Samford Hotel

4
182 reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
We are a 'Contemporary Country' restaurant and bar in the heart of beautiful Samford Valley. Our aim is to deliver to you a high quality hotel experience. We are very proud of our Hotel... From the "Historic" Public bar to the laid back atmosphere of the lounge bar, and the food and ambience of the Bistro bar. We offer an inviting and entertaining space for the entire family, including a revamped kids playground with a trampoline and games room, weekly live music, and karaoke! Escape the city and enjoy a visit to the Samford Hotel!
What 182 People Are Saying
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4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToneStallone
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I love the samford hotel but last night when it came time to order dinner I felt the staff taking orders were very unorganized and under numbered. Saying that I still love the environment the service and rest of staff were awesome

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Diana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent. My main complaint is that the plates were cold so the food was cold before it could be eaten.

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RodneyB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The menu has shrunk since we were here last our meals were warm not hot and took quite some time to arrive...

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for families with kids. Easy to order food and drinks. Meals did not take too long.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was great. The live music was great. The staff were very unfriendly & rude.

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LOUSIES
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Ordered steak meals for my wife medium rare for me & medium for the wife. The steak was tough, considering we ordered eye & rib fillet respectively, the sauces & chips were cold and the salad so limp it looked like it had been out since the day before. I have had better steaks at the Windorah & Mitchell pubs out west than what this effort could produce on Friday night, and charged out at restaurant prices.

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ADAMD
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Not too bad, probably expected a bit higher quality food given it wasn't by any means cheap. Staff were pleasant enough without being memorable.
Great location, the heaters were good!!!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food over cooked.

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DANIELLEK
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food well worth the wait but did have to wait almost an hour for 2 meals to come out yes the weekends can be busy but we were not notified of the wait time

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ClareM
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

Good selection of pub style meals at a reasonable cost. All well presented, well sized and tasty. Entrees and mains were delivered in a timely manner despite a full lunch service crowd.

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CaseyF
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food!! Get the Parmi. Went in early for a few drinks at the bar, couches were comfortable and heaters keeping us warm were close by. Local raffle on hand, tickets being sold by the kids, they seemed to be enjoying themselves. I will be coming back.

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GeoffP
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and good size servings

Just one thing the gnocchi needs a sauce added and it would be great.

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FionaD
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food ,quick service and terrific company made for a wonderful night.

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DPRW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Steak & chips good for both meals - they were the only good things!
Salad had dressing that tasted off all over it - not edible!
Butter given with no bun on one plate. Mushroom sauce was out of a can!!!
Tomato sauce requested given on wrong plate.
Waitress had no idea of Fish of the Day & kept trying to tell us about Salmon special that was sold out!
Requested an inside table - seated outside with Trivia night going and loud music between sessions that wasn't pleasant. Trivia presenter was not great either and we were forced to listen to it.
Thought would give it a go after not pleasant experience a while ago for lunch - but unfortunately no better. Sooner spend the same $$ at a restaurant.

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NaomiR
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Chicken risotto was nice but the pizza crust was chewy/undercooked and bland - on reflection my friend thought they may have forgot to put sauce on it? It's usually nicer.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was good food and the service was excellent, as usual.

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TerryF
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent steak at a great price, will certainly return

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RhondaW
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pleasant place to eat, quick friendly service large meal portions typical pub food but done very well

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PommiePikie
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall service and food was very good. Great for families and loved the atmosphere, around the place. Friendly staff and very helpful through the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To celebrate Mother’s Day we traveled to Samford Village and enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Samford Hotel. Service was excellent, Meals well prepared and the live music was quality
The venue was well presented and clean

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HazelB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Our meals were cooked to within an inch of their life, my sister in laws steak was grey , I complained was not offered anything , I had 5 tiny pieces of potatoe wedges with my pork belly , not enough especially paying $29. Very very disappointing

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SW22
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Definitely not what it used to be.
Steak sandwich and steak meal well below the usual standard.

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ADAMH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The venue was very good, the staff were very friendly and approachable. It was very quiet and relaxing. The food was presented very well and the size of the meals were good, did struggle to finish the meal.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Samford Hotel is a relaxed, fairly spacious place - friendly, good food, reliable, good range of drinks, some greenery. Where we were sitting, overhead screens etc were far away, allowing just the flow of conversation, food and the general ambience of happy people chatting away.

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JulieL
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great, a very well cooked eye fillet - congratulations to the chef.

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ThierryH
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The garlic pizza bread was a great starter which was promising. Unfortunately the barramundi was terribly bland and dry and the potatoes and broccolini also flavourless.

The play area for kids is great though and it was reasonably quiet and well spaced out. Shame about the fish - I decided to avoid dessert after that, as did the other person in my party who had the barramundi.

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ElaineP
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was still eating our starters when main meal arrived.
That was disappointing, didn’t get to finish starter as didn’t want
main meal to go cold.
All felt a bit rushed and it wasn’t even busy.

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Khiem
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Upgrade for play area would be great :)
We had a great time though

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BelindaM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night at the Samford Pub. Service was outstanding and friendly. Food was fantastic. Would go again.

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GillB
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its our 2nd visit and took 2 little grandchildren. The staff were very helpful and friendly. My husband and I couldn't choose so picked to mains and shared. One was the special of coral reef curry. Unbelievably delicious plenty of seafood in a beautifully balanced sauce. The confit pork belly was delicious as well.

Only criticism was one child had pizza and one fish and chips there were only about 10 chips which as they are so cheap would have expected more.

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CHRISTINE
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

Steak horrible
Rare
Not medium rare
Not hot either
Salad soggy

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The Samford pub is our go to place for a great steak meal at a great price on a Wednesday night. The past 2 occasions have been disappointing though, with our recent visit being Wednesday 21st April with our steaks being very chewy. Giving my jaw a workout i did manage to finish my meal, however my wife was only able to get through a quarter of her steak. A female customer sitting behind us was only able to eat half of her steak commenting that the cut of meat must have come from a very old cow.
The surroundings and ambience of this old fashioned pub is what attracts us and we will return and hopefully we get a more tender cut.

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Cgay
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Asked for change of table - very professionally and respectfully handled and granted.
Can recommend the prawn salad!

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Second time dining there and again, dismally disappointing food that was terribly overpriced.

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GavinR
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Received the worst customer service we’ve ever experienced from one of the waiters “Doug”. Refused to bring out our entire order, started an argument with us about it (even after proven wrong with the receipt) and continued the argument for the remainder of the meal. Incredibly discourteous and disrespectful. Regular diners at all Cominskey hotels but will never return whilst “Doug” is in their employment. Utter disgrace.

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MelC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fantastic place!!! We love going on a Wednesday for steak night!

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GARYL
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It's a good-value place to dine and better than most pubs. I'd rate it higher but I find the staff a little less than friendly/cheerful. A smile and a "how are ya?" would not go astray.

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Well spaced tables and not too crowded which was pleasant. The team explained Covid process which made things more comfortable and smooth. Meals all good except steak which was way over cooked and dry - very disappointing for high end price also.

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CarolR
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You pay for what you get. Our meals were outstanding. Staff were friendly. Easy to book a table

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CJ90
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

When making my reservation I made note of allergies, however when I discussed it with staff they didn’t seem to know and couldn’t even tell me what would be safe for me to eat. After figuring it out with the chefs (there were not many sage options for me either) my meal came out with butter on top (one of my allergies is dairy). The waiter didn’t really seem to know what to do about it so I spent $40 to eat a bit of steak. Pretty disappointing.

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Samford Hotel is rated 4 stars by 182 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.