129 Verified Diner Reviews

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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

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

It was a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. The staff were fantastic.

dined on Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Enjoyed the evening greatly. Thanks

dined on Fri, 5 Jul 2019

we had friends from Sydney, who eat out a lot, and they said the food was as good as you would find in Sydney. They were very impressed.

dined on Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Food excellent, local produce, service generally good but sometimes can be patchy without a reason.

dined on Fri, 28 Jun 2019

Great meal (as expected)

dined on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

A good repeat restaurant.
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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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