Samford Hotel

4.1
159 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 159 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SW22
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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

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HazelB
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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ADAMH
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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JulieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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ThierryH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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GraemeN
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food covered in thick batter. Not enjoyable at all

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LynneD
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

The battered fish and chips was terrible - not hot, it was greasy - please change the fat that you cook the food in please. I couldn't eat the food. The pizza hawaiian - couldn't see the pineapple and the meatlovers didn't even taste like meatlovers sorry.

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SuzyG
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. Staff were organised. Kept patrons safe with covid restrictions. Nice atmosphere

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Nataliev
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location. Staff were helpful and friendly.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Had lunch here on Sunday and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon. Good food, excellent company, great service. Felt very comfortable. The restaurant is fun very efficiently and is well managed. I will definitely be returning.

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DianneK
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good as locals well make this a common meeting place for ease of access, service

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AdyH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night at our Local... good value, delicious food

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PeterD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food except my steak was too well cooked for a blue steak.

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LiamD
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Manager was beyond rude. All our feeds came out at seperate times.

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The meals are really good however the bar prices are high.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place to enjoy lunch with friends. Highly recommend!

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Missm
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Our mains were delicious, throughly enjoyed, also loved the kids area, there were no fights when the kids got restless. Ok the downside the kids meals weren’t eaten by our children and we practically had to force them to eat the side of steamed veggies (which they normally eat happily) due to their bad taste. The kids steak was over cooked and the char made it taste burnt and the kids pizza had so much tomato sauce my daughter didn’t have more than one bite of the whole thing. They wound up eating chips off our plate and a few bites of veggies. So tired of kids meals being inedible but not wanting to spend $35 on a steak for my 10 year old son. Overall we had a good night. We had the parmy and the chicken burger. The burger was unreal. Would definitely come again, but maybe feed the kids before we come so they can have a plate of chips while we enjoy the mains.

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RossG
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Took the grandkids and they like the large outdoor play area where they catch up with their mates and we barely see them while we eat.
The food is always OK, not cheap. While there are specials it might be good if the menu was changed more frequently - especially for regulars like us.

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LydiaP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a lovely place for a family catchup- don't love the fee every time you use a card to pay for anything.

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TomokoH
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The meal was excellent for me, but my friend's steak seemed to be a bit stringy that she couldn't chew it easily. The atmosphere was good although we sat next to the playground. We will go again.

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PaulR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot as well as great service with terrific meal sizes. Definitely will come back again.

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NoeleneF
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Great atmosphere.
However hubby and I where not happy with our meals. Hubby's risotto was dry and I had the lunch special and ended up with a bowl full of cherry tomatoes with little of the other salad. Thankfully the pork belly was yum.

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HappyHomeCleaning
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous evening with great service, food and atmosphere. We will most definitely be coming back!

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RussellD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a great spot for lunch and dinner. Good food and prices, especially the Thursday burger and beer deal.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Have been before & was a nice experience.

This time though the guy taking food orders wasn’t very welcoming the steaks were average, the seafood basket was so greasy i could hardly eat a y of it, it was sickening. The fish was mostly batter not much fish but couldn’t eat it anyway because of grease content. I felt for the price of the meals expect a lot better than we received.
I understand it was a humid day but sitting out the front with no fans was unbearably uncomfortable.

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KrisL
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night. Thanks for the meals. Good atmosphere

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Samford Hotel is rated 4.1 stars by 159 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.