Tinamba Hotel

4.8
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299 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 299 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the best place to dine in all of Gippsland, we’ll worth the travel and the food was amazing

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entree and main dishes were lukewarm, not hot to our liking ,stoneware plates should be pre-heated before dishing out.Staff service was excellent.

DD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastic service! We are planning to return again.

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

thank you for a lovely dinner and hospitality - Joanne

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, using local produce, great service, always an enjoyable dining experience

MO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

NB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were return patrons and will return again,,,enough said.
Our friends enjoyed everything.

JN
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LN
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

GA
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

SE
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!!!

T
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and ambience, this place never disappoints.
Always love coming back whenever I’m back in Gippsland.
Mark.
Beaumaris

J
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

excellent cuisine with a new zealand friend for sunday lunch

MB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic night, food was amazing, steak was cooked to perfection!

ME
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

GW
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food especially the e tree tasting plate. Excellent service. Loved the ambience of room and location

GS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Finally somewhere where the food is high class and the room noise is low

KN
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Have been here before and love coming back, delicious food, had a minor problem with new staff but love it every time

TW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

IP
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

SV
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food was amazingly delicious. Overall we had the perfect dining experience. Would highly recommend.

HM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

B
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious

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!

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

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

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.

PR
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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

Excellent service and all round great place to impress guests

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.

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.

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.

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

Delicious!! A beautiful setting for a beautiful meal.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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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