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Butterflies Restaurant

31-33 Queen Street | Pontypool, Blaenavon NP4 9PN, Wales
+44 1495 791044
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Blaenavon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Butterflies Restaurant is situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. We are proud to be a part of the Blaenavon story, we have Big Pit on our doorstep and Blaenavon Ironworks is within walking distance. Our menu offers traditional classics and À la carte dishes with a continental flavour. Our blackboard is very popular and offers fresh, seasonal dishes to suit all tastes. We have two restaurant areas; the garden restaurant is a contemporary room with oak furniture, leather chairs and views onto the patio. The traditional lounge is very comfortable with original beams and 2 open fireplaces. We have a large walled garden with with plenty of room to relax. We even grow some of our own produce to use in the kitchen.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Butterflies Restaurant is situated in the heart of the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. We are proud to be a part of the Blaenavon story, we have Big Pit on our doorstep and Blaenavon Ironworks is within walking distance. Our menu offers traditional classics and À la carte dishes with a continental flavour. Our blackboard is very popular and offers fresh, seasonal dishes to suit all tastes. We have two restaurant areas; the garden restaurant is a contemporary room with oak furniture, leather chairs and views onto the patio. The traditional lounge is very comfortable with original beams and 2 open fireplaces. We have a large walled garden with with plenty of room to relax. We even grow some of our own produce to use in the kitchen.
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wales
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

After reading lots of good reviews on trip advisor and facebook we decided to visit. Very warm and welcoming, staff all very attentive. Excellent selection on the menu but difficult to make a choice. Luckily i had looked at the menu online, prior to our visit to help :-). Service was very quick, no waiting. Food was well presented, hot... More

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Nafplio, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It wasn't the first time we had visited Butterflies having been there for Sunday lunch many times. However, the evening meal, in a convivial atmosphere, proved as well-prepared and well-presented as Sunday lunch. The lamb rump melted in the mouth, the Moules would have fed an army and the sea bass delicious. It was a joy to see the chef... More

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SOUTH WALES
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Yet another fabulous evening, spectacular food as always, friendly & warm atmosphere ! If you still haven't been your missing out :)

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cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

First time at the Butterflies restaurant for Sunday lunch for 11 people, only one person had visited the restaurant before. What a gem, the meal was wonderful, everything arrived piping hot, including the plates and there was plenty of it. Staff were very friendly and certainly made this a very comfortable experience as there was no rush between courses and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Cracking meal in such friendly surroundings. Highly recommend. We all went for steaks and they were cooked exactly as we wanted them. The desserts were particularly by the birthday girl.

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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great variety of good quality food, not expensive! We went one night being advised by the host of our B&B and then decided to go again as we had really enjoyed the food and the people working there. A very positive impression, even for us Italian people!

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dayne-watkins, Manager at Butterflies Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Iolanda, Alessandro and Luisa!! We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your visits to Butterflies - It was a pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant! Its always a pleasure to cook for such lovely people. Be sure to visit us next time you are in Wales! More

Newport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

A friend of the family recommended Butterflies, and came with us for Sunday lunch. It is just off the town centre up a few side streets, but don't let that put you off. The main dining area is a more modern addition to the building and is nicely done out, and there is a patio and garden outside We don't... More

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dayne-watkins, Manager at Butterflies Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for your fantastic review! We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your first to Butterflies Restaurant. Its great to hear such lovely comments, it makes all the hard work worth while!! We hope to welcome you again soon, maybe to try our evening menu? Thanks again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The whole experience of Butterflies is lush- food, atmosphere and service :) recommend it to anyone for any occasion

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dayne-watkins, Manager at Butterflies Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, thank you very, very much for your review! Its great to read your positive review. We constantly thrive to make our customers happy. Its always a little bit more of a challenge with larger parties as we have such a small kitchen, so we are thrilled you all enjoyed!! All comments have been passed onto members of staff... More

ebbwvale gt britton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Hi we were at butterflies last night for my grandsons birthday,there was 14 of us,never been there before but for sure will be going again.The menu choice was so so good you did,nt know what to choose we were in the the garden at first and it was lovely ,the welcome you get when you arriveis great and the staff... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

hi went on 12/7/13 for a meal for my birthday it was stunning ,the menu has so many nice things it takes ages to choose ,but when it arrives you are not disappointed ,I had lamb that was to die for ,and my husband said his steak just melted in the mouth .the food is presented lovely and taste better... More

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