Tinamba Hotel

4.7
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321 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 321 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An Amazing experience as always, wonderful food and exceptional service

LS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Twice baked cheese soufflé was a hit. Terrific value for money. Damian and Brad were excellent hosts and made our lunch very enjoyable. Linda

m
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch,really enjoyed the whole experience,food was delicious.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing vibes, quality food, reasonably priced. I’d definitely come back

LH
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

No wonder you have an excellent reputation and are always seem heavily booked. The meal was superb and we were both very impressed with the latest trend in food presentation. The attention to detail was outstanding.
Thank you for making our night so special!

PM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. Will definitely be back!

TP
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

the menu was not the same as online menu. disappointing!
the table service especially drinks was not professional. glasses were carried individually to the table.why not a tray. the cheese plater was old, dry & stale.

JT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinamba is our favorite place! The food never dissapoints and the staff are always friendly, efficient and approachable. Damien and Brad are the perfect hosts with no request being too much trouble. It rivals any big city restaurants we have been to and the drive there (for us is just over an hour) is never too far. Excellent value for a top class meal!!

GH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinamba is the restaurant we enjoy going to when celebrating special occasions & when entertaining friends & relatives outside the area. Love the food & service. Thank you.

J
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

a great experience for our NZ visitors of good aussie food and service

BH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding. A variety of foods to enjoy and loved the tasting plates! Although my main of chicken parma did seem to be overcooked everything else was brilliant. Thank you once again for a fantastic dining experience.

BB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinamba Hotel never disappoints. We had an amazing meal and special birthday treatment.

VR
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was delicious, cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.
Service was excellent but all staff.

BM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The Tinamba Hotel never disappoints. Service always spot on, good menu with something to please everyone, use of local produce also to be commended.

TC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Fabulous ambiance. Fabulously friendly. Fabulous decor. No need to guess that we had a fabulous lunch. Such a gem for our area. Thank you.

SM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely meal and amazing service... we were unfortunate to be seated next to a loud group who killed the ambience a little. Especially given that the restaurant was only 1/4 booked, a little distance between couples and groups could have been arranged

F
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the place lived up to its long held and deserved reputation.
Bloody marvelous.

MB
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service excellent food cannot fault anything

CB
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous as always. Attentive service without being overbearing

KB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely greeting on arrival, time to have an aperitif before others arrived. Excellent service, delicious meal.

NM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

thank you for a lovely dinner and hospitality - Joanne

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

JN
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

excellent cuisine with a new zealand friend for sunday lunch

MB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

ME
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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