Tinamba Hotel

4.8
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424 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 424 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.7
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

beautiful food, great staff and lovely atmosphere

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AshG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service such a beautiful spot to eat

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HelenO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous service, sensational ambience. You cannot go past the Tinamba Hotel as a premier Gippsland foodie heaven destination!

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RitaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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ConnieC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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KirstyR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Attentive and friendly customer service. A great experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, and the food was top notch.

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MeaganH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb menu!
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 🙌

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MarceBD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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!

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Never disappointed with this special place.

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NeilR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. The venue is charming and beautifully restored.

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Redned
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Abundant charm, serene atmosphere, warm hospitality.

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Winenot
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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RMac
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, divine setting, delightful service. A+

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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GeorgiaM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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BrianE
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Ajit
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, lovely ambience. One of my favourite restaurants. Will definitely be back and highly recommended

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Book now. Book now. Book now.......what are you waiting for?

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent, was great to get out for a quality lunch

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Erin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Love this place!

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OmNomNomGeelong
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we have been the meals never disappointed as the are so bloody good. Had the parm Wednesday night and was delicious 😛.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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EmmaH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Tinamba didn’t disappoint. Absolutely delicious food with service and ambience second to none. Looking forward to my next visit.

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ConnieC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MB
MelB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AnnieP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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KayleneE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding. Fabulous food, awesome ambience, love the new decor, social distancing done excellently. Can’t wait to return. And the oyster shooters were A1

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JohnC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Regular
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful food served by attentive and friendly staff. Lovely space if a little quiet due to socially distanced tables. Would thoroughly recommend.

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MonicaB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always.
Great new menu, wonderful service

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CameronH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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CalvinD
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Over all a very good dinning experience .
Good wine list and interesting dishes , will be back .

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LeahH
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another fantastic experience at the Tinamba Hotel. Outstanding food, matched beautifully with suggested wines, terrific ambience. Can’t wait to go again, thanks guys😁

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AndreaH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Once again a fine dining experience without being stuffy. Great service , food and the best champagne cocktails

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GregS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual everything was perfect ❤️❤️❤️ Can’t wait to our next visit .

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Tinamba Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

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