Recess Eats Downstairs
Tuesday – Thursday from 5pm & Friday, Saturday from 11:30am.
The whole interior can only be described as lux, from the pressed tin ceiling, to the stunning geometric pendant lights to the gold feature walls and neon signs.
Come in for Dinner and sample our Chefs Selection for $55pp and let us deliver a banquet of mouth watering flowing food.
15% surcharge applies on public holidays
Dining with friends and looking to play a little harder?
Then take us up on our newly added ‘Bottomless Lunch’ available Saturday’s 11:30 & 2pm only with 2 hour sitting duration.
Receive 2 hours of Cocktails, Sparkling Wines and Tap Beer PLUS 5 Courses of food! Booking are essential with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 20 people per booking. $80 per head.
Bottomless Lunch $80 per a headA$80.00 per person
Multiple dates availableIncludes 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
w/ gherkin aioli
Slow Roasted Pork Belly
w/ apple, fennel + cabbage slaw, plum compote
Spanish Style Prawns, Chorizo + Mussels
w/ tomato, leek, cider + crusty baguette
Wonderful service, great food and the cocktails were amazing! After dinner downstairs finished, we moved upstairs to the bar and it was great fun. Would recommend 👍🏽👍🏽
The staff at Recess were absolutely fantastic. I loved my bottomless lunch! No shortage of amazing drinks and yum food.
Perfect for a few drinks and delicious food
Delicious food in a very nice setting. Try the chefs selection it was yummy
Amazing service . Incredible food. Great atmosphere. Just exceptional.
Absolutely delicious food, and beautifully presented. The variety was wonderful and made for great sharing plates. A restaurant we will definitely highly recommend and we will be back!
Disappointed with the wait staff, we felt we were imposing with one particular waitress who had forgotten our drink order with no apology. We certainly did not feel welcomed by some staff throughout the reservation. It’s a shame to dine at a venue only for the food, it should be overall!
We were asked to leave at the completion of our 2hr window to allow for the next booking however we noticed another table (obviously very settled on our arrival) were not asked to leave. Contradicting???
We did the bottomless lunch. Cocktails were delicious and food was incredible. Will be back
Once again the food was absolutely unbelievable!!! Cocktails were delicious and service was fantastic.
The background music was a little loud and hard to talk at times.
But apart from that is was a fantastic night out for us mumma's. 😁
Never disappointed! Always a wonderful experience.
Delicious food, friendly service and food came out super quick!
Great venue, little chilly sitting at the back with draft coming from the back room. Loved the food, but as a share (as it says in the menu) really not enough for two. Staff were great!!
We went to celebrate a birthday, the service and food was spot on. We had the seared scallops, arancini balls and the braised beef cheek. So yummy.
Amazing venue! Friendly staff! Tasty food! Awesome cocktails!
What a fabulous afternoon we had. The cocktails were great and the food was really good. The service was excellent and we never had to go to the bar to order as they saw our glasses near empty and came over to get our next order.
Recess never disappoints! I have visited many times and always have an amazing experience here! The food is devine and cocktails even better! See you again soon!
Great food & friendly service. As a coeliac, it was lovely not to have worry about what I could & couldn't have from the menu as everything is gluten free, they even have a GF beer. And the non-coeliacs in our group loved it too!
Great food, great service, we love going to recess!
We had the chefs tasting plate. It was excellent, but the beef cheeks will have me coming back again.
It was fabulous and the food was amazing.
Superb food, fantastic service and the cocktails were absolutely amazing. Such great value for money. Always love coming to Recess.
Look the service was ok, the food portions were small a made it awkward to share between 4 people.
The lighting is so dim, that it made it hard to read the menu and the noise from upstairs is so loud you can’t hear you friends talking over dinner..
Overall we were disappointed
Outstanding service, amazing food and such a great understanding of our dietary requirements. Every staff member was a stand out and we couldn't speak more highly of our dinner.
Fantastic food and being totally gluten free was amazing
Delicious food, cocktails and great service.
Thank you Recess for a great night- See you again soon!
Wonderful food, very tasty and unique. Great ambience.
Fantastic night out. Everything was amazing. Good food, great service, fun atmosphere.
I am lucky to have such a great Gluten Free Option here in Geelong.
We love the food and the service.
Definitely a regular spot.
The best food in Geelong! Always a great vibe and good cocktails.
We enjoyed ourselves, great service, friendly staff, great food. Thank you
Amazing food, great venue. Wait staff amazing our first visit there a month ago and this time also good service.
It was so lovely to have a menu with gourmet and a variety of vegetarian dishes. The service was very cheerful and professional. Loved the atmosphere lots off group's of very happy chatty people. As older persons we thought we might struggle with hearing each other, not a problem. So pleased too that they had chairs as well stools for seating. Come and enjoy
Delicious food, plenty to choose from. Lovely service too!
Came here for dinner with my partner last Saturday. Place was busy and was good to be out again! Food was delicious, we got the fried chicken, gnocchi and pork belly and shared the donut for desert and every dish was great. Big cocktail list as too! With the bar upstairs it is quite loud. Service was fast and friendly.
Great food, great service, great night!!! Would highly recommend
Daughter coeliac - so great to be able to relax and not worry about the menu or her becoming ill .
Will make it a regular haunt.
Food was delicious and good size for sharing. Will return soon.
Could not recommend Recess highly enough! It’s always great to find a place which caters so wonderfully for a coeliac.
There were some delays in getting our meals and the staff were absolutely lovely and so apologetic about it.
And the quality of food more than made up for the wait time!
We had a great time. I would definitely recommend Recess to friends. The only tiny thing is that my partner eats A LOT and while the food was delicious and I had less than half, my partner was still hungry.
Always have an amazing experience here!
Food is absolutely delicious, great selection of cocktails & wines.
Staff are always exceptional and have great banter & recommendations on food/drinks.
We headed upstairs after dinner to watch the amazing Miss Jay! I'm so glad we went up there, turned into a bloody 10/10 ripper night including making random friends, good laughs and some cheeky shots! Will forever recommend Recess!
Recess Eats Downstairs is rated 4.8 stars by 452 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.