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Get Up Close & Personal With 4 Collingwood Football Stars At Dennys

Calling all Collingwood fans! This is your chance to meet and greet the stars of the game 

Entertainment by Vin and Authentic Autographs & Events Australia are giving Collingwood fans (12yo+) a chance to get up close and personal with 4 of the club’s stars, Jordan DeGoeyBrayden Maynard, Adam Treloar & Peter Daicos! The Magpie Stars will be onstage with interviewer Tom King (Sports Journalist) and taking questions from the audience in a one-off evening, “Collingwood Crew“.

Following the Magpies boys, Comedian Dave O’Neil will take to the stage to provide plenty of laughs. Raffles & a memorabilia auction will be held on the night, with photo opportunities also available.

4 lucky groups (first in, best dressed!) will have the opportunity to host a table alongside one of the stars, please see ticketing options for details.

Please note: This is STRICTLY a no-sign event (for personal items). Memorabilia will be available for purchase on the night for Magpies collectors who wish to take home a piece of signed Collingwood history.

As parts of this event may be of an adult nature or involve course language, tickets have been limited to children 12 years and over. Children MUST be accompanied by a paying adult.

Get your tickets or purchase your table online here


Mother’s Day at Dennys Kitchen Geelong

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Dennys Kitchen with our Festa Della Mamma. 

Celebrate the matriarch in your family, whether that be your mother, grandmother or if you’re lucky enough your great grandmother!

On Sunday 12th May you can enjoy a Dennys 3 course, set menu feast for $48 per person. We’ll even raise a toast to your mamma with a free arrival Prosecco to make her feel extra special! $12 Kids menu available for children under 12 years old.

Booking times are 12pm, 1:00pm or 2:00pm and you can secure your table for 2 hours per sitting.

Check out our menu below:

3 Course Menu with your choice of….


Garlic Pizza w/rosemary, fior di latte & mozzarella

Traditional Bolognese Arancini w/aioli

Salted Cod Fritters w/caper salt & aioli

Calamari on chilli, garlic & parmesan dressed rouquette


Pumpkin Risotto w/sage butter, spinach & goat’s cheese

Beef Ragu w/rigatoni pasta & parmesan cheese

Bakes Barramundi w/Borlotti bean salad

Chicken Maryland w/Sicilian caponata


Limoncello Meringue Tarts

Italian Donuts


Enjoy Dennys Kitchen’s Italian inspired cuisine, the best Italian inspired restaurant in Geelong! We are open for Mother’s Day for all the families.

Book ahead to ensure you have your Mother’s Day lunch plans sorted!

Reserve your table online here


International Women’s Day

Interview with Head Chef Kelley Adamo

International Women’s Day is dedicated to women around the world and is a celebration of the great success of women along with remembering the voices of many women that go unheard and who continue to be dominated from securing their rights and realising their full potential.

The objective of Women’s Day is to express love and gratitude towards women’s’ contribution to our lives and society. It honours the power and struggles of women who have broken all barriers and reached the pinnacle of success in every sphere of life.

As part of the EMC Group Geelong, Denny’s Kitchen proudly boasts a workforce with 60% of the supervisory and management roles held by women, ten years ago – this was only 10%!
We love to celebrate International Women’s Day each year across our venues. We recently chatted with Head Chef Kelley Adamo – whom is at the helm of Denny’s Kitchen. We asked Kelley about her thoughts on International Women’s Day.

What does International Woman’s Day mean to you?
Its the celebration of the achievements and advances of all women across the world.

Can you name a women in your work place that has been a mentor or inspiration? why?
Sonya, our Financial Controller at EMC Group – she is always supportive and helpful with teaching me how to do my job better, she helps me fix problems and teaches me how to look for them myself!

If you could have dinner with any woman – living or passed, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Michelle Obama – I would want to find out if she is like what they say in person!

What do you think is the most pressing issue for women in 2019?
Pay gap and 100% equality for women.

