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Unfortunately our renovations have been delayed due to the discovery of some original architectural features of the House.

We are currently restoring these to ensure they are included in the finished Boffins and protected for the future.


Boffins is a hidden treasure of Canberra, tucked away in the tranquil and elegant surroundings of the Australia National University campus at University House.

Boffins has been providing superb food, wine, and service for over 30 years, and whilst other establishments have come and gone with the trends, Boffins has stood the test of time.  The restaurant offers a glimpse into the past, exuding the old world charm of the heritage-listed building that surrounds it.

Bookings are recommended – call Boffins on +61 2 6125 5285,  email, or click the reservations button on this page.



  • Bookings:+61 2 6125 5285
  • Address:1 Balmain Crescent,
    Acton ACT 2601
  • Opening Hours: Lunch
    Mon - Fri: currently closed for renovations
    Mon - Sat: currently closed for renovations

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