Tinamba Hotel

4.8
218 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of operation
Wednesday to Saturday Lunch & Dinner
Sunday Lunch
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Phone number
(03) 5145 1484
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Daniel Keck
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Catering
We offer a full offsite catering service, in a marquee, your home or any venue you choose.
Contact us and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 218 People Are Saying
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was awesome. The staff were all very friendly

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CC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit (travelled from Melbourne just for this) and did not disappoint. Love it

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PG
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Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. Made our Christmas family celebrations even more enjoyable.
The best food, service and atmosphere. We will be back

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Travelled an hour or more to get there the food was excellent the service quick and friendly great setting and nice wine

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J
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to visit with attentive staff and fabulous food

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MH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food. Really friendly staff. Awesome warm burben daddy cocktail

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CB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well worth the 2 hour return trip from our home on the Gipsland Lakes .
My favourite place for a special lunch .Highly recommended

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L
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisitely presented food that tastes great! Friendly, attentive service amidst beautiful surrounds. A real treat for that special lunch celebration.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing as well as the service. Would highly recommend!

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RC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Great food, lovely service.....wonderful!

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L
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Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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ND
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great service, great place !! Would certainly recommend to anyone who asks.

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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SO
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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RF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, very friendly and helpful staff. Perfect timing between courses. Shall recommend to friends.

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CC
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, reasonably priced for the quality

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JM
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, very capable, food was worth driving from nsw. I would recommend Tinamba Hotel to my friends and family.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden treasure and the best meal we have had in Gippsland

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WT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a wonderful experience with great customer service and wonderful food in a lovely setting. A country gem.

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AM
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Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was a good night out for our Anniversary. Loved the food and will recommend to friends that they give Tinamba a go.

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RT
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Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable well worth the drive for excellent food and service

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EL
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Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JL
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Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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d
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Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favourite habitual weekend eating place where the food tantalising and never tiresome.

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DP
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Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have a fabulous birthday with family and friends! Thanks Tinamba...We'll be back!

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AW
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Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the afternoon. Thank you 😊

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BD
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Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great night, fantastic food- exceptional service recommend.

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ZC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

special birthday lunch. really lovely meal and surrounds. very pleasant environment for a cosy family celebration. thankyou :)

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AW
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Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

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