76 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.7
76 reviews
Recommended
(8.8)
Food
(8.8)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(8.2)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Fri, 7 Sep 2018

(9)
Boffins is one of those hidden Canberra destinations that only some of the locals know about, but love to share with friends.

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

(9)
The renovations make the restaurant feel fresh and inviting. The restoration of the historic parquet floor is a very nice touch.

dined on Wed, 19 Dec 2018

(9)
The food was very good indeed - but the lunch menu is weighted towards fish and seafood. We had one person who does not eat this, and is picky about meat dishes, so we'd hoped the pasta of the day would suit. However, it was also fishy. I guess I should have checked beforehand, and would do so next time. You have lost one diner for good, but the rest of us were happy.

dined on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

(7)
Attractive venue, quiet ambience, and fine dining. I had to ask to have the very chilly air con turned off, but this was swiftly done and comfort was restored.

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

(10)
Great restaurant have visited on two occasions in two months
Karen Peedo

dined on Fri, 7 Dec 2018

(10)
Very pleasant and and accomodating staff - pleasant ambience

dined on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

(8)
Boffins' recent revamp is very stylish, while maintaining a sense of being something special. Overall the cooking and presentation of food is excellent, and the menu marvellously caters for GF, Df, V and VG. There was even one dessert choice that caters for GF AND DF in one dish. A rare and special treat. Service is very friendly and obliging, but there were little gaps that suggest a bit more training/organisation is needed for the higher-end style they seem to be aiming for.

dined on Sat, 17 Nov 2018

(7)
Outstanding food. Some Servings too small. Rump entree needed another piece of meat. Substitute Main pork cutlet too small. Bill was not itemized. Service Manager was a little loud. Her tone could be more subtle. Lovely decor and quality accessories. We would return but not in a rush.
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About Boffins

Located in Balmain Crescent in Acton, Boffins is the perfect spot to enjoy date night with your partner. Boffins’ fresh and authentic menus are inspired by different cuisines, but taking a high interest from Australian cuisine. Be prepared to experience tasty drinks and exceptional food including cured salmon, tasmanian scallops and chimichurri hen. Go and experience this incredible restaurant for yourself- you won’t be disappointed! Best Dish: Beef tenderloin, pumpkin mash, kumera chips, pickled red cabbage, applewood glazura

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