110 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

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

dined on Thu, 9 Aug 2018

(8)
Great food. Portions are small but delicious. Staff were very polite and helpful if a little slow to see our hand up occasionally.

dined on Thu, 9 Aug 2018

(9)
Lovely atmosphere and good food!

dined on Wed, 8 Aug 2018

(9)
The renovations make the restaurant feel fresh and inviting. The restoration of the historic parquet floor is a very nice touch.
Marnie

dined on Tue, 7 Aug 2018

(9)
Delicious seasonal food with great flavour combinations including vegan options. Attentive and friendly service, our waitress was 10/10 and answered all our questions. Love the renovation and new menu and look of the restaurant.

dined on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

(10)
A recently renovated, cozy restaurant. I didn’t expect such a fine dining at a University. It was wonderful!
Michelle

dined on Fri, 20 Jul 2018

(10)
This was magnificent ! I took a girlfriend for her special birthday and I could fault nothing ! Katherine ?(sorry. Think that was her name her name - gorgeous young thing with dark hair ) was so attentive and informed about the menu and made our choice so easy from the menu. I haven’t had service like that for ages - can’t wait to go again.

dined on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

(9)
A terrific find, we thoroughly enjoyed the cosy warmth, stylish decor and perfect acoustics for a couple to enjoy dinner together. Great service - attentive, cheerful and knowledgeable without being pushy. Delightful menu - we shared two entrees and two mains, all of which were innovative, beautifully presented and delicious. The use of local produce is a great touch. Really glad we chose Boffins and would absolutely recommend it for a quiet and special evening away from the noisy throng.

dined on Sat, 14 Jul 2018

(10)
Wonderful food and wine with great atmosphere and superb service. Loved the new decor and the bison plates. Very enjoyable dining experience for a special occasion or to entertain visitors to Canberra.

dined on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

(8)
Good service. Good food. What more can you ask for?

dined on Wed, 11 Jul 2018

(10)
The newly renovated space is bright and quiet - with lovely views at lunchtime out into the courtyard and garden. It is a rare restaurant where the auditory environment encourages conversation.
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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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