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.
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.
Great food and friendly staff. Steak was amazing and tasty starters
As ever the food was good but I was a bit disappointed as I made a special request in my booking for a specific table. Understand entirely if you were busy and the table was unavailable but felt it rude that the request, and lack of ability to fulfil it, was not even acknowledged.
Excellent as always. Great fresh food and quick attentive service.
Our second time there. The whipper-snipering next door, was very inconsiderate for the whole time we were there. Waiter a bit slow refilling water glasses. Apart from that, all was swell!
Pause is an amazing restaurant, that has it all on the North side of Brisbane.
I have never had anything but an outstanding dining experience every time we have been to Pause.
From the outstanding food , wine to the amazing service this restaurant would feel at home in amongst New York’s finest dining restaurants.
If you want a guaranteed outstanding lunch or dinner withe service to match I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation.
Always love the food at Pause
Tasty , outstanding & of very high quality
Wonderful to be able to access a quality restaurant , with food and service of this calibre. Excellent all round
One of the best in Brisbane for a Dining experience ! Definitely worth the 45 minute drive. Highly recommended for curious palettes .
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!
Delicious food and fantastically knowledgeable wine waiter (great to get the insight into the region). Always a great night st Pause.
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.
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,