At a Glance
A modern, airy restaurant and bar just a hop, skip and a jump from Melbourne.
Filled with unique rustic charm in a heritage listed building, with a retro-industrial decor
Family style dining with long wooden tables to enjoy the amazing Argentinian food
Gembrook is a small town in Victoria, only 54 kilometres (34 mi) south-east of Melbournes CBD
Ceremony- 40 - 125
Reception- 16- 120 Guests seated banquet style.
Set in the heart of Gembrook, take in the gorgeous greenery and warmth the venue has to offer.
Rustic Meets Modern Industrial Charm
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.
Local, Argentinian and rest of the world wines can be found on the beverage list. There is a garden courtyard to enjoy tapas and cocktails with a play area for the children. Front windows frame the timeless view of J.A.C Russell park and Puffing Billy’s Gembrook Railway platform.
The latest collection of paintings by Mauro’s father – Jose Callegari - are hung on the walls throughout the restaurant. Artworks by Gembrook artists - Sue Jarvis and John Krzywokulski complement the contemporary atmosphere where architecture, art, food and wine creates the experience.
Your Perfect Wedding
The Independent Gembrook you can truly make your wedding your own- ensuring no two weddings are the same.
With the ability to design your own menu with our talented Head Chef Mauro Callegari and your dedicated Event Coordinator, Jessica Zamora, you can ensure the Modern Argentinian food will be one of the highlights for your guests.
You will have exclusive use of the venue, inclusive of the outdoor courtyard, meaning you can create a truly unique and personalised environment that showcases your couples style.