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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.
100% natural grass fed, Tara Valley
anchovies butter, bread sauce
Angus Rib Eye
Been here 3 times now and it never disappoints! Hope to be back again soon.
yet another magnificent degustation. Chef Reno really excels. The 24 hour pork was melting in the mouth. We must all support our local businesses during this time. Tables were far enough apart to minimise any worries. Thanks team a most enjoyable evening.
The best restaurant around . Please don’t shut down and if the covid 19 is impacting your numbers let us know and we will be there 🥰
Fabulous little restaurant with gorgeously prepared food, served with flair by friendly staff
Professional friendly service, fresh quality local produce presented creatively...vegetarian degustation enjoyed by three of us.
Highly recommend. We look forward to our next visit!
Fine dining perhaps not, very good dining definitely!
The food was awesome!! Love the degustation where you try things you wouldn’t normally go for. Pair it with matched wines and it makes for a great night!!!
Our social club had their first night out this year and all thoroughly enjoyed their night out. The food, service and atmosphere was truly remarkable. Every meal that we had and all different from a steak to the degustation meal were excellent. Thankyou so much again for a great night.
Considering we were the only patrons there, the meal took a very long time to arrive.
The waitress took away our bread and olives before our main was served while we still grazing
Other staff members came and the three of them sat right behind us and talked and laughed quite loudly despite all other ares being empty
Overall it was good, I didn't personally like the Pork Collar, it had an odd taste, probably just me
Always an enjoyable dining experience.
Have dined here quite a few times now.
We highly recommend Pause, the food was absolutely divine and the food was reasonably priced, the staff were lovely.
The food was outstanding and the service was thoughtful and clean.
We cant wait to come back
Great food and service, shame about the noise from the dog themed restaurant next door
Great food, great service. What more can you ask for!
A fantastic experience! Great service from the whole team, and the $49 lunch special was real value for money - perfectly balanced meals flavour wise and just the right portions. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff are obviously highly trained and knowledgable. Will be back again for sure!
We had a magnificent degustation meal at Pause. The food was stunning, beautifully presented and truly one of the best experiences we have had in a long time. The service was prompt, staff knowledgeable, professional and friendly without being overbearing. Such a gem in our local community.
Another great night, would highly recommend. Food is excellent.
The service, ambience and food were amazing, fully recommend Pause for a great night out.
I would as it’s a lovely setting and lovely staff. The food was not as good as I was expecting. Perhaps due to it being a busy night and set menu. The Brisket for main was quite tough and not soft/falling apart as you would expect for 48 hour slow cook and the advised high level of meat. The idea was there though and other dishes were enjoyable. The desert was a bit underwhelming with mashed banana served on a chocolate pudding (and the pudding was cold). Also one of us had the meringue and twill on top which was nice but the other missed out so not consistent plates. On the positive, the ambience was lovely and staff were helpful, didn’t have to wait long for our food.
Beautiful food experience, with lovely staff. Only negative, tables were very close together
We were made feel very welcome on arrival and it was as if we were the only ones there. Great wait staff knew how to look after us without being intrusive. Food was great!
Another top dining experience at Pause - the vegetarian options were delicious and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his steak; dessert was sublime. Service was spot on as usual - we always feel well looked after here!
Awesome will definitely be back!
This is a very interesting restaurant, with great food and lovely people who both serve and advise on wine. It's bliss, in a way.
Always great food and service. Chef never ceases to amaze us each time we dine at Pause
Beautiful atmosphere, genuine service, incredible food... we will be back to experience this magic again
Great Australia Day lunch and live music. fixed good price for delicious food.. staff helpful. Would definitely go back.
Always a great experience with excellent service and wonderful, fresh food
Excellent food with great service. The lunch menu was great value. Very friendly and welcoming.
Mum and daughter lunch
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.
Pause Samford is rated 4.7 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.