129 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

8.6
129 reviews
Recommended
(8.9)
Food
(8.6)
Service
(8.6)
Value for money
(8.0)
Atmosphere
(8.6)

dined on Fri, 2 Nov 2018

(9)
Q3 failed o sugest the most important factor for me - NOISE levels! SOOO many restaurants only want to cram the max tables into the smallest space. No thought is given to maintaining an environment that allows people talk without having to raise their voices. Boffins is one of the few restaurants in Canberra that passes my 'decibel' test. You guys should really take note of this and amend Q3 by adding 'noise level' as a reason to like (or dislike) a restaurant. For me, it is as important as the food.

dined on Fri, 19 Oct 2018

(10)
Great and unique food, service and ambiance.

dined on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

(8)
The refurb looks great but I do miss the booths. The food for lunch was tasty, reasonable value though very salad based and the only side was more salad - I like my veggies so this was a bit disappointing and it would be nice to have some extra's that are a little more substantial available for those of us that make lunch our main meal for the day. Would like to try the dinner menu next time.

dined on Thu, 11 Oct 2018

(9)
speedy and good service - guest had a plane to catch

dined on Fri, 5 Oct 2018

(10)
Pleasant formal venue white tablecloths and napkins knowledgable and helpful waiter excellent quality wines by the glass, extensive selection of spirits including about a dozen gins superb food best meal in Canberra for a long time

dined on Thu, 4 Oct 2018

(6)
Nice night with good service and food for a special occasion
Bruce Trundle

dined on Tue, 25 Sep 2018

(10)
This was a special celebration (twins birthday) and on all counts was a most pleasant evening. In particular the service thoughtful and prompt, the food tasty and attractive, and the special needs for one guest catered for. Overall an evening enjoyed and appreciated by everyone. Thank you to all staff.

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
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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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