129 Verified Diner Reviews

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dined on Wed, 6 Mar 2019

Boffins maintains its long-standing quality and as a pleasant venue.

dined on Thu, 28 Feb 2019

Lovely dinner, really interesting dishes, great service, excellent setting.

dined on Tue, 26 Feb 2019

Brilliant food using local ingredients, with a good range of excellent local wines, beautifully presented in a delightful setting. A lovely dining experience in peaceful and historic location on the ANU campus.

dined on Wed, 19 Dec 2018

The food was very good indeed - but the lunch menu is weighted towards fish and seafood. We had one person who does not eat this, and is picky about meat dishes, so we'd hoped the pasta of the day would suit. However, it was also fishy. I guess I should have checked beforehand, and would do so next time. You have lost one diner for good, but the rest of us were happy.

dined on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Attractive venue, quiet ambience, and fine dining. I had to ask to have the very chilly air con turned off, but this was swiftly done and comfort was restored.

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

Great restaurant have visited on two occasions in two months
Karen Peedo

dined on Fri, 7 Dec 2018

Very pleasant and and accomodating staff - pleasant ambience

dined on Fri, 30 Nov 2018

Boffins' recent revamp is very stylish, while maintaining a sense of being something special. Overall the cooking and presentation of food is excellent, and the menu marvellously caters for GF, Df, V and VG. There was even one dessert choice that caters for GF AND DF in one dish. A rare and special treat. Service is very friendly and obliging, but there were little gaps that suggest a bit more training/organisation is needed for the higher-end style they seem to be aiming for.

dined on Sat, 17 Nov 2018

Outstanding food. Some Servings too small. Rump entree needed another piece of meat. Substitute Main pork cutlet too small. Bill was not itemized. Service Manager was a little loud. Her tone could be more subtle. Lovely decor and quality accessories. We would return but not in a rush.

dined on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

Had the set price for 2 course lunch. A party of 4. All agreed that the mains were well presented and very tasty. The lemon curd, coconut etc tart was just great. Service was attentive and the waiter well informed on the meal selection and wines.
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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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