Pause Samford

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268 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Pause is a surprising find on the green Northern edge of Brisbane in Samford Village. Just 25 mins from the CBD finds you comfortably entertained in our al fresco dining area, or inside our air-conditioned rooms, with a menu in hand that is sure to excite.

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.
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BB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best in Brisbane for a Dining experience ! Definitely worth the 45 minute drive. Highly recommended for curious palettes .

JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal! There were 7 of us celebrating an 18th birthday!
We chose the chefs choice and it was perfect!
Great food and plenty of it!
Would highly recommend Pause at Samford!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and fantastically knowledgeable wine waiter (great to get the insight into the region). Always a great night st Pause.

LC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary in style. Pause reminded me of my youth. We used to dress up and take our girl friends to beautiful restaurants like Pause. The menu is a wonderful range of flavours cooked and blended to perfection. My wife loves cocktails and her pallet was very impressed. Nothing is to much trouble and Luca makes your experience at Pause second to none.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was so fantastic! 2thumbs up!

KD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

AE
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, exceptional service, knowledgeable staff and a first class sommelier. One of our favourite places to enjoy a special meal.

CC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, wonderful friendly service and ambience. We had the degustation menu and the chef is an absolute genius. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

LG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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,

BC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An awesome meal with great service. I would highly recommend Pause.

TR
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

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.

A
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

leave it to the chef.........so delicious and beautiful!

BB
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

These people know what they are doing ! I would compare with some of Brisbane's best restaurants.

JS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

T
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

A
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely place to go to for lunch or dinner! Delicious food and a feast for the eyes as well!

CA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exquisite food and stunning service. I can’t fault the experience. It was a coolish night but the heating was subtle yet perfect

WA
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant where we enjoy the food, never disappoints

SR
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

G
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalways pleasant

NW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

KS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the degustation dinner 9 courses. Beautiful food, great matching wines, great atmosphere and fabulous service.

m
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pause is one of the best places to eat on the Brisbane north side. Amazing atmosphere, staff and good presentation.

DG
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

SL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

GS
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food was very poor 1 meal had to be sent back ,they refunded our money

A
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

such a beautiful night to celebrate my birthday. With the 'leave it to the chef' menu, everything so delicious!

SW
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best fine dining in Brisbane. Did the degustation with wine pairings and the experience was fantastic. Would highly recommend

AB
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best eye fillet, cooked perfectly. Great service .

KR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

AB
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Wonderful sparkling from Italy. An all round exceptional experience yet again

KT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

DR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service they were great at helping with meal selection and the fish and steak were absolutely superb
What an enjoyable afternoon
Thank you

BI
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Possibly the best restaurant we've dined at for may years

MO
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, fresh, interesting, local. Nothing too sauced, all crisp, tasty.

SS
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

b
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and food. Defiantly a cut above most.

AL
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous service food was very very nice, the atmosphere was perfect, we enjoyed the live music. We'll b back again.

JG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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