111 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.6
111 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.7)
Jane

dined on Sat, 8 Jul 2017

(9)
A really lovely meal. It is a quiet restaurant so you ca actually talk and hear each other. Brilliant.

dined on Sat, 8 Jul 2017

(8)
Food was really good and the Chardonnay was excellent.

dined on Thu, 6 Jul 2017

(10)
Staff were lovely and very helpful, with a wicked sense of humour. Great job.

dined on Tue, 20 Jun 2017

(10)
Absolutely recommend the lamb cutlets!

dined on Sat, 17 Jun 2017

(8)
Good solid traditional fare - highlight was the Dessert - good range of wine by the glass

dined on Fri, 16 Jun 2017

(7)
Although the food was excellent it took 50 minutes between ordering our mains for our meals to be served. We also needed to prompt the waiters. We also ordered a side plate of greens (ordered with our main meal) that was delivered about five minutes after the main was brought to the table. For two busy people setting aside an hour to have lunch, this meant extending out and running late for our afternoon's schedule. Very disappointing.
Lindy Ross

dined on Thu, 15 Jun 2017

(9)
Love the quiet atmosphere - carpets! tablecloths! You can hear each other talk! Beautiful surroundings, too.
Frank

dined on Thu, 15 Jun 2017

(9)
Boffins is an unsung hero of the Canberra dining scene.

dined on Thu, 8 Jun 2017

(9)
Very nice experience.

dined on Tue, 30 May 2017

(9)
A very pleasant place to entertain a valued overseas friend. Great service and good food and excellent wine.
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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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