The Independent Gembrook

Restaurant and Cafe

The Independent is a casual restaurant and bar found at Puffing Billy’s last stop – Gembrook. It is a food hub – with menus designed by Argentinian chef, Mauro Callegari. Produce is sourced as local as possible, for guests to enjoy a seasonal sharing menu.

Mauro’s dishes are influenced by his upbringing in Argentina and passion for Spanish, Italian, Creole and North African flavours. The Independent offers a $58 set menu for lunch and dinner which is designed daily by Mauro, Manuel and the kitchen team sourcing seasonal produce available to Gembrook.

The Independent is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm and Friday to Sunday from 12:00pm til late. On Thursdays and Fridays the bar and kitchen remain open all afternoon, pleasing locals, families and visitors to the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley. Favourite dishes are the suckling pig and slow roasted lamb shoulder, however the majority of the menu can satisfy the needs of many gluten free and vegan diners.

Make your reservation today via the website or by calling the number provided.


Alfresco/Outdoor Dining Argentinian Bar Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Disabled access available Food & Wine Fully licensed, No BYO Non Smoking Private Dining Area Savour Australia Plate Rating Suitable for Functions Wheelchair access

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