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“Eye opener!!!”
Review of Samford Homestead Restaurant - CLOSED

Samford Homestead Restaurant
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Eye opener!!!”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Myself and my partner popped into this 'place' for a meal because everyone else was nearing on full!

I can see why you were not!

Will not return

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1 Thank Eatalotacus
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Avoid (unless you have a sense of humour and money to burn)”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Firstly, I travel regularly around Australia, Europe and South Africa for business. This experience ranks as one of my most awful (but amusing) dining experiences.

Truly shocking! Menu is bizarre (Indian, Thai, Italian, Australian, Mexican, seafood). One of the Moreton Bay Bug starters was raw - was sent back but they returned the same one! Main meals were awful: duck with rice, potato, and salad with balsamic vinegar; and butter chicken (AUD 33 - you can get this in any decent indian restaurant for AUD 18!) was revolting (poppadom under cooked, naan overcooked and sauce powdery and watery). Dill seems to accompany all meals (seafood, ravioli, curry and duck) - didn't bother staying to see if this trend continues with desserts.

The place is run down - a cable once taped to the ceiling now hangs as a convenient noose for the frustrated diner! Wine list is a disaster. A total rip off - AUD 140 for two starters and mains plus a bottle of crap Cab Sav - priced at CBD rates!

Overall reminds one of dining with a mad old aunt and mum whispering "eat what you can please", which is a shame because Samford needs a good, solid restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Ben F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Oh dear!”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Such a pity that a great spot like this is not being utilised?
Get in a good chef an management team and it could rock samford.
Old, tired, poor quality fusion food

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Gastronachef
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Better alternative to the samford hotel”
Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

We 'accidentally' found ourselves eating here after finding the samford hotel too busy and noisy. Well. It was amazing. Fod was just so tasty, it's reasonably priced (especially compared to the pub next door) and the owner thoroughly attentive and charming. The wine list is good, the food was high brow. Came back for the Monday night pie special - not disappointed. Our teenage daughter with 'discerning' tastes is begging for us to take her back :)

Visited April 2013
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Thank emmalittle
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Brisbane
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“LOVELY SURPRISE AT SAMFORD”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great menu, outstanding food, fantastic service, very reasonably priced.

Definitely will be going back.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Barbara M
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