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Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong 100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats is a gluten free restaurant in Geelong, with a contemporary eatery downstairs and vibrant bar upstairs.

gluten free restaurant Geelong   

All food is marked gluten free on the menu and there are lots of tempting choices, with a mixture of share plates and larger plates with a number of sides. Vegetarian and vegan choices are noted.

gluten free menu Geelong

We started with the three cheese arancini which were presented beautifully and tasted great, particularly with the apple and walnut, but we both thought the whipped beetroot tasted bitter (that said, beetroot is a bit of a love it or hate it food!).

We shared two mains – the buttermilk fried chicken and Vietnamese duck salad.  The fried chicken is the closest thing to KFC I have had as a coeliac in Australia and is something I miss being able to have if the mood strikes. The salad was delicious and refreshing.

To have a choice of desserts was a treat and I had to try the cinnamon donut served with lemon curd and coconut ice cream.

gluten free desserts in Geelong

It is a big dessert and could easily be shared, but I managed to polish it off on my own and really enjoyed it.  I hadn’t tried coconut ice cream before, but it paired nicely with the other flavours. The ice cream serve was huge and I could only manage about a quarter of it. (The smaller picture above shows the donut without the ice cream.)

My husband enjoyed the (very pretty) twist on an Eton Mess, with raspberries and pistachios.

We visited on a Saturday night and it was very busy in both the restaurant and the bar.  The bar upstairs had a couple of groups of twenty-somethings and it was pretty noisy but had a good social vibe.  The outdoor balcony/beer garden is also on this level which is a great spot when the weather is good.

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Recess Bar and Eats and will definitely visit there again when in Geelong.  They also run music and other events upstairs, so check their Facebook page for anything that is planned.

Recess Bar and Eats is also featured on the Geelong 100% gluten free listing, along with some other great options in Victoria’s second city.


247 Moorabool Street, Geelong VIC 3220   Phone: (03) 4222 6978
Wed-Sun midday-late


Recess Bar and Eats is also included in these other listings which may be of interest.

100% gluten free Geelong Coeliac Australia accredited restaurants

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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