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Tinamba Hotel, Tinamba, AU-VIC

Tinamba Hotel

4.7
4.7
891 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5145 1484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerard Phelan

  • Catering

    We offer a full offsite catering service at selected venues in Central Gippsland. Our partners are Mewburn Park (Maffra), Amarti (Cowwarr), and Victoria Hall / The Stables (Sale). <br />Contact us and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater your private function Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday orany celebration you like. From cocktail parties to degustation dinners, your imagination is the only limitation.We can cater a small party of 10 guests up to 160 at our beautiful venue. Alternatively we can come to you with or full offsite catering service.

  • Private party contact

    Damien: (03) 5145 1484

  • Neighborhood

    Tinamba

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Special Occasion

  • Gippsland

    Best Overall

  • Gippsland

    Best Food

  • Gippsland

    Best Service

  • Gippsland

    Best Ambiance

  • Gippsland

    Best Value

  • Gippsland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Gippsland

    Healthy

  • Gippsland

    Romantic

  • Gippsland

    Special Occasion

  • Gippsland

    Most Booked

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  1. AT

    AnthonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, didn't have to wait to long in between courses. Food was very good and good size servings. Desert was awesome . Walked out with full tummy and big smiles.
  2. I

    Ione

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exceptional, the setting beautiful, and the service just as good. Can sit outdoors or indoors. Family or romantic dinner is just as great for both! :)
  3. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible meal and service as always! Well worth the trip home from Melbourne to join our family for a special lunch. Thank you!
  4. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice location and restaurant. Service was fast and efficient. Staff could back off a little however - we had multiple staff checking in on us and wanting to take orders - it became a little invasive. Food was lovely, however a little dry (pork belly and confit duck) and didn’t quite live up to Tinamba Hotel reputation.
  5. J

    Jeff

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good cuisine but recent price increases starting to make it a little pricey. Especially wine $65 for a local chardonay
  6. l

    louisep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    In my opinion, the wow has gone from the food. I am so sorry TH you are trying to be too clever with your flavours and combinations and it's not working
  7. LC

    LianaC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A definite dining experience to try. Excellent food and lovely ambience in the hotel.
  8. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tinamba Hotel dining experience was excellent in all respects. The menu offers a lovely range of fabulous tastes and textures, presented beautifully. Local wine to accompany the meal and tasteful decor made the dining experience one to remember. Will certainly recommend!
  9. S

    Sammy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, great service. Yummy local wine
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent seafood
  11. A

    Ashleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, excellent food. Loved it & can’t wait to come back again soon.
  12. BP

    BenP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Extremely overpriced and underwhelming steak. I would’ve still been disappointed if I paid $20 for the $55 steak
  13. JM

    JaneM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice spot to have a meal, lovely atmosphere, great staff and delicious food.
  14. JR

    JeanetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful staff. Excellent service. Exquisite food
  15. AG

    AudreyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service, fine dining at it’s best.
  16. SH

    SandraH

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful friendly service, interesting tasty food well presented
  17. KR

    KayR

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food. Two of us had entrees - linguine and duck parfait. Very yummy. I had fish, 2 others had the pork belly and the 4th person had the duck for mains. We all loved our meals and desserts. The wines were great too. We had three sides - pan roasted parsnips, greens and dirty mash all of which were really delicious. Everyone cleared their plates. The tasting menu sounded great too and it can be paired with wines. A great personal story behind the current owners too. I’ll go back definitely. Sunday lunches sound great too.
  18. LS

    LilyS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Tinamba Hotel, staff were great & food was fantastic. Recommend the chefs selection. We will be back!

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Was so nice to meet you Lily and we are glad you enjoyed the Tasting Menu which is very popular at the moment. We look forward to seeing you both again soon Regards Tania and Simon

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Tinamba Hotel. The service and friendliness of staff was amazing. The ambiance was great. The food was delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words of support. Regards Tania and Simon

  20. SM

    SallyM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I absolutely love Tinamba. We live an hour away so don’t get to go often, but it’s by far our favourite restaurant. The food is always exquisite, service is spot on and atmosphere is so warm and welcoming. We will always recommend Tinamba!

