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
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The food and atmosphere was awesome. The staff were all very friendly
My third visit (travelled from Melbourne just for this) and did not disappoint. Love it
Absolutely wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. Made our Christmas family celebrations even more enjoyable.
The best food, service and atmosphere. We will be back
Tinamba Hotel has a Cozy, beautiful & relaxing environment. Friendly, knowledgeable, & informative staff, who are always avaliable to assist with special requests, or just to top up your glass. Delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented menu, with fresh and locally produced ingredients. Every mouthful a delightful explosion of flavour in your mouth.
Another great night at the Tinamba Hotel with great food, wine and ambience. Service was good with friendly and efficient staff .
Thanks again Damien and Brad . I
my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our combined birthday Sunday lunch, with a little extra thought of a candle on our dessert plates. Thank you very much
Travelled an hour or more to get there the food was excellent the service quick and friendly great setting and nice wine
Great place to visit with attentive staff and fabulous food
Great tasting food. Really friendly staff. Awesome warm burben daddy cocktail
Well worth the 2 hour return trip from our home on the Gipsland Lakes .
My favourite place for a special lunch .Highly recommended
Pre wedding lunch for two. Very romantic and intimate. The hosts are genuinely attentive and friendly. The wine suggestions were perfect. A memorable day trip well worth the drive.
Exquisitely presented food that tastes great! Friendly, attentive service amidst beautiful surrounds. A real treat for that special lunch celebration.
This is the best restaurant in Gippsland. The service is always friendly and the fodd is a taste sensation that leaves you feeling comfortabley full.
The food is amazing as well as the service. Would highly recommend!
Absolutely fantastic! Great food, lovely service.....wonderful!
Have been before on occasions and enjoyed so we'll back especially enjoyed the lunch & value for a chance to meet friends without the big expense ...Thankyou
Food was sensational - best food we have eaten in a long time. Cannot fault Tinamba Hotel at all - perfect food in presentation and taste. Great ambience and staff also. Will definitely be back!
Absolutely loved our meals, perfectly presented and staff are friendly and helpful.
We can’t wait to go again.
Thank you for a lovely Saturday date day
Great food , great service, great place !! Would certainly recommend to anyone who asks.
I have been going here every time we are in the country, since reopening, its the type of food that you cant get in most places or have to pay a fortune for with a chef who is precious. Absolutely love it, very friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Only one suggestion, padded comfortable chairs would be nice.
We have always had very high regard for the food and setting of the Tinamba Hotel and it was recently raised further after they catered for our son's wedding. Everone there agreed that the food was magnificent as was the attitude of all the staff who remained completely positive depite somewhat inclement weather.
Food was tasty but basic and overpriced. Country tucker at city prices. Service was good, very professional. Wine list was comprehensive but again, the mark up was noticeable. The Bentwood style of chairs where to say the least 'uncomfortable', I had to keep changing position as the raised outside edge of the seat dug in to the underside of my legs ultimately causing pins and needles to the lower extremities. My second visit to Tinamba. Would I go back again?, I don't think so.
Terrific food, very friendly and helpful staff. Perfect timing between courses. Shall recommend to friends.
Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, reasonably priced for the quality
Friendly service, very capable, food was worth driving from nsw. I would recommend Tinamba Hotel to my friends and family.
A hidden treasure and the best meal we have had in Gippsland
Have been to Tinamba quite a few times over the years, never disappointed and the level service with just the right amount of friendliness and the food quality and presentation makes any visit memorable. Highly recommend.
I went here for a Saturday catch up with some friends, great food , great service, recommend to any one for any occasion, well worth the drive.
Took the family for Sunday lunch.
Food excellent, Staff attentive but not intrusive, lovely atmosphere.
Certainly the nicest place we have found to eat in the Gippsland area.
Prices are reasonable, serving size appropriate and we will definitely be going back to try the dinner menu.
It was just a wonderful experience with great customer service and wonderful food in a lovely setting. A country gem.
Overall it was a good night out for our Anniversary. Loved the food and will recommend to friends that they give Tinamba a go.
Most enjoyable well worth the drive for excellent food and service
Always wonderful going out to Tinamba for lunch. We were having a special lunch for my partners birthday and when the desserts were delivered to the table, there was a candle placed in my partners dish and it made him so happy. It is the little things that make the already amazing food and service that much better.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Tinamba . The food, service and ambiance was excellent. We would highly recommend that you take a lovely drive to Tinamba and enjoy the experience.
It’s my favourite habitual weekend eating place where the food tantalising and never tiresome.
Have a fabulous birthday with family and friends! Thanks Tinamba...We'll be back!
Outstanding food and service. We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the afternoon. Thank you 😊
Had a great night, fantastic food- exceptional service recommend.
special birthday lunch. really lovely meal and surrounds. very pleasant environment for a cosy family celebration. thankyou :)
Our party of 3 really enjoyed the food and the ambience. I person found the desserts a little too sweet. We will definitely dine again in this establishment!