124 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Wed, 27 Mar 2019

The menu is innovative and delicious. I like the fact that the chef tries to source the ingredients locally. The wine selection is also good.

dined on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

I adore Boffins and go whenever I am in Canberra

dined on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

We loved the updated decor: very classy and elegant. The food and service remained of a very high standard. We like Boffins as a reliable restaurant we can take our visitors to where we will have a fine dining experience and be able to converse easily without needing to shout above overly-loud music. Thanks again!

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

Charming, old world yet contemporary and cosy. Terrific team of staff. Good food, good drinks menu. Do go.
Marnie Pascoe

dined on Wed, 7 Aug 2019

Great food and catered well to dietary requests. Excellent service

dined on Tue, 6 Aug 2019

great place and service. great wine

dined on Thu, 1 Aug 2019

The service might need improvement.
Michael Ellis

dined on Thu, 1 Aug 2019

I've been eating at Boffins for about 30 years or more, often for lunch and sometimes for dinner, and it was always my favourite restaurant. I haven't been there for the last two years, so it was a surprise to see the refurbishment. I miss the former lunch menu, it was always difficult to make a choice as there were many attractive dishes on offer. I was disappointed by the menu yesterday, it seemed there wasn't much too choose from that I wanted to eat; but the meal was OK, although my companion's fish appeared undercooked and she left some of it. I think Boffins has gone a little too "trendy" unfortunately. A few years ago I took a well-travelled colleague, an international marketing manager from a large UK company, there for lunch and he declared it was the best restaurant he'd ever been to, which confirmed my opinion, but I doubt he'd say the same today. I think something has been lost in the "upgrade".

dined on Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Quiet, pleasant, tasteful and relaxing atmosphere with excellent and personal service
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About Boffins

Boffins was extensively renovated in 2018 to provide a modern contemporary dining experience. Boffins at University House is the flagship restaurant with a focus on paddock to plate dining and serving the best of Canberra Region and Australian wines whilst showcasing artwork and sculpture from across the University. The bar also stocks a wide range of artisan spirits and local craft beers providing diners with a unique selection. Our chefs are in regular contact with our local farmers and suppliers and source food directly from farm gates where possible. Menus can change daily, based on supply and are ever evolving as our dedicated kitchen team works to display the produce on offer. Diners may select a la carte or try a 'feed me' menu and let the kitchen take them on a food journey.

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