Tinamba Hotel

4.8
260 reviews
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Lunch
The Tinamba Hotel was first Established In 1874, over the years there has been many changes, The Schoenmaeker family purchased the business from Eric & Carol Whelan in 1987 and added the large function room and renovated the bistro.
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
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GP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The usual high standard has dropped. Food was cold, bland & boring. Also the room was cold.

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SC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous welcome and professional service. Food was all amazing and great value. The decor was interesting, with plenty of room. We’ll definitely be back....I want to try the entire menu!

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j
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very warm and inviting atmosphere and topped off with amazing food.

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TP
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fine Dining at it's best, overall a great experience, worth the trip.

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely meal with 8 friends. The service was efficient and unobtrusive. The meals were generous and beautifully prepared and presented. Gorgeous old pub with a lovely enormous dining room with small areas for more intimate dining. I would certainly recommend this place.

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RW
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Thank goodness for Tinamba Hotel. The only place in the district where a family or friends can be assured of great food, friendly staff and a comfortable ambience.

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BT
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding dining experience- great food, service and ambience.

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BD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Pleased with both meals m& service... have booked another table for 4 for Wednesday 17th April

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KJ
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most amazing night. Our food was cooked to perfection and we appreciated the soup sampler. The gaytime cocktail was delicious. Iv already told everyone at work about it and we are planning trip.

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S
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the complete package. Seating was well spaced and the decor was lovely with a mix of old and new. Service was excellent with each course well spaced. Enjoyed all the dishes and would definitely go again when in the area.

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GA
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The perfect venue for our special, commemoration lunch. Excellent service, outstanding food and an environment that lends itself to memorable dining. A total delight.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

When celebrated my daughters 21st Birthday and everyone absolutely enjoyed it. The food and service was amazing and the staff very friendly and happy to help with special requests. Definitely worth the drive and highly recommend for special occasions or just a treat for yourself. The value of the food was also amazing. Thank you 😊

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DP
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food as per usual, booked online with ease. would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great meal. will be back again and would recommend to all.
fantastic service to top it off.
DP :)

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MS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Lunch specials provide a great choice. Always worth a visit.

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BA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This hotel or should I say restaurant would have to be so close to 5 stars its not funny. I fully understand why people travel great distances to indulge in the gourmet food an superb ambience.

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M
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. wide range of very tasty dishes on the menu, gluten free friendly, attentive and friendly staff

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HD
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our lunch experience was nothing less than scrumptious, staff friendly & helpful, ambiance just delightful.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

OMG amazing, what a wonderful experience the food was to die for the atmosphere was fantastic, the staff spot on and the food oh my just so delicious.We can’t stop talking about our experience. thank you Thank you Thank you

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great ambience and tasty food for our Sunday lunch,
Individual entree taste plate was popular for our table of 9, likewise the dessert quartet.

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BQ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, great value and fabulous customer service !

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MO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place! Consistently delishes and delighful to visit.

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JK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Was a good night out. Power outage was a bit unlucky. Food was nice. We will be back.

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MC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic experience. The food is fabulous and the service is so friendly and welcoming.
Well worth the drive. If you enjoy excellent food, wine and service Tinamba Hotel is the place for you.
I couldn't recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back.

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R
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to dine, ticks all the boxes for us. Well worth the drive.

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D
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great lunch at Tinamba, certainly value for money.

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DD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, with lots of time to talk and enjoy

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MR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in an ambient and enjoyable environment. Would recommend!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good quality food with obvious effort in preparation. Excellent presentation. Great taste using local ingredients. Would love a buttery herb / garlic type sauce with scallops for entree. I think you may have had something similar in the past but realise this may be dependent on supply.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined here on Australia Day while staying in Maffra for the long weekend for a wedding.
The wedding was catered for by Tinamba hotel and the food was absolutely divine!! (The chicken mouse profita rolls with salted caramel were hands down the best thing I’ve ever tasted!!)
Based on such a delicious wedding menu we booked dinner for the following night and to our expectations were not disappointed.
What a gem this place is,a truely fine dining experience with delicious food! Well done!!

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FV
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I would recommend the Tinamba Hotel without hesitation. I took friends from Melbourne there for Saturday lunch. I sometimes refer to my friends as food snobs. They know a good thing. They loved the venue and raved about the food as did I.

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R
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food, impeccable service and great atmosphere. Loved everything

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IT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hotel provides consistently high quality food with excellent service and to enjoy in a dining room with a wonderful ambience.

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MS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food, good service in a quiet, pleasnt room. Easilly the best choice in the area.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Tinamba Hotel and was not disappointed. Extra friendly staff, very professional service and the service first class. I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends. The food was presented beautifully so my congratulations to the chefs. Thankyou for a special meal on our 24th wedding anniversary. Cheers

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A unique Gippsland ding experience .Never dissapoints!

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W
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second visit to the Tinambo hotel and we were not disappointed. Excellent cocktails followed by a super meal. I would love the recipe for that delicious complimentary leek espresso. The cheese souffle was a winner as well. Overall exceptional.

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JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful meal once again, service, food, ambience was impeccable, this is one day of the year my mother and I look forward too.

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PK
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolute visual and gastronomical delight - and the service was impeccable. Everyone must visit Tinamba Hotel at least once.

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P
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Tinamba hotel is a beautiful elegant and calming feel venue for any special Occassion. The food was amazing. Presentation,10out of 10 with hospitality service to match .

Defaintly worth the trip from Bairnsdale and Taralgon

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B
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and as usual the food was brilliant.. we were there with family from interstate who are food lovers and they were very impressed.. special thanks to our waitress who went out of her way and took our family snap shots.. always a pleasure to dine at this great restaurant!

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