The Independent Restaurant and Bar

Great food is about family and friends.

The team at The Independent have created a menu inspired by the seasons, the best local ingredients and Argentinean heritage. Argentinian head chef- Mauro Callegari, grew up in Argentina and learned the secrets of cooking at his mum’s restaurant. Callegari developed a passion for food that’s influenced by Spain and Italy and combines Creole and North African flavours.

The Independent is a casual restaurant where you can savour contemporary Argentinean food in the beautiful setting of the Dandenongs and Yarra Valley.

We hope you enjoy the experience.

Trading hours: 

Wednesday and Thursday from 5.30pm and Friday - Sunday 12pm - Late.  

The Independent is also open for large group bookings and special events.

Please note the restaurant will be CLOSED for a Winter break. 

CLOSED from 5pm Sunday the 16th of July. 

REOPENING 5.30pm Thursday the 2nd of August.