Our Italian Chefs craft their dishes from scratch, with emphasis on locally grown produce, much of which is grown in Samford. Fresh, simple, quality ingredients are masterfully plated with European flair, complemented by a generous wine list with both Australian and International offerings.
We love entertaining groups (especially Birthdays!), and have a large Deck overlooking the Valley that can accomodate groups up to 24. We can cater for up to 90 guests dining, or 125 "cocktail" service with small plates and canapés.
We are perhaps best known for our 7-8 course "Leave it to Chef" degustation, which parades 5 courses of food from our current menu across your table. It's a special experience, and highly recommended.
Everything was so fantastic! 2thumbs up!
A very pleasant experience. My teenagers and I went to Pause for dinner and were so impressed at the service, food and atmosphere. You must visit to understand the experience. The food absolutely amazing!
Great food, exceptional service, knowledgeable staff and a first class sommelier. One of our favourite places to enjoy a special meal.
Incredible food, wonderful friendly service and ambience. We had the degustation menu and the chef is an absolute genius. Will definitely be back!
We had a delicious degustation menu which included 9 dishes over 5 courses for a very reasonable price. It was our first time at Pause so having the degustation option gave us a taste of a lot of things that were on the menu. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. I would have to say the desert was my least favourite part of the whole experience. It was nice, but not as amazing as the rest of the dishes. The steak was amazing, and we also loved the salmon and pasta dish. I would highly recommend this place as they really aim to please, and nothing seemed to much of a problem for them.
I love this small and inimate resturant. The quality of food is outstanding and so is the service. The wine list and recommendation by staff was fantastic and complimented our food choices. I would recommend Pause and will definitely be returning,
An awesome meal with great service. I would highly recommend Pause.
Plate servings minimal - couldn't supply my order on the menu so it was suggested I try a recommendation which was undercooked, overpriced and the "served vegetables" were half a parsnip and 2 slices of zucchini.
Unfortunately trying to be a 5-star restaurant was only of 2-star cafe. Waited for a long time to get meals, maybe 4 tables were booked and we waited 45 minutes to have our food received.
leave it to the chef.........so delicious and beautiful!
These people know what they are doing ! I would compare with some of Brisbane's best restaurants.
Had the 4 course degustation showcasing Millen Farms produce for an exceptional price of $39 a head. Could not fault a thing. Food was delicious & loved every course. Fantastic value, friendly & attentive service & would not hesitate to go back
The food and the staff were outstanding. Staff were very professional and friendly. The food was sensational and the chefs made good use of the local produce. Highly recommended!
Such a lovely place to go to for lunch or dinner! Delicious food and a feast for the eyes as well!
Exquisite food and stunning service. I can’t fault the experience. It was a coolish night but the heating was subtle yet perfect
Wonderful restaurant where we enjoy the food, never disappoints
Pause always thrives with fresh seasonal menu offerings executed to the highest caliber. The service is professional and comforting. I would recommend Pause to anyone looking for a culinary experience, also wanting to impress friends or family visiting Brisbane.
We’ve been to Pause a number of times and have always been very happy with our experience. This time I was blown away by their new menu, extended wine list and continued friendly but not instrusive service. Thanks for making our birthday celebration even more special.
Had the degustation dinner 9 courses. Beautiful food, great matching wines, great atmosphere and fabulous service.
Pause is one of the best places to eat on the Brisbane north side. Amazing atmosphere, staff and good presentation.
With three friends, I ordered the Millen Farm 1st Friday Feast. We loved everything about this restaurant. The steak was sublime & my vegetarian friend was extremely happy with her food. My shellfish allergy was recognised & catered for.
This restaurant is a real find. My congratulations to the kitchen & wait staff.
Very enjoyable evening. Great service. Perhaps more vegetarian options would balance the main means section as this extends the choice for vegetarians and those looking after their health while enjoying delicious food.
The food was very poor 1 meal had to be sent back ,they refunded our money
such a beautiful night to celebrate my birthday. With the 'leave it to the chef' menu, everything so delicious!
Best fine dining in Brisbane. Did the degustation with wine pairings and the experience was fantastic. Would highly recommend
The best eye fillet, cooked perfectly. Great service .
Me and my family has the most amazing night!! The food was amazing the wind was awesome. You staff are absolutely amazing there is nothing I can fault we will definitely be back.
Excellent food and service. Wonderful sparkling from Italy. An all round exceptional experience yet again
Once again Pause did not disappoint. The food was fabulous. Chef was very accommodating to my dietary requirements and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this wee gem of a restaurant!
Amazing food and service they were great at helping with meal selection and the fish and steak were absolutely superb
What an enjoyable afternoon
Possibly the best restaurant we've dined at for may years
Food was great, fresh, interesting, local. Nothing too sauced, all crisp, tasty.
Hi the service was amazing, we let the chef choice our 5 courses with wine to match each course.
I was a great experience. Not good I would normally eat. But glad we did.
Great service and food. Defiantly a cut above most.
Fabulous service food was very very nice, the atmosphere was perfect, we enjoyed the live music. We'll b back again.
We decided to go with the Chef's choice and were impressed with the quality, variety and freshness of all the courses. There was sufficient time between courses for conversation and to appreciate the local produce that was next on the menu. We loved that the chef used local Millen farm produce and explained each of the courses. We would definitely recommend the upstairs deck dining experience.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was presented beautifully and my tastebuds were not disappointed. The staff were so helpful and lovely. It was a pleasure to dine here and will be returning. Thank you to the staff and compliments to the chef.
Excellent food, great ambiance.
Lucas served us & had outstanding knowledge of each course. We were placed next to enclosed fireplace hence even though we were outside we were kept warm& comfortable at all times.
Cocktails a must.
Good food - two of us had the barramundi and two had the aged rib steak; both meals cooked perfectly and were tasty. Friendly service and pretty good except that wine was never refilled from the bottles we had purchased. The chairs were quite uncomfortable though. It was difficult to lean against the back rest without feeling too far back. We ended up with a sore neck/back by the end of the night because we couldn't relax into the chair. We were sitting at the high tables. Maybe the low tables would have been better as the chairs are different.
Appreciate the feedback David. When booking, please let us know if you would prefer to be at the lower tables. Many guests prefer the higher chairs as the tables are a bit smaller, and they can "crowd in"...a bit more intimate. Next time you are here, simply let us know if you are uncomfortable, we'd be happy to accomodate you at another table. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
First time for us and what a wonderful treat - fabulous food, service and ambience