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
Simply the best place to dine in all of Gippsland, we’ll worth the travel and the food was amazing
Entree and main dishes were lukewarm, not hot to our liking ,stoneware plates should be pre-heated before dishing out.Staff service was excellent.
Delicious food and fantastic service! We are planning to return again.
thank you for a lovely dinner and hospitality - Joanne
Beautiful little country hotel with amazing food. Would definitely recommend the Squid and Beef Cheek. Everything bought out in a timely manner by the wonderful and knowledgeable staff.
Excellent meal, using local produce, great service, always an enjoyable dining experience
I have been to the Tinamba Hotel several times. I travel to Tinamba often for the dog shows in Maffra. We have always had a wonderful experience and this time was no exception. I chose the eye fillet, cooked exactly to my liking. Thankyou for a lovely evening.
We were return patrons and will return again,,,enough said.
Our friends enjoyed everything.
Lovely birthday present from best friend we had lunch. My friend had the twice baked soufflé and we both had pork for main absolutely delicious. Couldn’t resist Tinambo Affo the best we have had without alcohol. Friendly courteous and efficient service.
Will definitely be back
As always our meal was delicious and beautifully crafted. Everyone on our table was more than happy with their menu choices and appreciated the fresh seasonal produce used.
Love this hotel! It never disappoints whenever I dine there. Great for just a couple or a group. Food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming and helpful
Tinamba Hotel is well worth the trip from Melbourne. Make a day of it and take a Sunday lunch, we had an amazing set course lunch with friends visiting from Brisbane and catered well for the kids. Be warned that it is popular, so plan your day in advance.
Cannot rate Tinamba Pub more highly one of the most amazing dining experiences we have had, food was exceptional, as was the service!! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Beautiful food and ambience, this place never disappoints.
Always love coming back whenever I’m back in Gippsland.
excellent cuisine with a new zealand friend for sunday lunch
Another fantastic night, food was amazing, steak was cooked to perfection!
This was our first visit to the Tinamba Hotel and it did live up to its’ name.
Easy to find, plenty of parking and the service was excellent. Great menu, presentation and quality of food was amazing. This was a dining experience where nothing was to much trouble and we were never rushed or felt like we had to hurry up for the next booking.
We will definitely return.
Delicious food especially the e tree tasting plate. Excellent service. Loved the ambience of room and location
Finally somewhere where the food is high class and the room noise is low
Have been here before and love coming back, delicious food, had a minor problem with new staff but love it every time
Having not been to Tinamba for a while, I was impressed as I always have been. We had a lovely time, and the rest of my party were as happy as I was. Thankyou.
Lovely welcome on arrival and seated promptly. Menu explained well and complimentary drinks arrived promptly.
Entree took no time to be served and was well presented and delicious . Main was blue grenadiere and chicken saltinbucca both served at a good temperature, well presented and again delicious. For our last course we choose the cheese board featuring Maffra cheese. Plenty on the board to feed 2 despite it being for one with oodles of bread, nuts and other assorted nibbles. Attention to detail by the proprietor to drop by the table to wish us both a happy anniversary.... thanks Damien. Well worth the trip to eat at this fine establishment.
Great service and food was amazingly delicious. Overall we had the perfect dining experience. Would highly recommend.
The Tinamba Hotel is an excellent dining experience, would recommend to anyone. I will be returning and will bring along my whole family to enjoy.
Great service and the food was delicious
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!
Lovely food, attentive service, beautiful ambience. 10/10 would recommend
Amazing, good quality food at a good price. Lovely and passionate servers, all round a delightful lunch.
Beautiful ambience, lovely food and wine, great service and reasonably priced. Will be back.
Excellent service and all round great place to impress guests
Have been to Tinamba about 6 times in the past 4 years.They nail it every time .Awesome place for a special meal.
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.
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.
Delicious!! A beautiful setting for a beautiful meal.
Beautiful food and great service. Will definitely be visiting again soon.
A welcoming & warm venue for a lazy Sunday lunch. A gem in Gippsland.
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.
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.
A great dining experience ,wonderful ambience and a lovely way to spend a Sunday
The usual high standard has dropped. Food was cold, bland & boring. Also the room was cold.