Everything we do at The Independent is influenced by my own heritage, travel experiences and a childhood spent in Argentina.
Illustrations by Mauro's father, Jose Callegari
In Main Street Gembrook, an hour South East of Melbourne’s CBD, a modest door leads to a spacious dining room with an open kitchen and sounds of tango.
The heritage listed building was once a motor garage. Its retro-industrial interior -designed by Gordon & Henry Architecture- is the setting for chef-patron Mauro Callegari’s modern Argentinian cuisine. His Argentinian, French and Italian roots are exemplified in his menu, most of which is sourced from nearby growers and suppliers.
"Great food is about family and friends. At The Independent I have created a menu inspired by the seasons, the best local ingredients and my Argentinian heritage."
Consider us to host your next event
Customised Argentinian menu
Caters to special dietary requirements
Cocktail and seated options available
Large garden courtyard available throughout event
We offer flexible areas to host your next event
Private Dining Room 16-27 seated, 35 standing
Front Dining space 10-16 seated
Front bar section 19 seated, 35 standing
Exclusive use of venue 125 guests seated or standing