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you Sally for your kind words it is much appreciated. It was great to have you dine with us again. Regards Tania and Simon

  21. GC

    GregC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, well priced, big dining room, friendly staff

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Hi Greg Thanks for your kind words. Please let us know if there is anything we could do to improve for your next visit Regards Tania and Simon

  22. VH

    VickiH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Terrible food. Wouldn't recommend to anyone. Must be a different chef.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Hi Vicki We are disappointed you did not have an exceptional experience. We have the same chefs so there are no excuses. We do take feedback on and if there is anything you can share with us on what went wrong for you on the night we would appreciate the insight so we can address. My number is 0418 565 728 or you can email us Regards Simon

  23. DD

    DouglasD

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time at the Hotel and the food and place where very good. Would recommend it to other people
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very large venue with a cozy and relaxed restaurant with hospitable hosts and attentive staff. Locally sourced dishes were delicious with beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert menu. Highly recommend to anyone local or if you’re looking at getting away for a night in beautiful Gippsland.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on August 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words of support. Our team puts in a lot of effort to make it a great day or night out in Gippsland. Regards Tania and Simon

  25. BS

    BarbS

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was perhaps the most enjoyable we have ever had. The menu and presentation was really superlative, especially the magnificent pear soufflé, absolutely a work of art!!! Very sad that I am leaving Gippsland tomorrow to live in Melbourne, but will certainly come back for visits. Sorry to miss saying goodbye to Tania 😢. However, I will return!! Thanks for delightful times at TH!!
  26. MG

    MaggieG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a truly wonderful dining experience. Delicious food accompanied by local wines with excellent, attentive service. Thank you for another lovely evening.
  27. RW

    RoyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch at the Tinamba Hotel. The soufflé was an absolute highlight. The amuse bouche a nice start and the service was excellent. Not a big fan of charred lettuce or cabbage but otherwise a place we will return to
  28. J

    Janey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Slow service with long wait times between courses. Needed to ask for water refills. Wait staff not overly observant.
  29. NT

    NoelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meals were very well presented and tasting staff were friendly and would recommend it for anyone else in the future to try themselves
  30. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was lovely, service was great, venue was a bit cold & prices very high but we had a lovely time
  31. AJ

    AmandaJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Would recommend! Interesting local wine list.
  32. N

    Nate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best dining experience around. Wonderful staff and food!!
  33. c

    colinl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't recommend this pub more highly, the food is to die for
  34. NK

    NormaK

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favourite places to dine, always lovely food beautifully presented. The staff are very professional and friendly and the wine was spot on. Thanks everyone.
  35. E

    Ellybelly

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a beautiful place to dine. The staff are so friendly and helpful, the food is divine and the setting peaceful.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 26, 2022Hi Elly We really appreciate your kind words. We are constantly evolving and trust it will always be beautiful experience each time you dine. Regards Tania and Simon

  36. CJ

    ChristineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great outstanding meal. We’ll presented and cooked. Staff were attentive and informative. It was a great date day out. We’d recommend a visit. We’re planning to return with family snd friends.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 26, 2022Hi Christine Thank you so much for your review of your visit on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you when you bring family and friends Regards Tania and Simon

  37. RC

    RodneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and friendly staff - a great find in Tinamba

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 26, 2022Hi Rodney We re glad you found us and enjoyed our venue, food and service. Hopefully not too long before you find us again. Regards Tania and Simon

  38. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was very nice, as always. The serving staff were on the ball. Ambience good. However, having to wait 45 minutes after main course for a soufflé ordered 90 minutes prior is too long a wait.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 23, 2022Hi David Thanks for acknowledging the quality of our food and staff. We agree the wait you had your souffle was unacceptable. It will be a one off as the process that broke down has been addressed. Hope to see you both again soon Regards Tania and Simon

  39. CD

    CharleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly, welcoming, all meals were exceptionally good, good drinks menu. We had friends join us for coffee and dessert with was seamless and easy.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 23, 2022Thanks Charley for coming and dine with us, and bringing your friends in for dessert just topped it off. Regards Tania and Simon

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We finally visited Tinamba after moving to East Gippsland a year ago. Lunch was our wedding anniversary celebration. Highly recommended for anyone to attend. Lovely food, good choices and very reasonably priced. All the staff were very attentive and friendly. We will be back.

    Tinamba HotelResponded on June 23, 2022Thank you for you positive review of Tinamba Hotel. We hope to have you back for future anniversary and celebrations. Regards Tania and Simon

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tinamba Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Tinamba Hotel

4-6 Tinamba Seaton Rd., Tinamba, AU-VIC 3859

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tinamba

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:45 am–1:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:45 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerard Phelan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5145 1484

  • Catering

    We offer a full offsite catering service at selected venues in Central Gippsland. Our partners are Mewburn Park (Maffra), Amarti (Cowwarr), and Victoria Hall / The Stables (Sale). <br />Contact us and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater your private function Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday orany celebration you like. From cocktail parties to degustation dinners, your imagination is the only limitation.We can cater a small party of 10 guests up to 160 at our beautiful venue. Alternatively we can come to you with or full offsite catering service.

  • Private party contact

    Damien: (03) 5145 1484

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