Best Known For

Mejilla de Vaca: braised beef cheeks, pickles and potatoes.

About The Independent Gembrook

A lively hot spot in Melbourne’s outer south-east dining scene, The Independent Gembrook is well loved by loyal locals. Housed in a fully restored historical building on Main Street, the spacious eatery boasts high ceilings and a fully open plan kitchen with a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a range of tap beers and wines from boutique wineries, before indulging in an exciting menu which draws influence from Argentinean Chef Mauro Callegari’s background. Start with the highly addictive Vieiras – lime cured scallops, shallots, green chilli and spiced salt; before devouring Cordero - slow roasted Gippsland lamb shoulder, carrots, chilli, coriander, peanuts and a side of smoked paprika chips with pecorino. Be sure to save room for a dessert of chocolate pot, with orange marmalade and puffed rice.

Location & Map

79 Main Street, Gembrook 3783 VIC - See Map

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Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Eftpos

Seats: 130   Chef: Mauro Callegari  


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 11:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 130 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (5)


Always great food and excellent service. Our favorite spot.


The Independent was jumping last night! Great food, great atmosphere and amazing staff.


Beautiful food a culinary experience. Great service good for families or couples. Fantastic environment. I would highly recommend


We had an amazing times. We are locals and are so happy to have The Independent open... Fine dinning in a relaxed atmosphere...


Fabulous food cooked with love, served by friendly staff. I can't wait to eat there again!