Melbourne's Best Meat: The Gem

Tell us about the Pit Master's Plate. The Pit Master Plate showcases the best of our American style bbq and represents great value for punters by choosing four meats and three sides for only $45 per head. It’s perfect for large groups as it’s served on platters for a sharing-style banquet leaving everyone full, satisfied, and very happy.
Which meats usually get picked for the plate? Most people usually choose the brisket, lamb shoulder, Texas chook and chopped pork as it gives you four different flavours of meat and is a good balance. The brisket is always chosen as it’s the king of bbq and every good bbq joint worth their weight should have good brisket. We would love people to have a go at the beef cheek and pork belly, as they’re both as delicious as all the other offerings.
Where do you source your meat from? We use local butchers in the Collingwood/Fitzroy area, which can vary from time to time, but is always of a great quality and high standard such as Black Angus, Sunpork, Berkshire Pork and Cape Grim to name a few.
What music can we expect while enjoying the Pit Master's Plate? The Gem has a variety of music for your listening pleasure and on Fridays and Sundays we welcome DJs and live bands in the front bar. Friday nights you can expect surf bands or more garage style rock ensembles and on Sundays we showcase some of Melbourne’s best western swing, country and New Orleans style blues bands.

Find The Gem at 289 Wellington St, Collingwood.