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
The service from the moment you walk in the door was first class
The best food around very impressed with the service the ox cheek was amazing 5 stars all around
A wonderful destination to share a very happy birthday with family. Highly recommended.
An Amazing experience as always, wonderful food and exceptional service
Excellent knowledgeable staff. Food was Devine. The setting is perfect.
Love, love, love this place. Never had a negative experience here, always a great one.
Twice baked cheese soufflé was a hit. Terrific value for money. Damian and Brad were excellent hosts and made our lunch very enjoyable. Linda
Had a lovely lunch,really enjoyed the whole experience,food was delicious.
Relaxing vibes, quality food, reasonably priced. I’d definitely come back
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!
Fantastic meal and service. Will definitely be back!
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.
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!!
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.
a great experience for our NZ visitors of good aussie food and service
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.
Tinamba Hotel never disappoints. We had an amazing meal and special birthday treatment.
The meal was delicious, cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.
Service was excellent but all staff.
The Tinamba Hotel never disappoints. Service always spot on, good menu with something to please everyone, use of local produce also to be commended.
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.
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
Once again the place lived up to its long held and deserved reputation.
Excellent service excellent food cannot fault anything
Food was fabulous as always. Attentive service without being overbearing
Lovely greeting on arrival, time to have an aperitif before others arrived. Excellent service, delicious meal.
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.