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Pause Samford

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by Vanessa ★ (subscribe)
WeekendNotes Chief Editor / Chief Writer / PR & Communications.
Published April 12th 2017
Samford's most exciting new venue

Pause Samford is one of the most recent and exciting gifts to the gourmets and foodies of North Brisbane.

The Café, Bar and Restaurant is perfect for casual yet fine dining in the evening, and a peaceful venue for breakfast or lunch during the day. From a simple morning coffee and pastry, to a multi-course degustation menu crafted with simplicity and flair, there are plenty of tantalising options to enjoy at Pause.

Pause offers much to explore and much that surprises!

The location is stunning, architecturally designed and conveniently located right in the heart of Samford Village (just 25 minutes from the CBD). The venue reflects Samford Valley's character; the friendly and casual country pace is obvious, yet the sophistication of the city's proximity is evident.

Executive Chef, Rino Avellini heads a team of 3 Italian trained chefs. His passion and talent in the kitchen reflects his years of working in Europe, yet traditional approaches are woven into a modern, creative cuisine which showcases the quality of our Australian produce. His creativity contributes to make an evening at Pause Samford a truly amazing experience, with many guests enjoying his famous 7-8 course "Leave it to Chef" degustation menu.

The menu boasts an array of scrumptious dishes with a twist of Mediterranean culinary flair, offering exciting variations of many traditional dishes. Much of the produce is sourced locally, from the surrounding organic vegetable farms, complementing certified beef, and an array of amazing fresh seafood. Whether it's a 2 kilo Angus Tomahawk steak, or locally caught octopus on house gnocchi, or scallops in coffee jus, or cacao ravioli in walnut sauce, or Moreton Bay bugs on guitar spaghetti .... there's always something calling to you from the seasonal menu.

The draft beers are also crafted locally at Ocean View and the wine list offers both Australian and international options, with an emphasis on quality Italian wines. Talented Cocktail Bar manager Andres Fernandez creates a buzz mixing, blending and shaking delicious juices, mocktails and cocktails, all from botanical bases of fresh ingredients.

Come and take some time and visit Pause Samford, where the country meets the city. It's a short drive for a complete change of pace and an exciting new Brisbane option that's bound to reward you with something truly special.


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When: Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday & Monday)
Where: Samford Village, 16 Main St 4520 Samford Village
Cost: $$
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