Boffins Restaurant at University House

Boffins Restaurant at University House

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Set in the ANU’s tranquil grounds next to the city’s stylish New Acton precinct, University House is truly one of Canberra’s unique locations and experiences. Boffins at University House, has recently undergone refurbishment as well as a change in its food and beverage offerings.

Boffins facelift in 2018 saw the original “Oxford” style furnishing make space for a lighter, more modern styling. There are ample references to Boffins history and newly rediscovered heritage features, such as the original Queensland walnut timber floors .

The new team is focusing on a high level of service and food quality.

Passionate about local, seasonal and fresh products, partnerships have been developed with local/ regional producers, focusing on one to two individual products grown in the region and in season.

Here you will experience the best produce available served on locally created and crafted flatware, with daily baked breads and artisan butter, olive oils are from the farms and fields around Canberra with flavours varying based on soil, and varietal.

Boffins, a casual, contemporary dining experience.

  • Boffins Bar
    Boffins Bar
  • Boffins Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • 16 seats private dining room
    16 seats private dining room
  • Chef Bernd Brademann
    Chef Bernd Brademann
  • Smoked Duck, heirloom carrots
    Smoked Duck, heirloom carrots
  • Seasonal dishes
    Seasonal dishes
  • Inhouse baked sourdough
    Inhouse baked sourdough
  • Selection of high quality wines and spirits
    Selection of high quality wines and spirits

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Tue to Fri: Lunch from 11.30; Dinner from 5pm; Sat: Dinner from 5pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Fully licensed

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Boffins Restaurant at University House

1 Balmain Crescent, University House, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Bar

Carpark

Non Smoking Establishment

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 186 REVIEWS

Ranked #73 of 1,509 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Locally Sourced, Ethical Food”

Reviewed on 21/01/2020

For a special dinner, we went back to a famous old Canberra restaurant, to find that it had been refurbished and offered really good food. There weren't masses of options, which could be a negative...

Review by

JAR S

“Pretty good, but not as good as it used to be!”

Reviewed on 13/12/2019

Went to lunch at Boffins recently. The food was much improved on what it was when I last visited 12 months ago. The small plate and large plate I had for lunch was delicious. My main criticism is the...

Review by

Alistair D

“Relaxing environment, beautiful food, staff knowledgeable and passionate”

Reviewed on 06/10/2019

Dining at Boffins was a wonderful experience. The entrance is via a large vestibule servicing several function rooms - the timber detailing gives the feel of entering a private club. The interiors...

Review by

sharryb346

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