Tinamba Hotel

4.7
719 reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Simon and Tania Johnson have owned Tinamba Hotel since October 2020 and feel honoured to be the custodians of the hotel’s proud heritage as they build upon a vision from previous owners, Brad Neilson, Damien Gannon, the Schoenmaeker and Whelan families.

Using the finest, locally grown fresh produce from local suppliers and working with the most talented chefs in the region is what the Johnsons believe sets Tinamba Hotel apart. The signature dishes deliver a truly memorable experience, served in a setting famously known as Gippsland’s favourite destination dining venue.

From the first-class dining experience within the dining room, lounge and conservatory, to the relaxed atmosphere in the Amba Bar and on the outdoor veranda, Simon, Tania and the Tinamba Hotel team provide the finest example of country hospitality for local and visiting customers alike.

Welcome to your Gippsland local. The award-winning Tinamba Hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 719 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Gatehouse
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Have been to Tinamba Hotel on a number of occasions under previous owners and lately the new owners.

Cannot fault the service, food and atmosphere. Admittedly, it is pricey but worth every cent - we will continue our patronage of this fantastic establishment.

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FARMERS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent in every respect. We will be back again.

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GlynR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good food, pleasant surroundings, and cheerful service. An excellent place to have a country lunch.

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Emma
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal and excellent service. Lovely place to go for a special occasion.
Love the online booking system

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KirbyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at Tinamba Hotel was lovely, food was exquisite and staff were delightful!

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BarbS
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I think you absolute surpassed yourself with the food served yesterday. The whole experience was SO enjoyable. So glad you are in Gippsland. Well done everyone!! And thank you for your quality. Barbara

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tinamba Hotel is a must see. The food is incredible, the staff are amazing and the venue is simply perfect. It’s no wonder this little gem is winning the accolades.

Will be back !!!

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EbonyD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff, incredible menu.
A little bit pricey but we’ll wort it.

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BrettT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding dining experience and very fairly priced. The service from all staff could not be faulted and our table of 4 left very happy with the quality and quantity of food served.

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ColinH
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent ambiance, friendly & attentive service, delicious food, giving a wonderful dining experience.
We would highly recommend th for any occasion from a romantic dinner for two to a group dinner.
Well done Simon!
Colin

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the two course lunch for 55 dollars.

My wife had the kingfish sashimi which was excellent and I regrettably had the pork terrine. The pork terrine was a bit bland for my taste and I regretted not getting the kingfish was excellent.

I had the kangaroo loin for main which was cooked perfect medium rare. The beetroot and berry sauce complimented the strong taste of the roll perfectly.

My wife had the lamb rump which was outstanding also.

We ordered broccoli i as a side which was good which feta and almonds as well as fries which were hand cut and cooked and arguably the best fries I’ve ever tasted.

Overall a fantastic experience and will definitely be returning!

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maryr
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Explained different words in the menu we didn't understand

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BenFohdo
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

perfect for that special occasion
- perfect for that special occasion

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RichardS
5 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Our 2nd visit, 12 months apart.
Lovely greeting and staff were attentive.
Somewhat disappointed with the limited choices in the menu selection.
On offer was either 2 course $55 OR 3 course $70.
Add to that $15 extra for eye fillet Plus sides ranging from $12 shoestring potatoes, $15 (6) Heirloom carrots with pesto & pine nuts.
Our 2 course meal came to $85 each, plus beverages.
The eye fillet was tasty, but the addition of sides, all with their own flavour added sauces competed with each other.
Dessert choice of Fragrance tart with creme was served cold, hard, dry and tastless.
The whiskey creme brulee arrived, served cold in a small cast iron pan on a bed of grass clippings and lavender.
Perhaps a better choice would have been the Maffra cheese platter - an additional $10.
Our first visit saw us return, sorry but our 2nd visit will be our last.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our experience at The Tinamba Hotel for our family lunch was a very positive one. The staff were helpful and friendly, the ambiance was great, the choice of menu was broad. There were two negatives. 1. The duck was very tough and required a steak knife to cut and secondly we felt the ‘side vegetables’ could be included in the set cost. A most enjoyable time was had. Thank you.

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BelindaW
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by a bubbly welcoming staff member, who served us throughout the night, she was very accommodating and fantastic, as it was a special occasion (anniversary) for us and we wanted to celebrate with our two young girls.
Great meals and drinks including the mocktails!

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DaleH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food at reasonable prices wine list also well priced .a lovely relaxed experience

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Zunia
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service, with lovely ambience.

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Angophera
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, well-priced, welcoming professional service

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Brilliant food; gorgeous room; helpful staff; lovely ambience. This place is a special treat.

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderfully cosy, atmosphere. Food delicious, fresh flavours. Staff very welcoming and attentive.
Fantastic evening. A fantastic find in the country

CC
CeCeK
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Excellent food and atmosphere. Enjoyed our evening immensely.

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LeonieL
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and atmosphere at the Tinama Hotel. The menu was innovative and delicious.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was spot on. The particular waitress we had was not happy or bubbly, this was very disappointing. We later had a change of waitresses and she was lovely. Overall we had a good night.

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Elly
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Sadly the duck was chewy in parts, however the lamb was outstanding as were both entrees.
Thank you

CJ
CarrieJ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed every aspect of our time at Tinamba hotel. Food was delicious, service was the best we have had for a very long time. Would recommend.

LC
LynnC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent environment, friendly service and really delicious food. Melt in the mouth lamb. Sweets were brilliant. We’ll be back. Thanks

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ShirleyK
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner, the service was excellent. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We would recommend lunch or dinner.

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SylviaW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great dinning experience. Would highly recommend.

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GayleeH
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

When booking there was no hint that 2 courses had to be consumed, What food and selection there was I did not feel was value for money. Also when we left ther was a 50.00 mistake in the bill amount. I probably wont recommend or return.

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LesleyD
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great evening, good food and the host was especially charming and accommodating

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SamanthaA
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for hubby's birthday. Food and service was awesome. Then when dessert came out with birthday message, candle and a song made it very special for him. Would recommend this amazing place to everyone.

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Leonie
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolute delight! Fantastic food with excellent service. Best destination dining in a picturesque district. Will be back without a doubt. Outstanding in every way!

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, amazing service! They made our anniversary dinner extremely special! Love Tinamba Hotel.

JR
JadeR
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was a flavour sensation. Food was unbelievable, such high quality ingredients and flavor was... Well words won't do it justice. Just go and taste it for yourself. Well worth a trip to tinamba. Service also gets a mention, absolutely delightful .

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NancyG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fine dining and the service was outstanding

LH
LindaH
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely meal, setting and service. Highly recommend

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KaronS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming again.

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SandraT
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My birthday lunch treat was special. Lovely decor, attentive and pleasant staff and beautiful food. Can I suggest cubes or slices of maybe sourdough to mop up the yummy sauces as they are just too good to leave on the plate, very tempting to use one's finger to finish it off. Thankyou for the birthday message and candle on my cheesecake dessert. Nice touch.

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BarbS
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An absolutely wonderful place to come for being made to feel special!!!

FAQs

Tinamba Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.