The Independent Restaurant & Bar
- 79 Main Street, Gembrook, VIC, 3783, Australia, Australia
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- Phone contact
- +61 3 5968 1110
- Email contact
- [email protected]
- Cuisine type
- Opening hours
- Wednesday - Sunday 12pm Till Late
- Corkage fee
- No BYOB policy.
The Independent is a casual restaurant and bar found at Puffing Billy’s last stop- Gembrook.It’s 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. It is open for Lunch and Dinner, Wednesday to Sunday, with the bar and kitchen remaining 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 majority of the menu can satisfy the needs of many gluten free and vegan diners. The building is modern with white walls and an exposed pitched roof, with wooden décor giving it a homely feel. The dining space is well lit with natural lighting, its large windows offer tree lined views. It’s a generous space, seating up to 130 guests, plus outdoor seating. There is also a cubby house for the kids to play in when they visit. The bar offers 5 tap beers, (including The Independent’s own Lager on tap), and most wines are from nearby producers, as well as other popular wine regions throughout Australia, and a handful from Argentina. This restaurant is loved by the locals. Service is warm and welcoming, and food is from the heart. It’s a great place for corporates to meet and entertain in the 24 seat private dining room. The venue is also available for large exclusive functions, aswell as Weddings.
About The Independent Restaurant & Bar
Cash and major credit cards accepted.