112 Verified Diner Reviews

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112 reviews
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dined on Tue, 14 May 2019

See above comments which encapsulate the reaction. Don't know why I should be required to fill in this section. The form is annoying but you asked for it.

dined on Fri, 10 May 2019

Fresh food different take on dishes we wouldn't normally try
Brikela Cela

dined on Fri, 10 May 2019

Great view and great place. The food was great 👍

dined on Fri, 10 May 2019

We come here and spoil our daughter who is studying at ANU. Fantastic atmosphere, great setting and an intimate and stylish restaurant. I love Boffins.

dined on Fri, 10 May 2019

The restaurant was full, so all staff were very busy. However, they were knowledgeable, helpful and very pleasant at all times. The food was delicious and perfect for a luncheon menu.

dined on Thu, 9 May 2019

Small menu, but something for everyone. Waiter seemed well versed in the wine selections. Food was fantastic and service prompt. They were happy to accommodate our need to be out early to see a show nearby

dined on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Restaurant too crowded. Too many tables in a small spAce- should use space outside entry door. Choice of wine by the glass good but restricted to Canberra District - not a noted wine-growing district. We chose to again stay at University House for 3 nights so as to enjoy eating again at Boffins. We returned to Boffins principally because of superb wine cellar in 2016 - Disappointing choices in 2019. Main courses good. Small Oysters were overpriced. Terrible choice of deserts -which didn’t complement rich mains at all.

dined on Tue, 30 Apr 2019

Very comfortable environment with great service

dined on Sat, 27 Apr 2019

Lovely setting and service. Food was exceptional and original. Still thinking about my seafood bisque!

dined on Fri, 26 Apr 2019

Good menu with locally sourced produce & seasonal variations.
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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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