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The Hotel stayed in the family until 2009 when Brad Neilson & Damien Gannon purchased it. Brad & Damien both were born and raised in Gippsland. Brad born in Traralgon and Damien in Tinamba.
They owned Neilsons Restaurant in Traralgon, which they sold early in 2008. After a short stint in St Kilda, they returned to Tinamba, taking over the Hotel in May 2009 and immediately closed it for renovations.
After 3 months of hard work, the Hotel re-opened on August 22, 2009
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Taste of Maffra Cheese
Date Paste, Croutons
Slow Braised Pork Belly
Soy Lemongrass Glaze, Sticky Rice Cake Carrot Puree, Bok Choy Prawn Salad
Pan-Fried Ricotta Gnocchi
Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, Confit Tomato, Roast Fennel Eric's Olives, Lamb Demi-Glace
Absolutely amazing experience every time we dine with great staff
Once again we enjoyed an excellent meal at Tinamba Hotel. The service is impeccable and the overall experience is second to none. Damien and Brad are always attentive, professional and so welcoming. They even ensured that one of our party whose 80th birthday we were celebrating, was presented with a beautifully decorated dessert and they both sang happy birthday to her! Lovely memories which will have to last us until we return, as soon as we are able.
What a wonderful experience. The staff are amazing, so welcoming, fun and sincere. The food was to die for - every course a taste sensation. Sunday lunch is highly recommend 😀
beautiful food, great staff and lovely atmosphere
Amazing food, drinks and service such a beautiful spot to eat
Amazing food, fabulous service, sensational ambience. You cannot go past the Tinamba Hotel as a premier Gippsland foodie heaven destination!
From the moment you walk in you have have a wonderful experience being welcomed by the front of house.
Could not fault service the delicious found. Great value for money. We will definitely be returning.
Our experience was absolutely fabulous as always. We recently took 4 other guests and my return visit only 2 weeks later with 2 other ladies was equally as exceptional, beautiful venue, tables well spaced according to COVID 19 regs, service exquisite & food was amazing, THANK YOU Tinamba Hotel.
Fantastic food. Attentive and friendly customer service. A great experience overall.
Fantastic service, and the food was top notch.
Seasonal produce used exceptionally well and grown in their own garden!
Beautifully renovated inside & extremely comfortable with adequate social distancing measures in place.
Staff are a delight, it’s my favourite place to lunch on a Sunday 🙌
Interesting menu, very innovative and creative. Great service and lovely ambience. Went for lunch, must also try dinner. Very cosy and you are welcomed by very professional and smiley staff. Really enjoyed the wines offered, great local and international selection. Cocktails looked great, must go back to try! Dessert looked amazing!
Absolutely amazing food and service. Never disappointed with this special place.
Wonderful food and great service. The venue is charming and beautifully restored.
Abundant charm, serene atmosphere, warm hospitality.
The updated decor is divine. The new menu is one you want to work through. The produce, cooking and service was as fine as always.
Delicious food, divine setting, delightful service. A+
One of the best dining experiences in the area. The food was simply amazing, compliments to the chefs! Beautiful ambience and decor. Friendly and efficient staff, service was great. The owners such warm and welcoming hosts, you should be so proud of this beautiful restaurant.
Have been several times and always look forward to going again. Beautiful food, often resembling works of art. Service is friendly and impeccable, it really is overall top notch on all fronts. It's a bit fancy but laid back and very reasonably priced.
Tinamba never disappoints. The welcome is warm and friendly, with the food consistently high in quality. One of the few Restaurants’s around that provides a fine dining ambience
Fantastic service, great food, lovely ambience. One of my favourite restaurants. Will definitely be back and highly recommended
Book now. Book now. Book now.......what are you waiting for?
I really enjoyed the meal, as did my family. Good size meals with fresh and tasty ingredients.
I did suggest with the duck ragout to have some crusty bread slices to mop up the gravy at end of meal.
Excellent, was great to get out for a quality lunch
Amazing food and service as always! Love this place!
A surprisingly good meal located in a very small town not far from Sale and Maffra. An amazingly good steak. I don't normally go for steak, but this was 20 hour sow cooked and then flame finished, so it was well worth it. The prawn dumplings were very good too. Probably the best food for a long way around. Great to see someone trying to gastropub in the regions.
Every time we have been the meals never disappointed as the are so bloody good. Had the parm Wednesday night and was delicious 😛.
The new lunch menu is something special. The old pre-COVID lunch menu was always excellent, however, the new post-COVID one is one out-of-the-box. We dined with another couple who had dined there with us on three pre-lockdown lunch occasions; they were also full of praise for the food and service. We have dined there on many occasions with friends of family and the ambience, service, attention to detail, the wine and the food has always been great. The new menu could be said.... "to gild the lily".... they leave us needing to come again, it is that good. Congratulations to Brad and Damien, you and your staff have excelled yourselves.
As always Tinamba didn’t disappoint. Absolutely delicious food with service and ambience second to none. Looking forward to my next visit.
We have been here several times and have always received a fantastic welcome, great food & wine, as is the service and very pleasant ambiance, we had two guests with food allergies but their needs were perfectly attended to, I try and choose something different each visit to Tinamba and I have never been displeased.
Excellent food and service
The new menu and decor was a nice change and it is great to see that the excellent standard of food and service has not been at all compromised. Always a great night out!
Outstanding. Fabulous food, awesome ambience, love the new decor, social distancing done excellently. Can’t wait to return. And the oyster shooters were A1
Incredible menu - literally could have had everything on the menu. Fantastic food - fantastic service and incredible value! And had a wonderful stay at the Happydays motel next door - we weren't going anywhere in a hurry after all that great food and wine!
Beautiful food served by attentive and friendly staff. Lovely space if a little quiet due to socially distanced tables. Would thoroughly recommend.
Tinamba Hotel never fails to deliver. Our meal was so delicious, the service friendly and we were recommended to have the slow cooked lamb shoulder, and boy it was good.
Absolutely amazing as always.
Great new menu, wonderful service
No better place anywhere! We’ve lived in 5 states and dined at most of the nation’s finest over the past 20 years, and ‘th’ wins gold for us! Love the new look too.
Over all a very good dinning experience .
Good wine list and interesting dishes , will be back .
Another fantastic experience at the Tinamba Hotel. Outstanding food, matched beautifully with suggested wines, terrific ambience. Can’t wait to go again, thanks guys😁
Tinamba Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.
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