110 Verified Diner Reviews

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110 reviews
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dined on Fri, 25 Aug 2017

A restaurant of the 80's. food overly oily/fatty, overly cooked - veg soggy & cooked to death. Too salty & basically something so outdated and tired.

dined on Fri, 25 Aug 2017

A little too expensive for frequent meetings with colleagues and visitors. Food and service terrific - but That's what I would expect from the quality of the new administration. I suspect that the revived Uni House is seen as a profit centre whereas I see it as a sensible way of conducting meetings in a civilised environment with imaginative food that is within the budget of a normal academic who has no 'entertainment allowance'

dined on Fri, 18 Aug 2017

Limited menu but good food and good service. One to add to your dining list

dined on Wed, 16 Aug 2017

I have been a regular visitor to Boffins over many years. The quality of food and service has been declining steadily for some time. I am disappointed that this is the areas it has been a favourite go to place for a long time.

dined on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

Food was delicious and atmosphere was intimate. Only let down was gruff and curt service.

dined on Mon, 7 Aug 2017

Lovely food and well presented. Nice cosy dining.

dined on Fri, 28 Jul 2017

Boffins has become our favourite restaurant. Primarily due to the privacy, quiet ambience where one can have a conversation and be heard!! Service immaculate as ever and food superb. We shall be back!

dined on Sat, 15 Jul 2017

Warm, cosy and quiet on a Canberra winter's night. Lovely decor and we could have conversations where everyone could hear. No clattering of chairs on stone floors and no intrusive music.

dined on Thu, 13 Jul 2017

Great place and marvellous service. Good honest food that looked and tasted great.
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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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