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Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba, AU-VIC

Tinamba Hotel

4.8
4.8
1138 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Simon and Tania Johnson have owned Tinamba Hotel since October 2020 and feel honoured to be the custodians of the hotel’s proud heritage as they build upon a vision from previous owners, Brad Neilson, Damien Gannon, the Schoenmaeker and Whelan families.

Using the finest, locally grown fresh produce from local suppliers and working with the most talented chefs in the region is what the Johnsons believe sets Tinamba Hotel apart. The signature dishes deliver a truly memorable experience, served in a setting famously known as Gippsland’s favourite destination dining venue.

From the first-class dining experience within the dining room, lounge and conservatory, to the relaxed atmosphere in the Amba Bar and on the outdoor veranda, Simon, Tania and the Tinamba Hotel team provide the finest example of country hospitality for local and visiting customers alike.

Welcome to your Gippsland local. The award-winning Tinamba Hotel.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–7:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5145 1484
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Kyle Phillpotts
  • Catering
    We offer a full offsite catering service at selected venues in Central Gippsland. Our partners are Mewburn Park (Maffra), Sale Memorial Hall, Amarti (Cowwarr), and Victoria Hall / The Stables (Sale). <br />Contact us and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater your private function Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday orany celebration you like. From cocktail parties to degustation dinners, your imagination is the only limitation.We can cater a small party of 10 guests up to 160 at our beautiful venue. Alternatively we can come to you with or full offsite catering service.
  • Private party contact
    Damien: (03) 5145 1484
  • Area
    Tinamba
  • Cross Street
    Traralgon-Maffra Rd and Tinamba-Seaton Rd Round About
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Modern Australian

  • Gippsland

    Best Overall

  • Gippsland

    Best Food

  • Gippsland

    Best Service

  • Gippsland

    Best Ambience

  • Gippsland

    Best Value

  • Gippsland

    Good for business meals

  • Gippsland

    Good for business meals

  • Gippsland

    Healthy

  • Gippsland

    Great for fine wines

  • Gippsland

    Good for special occasions

  • Gippsland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Gippsland

    Most Booked

1,138 Reviews
  1. ChristinaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From when you first step in the door you feel relaxed and welcome. Food and service are excellent.

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  2. Kazzar

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was lovely, the staff were lovely, but the inside seating was hot and stuffy.

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  3. bretty

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, service was great - casual but friendly and efficient - warm and friendly engagement and the wine is reasonably priced. Definitely recommend for a nice lunch or dinner - definitely worth the easy drive to Tinamba

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  4. CarmelR

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful Restaurant to visit. Nice that staff call you by name. My 2 guests loved to Kangaroo, along with myself thank you Chef. Wellington Shire is so privilidged to has this '13 Hats' Restaurant. I am a regular diner always look forward to my visit an easy cycle along the Rail Trail.

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  5. DavidJ

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience again, this is our favourite restaurant in Gippsland. Food is exceptional and wine variety to match the food is amazing. We would recommend Tinamba to anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion.

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  6. StephB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a joy dining at Tinamba, we can’t wait to visit again.

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  7. AidanH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaintly nestled within the serene ambiance of an old Australian pub lies a culinary gem, offering a fine dining experience unlike any other. From the moment you step foot inside, the charm of the historic setting envelopes you, setting the stage for an unforgettable meal. The menu, a fusion of classic Australian flavors and contemporary culinary techniques, showcases the chef's dedication to quality and innovation. Each dish is a masterpiece, carefully crafted with locally sourced ingredients and bursting with flavor. Complementing the exquisite cuisine is Tinambas impressive wine selection. Enthusiasts and novices alike will appreciate the carefully curated list of local wines, each thoughtfully paired to enhance the flavors of the dishes. What truly sets this establishment apart is its atmosphere. The subdued lighting and room to move seating create an intimate dining experience, perfect for a romantic evening or a quiet celebration. Service is impeccable, with attentive staff who are knowledgeable about the menu and eager to cater to every need. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or simply seeking a memorable dining experience, this hidden gem promises to exceed your expectations. A must-visit for anyone with a discerning palate and a love for fine dining."

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  8. NicholasN

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great company with good food and a lovely environment.

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  9. DonnaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a beautiful day sitting out under the trees. Could have stayed there all day

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish a most enjoyable dining experience had by all 4 couples our host Simon added to a delightful time the menu selection tick tick & delicious… all couples agreed when the opportunity came about would go straight back for another lunch @ Tinamba Hotel…. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  11. SusanP

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per normal, food and service were outstanding.

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  12. AnitaF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent food,attentive staff and amazing ambience.

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  13. SarahH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the food to the service/staff everything was amazing. They also had a large number of GF or GF options on the menu which, as some with coeliac disease, was so nice having more than just a handful of options to choose from. Will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone.

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  14. JennJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the wait staff and kitchen went to extra effort to accommodate our very specific dietary requirements, two coeliacs and one of those with medically diagnosed fructose malabsorption. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and our granddaughter, with no special dietary requirements, enjoyed hers. However both my husband and I suffered unpleasant reactions after we got home. As we both had the same desserts - meringue, described as gf on the menu, and shared a gf bread and dipping olive oil to begin and sides of chips and carrots (of which I ate little but suffered the worst reaction - we can best attribute the reactions to the dessert. Maybe cross-contamination? The actual meal was beautiful. Our granddaughter really appreciated the 'congratulations' board on which she was presented her dessert.

