129 Verified Diner Reviews

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129 reviews
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dined on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

Imaginative menu though sometimes dishes were a little too complicated for us. Duck was delicious. Service was great. Missed the old world decor though, before Boffins refurbished.

dined on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

Great menu. Great local produce

dined on Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Needed rice with my curry! Other guests very pleased with quality of food. Service somewhat inconsistent but the four wait staff were very busy. Nil muzak a real plus.

dined on Fri, 24 May 2019

Fantastic service coupled with great food.

dined on Sat, 18 May 2019

It's hard to fault Boffins. The food was just great, as was the service - including delivering the bill at just the right moment.

dined on Fri, 17 May 2019

A charming and comfortable restaurant with noise levels that allowed for easy conversation. A waiter who was charming and knowledge about the food and a sommelier who was helpful and generous with tastings. The food was imaginative, well presented and very tasty. A great occasion soon to be repeated.

dined on Thu, 16 May 2019

Excellent overall dining experience. They are also wheelchair accessible.

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 👍
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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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