Pause Samford



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 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

    • Freshly Shucked Coffin Bay Oysters

      lemon, mignonette

      1/2 doz. $20

      1 doz. $38

    • Citrus Flavoured Scallops & Salmon Tartare


      our house made crackers

    • 18 Month Prosciutto di Parma


      figs and rosemary pizza puff

    • Selection of bread


      olives and salami

    • Moreton Bay Bugs


      caesar salad

    • Garlic Prawns “New Age”


      Kataifi and soy pearls

    • Vegetarian Meatballs


      Chunky nap sauce, parmesan foam

    • Mains

    • Maccheroni alla Carbonara Vegetariana

    • Home Made egg fettuccine


      Slow cooked octopus and summer flavours

    • Pause Lamb and Pumpkin


      Tenderloin, risotto, lemon thyme

    • Gold Band Snapper


      Tuscan kale, cherry tomato confit

    • Barker’s Creek Pork Cutlet


      Eggplant, pistacchio, dry ricotta

    • Aussie Classic

      Angus “Bavette” Skirt (Ranger Valley MB 3) - $37

      Angus Rib Eye (Riverina MB 1-2) - $43

      Wagyu Rump (Ranger Valley MB 7) - $40

      Angus Tomahawk (Cape Byron) - $90

      mashed potato, roasted mushroom  and radish, green peppercorn sauce
      All meat MSA certified



    • Dessert

    • Pause Fundamental Chocolate


      Soft brownies, mousse and cherries

    • Espreso Martini from the kitchen

    • White Semifrozen


      lime, celery and tequila

    • Cheese

      Cheddar Vintage black Wax
      Taleggio DOP
      Pecorino di Pienza
      Goat Cheese
      Truffle Manchego
      Choice of 2 cheeses $17
      Choice of 3 cheeses $23
      Choice of 4 cheeses $27

    • Assorted sorbet and icecream



“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, often a hand made pasta dish, or a freshly prepared crafted soup,
a main course (or often 2) and a delicious desert.
Shown here is a typical selection of 8-9 dishes, in an equivalent portion for 2 guests.
Promise you won’t leave hungry! Our Italian Chefs are generous by nature.
No trendy Micro-portions to be seen…
Our Team

Our Team

in the kitchen


Head Chef

rino Avellini

Andrea Leone

sous chef

Andrea Leone