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Boffins

) #116 of 1,076 Restaurants in Canberra $$ - $$$ , Gluten Free Options
1 Balmain Cres | Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6125 5285
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Balmain Cres | Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, Canberra 2601, Australia
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

An impromptu dinner was surpsingly very good - the lamb cutlets were superb. Would be good to see rose by the glass.

Thank Deb P
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Located inside ANU's Univeristy House Boffins has been a reliable go-to for a lovely dining experience. The two-course plus wine available to members offers a range to suit all, vegetarian, seafood and meat options. The salmon entree and barramundi main were perfectly cooked, full of...More

Thank LucyinOZ
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I have been coming to Boffins on and off for forty years, that is before it became Boffins. Like other reviewers I much prefer a booth. The lunch special menu has always been varied to enough to cope with those on diets, but this time...More

Thank portmerionCanberra
Reviewed May 22, 2017

We went on a quiet Saturday night. Requested a booth and got it. For entrees, we ordered the Spinach and Potato soup and the scallops. Both were good portions and tasty. For mains, I had the kangaroo. It was most delicious, one of the best...More

Thank Louise C
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Hi Louise, thank you for the great feedback. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful night and a great dining experience with us. We look forward to seeing you and your partner again soon. Thanks again, the Boffins Team

Reviewed May 21, 2017

Nice booth in the corner on a quiet night. Greatly enjoyed Barramundi and Scallops. Fresh, tasty salad. Wine by the glass.

Thank ozeastcoaster
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

Hi Ozeastcoaster, thank you for the great feedback, I will pass this on this onto our team who will be very glad to hear it. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 2, 2017

The last year has been a disaster for this restaurant. The menu now parodies Courgette's exquisite multiple courses with choices, but the food is tasteless. The service is haphazard. Friendly? Maybe, if you get a student who is working his/her way through ANU. The wine...More

1  Thank roemanner
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Hi Roemanner, We strive to offer good value and quality service, we regret that was not your impression, and we offer our sincere apologies. As you have observed, we have changed the menu and style of service to remain relevant in the ever-changing Canberra restaurant...More

Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband booked a "quiet table for two" and when we arrived they just said to sit anywhere that was vacant. We sat at a table that was quietish but got blasted by the air conditioner coming on freezing cold every 30 minutes. A bad...More

Thank Jennie J
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Hi Jennie J, Firstly I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience. This is certainly not what we want any customers to experience when they dine with us and we are very disappointed to hear we missed the mark. Please know that we...More

Reviewed April 20, 2017

Good food, wine by the glass but not too much ambience. Convenient if you are staying at University House.More

Thank John W
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit. A lot of our customers enjoy the quiet and tranquil ambience that Boffins has to offer compared to other venues, however, we understand and appreciate that this style is not to everyone's taste. I will...More

Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

I treated myself to dinner here and enjoyed delicious medium rare eye fillet (I needed some greens with it so a side of beans and pancetta was in order) and a tasty citrus tart for dessert. Unfortunately when dining alone separate sides does make the...More

Thank Cassie D
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Thank you Cassie! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

We made a booking day prior to our visit, friends were looking for somewhere that they had not been previously. On arrival we had to work through a large group who were dining in the Great Hall to get to Boffins door. Our greeter was...More

1  Thank wobblyone2
BoffinsRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Boffins, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2017

Hi, Firstly I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience. We take pride in our customer service, but clearly we were not up to standard during your recent visit. Please know that we are looking into the matter and take your feedback very...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Balmain Cres | Cnr Balmain Cr & Liversidge St, Acton, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6125 5285
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