Pause Restaurant

With a menu that reflects European authenticity, Pause Restaurant in Samford is a place to relax, unwind and remember what it means to take a breath and go a little slower, pause. Just a 25-minute drive from Brisbane CBD, Pause specialises in Italian cuisine served in a modern, two-storey restaurant and bar.

Simply Delicious

Behind the helm at Pause, you'll find experienced Italian chefs whipping up divine cuisine they've spent their lifetime cooking, eating and presenting. Explore the menu and find your favourite flavour by sampling small plates with a few crafted cocktails and fine wines or indulge yourself with a hearty dish decided by the chef. From a simple hand-rolled crispy Arancino dipped in squid ink to a 2 kilo Tomahawk steak with all the trimmings, all the flavour of Italy is within your reach.

From Beans to Vineyards

Pause Restaurant was established to give customers a break from the busy city lifestyle. From the CBD to Pause, you'll roll across the ranges of Brisbane State Forest into Samford's green, rural landscape to be greeted by country hospitality. Offering a range of cocktails crafted from botanical ingredients, local craft beer on tap and an extensive wine list of international and domestic vineyards, there is no shortage of tasty beverages to sip the night away. For those driving, Pause also boasts a large range of fresh juices, smoothies and organic loose-leaf teas along with their very own roast coffee.

Slow, Fresh Food

Crafting the food from scratch, the European trained Italian chefs have been awarded for their slow-food approach using local ingredients to create elegant and delicious menus. Pause Restaurant also appeared in Australia's Top 50 Restaurants, voted for by diners, within their first two years of operation - something simply unheard of before Pause. Each dish is carefully crafted into delicious plates using a traditional approach, without the pretention of expensive CBD fine dining venues. The food is simple, yet exceptional, the service attentive, but not overwhelming, the venue a beautiful, architectural design in a quiet garden setting, that is simply unmatched in Brisbane.

Hydrotherapy Spa

Currently under construction, the site of Pause Restaurant will also play host to a European Hydrotherapy Spa sure to put them on the map as a must-visit landmark in Brisbane. More info to come as construction progresses.


Pause Restaurant are gracious hosts of parties, events and functions. Check their website or Facebook regularly to see what's on at Pause or call them to book your next event.

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All sorts of group holiday, work travel, tour and transfer needs can be catered to and accommodated, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Find Us

16 Main St, Samford Village QLD, Australia

Contact Us

(07) 3468 1771


Please note due to the COVID-19 outbreak operating hours may be affected. See operator website for up to date information

Opening Hours

11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm

Public holidays may vary

Important COVID-19 Update

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided, Visit Moreton Bay Region can not be held responsible for incorrect or misleading information due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please do the right thing and follow the directions of the Queensland Government.

From 15 May 2020 - you may travel a maximum of 150km from your home for non-contact activity such as exploring national parks, hiking, visiting dog parks, dining-in at restaurants (10 patrons at a time) and more.

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