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


      1/2 doz. $20

      1 doz. $38

    • Citrus Flavoured Scallops & Salmon Tartare


      our house made crackers

    • 18 Month Prosciutto di Parma


      milk bread and seasoned rockmelon

    • Mock Tripe


      mint and pecorino

    • Light Rye Sourdough Bruschetta


      mixed tomatoes, lardo

    • House Made Sausages


      Samford Honey jus, fresh spring salad

    • Dessert

    • Pause “Eton Mess”

    • Belgiun Chocolate Adventure


      hazelnuts and oranges

    • Millefeuille


      cinnamon and white chocolate, mango

    • 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

    • Mains

    • Green Veggies Soup


      fregola and truffle manchego

    • Garlic Stir Fry Linguine


      on Marinara

    • Herb Bread and Tuna Crusted Lamb Rack


      braised cabbage and potatoes

    • Pan Seared Kingfish


      silverbeet, lemon and beetroot risotto

    • Baker's Creek Pork Cutlet


      green apple and fennel, house sweet and sour sauce

    • Aussie Classic

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

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

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

      1000 Guineas Whole Rump Cap (MB 2+) - $90

      mashed potatoes, roasted mushrooms and radish, 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