Best Known For

Winter Classics Menu: with oysters, kataifi prawns, snails in garlic, expression of duck and Chef’s cheese selection.

About Pause

Pause on Main Street in Samford is a place to relax and remember what it means to go a little slower. Simply come and enjoy this idyllic space with friends or by yourself as a sanctuary, while pondering a menu of Mediterranean magic for a lunch or dinner experience to remember. On the green edge of Brisbane, this restaurant blends polished wood floors with cane chairs and turmeric-coloured walls to create a zen-like space, while alfresco beckons for a cocktail and aperitif at sunset. Perhaps opt for the From the Land: Around the World degustation menu and start with venison pie and braised pork belly, before gorgonzola-filled ravioli, walnuts and chocolate; Angus eye fillet with chimichurri sauce satisfies the inner carnivore, while sweet-tooths indulge in classic crème brulée to finish.

Location & Map

16 Main Street, Samford Village, Samford 4520 QLD - See Map

Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 83   Chef: Rino Avellini  


Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  5:30:PM - 7:30:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 7:30:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 1:30:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 7:30:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 1:30:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 130 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (1)


A wonderful place to Pause
From the serene alfresco venue in beautiful Samford Village, attentive service to the wonderful culinary experience Pause is a long awaited addition to the north Brisbane food scene. The food is as fresh as you can get it. The oysters are worth the drive and the calamari is a delight with a sauce to surprise your taste buds. The mains are the perfect size filled with flavour. The Snapper is fresh and the Spatchcock is wonderful. We had to have desert as we were loving the experience so much. They are sweet enough but light and fresh fit for our hot qld evenings. I love this place. We have been back 3 times already! A real tribute to the owners Greg and Isabelle and the chef Rino for creating this experience so far from the city.