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The Gem Bar & Dining Room

Average price $45
8.4/10
44 reviews

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The chef recommends...

MARGHERITA - Napoli, Fior Di Latte, Basil, Parmesan (V)
$26
PEPPERONI - Napoli, Mozzarella, Salami, Jalapeño Honey
$28
BRISKET - Bechemal, smoked Scamorza, 12hr low n slow Brisket, Kimchi, Habanero Mayo
$30

Ratings & Reviews

Very good
8.4/10
based on 44 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.2/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Allionna C.
    Allionna C.
    • one review
    5/10

    We went to Gem while Arturo was there in early Jan. We never received our food, even after an hour of waiting. The wait staff were lovely though, and the place has a great vibe.

  2. Lisa P.
    Lisa P.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love this place! The staff are extremely friendly and very attentive! The food was excellent! Annnnd the music was everything...a like minded soul can truly appreciate! It’s a tick in all the right boxes for me!

  3. Kirsty B.
    Kirsty B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    This place truly is a gem. We had a fabulous night here. Decided to book on a whim for fathers day for my husband due to their unique advertising on Instagram and great reviews. When we arrived I must say we were a little skeptical however we were instantly warmly greeted and taken to our table. The service was 10/10 and the food was amazing. We had a great night and plan on returning soon. Make sure there is panna cotta next time please....

  4. A A.
    A A.
    • 255 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent and eclectic

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 282 reviews
    8.5/10

    Delicious food and plenty of plant-based options.

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    9.25/10

    Great meats from the smoker

  7. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    10/10

    We had a group of 9 friends catching up. Our server was amazing, she remembered everyone's orders, remembered peoples drinks, was managing our table and all other tables all by herself and she did a fantastic job. 100% would dine here again.

  8. Amanda R.
    Amanda R.
    • one review
    9/10

    We ordered the pitmaster sharing platter and it was great. Delicious and plentiful.

    The Gem Bar & Dining Room

    Howdy Amanda, Thank you so much for Dining at the Gem. We will let the Chefs know how much you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to having you back in no time! Many Thanks The Team at The Gem Bar

  9. Kellie J.
    Kellie J.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    My chicken was well over cooked but the potato gems were amazing. Glad we tried and while the stuff were amazing, won’t be coming back.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 257 reviews
    9/10

    Tasty food, good music and great service!

  11. A A.
    A A.
    • 246 reviews
    9/10

    Food was great and service was excellent. Would definitely go back

  12. Hunter B.
    Hunter B.
    • 19 reviews
    8.75/10

    We've been to The Gem a few times now, and every time has been excellent. The BBQ first and foremost, as well as the attentive, friendly service, plus the bonus of live music in the bar area and the quirky western and rockabilly ambience, make this a perfect spot for events like a family birthday party (upstairs), or dinner with friends (meat sweats/food coma guaranteed). Every time we eat there, we say "We need to come back here more often ... and eat slightly less," which is a great sign.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 254 reviews
    5.5/10

    Good value , but not the best BBQ restaurant in Melbourne

  14. Susan C.
    Susan C.
    • 16 reviews
    10/10

    This isn’t my first time here and it won’t be my last! Great pub and the best Texas bbq around!

    The Gem Bar & Dining Room

    Hello Susan, Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Gem and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful day from the team at The Gem. :)

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    5.5/10

    The dining area was very small.

  16. Ann D.
    Ann D.
    • 2 reviews
    8.75/10

    Food was outstanding and the service was on par. We went there for a family get together and loved it. I would highly recommend and suggest you bring your appetite!

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 249 reviews
    9.75/10

    I love the brisket here

  18. Kate T.
    Kate T.
    • 9 reviews
    6.25/10

    A nice little place, the staff is very nice and approachable, great happy hour deals too

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    8/10

    Food great loved the brisket

  20. Henrique T.
    Henrique T.
    • one review
    8.75/10

    Food & service excellent. Vegeterian options were available, surprising as its an American BBQ place

More information

How to get to the restaurant

289 Wellington St, 3066, Collingwood, Australia

Directions to get there

Collingwood, Melbourne North East

About the restaurant

Unpretentious dude food

Way before the American style BBQ or ‘dude food’ became a ‘thing’ there was Gem Bar and Dining, who imported a custom made klose pit from Houston, Texas to ensure they were delivering the most authentic Southern style cuisine. This unpretentious and customer focused venue has gained a reputation for serving up some of the best low and slow BBQ food in Melbourne. Since opening in 2012 the Gem has been attracting diners for birthday bashes, family get togethers and quick mid week meals. Remaining true to the classic pub staples, the Gem dishes up things like sliders, Southern fried chicken, BBQ meats and sides, as well as steak and other pub classics like beer battered fish and chips. Whether you’re a carnivore or vegetarian, the folk at Gem Bar will have something to suit. Be sure to check out their specials and deals like ‘The Gem Birthday special’ whereby if you dine with 10 or more people the birthday boy eats free. As if that’s not enough, you can also catch live gigs here too.

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