Valentines Day at Dennys Kitchen

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Sweep your Valentine off their feet with a quick bite to eat!

Keep it simple for Valentines this year and enjoy our $25 for 2 courses deal along with an arrival Presecco or Peroni before heading out to enjoy a show, movie or walk along the waterfront!
Whether it be a show at GPAC, a movie at Village Cinemas or just an amble around Geelong and down to the waterfront, Dennys Kitchen is ideally positioned for dinner and then time to enjoy the offerings around Geelong. Feel free to drop in for a wine or cocktail with friends too.

Enjoy Dennys Kitchen’s Italian inspired cuisine, the best Italian inspired restaurant in Geelong! We are open for Valentines Day for all the lovebirds.

Book ahead to ensure you have your Valentines Day dinner plans sorted – reserve your table online here


Authentic Italian Inspired Drinks at Dennys Kitchen

As you may know, at Dennys Kitchen Geelong we pride ourselves on being ‘autentico italiano’, you obviously already love our traditional Italian food, but you may not have tried some of our Italian inspired drinks. If vino is your thing, our wine list is the perfect balance of local and imported direct from Italy. One of our most popular drops is the Luccarelli Primitivo, produced in Puglia, Southern Italy, this luxurious and aromatic red has lush cherry, vanilla, spice and star anise notes. The Primitivo is paired perfectly with our Rigatoni Ragu, Pescatore or any tomato based dish. If you are after a white, then go no further than the Paolovino Pinot Grigio. This gorgeous light wine is from the opposite end of the boot, all the way up in the Veneto region (the province Venice is located in). Crisp acidity and citrus fruit flavours mean the paolovino is the perfect match for seafood or pasta, think our Grilled Atlantic Salmon with roasted root vegetables or Pan Seared Scallop entrée.

Now if wine isn’t your style, look no further than our range of delicious cocktails. There is the classic Aperol spritz, with its zesty orange flavours deliciously balanced with bubbly prosecco you can’t go wrong. Our October ‘Cocktail of the Month’  the Lemon Meringue, takes its inspiration from the Italian staple of Limoncello. Limoncello is a lemon liqueur famously from the south of Italy, made from only the zest of Feminello St Theresa lemons. Traditionally served chilled as an after dinner digestivo, we have created our Lemon Meringue around this beloved Italian icon. If you are after something a tad stronger, the Negroni is an old favourite. Considered to be Italy’s most iconic apertivo, our signature Negroni is one part Bombay Sapphire, one part Martini Rosso, one part Campari garnished with a twist of orange peel in an ice cold Old Fashioned glass.

These are just a few of our favourite Italian inspired items on our ever expanding drinks list. Keep a look out for new and exciting things to come in the new year!

What should you have for dinner?

What should you have for dinner?

It’s the question that graces our lips almost daily. Whether you are cooking at home or out for dinner, it can be the hardest decision we make some days! If you’re going out for dinner because you can’t be bothered to cook tonight, its someone’s birthday, a romantic date night or simply because you’re having a little bit of a “treat yo’ self” moment, the answer is two words: Dennys. Kitchen.

Why? Well for starters there is our brand new Spring/Summer menu (but you are probably already pretty keen for that). Inspired by Italian street food and the light modern twist we’re known for, we really have something for everyone and definitely something new if you are looking to broaden your horizons. If we haven’t already won you over, let us treat you to not one, but two courses of from our extensive selection for $25. It seems too good to be true, and frankly we can’t believe it either but we couldn’t think of a more fantastic way to showcase what we’re proud to do here at Dennys!

Whether you love an Arancini entrée with your Herb Encrusted Lamb or a Semifreddo to top off the Handmade Three Cheese Ravioli there’s no way you can go wrong. Not to mention the endless combinations of courses that will have you coming back to try everything else on the menu. With a new cocktail every month invented by our very own talented bar staff, refreshed locally sourced wine list and the atmosphere for any occasion.

