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“Amazing Food”

Butterflies Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Blaenavon
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: A unique gastropub situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. Our menu is inspired by local produce and some dishes our chef has picked up whilst travelling around the world. Our steaks are renowned in the area and we have just won an award for “best steaks and grills” in South East Wales. We have two restaurant areas; The Garden Room is a contemporary room with views onto the courtyard and our large walled garden. The Cwtch is part of the original pub built c1832 and has two feature fireplaces, one of which houses our beautiful log burner. Many people refer to us as Blaenavon’s hidden gem - we have to agree!
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Sunday lunch is fantastic!!!! Evening meals are incredible and the staff are friendly and helpful... gorgeous surroundings

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Second visit to Butterflies and I didn’t think I could love it more than I did the first time but I did!

The food is outstanding, staff are professional and efficient and the atmosphere is perfect.

I will keep coming back and trying everything on the menu.

I live an hour away from this place & it’s worth every mile.

Congrats on a fantastic restaurant guys

1  Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with meal at this restaurant. Didn't feel welcome. Two starters not available, fishcake (main) unavailable. Ordered duck - absolutely not worth the money - very small portions and flavourless. Lovely place to sit for a drink but would not return to eat

1  Thank Julie A
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dayne-watkins, Owner at Butterflies Bar & Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi Julie,

Thank you for your brief review, we take all reviews seriously as it continually helps us improve our business. We do sometimes run out of dishes on the menu as everything is cooked fresh and homemade. Lots of other restaurants keep quantities of stock backed up in freezers, we are not one of those.

I really don't understand your comments regarding the duck; the breasts are extra large (10 ounces to be exact) and are pan fried to seal in the flavour and juiciness, the dish as a whole is packed full of flavour from the coconut rice to the pineapple sauce - I suppose everything is a matter of opinion and maybe it just wasn't to your taste.

I find it a bit bizarre you only have one review on your account so I am a bit suspicious that this review is 100% genuine.

Regards

Dayne Watkins

Head chef & owner

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the rave reviews we thought we could not go wrong! To be honest it was okay and reasonably priced. The pie we had like most places was a flaky pastry top. Some we underdone. The service was a little hit and miss and there was a weird delay with desserts. The ping of a microwave is always an omen that makes us anxious. But the price was reasonable so in some ways go with the knowledge that it will be an okay meal for a reasonable price. For us the place was a little grubby and it’s location put us off. We would not go back.

Thank JuAnontour
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Recently visited here for the 1st time with friends. Highly recommend..... food was amazing, lovely atmosphere. Will be visiting again very soon

Thank Laura W
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