The Independent Gembrook

Modern industrial fit out with a warm interior.
available upon request
1 main room, 2 side rooms


The Independent Gembrook was once an old car garage. In 2014 it was converted by owner and chef Mauro Callegari to a restaurant and bar. The Independent Gembrook can be found at Puffing Billy’s last stop – Gembrook. A place for locals and out-of-towners to meet and enjoy our seasonal Argentinian menu.

The building is modern with an exposed pitched roof and wooden décor, giving it a homely feel.

DINING SPACE – The dining space offers natural lighting, with its large windows with tree-lined views. It’s a generous space, seating up to 125 guests. The space offers flexible seating options allowing seated events, stand up functions and Weddings to be versatile and unique. The main dining room has a large long bar positioned to the right, with an open kitchen towards the back of the room.

PRIVATE DINING ROOM – It’s a great place for corporates to meet and entertain in this 24-seat private dining room, complete with a curtain for privacy.

FRONT BAR SECTION – This room is located adjacent to the bar. It’s a lovely space with floor to ceiling windows and offers great ambience as it is located nearby to the bar and main room.  Maximum capacity- 19 guests.

OUTDOOR COURTYARD –  There is a large outdoor courtyard which is utilized for Wedding ceremonies and canape and drink service throughout an event. The courtyard is green with herbs growing in the garden.

DRINKS – The bar offers 5 tap beers, (including The Independent’s own Lager on tap). Wines are from nearby producers, as well as other popular wine regions throughout Australia, and a handful from Argentina.
The kitchen can cater for most dietary requirements and can customize menus upon request.
The restaurant is loved by the locals. Service is warm and welcoming, and the food is from the heart.
Venue Facilities:
  • Catering
  • Conference
  • Dance Floor
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Generator
  • Kid Friendly
  • Licenced Bar
  • Outdoor Entertaining
  • Photobooth Friendly
  • Power
  • Power Generator
  • Tables and Seating
  • Wait Staff
  • Water
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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    The Independent Gembrook
    79 Main Street
    Gembrook 3783 VIC AU
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    Wed + Thu from 5.30pm Fri - Sun 12pm till late