112 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

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

dined on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

(6)
Very limited menu Very little choice What food were was, was very good taste
Roger Hamilton

dined on Sat, 22 Sep 2018

(8)
Food was delightful. We very much liked the local producer emphasis. Service very friendly. The prices are up there a bit. Very nice decor, and ability to have a relaxed pre dinner drink in the cosy bar.

dined on Fri, 21 Sep 2018

(10)
Excellent. Delightful ghtful meals great views and excellent service

dined on Thu, 20 Sep 2018

(8)
Its changed since the update and I rather like the old place with the booths.

dined on Sat, 8 Sep 2018

(9)
Fresh oysters were a joy. Kingfish and accompaniments were excellent. Lemon meringue dessert was only OK. Good wine list, a little pricey Please bring back beef filet main option!

dined on Fri, 7 Sep 2018

(9)
Boffins is one of those hidden Canberra destinations that only some of the locals know about, but love to share with friends.
Bruce Trundle

dined on Sat, 25 Aug 2018

(9)
Having been a customer of Boffins since the late 60s we have always found the food, the service, the intimate atmosphere to be impeccable. It is always a pleasure to have a meal at your restaurant. The more recent rearrangement of the seating has enhanced the comfort and general welcoming feel. We will be back!

dined on Sat, 25 Aug 2018

(6)
Bit unusual to get side dishes before main Indeed we ate them before mains arrived Atmosphere needs a pick up
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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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