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  15. JayMR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere & wonderful attentive staff. Food was amazing!
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi Jay, Thankyou for naming and noticing the great things we do at Tinamba. We look forward to seeing you back real soon! Regards Tania and Simon

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  16. CathyR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Great service. Simon recommended a lovely wine. Couldn’t ask for more

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  17. Sharon

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Gorgeous hotel, with amazing food. The food was all suberply cooked and presentation was outstanding. We were the only clients in the conservatory, and we did feel 'forgotten' a couple of times. We were there for 2.5 hours for starters and mains for 4. Food took a long time coming....... Apart from that, it was amazing. Yes, I would recommend it to everyone. First time we went, we had really quick service. Slower the second. Would I go again? Definitely!!
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi Sharon, We are glad you enjoyed your food. We appreciate the feedback you have given us and we will discuss this with our staff. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Regards Tania and Simon

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  18. JacquiH

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was beautiful but maybe a little over priced

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  19. michaely

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very sophisticated eating venue. It's rare to find food, service and ambience of this quality in central Gippsland. A very intelligently prepared menu accompanied by an excellent wine selection.

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  20. AllanW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service was excellent. The food was as good if not better than most places we've dine at. Would we recommend this hotel, you better believe we would.

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  21. HelenL

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent but noisier than usual but it was busy!

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  22. AngelaC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My squid was exquisite. My pork was delicious as was the snow pea salad and broccolini. Great wine selection. I love to see local wines on the list.

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  23. GabiZ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food! Great value for money, I’m usually hesitant to buy a steak at a pub but this was just phenomenal! So juicy and tender and all the sides were delicious too. Very nice staff all took care of us.

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  24. MargoS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, a good wine list, and most of all, amazing staff who were obliging and friendly. Thank you all for another wonderful evening.

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  25. Amama

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Don't mind paying good money for good food but the price for the serving size was disgraceful. $16 for one small piece of brushetta, $14 for 2 small pieces of garlic bread and $29 for a cheese board that was the size of a bread and butter plate. I say they are well and truly taking thr p..s out of people. The service and food was great cannot knock that but they really need to reasses the quantity for the price.

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  26. JoanneF

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tinamba Hotel serves the most delicious food, outstanding service & wonderful drinks as well.

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  27. JayneA

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and service. Excellent wine and cocktails. Another great dinner Tinamba. Thank you.
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 12 January 2024
    HI Jayne, Thankyou for your kind review. We always love reading when our valued customers have had a great experience in our restaurant. Regards Tania and Simon

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  28. AndrewB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance is so important to class dining and has that in Spades. Food and services excellent. Allowing Dogs is nice and is progressive.
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 12 January 2024
    Hi Andrew, We are very proud of what we have to offer. Thankyou for commenting on our food and service. Our team all do a brilliant job providing a fantastic experience at Tinamba Hotel for you to enjoy. Regards Tania and Simon

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  29. SteveR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the trip from Melbourne - something different from the norm of dining in the city.
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 12 January 2024
    Hi Steve, Thankyou for your 5 star review and lovely words. Regards Tania and Simon

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  30. CraigR

    Perth

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great Food & Service very good , Jackson our waiter was outstanding
    Tinamba HotelResponded on 12 January 2024
    Hi Craig, Jackson is such a talented hard working waiter on our team. I will share this feedback with him. Regards Tania and Simon

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  31. JanG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch experience, would def return and recommend to family n friends

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  32. angusw

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. 2nd time back. Excellent value for money!! Great service, all the staff knew what to recommend on the menu and what drink to compliment the meals. I love how they experiment with different things on the menu as well. Looking forwards to coming back again and again.

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  33. MargC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant hotel. Absolutely delicious food and great friendly service. Really enjoyed our lunch… can’t fault it.

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  34. Margyv

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous upmarket food at a small town, lovely hotel. The ambience and service was great.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What an outstanding gem in the middle of nowhere! Fab food with seasonal menu, garden to plate focus and excellent cooking. As good as anything you’ll find in Melbourne - but with country prices. We’ll be back.

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  36. RichardP

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very very good. Quail skewers ,lamb cutlet,venison,braised waygu. All dishes beautifully cooked with great flavour. Excellent service. Well worth a visit.

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  37. BrianM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The entire dining experience was splendid! The food was absolutely amazing, the staff were exceptionally attentive, the ambiance was warm and inviting and we look forward to returning in the future!

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  38. CarlyB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The five course tasting menu was excellent. Our waiter informed us of what we would be having and although they were different to the choices I would have made, they all exceeded my expectations in flavour, presentation and variety. I would highly recommend the tasting menu. Service was very attentive and extra bread was given to our whole table for courses it wasn't included with. A wonderful experience in a lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait to return.

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  39. Sancer

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place. Food, spot on, roomy, not cramped. Service, fantastic.

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  40. SamuelJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good and service was great, just would like to see a little more variety on the menu

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tinamba Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 1138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Tinamba Hotel

4-6 Tinamba Seaton Rd., Tinamba, AU-VIC 3859

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Traralgon-Maffra Rd and Tinamba-Seaton Rd Round About
  • Area
    Tinamba
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–7:45 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kyle Phillpotts
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 5145 1484
  • Catering
    We offer a full offsite catering service at selected venues in Central Gippsland. Our partners are Mewburn Park (Maffra), Sale Memorial Hall, Amarti (Cowwarr), and Victoria Hall / The Stables (Sale). <br />Contact us and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    We can cater your private function Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday orany celebration you like. From cocktail parties to degustation dinners, your imagination is the only limitation.We can cater a small party of 10 guests up to 160 at our beautiful venue. Alternatively we can come to you with or full offsite catering service.
  • Private party contact
    Damien: (03) 5145 1484
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