Samford Hotel

4.2
66 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 66 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarynS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visiting the hotel. Very impressed with the quality of the food served. Establishment was busy but we were advised of the expected wait time. Overall a very pleasant experience .

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Erica
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service, we do enjoy coming here regularly

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a super lunch with one of my colleagues. After 10 years, the place was just as great as the last time I visited and dined. Thank you guys

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DanielN
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Steak was outstanding. One of the best we’ve had for years

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JoLan
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, service and atmosphere, will be back

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LeanneP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Asked for lean steak as last time the steak was really fatty, was told they were pre packaged. Yesterday my son was unable to eat his as most of it was just fat and gristle, really disappointed as we only come out to have a good steak.

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KayP
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Quite expensive, but it was tasty and good quality. Couldn't make changes to my meal which was frustrating. Adding chicken is expensive amd the pieces were tiny, couldn't actually tell of it was added.

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Great pub and fun trivia night however the food was atrocious. So overpriced for what you get. Very disappointed.

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Steak was slightly over-cooked on two of our meals, but this is unusual. Food is usually very good. Generous servings. Great kid's play area. Great venue.

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CatherineM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very yummy - beautiful location and great helpful staff. Look forward to going again

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

All staff were friendly on arrival and their service was great.

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MikeD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We always enjoy a good dinner at The Samford Hotel.

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CHRISTINE
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Steak overcooked
Mozzies
Lemon lime and bitter weak and tasteless

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner at the Samford. Food was delicious and service was great. We sat near the kids play area which which was undercover however felt like a beer garden. Play equipment could do with a revamp but the area is huge which was great for the kids to run around. We will be back.

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GIllianM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and lovely staff! Too many lines - had to wait ages for bar service and ages to order dinner, but everyone was generally so helpful and nice despite being understaffed.

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AnnL
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

After ordering our wine we sat and waited for our dinner. The eye fillet was delicious medium and well cooked with vegetables and a Caesar salad and mushroom sauce was very tasty. Loved the Shiraz too

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food priced well will return but get the steak it’s great

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tuesday 2 for 1 Pizza night. 2 pizzas, garlic bread and chips with aoli $38. Can't beat that to feed 4.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic burger on Burger & Beer night!

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MikeD
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a great steak at Samford Hotel.
Slightly disconcerting: reception is a 130kg guard, plus staff advising customers of $5k fines if they don’t sign in correctly.
Watched several couples simply lose their appetite.
But, the food, as always, was great.
Suggestion: ease up in the heavy duty reception.

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Danielm
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Food was average, slightly overpriced I think, especially for the rib special. Pizzas weren't that great neither. Glad I got the 2 for 1. Lacked toppings, prawn and chorizo very boring. Hardly any and looked frozen. Kids meal could atleast come with a small drink or ice cream as most other restaurants do.

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LaurenKim
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

We have dined at the Samford Hotel many times. Last year we stopped going as the food had gone very downhill and they had changed chef's 5 times in 3 months we were told by staff. We started coming again early this year and the food had got much better. Sunday for Father's day was absolutely horrific. All fried food was dripping in oil. tasteless food. We sent food back and complained and were really not heard by the wait staff at all. Seemed they couldn't have cared less. Honestly we know it was a busy day but staff at the restaurant had said yeah it's not really that busy today. Plus we were the last sitting at 2pm so it certainly was not manic so the food definitely should have been better. We will once again be giving this restaurant a miss.

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JayA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was good good food quick service for how busy it was

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Evie
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Samford Hotel, we've been wanting to go for ages and we finally had the chance to go. We were very impressed with the venue... The food was lovely, the kids loved playing in the kids area, the staff were all very professional, the ambience was fantastic... very very impressed, we will be back for sure!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was awesome, great value for money and tasted great.

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HANNAHS
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was really nice, however it did take a while to come out. The tables were very close together so if you're going, prepare to be up close and personal with other people.

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TammyB
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place for a pub lunch with the family. We will be back.

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FrancaM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were friendly and provided Quick service and the food was delicious.

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DenisB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice quiet lunch. friendly staff. Good food. Tables could be cleared a bit quicker than they were. Overall very good.

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Lena
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable if you want a nice quiet lunch in the countryside.

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TrevorS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fast and friendly service, highly recommend a visit.

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was delish.
Service was fast.

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AndreaH
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The meal was so disappointing. Ordered my steak rare, it was well done. Veggies were flavorless and overcooked. Seems like they’ve given up. Won’t go back even though it’s my local

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NickW
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Friendly team - good staple pub food

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OrawanM
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

We arrived at 11am and were the first people there. So many empty tables outside and the manager gave us the worst table. It was a windy day and he gave us table #1 and told us it's the only table available. Mind you I booked 2 months in advance and had requested for a nice sunny table. Food was amazing, 5 stars to the staffs in the kitchen. Our dining experience here took 1hr so the food came out very quickly. When we left all tables outside were still empty. I don't understand why he couldn't give us 4 a nice warm table to enjoy our meal. First time here and won't be back in a hurry.

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BrendanV
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Heater for table broken lucky it wasn’t too cold but there was a slight breeze, no footy on any tvs in the place, service at counter extremely slow i know you probably need to stagger orders but people shouldn’t wait in line for 20 mins to order, food was pretty good though

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NicoleT
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

After being regular customers for a long time and being very happy for a long time suddenly the food became very disappointing. So we stopped going for a few months. Finally decided to give it another go and are impressed the food has improved to the standard it used to be. Keep it up and we will be regulars again

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LeanneS
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

In current COVID restrictions, they were very good. They were quickly onto anyone doing the wrong thing.

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CarolynE
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great place for a group or families with children. The meals are generous and beautifully presented. We have eaten at the Samford Hotel before and meals have arrived promptly - unfortunately last Sunday we waited an hour for our lunch. Overall would highly recommend it as it has a lovely county feel and there is lots of atmosphere around the village.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, and well presented, relatively small but diverse menu, no problems for 5 of us to each find what we wanted, including GF.
Staff were friendly, and had the best systems for managing Coivd we've experienced

FAQs

Samford Hotel is rated 4.2 stars by 66 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.