW
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty and varied food offered with the Chef’s selection and delicious cocktails. Our waiter for the night was very friendly and offered an opinion when asked. Have been recommending to friends and am looking forward to my next visit

LP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, food and service. Also, really good vibe

LR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The beef cheeks were definitely a ‘standout’ dish in our order, full of flavour and inventively presented. I also enjoyed the crisp and delicious spring greens as a side dish . Lovely, helpful staff!

AR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place so much, as someone who can’t eat gluten all the food is gluten free and amazing! Also the cocktails delicious.

R
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Quick, efficient service but could have been a bit friendlier. Food was 3/5. Chicken not very flavoursome, but the dipping sauce was nice. Music volume was quite loud for lunch time and not many people dining at the time.

AA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, seasonal, great variety and all gluten free. Service attentive and perfectly timed

A
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with some very tasty cocktails.. highly recommend for a cute date or catch up with friends 😀

D
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

They catered for my vegetarian/vegan requirements even though it wasn’t listed on the menu. Lovely food. A fun night.

SM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A great vibe and awesome place for a drink upstairs first followed by dinner downstairs.
I didn't love the high tables with stools - a bit squishy.
The 'feed me' menu was great but we waited nearly 50 mins from our first course (1 piece of saganaki and an arancini ball each) to our second course.

KM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for having us! My partner and I had the feed me option and loved it! The salmon was our favourite. Bar staff and ambiance was great

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service and great atmosphere

MM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!
Great food, Great vibe, Great service.
Attended for a birthday dinner for my recently diagnosed Coeliac daughter.
What a delight. Attentive staff, great Gf food ( didn’t think it was possible)
The sparkler on the desert was a nice touch.
Great job boys.

SM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food left us speechless it was so amazing!! We will definitely go back and have already recommended it to friends and family.

A
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Lovely food. Apart from the pork belly, the pork itself was dry.

B
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was on point, except when we asked for no dairy products and it was overlooked on each of the dishes.

MZ
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! The service, the food THE COCKTAILS!! Everything was perfect.
Thankyou for a wonderful night

OS
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

A great restaurant with beautiful food. The atmosphere was great and all the wait staff were lovely, friendly + accomodating however one waiter was cold, unfriendly + didn’t appear interested. We had a few questions about the food but appeared to be an inconvenience to him, for us to ask. But overall a good experience and will return.

WB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recess is amazing!! It was my first time there but won't be my last!! Staff are friendly and welcoming. Food is to die for!! Everyone needs to try the cauliflower Mac & cheese it is beyond amazing!
We were there for the Saturday night show it was really entertaining!! We had a ball.
Highly recommend Recess!!

CR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love eating at Recess. Food is delicious, staff are fab, it's comfortable and good value.

KW
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food Very understanding staff (needed to be gone within the hour NOT A Problem at all)
magnificent Cocktails

GH
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had no expectations as had never dined there before, we shared 4 different dishes for mains and two for desert, they were well presented and really tasty.

BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service - will be back!!

BC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

A great venue for food and drinks with family or friends . Delicious food and a good range of beverages.

NM
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the whole experience. We will be back soon

EW
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recess bar is definitely somewhere I will be taking my friends and family to impress them.

CS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A pre footy meal, great service, delicious food, great wine choices, buzzy atmosphere, and we got out with time to get to footy.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great experience and found it value for money. The menu seemed a bit short

P
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We had heard such good things, but the vegetarian options were all very tasteless and bland. Nothing special unfortunately. Must be better for meat-eaters?

B
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome atmosphere the food was Amazing. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

JE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Whole menu is gluten free. Tasty food too. Thank you.

BH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The entire kitchen is GF!! It doesn’t sacrifice flavour to accommodate the dietary requirements!

RF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and it was great. Bartender and wait staff were sweet, food and drinks delicious! Definitely will be going back and bringing friends and family with.

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Great food but the background music was too loud and for our group of 6 meant that we struggled to have a conversation

JW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a coeliac I loved the food and choices. Yum. Will b back

DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our meal at Recess. Will be back again soon!