Tinamba Hotel

4.8
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358 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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
What 358 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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SP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would definitely recommend Tinamba. Just a few small issues kept me from giving five stars. So many small things were done so well. The freshly made butter and the meringue dessert, amongst the many beautifully prepared and presented dishes, were a standout for me. Keep it simple, and do it well. 1/2

E
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and friendly staff who are happy to have a chat. The food was AMAZING! Well worth the money and such big portions.

FR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our group found it a very comfortable place to catch up with old friends who all enjoyed the presentation of delicious local produce. The dining room was quiet & relaxing , the staff were attentive & considerate. The lunch menu provided many tempting choices.
Tinamba Hotel is not far from Sale but was worth the drive from South Gippsland.
Looking forward to next time

OT
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been numerous times and meals and service very good and a change to the menu as well .Highly recommend this place for quality meals.

SE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we go to the Tinamba Hotel we are never disappointed, we take our children with us and they are brilliant with the children so long as they behave!!! Can’t wait to come back again!!

J
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service my favourite place to dine

SK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely place to celebrate Valentine’s Day - great meal, great service.

LD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Half of our entree was missed, wrong beer bought out and it was old

R
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely superb and the service was as good as you see at a 2 hat restaurant. What a wonderful day.

ED
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is an outstanding dining experience with great ambience and service.

LN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AS always my partner and I enjoyed a delicious three-course meal accompanied by a very good, local wine.
The taste combinations in each course were diverse and beautifully matched, topped by very appealing presentation of food.
Food proportions were most generous and the owners, as well as our waitress, interacted with us in a friendly and helpful manner.
It was heart-warming to see the dining room full to capacity for lunch, with guests returning to this very special dining venue in the aftermath of the East Gippsland fires.
We look forward to our next visit.

YD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a really lovely experience at Tinamba. A great catch up place with girlfriends or a lovely date with the hubby 😊

JT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinamba is our favourite place to take visiting friends. The food and service is always top notch! Damien and Brad are the perfect hosts...true professionals but always welcoming and friendly. Can’t wait for our next visit 👍🏻

BE
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with family visiting from Melb. Maffra cheese souffle is just the best and oyster shots were devoured by the boys! All mains were perfectly served - good portions and all ingredients complemented each dish. Will try to make more regular visits as fires are affecting number of visitors to the area.

KT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food and service. A true asset to the region. We'll be back!

WO
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were amazing, friendly and helpful. The building itself is beautiful, very tastefully decorated lovely feel to the whole experience. Would definatly recommend it to everyone.

AA
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant as usual, and you impressed our visitors from Adelaide who are quite fussy!!

RB
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beutiful dining experience. The service was attentive, the food was great and the place amazing.

JC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always amazing. Well presented & fresh: full of flavour. Service is amazing

HM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined there 3 times. Once for dinner and twice at lunch, the meal has been amazing every time. I would highly recommend Tinamba Hotel to anyone

MH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our meal at Tinamba Hotel was a beautiful way to celebrate daughters 30th birthday. Superb food, generous serving and artistically presented. Only criticism was waitress removed moctail glass a little prematurely. Drink was so nice we needed to savour the last sip!!
We had driven long distance to dine and meet with family. At no time did we feel pressured to leave or rush our meal. Thankyou so much for a beautiful experience that we all enjoyed and will recommend to our friends.

SR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great hospitality. We really enjoyed our lunch with interstate friends.

KR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to celebrate my birthday! Have been looking forward to dining here & wasn’t disappointed. Will definitely come back and recommend coming here to anyone looking for a delicious dining experience in a divine location that is not impacted by fires! 👍

AH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We have wanted to go since it opened with new owners. Very disappointed . Great service nice surrounds.
Ordinary menu ordinary food. Just pub fare. nothing to say anything good about.

GS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Deliciously Outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we all went the 3 courses for $45. Fantastic value and the food was very tasty. Service was friendly. Lovely lunch had by all.

T
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall good experience, we did have croquettes for entrée and they were a bit cold/frozen still but overall was amazing and would definitely go back

RH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious meal, beautifully presented. Excellent value for money with their two course special.
A real find in little Tinamba!

JW
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely girls get together lunch at Tinamba hotel that was 2 courses plus a drink! Wonderful friendly service and beautiful surroundings

B
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have been to Tinamba a number of times. Fantastic food and service. Extensive wine list with local choices as well. We can’t wait for our next visit

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the food and the ambience plus the opportunity to chat with the famous owners.

DB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

great service and good food! we enjoyed our celebration

MC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an excellent meal and service. Would highly recommend this wonderful restaurant to all, especially for a special occasion.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

PC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service from the moment you walk in the door was first class

h
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food around very impressed with the service the ox cheek was amazing 5 stars all around

KR
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A wonderful destination to share a very happy birthday with family. Highly recommended.

K
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An Amazing experience as always, wonderful food and exceptional service

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent knowledgeable staff. Food was Devine. The setting is perfect.

NK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love, love, love this place. Never had a negative experience here, always a great one.