Tinamba Hotel

4.8
274 reviews
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Modern Australian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
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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SC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday with family. The menu choices were hard to make, as everything appealed, so we each had a different dish. The food was to die for! We all had 2 courses, but my husband and I added a dessert to share, as they sounded so delicious. Great atmosphere—we liked that the staff came around to make sure everything was great. My cousin from inner city Melbourne said this was the best restaurant she’d been to in ages—some praise indeed. This was our third visit and it certainly won’t be the last!I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Thanks, Tinamba, for making my birthday so special!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, attentive service, beautiful ambience. 10/10 would recommend

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AC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, good quality food at a good price. Lovely and passionate servers, all round a delightful lunch.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambience, lovely food and wine, great service and reasonably priced. Will be back.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and all round great place to impress guests

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to Tinamba about 6 times in the past 4 years.They nail it every time .Awesome place for a special meal.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service. We had Sunday lunch and all the food was sensational. I would highly recommend and I’ll definitely be back again.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Each year this group meet at the Tinamba Hotel and each year we are are not disappointed. We are always a noisey bunch when we first arrive with hugs all round and an extra person or two to throw the numbers out. But the staff are wonderful and accommodating. Nothing ever a bother.
This is why we keep coming back, it’s the perfectly flavoursome food, the relaxed atmosphere, the accommodating staff and the great value for money. We love it.

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MR
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious!! A beautiful setting for a beautiful meal.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and great service. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A welcoming & warm venue for a lazy Sunday lunch. A gem in Gippsland.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

As always excellent. The ambient light was quite low, and whilst this might be a personal choice it was a little dark. Maybe have different sections lit differently. Just a slight on an overall wonderful experience.

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JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Tinamba Hotel is always an excellent place to take special friends and visitors to the area as I know they will be very impressed with the experience.

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CN
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great dining experience ,wonderful ambience and a lovely way to spend a Sunday

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GP
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
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
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
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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