Samford, on the green edge of our city, calls you to experience the most exciting Restaurant option the North of Brisbane has seen for many years.

Fresh delicious food, with simple crafted Mediterranean flavours and high quality ingredients promise something to explore.

It’s designed to have you dwell, to take your time.

Our expert expert Italian Chefs and high-touch service team hope to provide you with a few hours of deeply satisfying “time out” from the pervasive busy-ness of City rhythm.

Come for just a cocktail and an aperitivo on our Sunset Deck, or come for a full experience “Leave it to Chef” degustation.

Bring friends, relax and enjoy our generous wish for you to leave content.

A Pause.






The Menu

    • Entrèes

    • 'Old Bread' and Tomato Soup


      black mussels and smoked mozzarella

    • Harvey Bay Prawn Stack


      fennel, pumpkin and avocado

    • 18 Month Prosciutto di Parma


      grilled pecorino and foccaccia

    • Mini Main of Venison


      Cauliflower Puree and Polenta Chips

    • Local Octopus


      coconut and artichoke

    • Organic Rye Sourdough Bruschetta


      mixed tomato and Lardo

    • Dessert

    • Beer, Sweet Beer


      crème brulee and foam

    • Mandarin Curd Tart


      meringue and macadamia gelato

    • Winter Choc Experience


      soft brownie, giauduy and white

    • Cheese

      Cheddar Vintage black wax

      Taleggio DOP

      Goat cheese

      Red pecorino di Pienza

      Choice of 2 cheeses $17

      Choice of 3 cheeses $23

      Choice of 4 cheeses $27

    • Assorted sorbet and icecream

    • Mains

    • Chick Pea Soup


      rosemary and “not gnocchi”

    • Squid Ink Tagliatelle


      mud crab section sauce

    • Carbonara Filled Ravioli


      house cured pancetta

    • Lightly Cooked Flounder


      silverbeet and potato millefeuille

    • Braised Beef Cheek


      “vialone nano” saffron risotto

    • Aussie Classic

      Shorthorn Sirloin (1000 Guineas, 2+) - $40

      Wagyu Rump (Darling Downs, 6 -9+) - $37

      Fiorentina -1kg - $85

      Whole Rump Cup (2+) - 1.4kg - $80

      mashed potatoes, roasted mushrooms and house green peppercorn sauce

      All meat MSA certified


“Leave it to Chef” Degustation Menu

Allow us to spoil you, it’s what we do best.
A wonderful exploration of our current menu allowing you to enjoy Chef Rino’s creativity.
Allow Chef to select and offer you several cold entrees, several hot entrees, a hand made pasta dish, a main course (sometimes 2) and a delicious desert.   Shown here is a typical selection of dishes, in an equivalent portion for 2 guests. Promise you won’t leave hungry!
Our Team

Our Team

in the kitchen


Head Chef

rino Avellini

Andrea Leone

sous chef

Andrea Leone

Emiliano Sgueglia

Junior sous chef

Emiliano Sgueglia