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.
Pause never disappoint
My two companions thought the Marinara was outstanding & my Arancini & pea entree was a delight. As usual, the wait staff were delightful & selected a beautiful Pinot noir to accompany our meal.
Thanks again Greg & staff. Deanne G
Good food, good service and friendly atmosphere in our local community
The food here is always great, staff are attentive, choice of drinks is excellent. Would thoroughly recommend.
We had the two course special which was great value. Husband had entree and main and I had main and dessert. All were generous servings and very well cooked. Service is always very good with water topped up regularly and drinks always bought out as needed and requested.
Pause Samford is a gem in a semi-rural setting. The food is exceptionally good and inspired by strong Italian traditions. The Canadian Scallops and waygu Eye Fillet were delightful this night. The staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The wine list is well priced and filled with wonderful Italian options. A must for locals and those prepared to travel a bit further for an outstanding meal
Another sensational meal at Pause. We are regulars and this lunch was one of our best experiences there yet. Extremely good value and, most importantly, the food was divine. Thank you!
Wonderful everything. Food, staff, ambience. My go to for special events.
We had a nice lunch. The food & service was excellent. I would recommend Pause for lunch or dinner.
The prices are reasonable for the quality served.
Another enjoyable night. I entertained a friend who had never been to Pause. They were impressed and will return.
We have eaten at Pause on many occasions. Always five star everything.
Had a birthday celebration with the degustation menu. Just beautiful food! Absolutely loved the duck! I highly recommend this restaurant! They pay attention to detail and are very keen to please.
Excellent Food, we had the Florentine Steak which was really good, wine by the glass is a little on the stingy side. Our second visit and will definitely be going back.
Do yourself a favour. Awesome food and service. Can’t wait to come back.
We bought some friends to Pause for lunch and had a fabulous time! Thanks again Pause team.
Pause never disappoints, we send all of our friends there as well
One of the best restaurants in and around Brisbane. Inventive and delicious menu options, presented superbly and with excellent service. Lovely environment too. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a special dining experience.
An evening to celebrate an occasion. We were quickly greeted and seated. First time there and won't be the last. Had the 300gram steak with included glass of Grenache. Both were very good and represented good value for money - $39 special. Service was spot on, the atmosphere sitting outside was good - noise level was low and we were able to converse easily. Have already mentioned to friends and recommend that they go.
This is a lovely place however they need more staff. The food was okay but not great for the prices charged. We’ve visited before but won’t be rushing back.
Yes, I would. I think the staff and service personnel were just having a bit of an off night.
Absolutely incredible experience - delicious food and delectable wine paired brilliantly with amazing service
Just a great place no fuss amazing food. Very good with my pregnant partner nothing was a issue. Loved the cool drinks we will be back. 5 stars
Exceptional restaurant. We have never had a bad experience!!
Fantastic lunch. Phoned to check out suitability for very elderly parents and they couldn't have been more helpful. Staff were excellent as was the food. Will be returning.
Sensational pasta, brilliant service, they go above and beyond
Our third time dining at Pause Samford and it is always a delicious experience met with courteous and knowledgeable staff. We had a wonderful 20 year anniversary dinner and were so glad that we chose Pause to celebrate our ❤️
Great atmosphere was first impression, quickly backed up by excellent table service and some great food. We had a wonderful evening thank you
Absolutely. Great venue food and staff. We had a great afternoon, listening to great Jazz and wonderful food. Excellent
The staff are friendly, the place looks nice and relaxed. My partner and i had a great conversation with no interruptions. People sat close by but it didn't feel like they were close and I could not over hear their conversations.
Amazing place to celebrate or unwind.
Faultless - incredible food, warm atmosphere, friendly service, everything you want for a wonderful night out
We had the steak special and an entree of scallops. The whole meal was delicious and we really enjoyed our night out.
The steak I had at Pause was literally “melt in your mouth” tasty and delicious! The root Vegas on the side were great albeit a little light on! Great service as always 😊
The food is outstanding and delicious. The service was great.
Amazing authentic Italian food, with local and imported ingredients... professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff, in a cosy and elegant ambience. We will be back for sure!
Fantastic food and wine! Service was a tad slow, but for a packed Wednesday night, we cannot complain about anything.
Highly recommended! Couldn't fault the service and the food & wine was glorious! Great location and cocktails!
As usually the steak was delicious and cooked to perfection! Perfect pairing of wine and a great selection of cheese to finish off. Friendly staff and very knowledgeable; without be 'snobby' about it! Love it!
The best little restaurant in Samford. Scrumptious food, the best wines and fantastic service.
Great restuarant, very good staff, once I saw the deal and the food, i had to get on it. Steak was cooked perfectly, the truffle butter and Jus took the dish to the next level, smokieness of the 07 Grenache complemented the truffle flavours nicely. A return trip is in order, outstanding value for money
Compared to visiting over a year ago, our meals were not as nice. I found a hair in my small amount of vegetable mash & then a small spider on my steak. As I don’t eat steak much, the waitress wasn’t able to describe the cuts of meat very well & all 3 of us were disappointed with our steak.