Here at Denny’s we’ve certainly got you covered! Although we can’t guarantee the decision of exactly what to get off our menu will be any easier, we can assure you nothing will be the wrong choice. If all else fails with the tedious decision making that perplexes us all when dinner time comes around, just ask our amazing staff! Seriously. These guys would eat here every day if they could… come to think of it they have been known to take advantage of the two for $25 on rare nights off from serving all you lovely folks!

A New Menu at Dennys Kitchen

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Just as the warmer weather means sun, sand and surf to Geelong and the Bellarine, to us all here at Dennys it means a world of possibilities. A shiny new delivery of ideas, fresh produce, seasonal ingredients, cocktails, and experimentation…

It’s that time of year again! A New Menu at Denny Kitchen! The weathers warming up, the days are longer and everything seems a little bit brighter. Something else you might’ve noticed is all your favourite haunts in Geelong exhibiting their new ‘spring/summer’ menus like they’re Versace with a new collection.

Well, it’s probably no surprise but here at Dennys we’re well and truly on the seasonal menu bandwagon too with a New Menu at Dennys Kitchen. I know what you’re thinking; well, I don’t really but I’m guessing it’s along the lines of “if it’s not broken…” or “CAN I STILL GET NONNA’S RAGU???”.

Don’t panic, our famous Ragu isn’t going anywhere just because the cold weather has left us. The question does remain, why are we changing (if I may say so myself) the rather delicious menu we’ve had for the last three months? To be honest, it’s because we just really love food!

Hell, we’re even totally revamping our wine list because were just that excited! The inspired Kelly Adamo (Head Chef), along with Jen (the mind behind our mouth-watering buttered popcorn and salted caramel panna cotta), Bobbi and Jed, has created our new menu which is the perfect blend of Geelong and sunny southern Italy. Think beautiful locally sourced seafood, handmade pasta and the zesty citrus twist of an Aparol Spritz or our current ‘Cocktail of the Month’: Lemon Meringue Martini. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the Amalfi Coast without even leaving our historic bluestone surrounds.

Father’s Day in Geelong

Dennys Fathers Day Geelong

Planning a special Father’s Day lunch for Dad this year? We are located in Central Geelong and have the perfect day planned for you and the whole family!

Dennys is the place to be this Fathers’ Day as we celebrate Dads’ all over Geelong and beyond with an abundance of awesome food and delicious wine!

Our incredible chefs have designed our freshest and most moreish menu yet, so why not spoil Dad with our set menu lunch option? Accompanied by a complementary Peroni!

We’ve even got his gift sorted with a Dennys Kitchen gift voucher to suit any budget in mind!!

Does this sound familiar…

You: “I’m hungry.”

Dad: “Hi hungry, I’m Dad.”

Whilst you might all be shuddering with distaste at all the dorky Dad jokes you’ve heard (or maybe admiring at how funny you are), this one is still by far our favourite ‘Dad joke’ of all.

It’s that time of year again, Father’s Day—a day to remember all the burnt sausages, flannelette shirts and botched home reno projects. However, I feel like Dads cop a fair bit of flack when it comes to the first Sunday in September, and we don’t give it as much meaning as it ought to.

Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad. Our Dads taught us respect, accountability and hard work. They taught us everything from how to tie shoelaces and master that footy kick! In fact, we can thank our Dads for being the voice of reason in our heads when we are about to do something a bit risky. We can thank our Dads for what and where we are today.

And on that note, sit back and relax! We’ve got the day planned for you so, enjoy our hospitality whilst taking a moment to remember all the things that Dads have done for all of us.

Thanks Dad, we love you!!

Father’s Day Lunch at Dennys Kitchen

Set Menu: $48pp

Enjoy a long, leisurely lunch grazing on our favourite dishes.

Two sitting times to choose from – 12.00pm or 2:00pm

Bookings essential.